Miami Truck Accident Lawyers
Experienced Representation for Those Injured in Commercial Vehicle Accidents
Semi-trucks, big-rigs, 18-wheelers, and other types of delivery trucks and commercial vehicles dwarf most other motor vehicles. Due to the sheer size and weight of a fully loaded commercial truck, they can cause extensive damage when they collide with passenger cars, pickup trucks, motorcycles, and other passenger vehicles. Many truck accidents result in catastrophic injury and/or death.
At Greenberg, Stone & Urbano, we understand the immense impact these accidents have on victims and their loved ones. Our Miami truck accident lawyers provide compassionate and personalized legal guidance, along with aggressive advocacy, on behalf of clients throughout the state of Florida. We look at the individual factors and unique specifics of your case in order to develop personalized legal strategies aimed at recovering the maximum compensation you are owed.
If you were injured or your loved one was killed in a collision with a semi-truck or commercial vehicle, contact Greenberg, Stone & Urbano online or by phone at (305) 692-0055 for a free consultation.
Common Causes of Truck Accidents
Truck accident injury claims are very complex, often due to the fact that there may be multiple liable parties. While a truck driver may have actually caused an accident, his or her employer, the trucking company, may be liable. In some instances, a third party, like a truck part manufacturer, may be at fault for an accident.
At Greenberg, Stone & Urbano, we look at all relevant factors when investigating truck accident claims in order to determine who is liable for your injuries and other damages. One of these relevant factors is the actual cause of the accident.
Some of the most common causes of truck accidents include:
- Distracted driving, including texting while driving
- Fatigued driving and/or falling asleep at the wheel
- Speeding and/or reckless driving
- Drunk driving/drug-impaired driving
- Unsafe or illegal driving behaviors
- Improper truck maintenance
- Hours-of-service violations or forged truck driver logs
- Third-party negligence (e.g. another driver’s carelessness or recklessness)
- Uneven or improper cargo loading
- Defective truck design/manufacturing
- Defective road design or construction
- Unrealistic quotas and schedules
Our Miami truck accident lawyers know how to investigate the cause of complex commercial vehicle accidents. For example, if a driver was operating his truck while fatigued because he was encouraged by the trucking company to violate hours-of-service laws regulating how many consecutive hours a truck driver may drive, we can work to hold the trucking company accountable. Similarly, if we find that the accident was caused by defective truck brakes, we can pursue action against the manufacturer of those brakes and/or the party responsible for conducting routine truck maintenance.
How Our Firm Can Help
In the wake of a truck accident, you are likely focused on getting proper medical treatment for your injuries—as you should be. You should not have to also worry about how you will pay for that treatment, or how you will be able to keep up with your bills and everyday expenses when you are unable to work due to your injuries.
Greenberg, Stone & Urbano can help you navigate the process of bringing a personal injury or wrongful death claim after a truck accident in the following ways:
- Immediately conducting an in-depth investigation into how the accident occurred
- Speaking to witnesses as soon as possible while memories are still fresh
- Gathering evidence, including medical records outlining your injuries
- Determining liability for your damages, as well as the potential value of your claim
- Negotiating with at-fault parties/insurance companies on your behalf
- Presenting your case at trial before a judge/jury if necessary
Reach Out to Our Award-Winning Team
When trucking companies cut corners or put profits ahead of safety, everyone is at risk. Our Miami truck accident lawyers are experienced navigating all types of commercial vehicle claims, including those involving pressure from trucking companies to meet unrealistic delivery schedules, brake failures and other defective truck parts, and improper truck maintenance on the part of the truck driver and/or his employer or a third party.
Trucking companies and their drivers, as well as other parties involved in the industry, are held to strict state and federal regulations. Our firm can help you work to ensure that the negligence of these parties does not go unpunished. In addition to helping you recover compensation for your medical expenses, lost income/wages, reduced earning capacity, and pain and suffering, taking action against a negligent trucking company can allow you to help ensure similar accidents do not occur again in the future.
Our award-winning attorneys have been widely recognized for providing a high level of client service, as well as for obtaining million- and multimillion-dollar verdicts and settlements for our clients. We encourage you to get in touch with us today to learn more about how we can help you with your case. Our staff is fully bilingual (English and Spanish) and we offer our services on a contingency fee basis, meaning there are no upfront costs or fees for you and, if we don’t recover compensation in your case, you don’t pay.
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