At Ged Lawyers, LLP., we defend your rights in seeking compensation when car accidents involving elderly drivers occur.
In Boca Raton and in surrounding areas, it is common to see drivers with trailer hitches attached to the backs of their vehicles. Unfortunately, not all trailer hitch users are knowledgeable when it comes to safety, and hitches have also been known to be faulty and defective. When a hitch does come loose or otherwise fails, it can leave other drivers on the road and their passengers with serious injuries. Ged Lawyers, LLP. hold those at fault accountable in these situations. As experienced Boca Raton auto accident lawyers, we provide aggressive legal representation so you can get the compensation you are entitled to for your injuries.
Protecting You When Injuries Occur Due to Trailer Hitch Accidents
Malfunctions involving trailer hitches are a common contributing factor in car accidents and injuries. According to statistics from the Florida Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles (FLHSMV), loosening of the hitch and shifts in the weight of whatever is being hauled is responsible for roughly 800 crashes throughout the state each year.
Trailer hitches can become loose when hauling boats, motorcycles, campers, furniture, and other items, causing them to crash into your vehicle. When a trailer hitch fails while carrying building supplies, garbage, or other equipment, it can create a large debris field on the road, increasing the risks of multi-vehicle collisions. At Ged Lawyers, LLP, we provide caring client support and professional legal representation when these types of crashes occur. Our Boca Raton car accident lawyers defend the rights of people who suffer from common injuries caused by loose or malfunctioning trailer hitches:
’ Soft tissue injuries, such as muscle and tendon strains or tears;
’ Severe cuts and lacerations;
’ Broken bones and dislocated joints;
’ Back and neck injuries, such as whiplash;
’ Head injuries, including concussions and traumatic brain injuries (TBI).
Get the Compensation You Deserve for Trailer Hitch Accidents
According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), roughly 40% of the cars and trucks on the road today have trailer hitches attached. These devices are not fail-proof and require a certain degree of precaution when using. When a trailer hitch accident does occur, there may be multiple factors to blame.
Ged Lawyers, LLP can help you identify the underlying causes of a trailer hitch accident so that you can get compensation for your injuries. Responsible parties may include:
’ The vehicle manufacturer or dealer, for failing to properly install the hitch;
’ The trailer hitch manufacturer, in the event the hitch itself or the parts securing it are defective;
’ The driver of the vehicle, for failing to properly secure items or otherwise using the hitch in an unsafe manner.
Reach Out to Our Boca Raton Trailer Hitch Accident Lawyers
When trailer hitch accidents happen, Ged Lawyers, LLP. provides the trusted legal representation you need to defend your rights in a claim. Call or contact our Boca Raton auto accident lawyers online today to schedule a consultation regarding how we can help you.