Lake City Truck Accident Attorney
Trucks are integral to our consumer-driven economy, and as such, we continue to share the roads with more and more of these massive vehicles. The sheer weight and size of semi-trucks, however, ensures that truck accidents are among the deadliest accidents on our roadways. If you’ve been injured in a truck accident that was caused by someone else’s negligence, seek the professional legal counsel of an experienced truck accident lawyer in Lake City today.
When it comes to trucking safety, the first line of defense is naturally the truck drivers themselves. Truckers are responsible for all of the following:
- Adhering to the rules of the road
- Always putting safety first
- Following all state and federal safety rules and regulations (including hours-of-service restrictions)
- Fulfilling all regularly scheduled mechanical safety inspections – on every run
While truck driver error and/or negligence is often at the root of dangerous truck accidents, this isn’t always the case.
Other Liable Parties
When it comes to truck accidents, other entities beside truck drivers can be held responsible (or be found to share responsibility), including:
- The trucking company, which is responsible for maintaining safe rigs; for hiring safe drivers, mechanics, and loading crews; and for implementing exacting rules and regulations related to safety.
- The truck mechanics, who are responsible for maintaining the rigs in safe working order
- The truck manufacturers, which are responsible for designing and building safe, road-worthy trucks
Don’t Delay Consulting with an Experienced Truck Accident Lawyer in Lake City Today
If someone else’s negligence leaves you injured in a truck accident, the dedicated Lake City truck accident attorneys at the law offices of Ben F. Windham, PC, are committed to skillfully advocating on behalf of your rights and for your rightful compensation. Our legal team is here to help, so please don’t hesitate to contact us online or call us at 833.236.9467 to schedule a free consultation today.