Truck Accident Attorney in Miami
Accidents involving commercial motor vehicles can present a significant financial burden to the victims and their loved ones. Since the injuries incurred in a trucking accident are extensive, victims often face long recoveries and the associated costs. If you or someone you love suffered harm in a trucking accident and you believe someone else is responsible, contact the attorneys at Flanagan Personal Injury & Wrongful Death Law Firm P.A. today to schedule a free case evaluation. We help Miami families seek fair compensation for their injuries, pain, and suffering.
Our lawyers carry a small caseload so they can give personal attention to each client’s case from start to finish. Personal injury and wrongful death cases are all we represent. This means we have a more focused, intimate knowledge of these laws to give you an optimal path to maximum compensation. We win difficult cases that many other law firms won’t take. That includes multimillion-dollar settlements for clients rejected by multiple law firms.
Truck Accidents vs. Car Accidents
Accidents involving commercial motor vehicles have unique concerns. Commercial motor vehicle accidents tend to make up a relatively smaller portion of all crashes on Florida’s roadways, but the results are more extreme. Accidents involving commercial motor vehicles are more likely to be fatal, according to a report released by the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA). Those who survive truck crashes are more likely to incur severe or permanently disabling injuries.
Truck injury claims usually involve higher damage amounts because the injuries sustained by crash victims are extensive. Generally, a victim is entitled to damages to compensate for health care and lost wages, but also intangible losses such as physical pain, suffering, and loss in life quality. An attorney can help families get full and fair compensation for these injuries and immaterial losses.
Who Is Liable in a Truck Accident?
The trucking industry faces regulation from both state and federal law. As such, liability in a trucking accident may require the assistance of an attorney. Data from the FMCSA suggest the majority of truck crashes arise from driver error, but any number of parties may share liability for a trucking accident. These include:
- The company that employs the driver. Trucking companies may be liable for damages incurred in an accident as a result of negligent hiring. Some trucking companies try to escape this responsibility by hiring their truckers as independent contractors, but they’re actually employees in the eyes of the law.
- The manufacturer of the truck or its component parts. Accidents that result as a malfunction of the vehicle may indicate grounds for a product liability claim.
- A municipal entity. When a trucking accident occurs from negligently maintained roadways, the entity responsible for upkeep may be liable for any injuries that result.
Why Do You Need a Lawyer?
Many people think they can handle accident claims on their own. Insurance claims seem easy enough to navigate, and Florida’s no-fault system theoretically means victims should receive fair and speedy compensation for their injuries. Unfortunately, this isn’t always the case. Insurance companies often try to take advantage of a victim’s lack of knowledge and try to underpay claims. Additionally, trucking accidents often involve several possible liable parties, so victims may need to pursue them separately. An attorney can conduct a thorough investigation into the accident and hold all responsible parties accountable for a victim’s damages.
We Are Here to Help – Contact Us Today
If you or a loved one suffered injuries or other damages in a trucking accident, contact the attorneys at Flanagan Personal Injury & Wrongful Death Law Firm P.A. We can ease the process and demand fair compensation from the responsible party, so you can focus on your recovery. Schedule your free case evaluation with our firm today.