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Tampa Dump Truck Accident Lawyer

Dump trucks are a necessity for moving massive loads to and from construction sites. They are even more common throughout construction sites themselves. Though they serve an important purpose, they are also extremely hazardous because of the weight and size of them. When a dump truck is involved in an accident of any kind, life-threatening injuries and even death can result. If you have been a victim of a dump truck accident and another party needs to be held liable for your injuries, it is time to speak with a skilled Tampa dump truck accident lawyer.

The Dangers of Dump Trucks

Dump truck accidents can occur at construction sites where there are workers and other smaller vehicles in the vicinity or while driving down a main Tampa road. The sheer size of dump trucks makes it harder for the driver to see what is around them. If they do not check all of their mirrors and go the appropriate speed, they may fail to see a pedestrian walking nearby or even another vehicle. If a dump truck prematurely dumps the load and it lands on another vehicle or vulnerable road user, injuries can be sustained. The load of a dump truck can also make it less stable and more likely to tip over in a collision. Regardless of how the accident occurs, injuries are likely. With those injuries comes a recovery period fraught with medical bills, time off work, physical pain, and emotional distress. A personal injury claim can help ease the financial burden for a victim of a dump truck accident.

Causes of Dump Truck Accidents

  • Driver fatigue—If a driver is fatigued they should not be operating a vehicle of any kind, especially a heavy duty dump truck. However, dump truck drivers are often at the mercy of their employer and may be trying to meet unrealistic deadlines.
  • Inadequate training—Driving a dump truck requires training because of the complexity of the task. If a driver is not prepared for how the truck handles or how to safely dump a load, their employer can be held responsible for any accidents that happen.
  • Distracted driving—Just like any other driver, if a dump truck operator is texting or otherwise distracted they can cause an accident. The only difference is that the injuries they inflict on innocent victims are likely to be much more severe due to the truck’s cargo.
  • Mechanical Problems—If the dump truck is having problems with brakes, steering, or any other safety concern, it could lead to an accident. If the company cut corners on safety inspections or failed to properly maintain the vehicle, they can be held liable for injuries.

Contact A Tampa Dump Truck Accident Lawyer

Regardless of where you were in an accident involving a dump truck, the Tampa personal injury attorneys at Matassini Law Firm can help you file a personal injury claim. We will thoroughly investigate your case to determine if both the driver and the company should be held at fault and negotiate the best compensation possible given the damages. Call us at  813-217-5715 to schedule a free consultation.

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A crisis in your life calls for capable and compassionate assistance. The Matassini Law Firm, P.A. addresses your needs all the way through the legal process. For your free initial confidential conference with one of our Tampa car accident attorneys, call us today at 813-217-5715 or contact us online.

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