Truck accidents can result in worst outcomes than passenger car accidents. Commercial trucks, in specific, are heavy and do not have the same braking capability as automobiles.
What can I do to protect my rights after a truck accident in Miami?
If a truck accident has left you with severe injuries, it is only right to have the responsible party pay for those damages. Call one of our truck accident lawyers today at Chalik & Chalik Injury Lawyers at 305-944-2035.
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Miami-Dade County Truck Accidents Statistics
There are thousands of truck accidents each year in Florida. Florida continuously holds the #3 position for the most traffic fatalities involving semi trucks in the entire nation. This is official Data released by the Florida Department of Highway. The number of accident investigations involving trucks is increasing every year. This is because the destructive power of trucks far exceeds similar accidents involving cars. As tractor-trailers, semi trucks, and big-rigs can weigh up to 30 times more than a passenger vehicle, their devastation can be inconceivable.
Common causes of truck accidents in Miami, Florida
There are many types of truck accidents, and many things can cause them. Some of the most common causes of truck accidents include:
- Driver fatigue
- Distracted driving
- Improper truck or vehicle maintenance
- Improper safety equipment
- Driving under the influence
- Aggressive driving
- Failing to follow local road signs and road laws
If you have had this experience, a personal injury lawyer at our firm can complete the necessary investigation to determine the cause of your truck-related accident.
Recoverable Truck Accident Damages
Suffering injuries from a car accident involving a large truck can leave you with many costs, both financial and emotional. We understand how overwhelming it can be to deal with new medical conditions, while also attempting to keep up with your household expenses. Additionally, if you are unable to work, more challenges arise.
We will work to recover the damages you suffered because of the truck accident:
- Medical expenses (past, present, and future)
- Rehabilitation costs
- Property damage
- Pain and suffering
- Diminished earning capacity
- Lost wages and benefits
- Pain and suffering
- Wrongful death
Types of Truck Accident Injuries
Truck accident injuries are often severe, even life changing because they can require ongoing medical procedures and care for the rest of your life. The injuries commonly associated with a trucking accident include:
- Back and neck injuries
- Spinal cord injuries
- Internal bleeding
- Broken bones
- Traumatic head injuries
- Wrongful death
Statute of Limitations for Truck Accident Cases
We must follow Florida’s statute of limitations as they apply to truck accidents. As a general rule, we must file all truck accident cases within four years from the date of the accident. If a case involves wrongful death, then we must file it within two years from the date of the death.
For this reason, it is important to discuss the details of your case with a truck accident lawyer in Miami as soon as possible. Call Chalik & Chalik Injury Lawyers today at 305-944-2035.
How Our Miami Truck Accidents Lawyers Can Assist You with Your Case
Understanding the details of your case is necessary for us to determine your best legal steps to take. The complimentary consultation gives us the chance to evaluate these details and begin collecting all the necessary information for your case.
Some damages are not easy to calculate. It can be difficult to come up with an appropriate amount to cover your costs for expected future medical needs, diminished earning capacity, and pain and suffering.
The actual amount you receive will depend on your case. We will assist you in coming up with an amount which appropriately covers your damages.
Collecting Necessary Documentation
Demonstrating fault is often necessary to receive compensation for your truck accident. We will work on your behalf to collect these important documents:
- Medical records
- Police report
- Vehicle/truck inspection report
- Repair documents
- Income statements
- Witness statements
- Images from the scene of the accident
- Expert statements
Each of these documents plays an important role in your case.
Representing You During the Legal Process
We understand how it can be overwhelming dealing with the legal system while also dealing with your health. Working with a truck accident lawyer can make the process easier, allowing you to focus on your well-being while we work on your case. Helping you get the compensation you deserve is important to us.
Contact a Truck Accident Lawyer in Miami
For a free legal consultation, call (855) 529-0269