Miami Truck Accident Lawyer
801 Brickell Avenue, Suite 900
Miami, Florida 33131
Every year, the federal government collects statistics about truck accidents in the USA. This data reported by the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration contains startling information!
A capable Miami truck accident lawyer monitors information about trucking accidents carefully. Did you know during 2014 alone, nearly 4,000 fatal accidents occurred nationwide involving a large truck or bus? People frequently discover an unexpected truck accident has suddenly changed their lives forever!
Grave Injury Potential in Trucking Accidents
Trucking accidents cause serious injuries and fatalities in every state. One reason for concern stems from the power of big trucks. The Fatality Analysis Reporting System ("FARS") defines a "large truck" as a vehicle with a gross weight of more than 10,000 pounds.
Any motor vehicle in this category makes a huge impact when it collides with a guard rail, another truck, a car, a bike, or an unprotected pedestrian! The consequences of big truck accidents may include the loss of life, injuries requiring hospitalization, permanent disabilities, lost wages and pain and suffering.
All-Too-Frequent Big Rig Crashes
If you live in Miami, you've probably witnessed big trucks driving along roads in this area. On a daily basis, huge semis travel on highways and busy city streets throughout Broward County and Miami-Dade County. Practically everyone has witnessed a "near miss" in the past involving a truck. Have you ever felt alarm that a big rig might cause an accident?
Truck drivers face an especially challenging task controlling long trucks and trailers loaded with heavy cargo. Maneuvering these massive conveyances safely through busy traffic and braking correctly requires considerable skill and training. Capable truck drivers know they need to remain awake and alert behind the wheel of a big rig at all times! A truck driver suffering an unexpected medical episode while operating a truck can easily precipitate a serious accident. Unfortunately, in some cases, truck drivers work impossibly long hours, drive under the influence of drugs or alcohol, or operate poorly maintained, defective rigs.
The Doan Law Firm, P.C. provides dedicated, aggressive representation to people who sustain losses and injury as a result of trucking accidents. We work hard to ensure that our clients obtain vigorous legal assistance.
Following a truck accident involving yourself or a loved one, you may not possess the objectivity required to evaluate a case, collect and gather evidence, or negotiate with insurance adjusters and attorneys. We do! Our legal team guides clients through the complex and sometimes stressful process of filing and pursuing claims for damages. We advise our clients about legal issues which sometimes arise in these types of cases.
What kinds of compensation do people injured in truck accidents seek? Every case depends upon a unique set of facts and circumstances.
However, in the past, people harmed as a result of truck accidents have sometimes obtained recoveries for:
- Wrongful Death
- Physical Injuries
- Pain and Suffering
- Property Losses
- Lost Wages
- Permanent or Temporary Disabilities
- Punitive Damages (if appropriate)
After involvement in a truck accident, you may not fully appreciate your legal situation. Victims of truck accidents frequently worry about their loved ones, their physical health and household finances. They may feel highly emotional. Consulting with an attorney with experience in handling trucking accident cases may prove helpful.
Some insurance adjusters seek to speak with people involved in accidents unexpectedly on short notice. Meeting with a qualified attorney first may help you appreciate your legal situation more fully.
Remember emotions often prove intense following an accident! Someone might misconstrue statements made by you. By discussing your situation with a qualified attorney first, you may obtain important information. It might affect the way you respond to an adjuster's request for an interview.
A Free Initial Consultation
Our attorneys consult with people injured as a result of truck accidents. Not every case provides a basis for a Miami truck accident lawyer to file a legal cause of action seeking recovery for a client. Unique fact situations impact the ability of an aggrieved party to recover damages in court.
The Doan Law Firm, P.C. offers a free initial consultation to individuals involved in a truck accident. Our attorneys will discuss your situation with you privately. We will evaluate your case and answer questions about the general process of seeking compensation for truck accidents. We respect confidentiality.
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