Truck Accidents

Since 1988, Grossman Roth Yaffa Cohen has represented families who have lost loved ones to someone else's negligent actions. Our firm has a proven track record of success, winning millions of dollars in rightful compensation for our clients.

Truck Accident Lawyers in Coral Gables

Grossman Roth Yaffa Cohen is Here to Help

If you were injured in a truck accident in Coral Gables or the surrounding area, you may be entitled to significant compensation. At Grossman Roth Yaffa Cohen, our Coral Gables truck accident attorneys are committed to holding negligent parties accountable for their actions. We know how to effectively communicate with insurance companies and are prepared to take your case to trial if necessary.

To schedule a free consultation with our firm, call (866) 629-1061 or contact us online.

Common Causes and Injuries in Truck Accidents

Truck accidents tend to be more severe than other types of car accidents because of the sheer size and weight of the vehicles involved. Trucks are designed to carry heavy loads over long distances, and their size and weight make them more difficult to control. The resulting collisions can cause catastrophic injuries, including traumatic brain injury, spinal cord injury, and amputation. Because of these severe consequences, trucking companies are often motivated to settle claims quickly. Before you agree to any settlement, however, you should consult with a knowledgeable truck accident attorney.

Truck accidents are often caused by one of the following:

  • Driver error: This is one of the leading causes of truck accidents. It includes speeding, distracted driving (e.g., texting or using a mobile phone), fatigue, aggressive driving, and failure to follow traffic rules.
  • Driving under the influence: Driving under the influence of alcohol, drugs, or certain medications impairs a truck driver's judgment and reaction times, significantly increasing the likelihood of accidents.
  • Blind spots: Trucks have large blind spots around their vehicles, making it difficult for drivers to see smaller vehicles, pedestrians, or motorcyclists, potentially leading to collisions.
  • Fatigue and hours of service violations: Long hours of driving without adequate rest can lead to driver fatigue, reducing alertness and increasing the risk of accidents. Violating hours of service regulations is illegal but unfortunately, it can happen in some cases.
  • Inadequate training: Insufficient training for truck drivers may lead to mistakes on the road and an increased likelihood of accidents.
  • Aggressive driving behavior: Tailgating, sudden lane changes, and aggressive maneuvers by truck drivers can cause accidents, especially when interacting with other vehicles on the road.
  • Vehicle blind spots: Smaller vehicles may drive in the blind spots of trucks, making it challenging for truck drivers to notice them when changing lanes or making turns.
  • Improper overtaking: Improper overtaking of trucks by other vehicles can lead to accidents, especially if the car driver misjudges the truck's speed or fails to give it enough space.
  • Mechanical failures: Truck accidents can occur when critical vehicle components, such as brakes, tires, or steering systems, malfunction due to lack of maintenance or manufacturing defects.
  • Improper loading: Incorrectly loaded cargo can shift during transit, leading to the truck becoming unbalanced and increasing the risk of rollovers or loss of control.
  • Road conditions: Poorly maintained roads, construction zones, potholes, and debris can contribute to truck accidents.
  • Weather conditions: Adverse weather conditions like heavy rain, snow, ice, or fog can reduce visibility and lead to slippery roads, making it challenging for truck drivers to control their vehicles.

Who is Liable for a Truck Accident?

In most truck accident cases, the truck driver is at fault. However, trucking companies are also liable for truck accidents when they fail to adequately train their drivers or equip their trucks with proper safety features. Trucking companies may also be liable for accidents caused by defective truck parts, such as tires and brakes.

Depending on the circumstances of your case, the following parties may be liable for your injuries:

  • The truck driver
  • The truck driver's employer
  • The trucking company's insurance company
  • The truck's manufacturer
  • The truck's parts manufacturer

Why Choose Our Firm?

Trucking companies are responsible for ensuring that their drivers are well-trained and that their trucks are properly equipped. Unfortunately, these companies are often motivated to settle claims quickly and may not be forthcoming about their role in causing the truck accident. In these cases, you need a dedicated truck accident lawyer who is committed to holding negligent parties accountable for their actions.

