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DIY Truck Accidents

Many residents in South Florida and in Colorado take on DIY projects. Homeowners, for example, decide to make changes to their property themselves. And anyone may decide to build a bookshelf or complete a project. In many cases, this involves renting a truck, and this can put DIYers at risk of truck accidents.


If you’re in a truck accident and suffer injuries or losses, contact Flaxman Law Group for a free consultation. Our father-son attorney team and the entire team at our boutique law firm is here to help those who have been injured in Colorado and South Florida. Contact us today for a free consultation with an accident attorney.

Ways DIY Truck Accidents Lead to Losses

DIY projects can lead to truck accidents in a few situations:

  • Rental truck accidents. In many cases, DIYers borrow a small truck from a home improvement store to get tools and project materials home. Or, they borrow a truck from a car rental spot to complete a project. DIYers may not be familiar with a larger truck (with its additional blind spots) or the truck may not be correctly maintained. Both issues can lead to crashes and injuries. In these situations, your claim may be more complicated because your claim may be against the driver and the rental company and potentially against other liable parties, too.
  • Borrowed truck accidents. Sometimes, DIYers borrow a truck from a friend or family member to haul materials home for a project. If they’re in a crash, this can not only put a strain on their relationship, but it can also complicate the insurance claim.
  • Overloaded truck accidents. Some DIYers have their own pickup trucks or vans for projects. This is good, because it means they can maintain their vehicle correctly and are familiar with the truck. However, if these drivers overload their truck with too much weight during a project, they can put extra strain on their tires and can cause an accident.
  • Property damage. You don’t even have to be interested in DIY projects to be affected by this kind of truck accident. If a neighbor loses control of their truck or accidentally drops materials or tools on your property, your own property could suffer damages.

What To Do Next

If you’ve been involved in a truck accident, you’ll want to exchange contact information with the other driver, take photos of the scene, and report the accident to the police and your insurance. If your property has been damaged by a truck or a DIYer, you’ll want to take photos and gather evidence.

In both cases, you may also want to contact an accident attorney or property damage lawyer. The reality is that filing an insurance claim is complex and even minor mistakes can result in you getting less money than you deserve.

Flaxman Law Group is a boutique, family focused law firm with offices in Denver, Miami, Homestead, and Hollywood. If your property is damaged or if you’re in a trucking collision, you can always reach someone at 866-352-9626 and schedule a consultation to speak with a lawyer on our team.

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