Truck Accidents

Truck Accidents in Florida

Truck accidents occur with a lot of frequency in South Florida. Sadly, accidents involving  commercial trucks, commonly known as semi-trucks can cause some of the most fatal motor  vehicle accidents. This is partially due to the size of weight of large commercial trucks and tractor  trailers. If you are hurt in a truck accident, you should consult with a truck accident lawyer who  understands how to handle truck accident cases. Usually, prospective clients have many legal  questions that need to be answered after being involved in a truck accident. In this blog post, we  will list some of the most common issues that present themselves after a truck accident. 

How can a truck accident attorney help? In a truck accident case, your lawyer will gather your  medical records, discuss medical issues with your doctors, physicians, and other healthcare  providers, and review the medical reports in order to be fully prepared to take your case to trial.  Your attorney will also help you track down witnesses and determine if there is surveillance video  available of the truck accident. Basically, an attorney’s role is to do exhaustive research of your  injuries and details surrounding you’re your truck accident case, in order to create a thorough  demand letter.

What type of evidence do you need to prove that a truck driver was negligent? Negligence is  one of the most commonly cited factors that lead to truck accidents in the United States and  Florida is one of the states with the highest number of truck accidents in the country. In a  negligence case arising from a truck accident, the injured individual must prove four basic  elements: duty, breach, causation, and damages. First, the injured party must prove that the  truck driver involved in the accident breached their duty of due care that is owed to all motorists  to the injured individual. Next, the injured party must prove that the injury was a foreseeable  cause of the injury sustained by the victim. If the truck driver and/or trucking company is found  to be negligent, the injured individual can obtain compensation for their injury from the  responsible parties. Available compensation may include past and future medical treatment  related to the accident, lost wages, pain and suffering, physical impairment, property damages  and even punitive damages if applicable. 

Do I Have to file a personal injury lawsuit to obtain compensation? The simple answer is no. In  fact, most cases are resolved through settlement. After a truck accident, your insurance company  will try to pay out as little as possible on your claim. Generally, after some back and forth, a  resolution is achieved. However, the party at fault and their insurer often refuse to pay anywhere  close to an appropriate settlement amount. If I don’t feel injured after a truck accident, do I have  to see a medical professional? Both you and your passengers should think consider making a visit  a doctor. A medical professional may recognize injuries that are not apparent to you. The charges  for a doctor visit and medical treatment may be covered by your insurance. It’s not recommended  that you settle claims from an accident until a doctor has seen you and advised you about the  extent of your injuries. 

Truck Accident Lawyers in Miami & Broward  

Personal injury attorneys specifically experienced in accidents involving commercial trucks are  familiar with the complex and extensive body of state and federal regulations. In many instances,  a truck accident result in serious injuries to passengers and drivers. If the truck driver and/or  trucking company is found to be negligent, the injured individual can obtain compensation for  their injury from the responsible parties. Available compensation may include past and future  medical treatment related to the accident, lost wages, pain and suffering, physical impairment,  property damages and even punitive damages if applicable. If you or someone you love were  injured in a car accident of any kind, our top-rated personal injury lawyers can help. Having an  experienced personal injury lawyer fighting for you can mean the difference between winning  top dollar for your claim and receiving no compensation at all. Our attorneys are ready to provide  proven legal representation and stand ready to protect your rights. We are available 24/7 to give  you a free, no risk case consultation! 

We serve clients throughout Florida including those in the following areas: 

Miami-Dade: Aventura, Coral Gables, Doral, Fontainebleau, Hialeah, Homestead, Kendall, Miami,  Miami Beach, Miami Lakes, North Miami, Tamiami, and Westchester.  

Broward: Fort Lauderdale, Hallandale Beach, Hollywood, Pembroke Pines, and Weston; and Palm  Beach County including Boca Raton, Lake Worth, and West Palm Beach.