Truck Accident Attorneys in Miami
Severe and Catastrophic Injuries Often Result from Truck Accidents. Let Us Help You Pursue Justice.
Drivers of heavy semi-trucks must have special certifications before they can be on the road, but even this additional education does not always prevent accidents. For one, loaded trucks are extremely heavy—making them much harder to maneuver or stop when an unexpected hazard appears.
Additionally, the demands of driving hundreds of miles each day can build up, resulting in driver error.
If you were in an accident with a semi-truck, tracking-trailer, or other big-rig vehicle that was not your fault, you may be able to file for compensation. Our truck accidents lawyers in Florida can help the victims of catastrophic injury and wrongful death bring comprehensive claims that address the full value of their losses.
If you aren’t sure whether you should just take the offered settlement rather than making a claim, call our attorneys before you make any final decisions. We offer completely free consultations, and if you can’t come to us, we’ll come to you.
Call Grossman Roth Yaffa Cohen at (866) 629-1061 to schedule a case evaluation with our award-winning team.
Why Do I Need a Lawyer for a Truck Accident Claim?
As with a car accident, truck accidents are covered by insurance, with damages to be paid by the at-fault party. If you were completely innocent, you may expect the personal injury claim process to be simple and result in a fair settlement. Unfortunately, that is often not the case – especially when the accident caused serious damages.
Dealing With Commercial Insurers
Unlike car accident claims, truck accident claims are typically made through commercial insurance held by the at-fault driver’s employer. This alone can make filing a claim more complicated. Then, you must consider a company’s incentive to deny blame for the accident, so their insurance rates don’t go up.
There’s often a battle between insurance companies regarding who has to pay, and this must be resolved before you even know where to make your claim.
Once you’ve filed, an insurance adjuster may reach out for an “inquiry” about the accident. If you answer, you may be given leading questions so they’ll get answers they can use to pin the accident on you. Even if you are only assigned part of the blame, your final award can be reduced by the percentage of fault you hold.
Recovering Maximum Damages
Finally, there is the issue of the settlement itself. When an accident causes catastrophic injury, the victim will likely be facing high medical bills and other losses already. The number the insurance adjuster gives you may therefore seem major.
However, it may not cover everything you are entitled to recover. Our team can help you request a settlement that recognizes all your damages:
- Medical bills
- Cost of future treatments
- Missed wages
- Loss of earning potential
- Pain & suffering
Long-lasting or even lifelong injuries come with many expenses that may not seem apparent upfront, but that you deserve help with nonetheless. When you sit down with our team, we can help you understand the true value of your personal injury claim, so you know not to accept a low settlement.
Call our Miami truck accident lawyers today to get started on your case.
How Common Are Trucking Collisions?
It’s easy to understand how, with their vast size and weight advantage, tractor-trailers can cause serious injuries or fatalities in an accident. In fact, though only 4% of road vehicles are heavy trucks, the National Association of City Transportation Officials finds they are responsible for:
- 7% of pedestrian fatalities
- 11% of bicyclist fatalities
- 12% of car and light-truck occupant fatalities
In 2018, truck accidents caused 4,136 deaths and countless injuries. Compared to statistics from 10 years previous, fatalities increased by 31%.
Serious Injuries Caused by Truck Accidents
Because of the size and weight differential between large trucks and passenger vehicles, a collision is likely to result in severe damage to other drivers, bicyclists, pedestrians, and the like. These are catastrophic injuries that can disable victims for life and result in high expenses and a loss of many things you once enjoyed.
It is essential to hold a trucker who is responsible for an accident like this liable for the irreversible harm they did to your life. Call our attorneys to learn more about how we can help you file a strong claim for compensation.
Settlement for Family of an Accident Victim $10,000,000
A $10 million vehicle collision settlement for the family of our client, who was killed when a transport truck failed to stop and crashed into his car.
Jury Verdict on Behalf of Accident Victims $12,500,000
A jury verdict on behalf of the family of two young children and their grandfather, who were killed in a collision involving a truck.
Call Our Miami Truck Accident Attorneys for Help
Our team at Grossman Roth Yaffa Cohen is dedicated to helping the victims of serious injury find justice through personal injury claims. However, we understand how complex the process may seem to someone who is not used to the ins and outs of insurance and law.
If you are recovering from a severe injury, or caring for someone who is, your time and energy should not be spent arguing for a fair deal from an insurer. We can take the work of making an injury claim off your plate, keeping you up to date while we protect your right to compensation. If you are unsure of your next steps after a truck accident, reach out to our firm. We’re happy to help you understand your legal options.
Call (866) 629-1061 to schedule your free consultation with our Miami team. Our understanding and highly competent team can provide the dedicated representation you need.