The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Regulations exist to keep the roads safe and to create guidelines for commercial truck drivers. Despite these and other regulations, however, some trucking companies and drivers violate these rules, leading to accidents. Unfortunately, due to their sheer size, trucks can cause massive damage in a collision.
Brain injuries are just one of the serious, often permanent, injuries that you may sustain as a result of a truck accident. Brain injuries can occur from two reasons. If your body is thrown about violently during a trucking accident, your brain may crash against the inside of your skull. This can cause damage to the brain. Secondly, you may sustain blunt force trauma the head in an accident if your head hits something with enough force. This can cause foreign objects to enter your skull, injuring your brain, or can cause your skull to fracture, causing trauma to the brain.
If you have sustained a brain injury in a trucking accident, you may lose your ability to remember, concentrate, or even move normally. You may need additional assistance for every day tasks, rehabilitation therapy, and expensive brain surgery. You may face long-term or permanent disabilities as a result of your injury.
There are many reasons for trucking accidents, and if you have sustained a brain injury or other personal injury as a result of a trucking accident, it is important to contact a qualified Florida personal attorney immediately. Trucking companies are only required to keep log information and other personal information about a truck or accident for a limited time. By contacting an attorney quickly, you can ensure that this information will not be destroyed. This information can help you discover whether a trucking company or driver took unnecessary risks that led to your accident.
Some trucking companies have drivers exceed safe driving times or speed limits and some companies do not perform required maintenance on trucks. If a trucking company or driver has violated Federal Motor Carrier Safety Regulations or other legislation and has caused your injuries, you may have a right to compensation or a settlement under the law. This can help you get the best medical care so that you can recover as fully as possible after your accident.
Even though a trucking company may offer you a settlement, it is still a good idea to consult a qualified Florida personal injury attorney. An attorney can determine the full costs of your injury and can represent you so that you get the fairest settlement possible. This can help you get better medical treatment and can even help you make a fuller recovery.