At Grossman Roth Yaffa Cohen, our Coral Gables truck accident attorneys are prepared to take on large trucking companies and hold them responsible for the injuries and harm caused by their drivers. We know how to effectively communicate with insurance companies and are prepared to take your case to trial if necessary.

Contact us today at (866) 629-1061 to schedule a free consultation.

A Legacy of Compassion & Excellence

Working With Grossman Roth Yaffa Cohen
  • Changing Lives by Changing The Law

    Since our firm opened, we've made it our mission to get justice for our clients and their families. We've not only taken on cases that other firms had turned down, but we've also fought to get unjust laws and restrictions overturned or modified.

  • A Team of Legal Professionals

    Complex legal cases require extensive research, trial experience, and industry knowledge, which is why we always have a team of attorneys working on every case we take on. Our team-centric approach to litigation means that we're able to really focus on getting our clients the best possible outcome.

  • There Are No Upfront Legal Fees

    We handle all of our claims on a contingency fee basis and will handle all legal fees, court costs, and expert fees related to your specific case. With decades of experience in this industry, we have a wealth of experts we work with routinely to ensure your case is handled with the utmost care.

  • We Understand the Medicine

    Our attorneys not only take the time to understand the evidence in your case, but also the pathology and medical techniques used in your specific situation. We believe that any attorney that takes on these types of cases needs to be on equal footing with medical professionals and physicians. 


Millions Recovered on Behalf of Our Clients
  • Medical Malpractice Eight-Figure Settlement Achieved for Family Involved in a Medical Malpractice Case
  • Medical Malpractice Eight-Figure Settlement for Failure to Timely Treat a Heart Attack

    After successfully opening and stenting a 53-year-old man's blocked artery, while in the recovery room, the patient suffered another heart attack, but this time it took medical staff nearly 90 minutes to get him back to the catheterization lab. Due to the delay, his heart stopped. He was revived in the operating room, but he suffered a hypoxic brain injury, causing massive brain damage.

  • Medical Malpractice Eight-Figure Settlement for Victim of Nursing Medical Malpractice

    A middle-aged woman was in a hospital recovering from a brain aneurysm. While recovering in her hospital room, she grew agitated and began pulling on the tracheostomy tube connected to her neck. The nurse on duty documented that she was pulling at her tubes six different times in 24 hours, and yet did nothing to prevent her from being able to dismantle the tubes.

  • Hotel & Resort Liability Eight-Figure Settlement in Premises Liability Case

    A Massachusetts man was visiting Key West, Fla. for vacation. During his time at a resort restaurant and bar, the tourist jumped into the water adjacent to the property and severely injured his neck, leaving him quadriplegic.

  • Florida International University Pedestrian Bridge Collapse $100,000,000
  • Judgment on Behalf of Miami Doctor $1,750,000

    A $1.75 million vehicle collision judgment in Volusia County on behalf of a Miami doctor who was permanently injured as a result of an automobile accident.

  • Jury Verdict Against the University of Florida $23,500,000

    A $23.5 million medical malpractice jury verdict against the University of Florida on behalf of a woman who suffered a massive stroke when a medical procedure to ease her migraines went wrong.

  • Jury Verdict Against Vision Air $5,000,000

    A Multidistrict and Class Action Litigation jury verdict in Nevada federal court against Vision Airlines to recover unpaid hazard pay on behalf of the pilots and flight attendants who operated Vision’s Air Bridge into the war zones in Iraq and Afghanistan.

  • Jury Verdict for Palm Beach County Residents $19,000,000

    A Multidistrict and Class Action Litigation jury verdict on behalf of residents of Palm Beach County, Florida, whose citrus trees were cut down by the state as part of its program directed toward the elimination of citrus canker.

  • Jury Verdict on Behalf of a Former Major League Baseball Star $898,000

    A medical malpractice jury verdict on behalf of a former Major League Baseball star against an ophthalmologist for negligence in the removal of a cataract and implantation of an artificial lens in our client’s left eye.

A Legacy of Favorable Results We'll Fight to Get Your Family the Best Possible Outcome

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