If you’ve been injured in a motor vehicle accident involving a vehicle owned by a company or other commercial enterprise, the experience can be quite stressful. Not only will you have to contend with your various injuries and begin the difficult journey towards physical and emotional recovery, but you may also find yourself overwhelmed by concerns over the potential legal complications of your injury lawsuit.
With the help of a skilled Fort Lauderdale company vehicle attorney at the Law Offices of David I. Fuchs, you don’t have to worry – your claims will be fully assessed and our attorneys will aggressively advocate in your favor.
Florida law is fairly straightforward with regard to motor vehicle accidents where the defendant-driver was driving a company-owned vehicle. The state of Florida applies what is known as the “dangerous instrumentality” law, which quite simply makes the private owner of a vehicle liable for any injuries caused as a result of the driver’s negligence.
For example, if you are injured in Fort Lauderdale due to the negligence of a delivery truck driver – and a private delivery company owns the truck – then Florida law may entitle you to compensation for your injuries, directly recoverable from the delivery company.
Florida law also entitles company vehicle accident plaintiffs to sue companies for having failed to properly train, supervise, or vet the employee-driver who caused the accident. These claims come under the umbrella of negligent supervision or negligent hiring, and are brought separately and directly against the company-owner.
For example, suppose that you’re injured in a motor vehicle accident in which a commercial trucker was driving negligently and collided with you on the highway. The trucker was tired and unable to safely operate their vehicle, in large part because the trucking schedule implemented by their employer-company failed to take into account the affect of minimal rest periods on safety.
Given these circumstances, Florida law may entitle you to sue the company on the basis that they negligently supervised the trucker (failing to ensure that he was well-rested), especially given the intensity of the driving schedule.
The Law Offices of David I. Fuchs has successfully represented clients in Fort Lauderdale and the rest of the state (including Miami and other cities in South Florida) for almost 30 years. We treat each of our clients with the respect they deserve, and we make an effort to maintain open lines of communication.
Maneuvering through the battlefield of a motor vehicle accident case involving a company-owned vehicle requires an experienced company vehicle lawyer who is willing and able to review all the details and assert all relevant claims. Here at the Law Offices of David I. Fuchs, you can rest easy knowing that your case will be championed by our team and litigated to its fullest extent.