Legal Help for Truck Accident Victims Statewide
With the U.S. Department of Transportation (USDOT), the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA), the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA), and state government authorities all having their own rules and requirements — interstate commercial trucking has become one of the most highly regulated industries in the United States today.
Yet despite all this regulation, there are still far too many devastating and fatal truck accidents on our roads and highways each year. The question is why? The simple, ugly answer in most of these accidents can be summed up in a single word ... greed. It is cheaper for these companies to cut corners - at the risk of safety.
If your family has been affected by a truck accident along I-95, US-1, A1A, I-295, I-4, I-10, or another Florida roadway, contact The McLeod Firm for the experienced, effective legal representation it will take to protect your rights and interests.
Common Causes of Truck Accidents
As mentioned above, greed often is the underlying cause of most truck accidents.
Greed makes trucking companies put unqualified drivers out on the road, overload trucks, cut corners on maintenance and push drivers to drive longer and faster so that even more cargo can get moved from place to place, putting a little more money in the trucking company's pocket each time. Greed can make drivers take all kinds of reckless chances too, not taking required rest breaks and speeding to make deliveries on time.
Another cause of truck accidents, particularly in the border states from Florida to California, is Mexican truck traffic coming into the United States courtesy of the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA). The issue is that trucks from Mexico are subject to different (less safe) maintenance requirements than U.S. trucks. The reality is that many of these vehicles are poorly maintained and are prone to the kinds of serious equipment malfunctions that cause accidents.
Understanding how and why these accidents happen allows us to move quickly to protect our clients' rights and preserve the evidence needed to prove the claim. Our objective is always to get you the full financial compensation you need so you can move forward with your life.
Contact Our St. Augustine, Florida, Truck Accident Lawyers
Contact our law office in St. Augustine, Florida. We provide a free initial consultation to determine if we are the right firm to take up the cause of representing you. We handle all truck accidents claims on a contingency fee basis; that means you pay no attorney's fees until we recover money for you. Call us today: 904-471-5007.