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Scott Smith Injury Law Palm Beach County Personal Injury Lawyer

Can I sue the truck driver’s trucking company for my injuries?

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Yes, you absolutely can sue the company or the motor carrier that owns the tractor-trailer, the commercial motor vehicle that was involved in the accident, and also the company that employs the driver of the truck. In Florida, we have what’s called the dangerous instrumentality doctrine. Thus, owners of commercial motor vehicles are responsible for the conduct of those driving their vehicles.

Then, we have in Florida the respondeat superior laws that mean the employer is responsible for the negligent conduct, the negligent driving of their employees when they’re out on the road driving large tractor-trailers, dump trucks, or any other type of commercial motor vehicle.

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