Semi-truck accidents can cause significant and life-changing injuries that affect you or your loved one’s ability to care for themselves and return to work. These types of injuries also lead to costly medical bills and the money worries that come with a loss of income. Unfortunately, Florida has one the highest rates of fatal large truck accidents in the country, according to the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration.
You do not need to face this situation alone. A Miami semi-truck accident lawyer can help you hold the liable party or parties accountable for your injuries, losses, and other expenses. For further information, call the Landau Law Group at (866) 703-4878 today. We offer the victims of semi-truck accidents a free consultation with a member of our team.
Pursuing Your Right to Compensation
Depending on the circumstances surrounding the semi-truck accident, there may be one or more parties who could have been negligent. This may include:
- The driver
- The mechanic responsible for the semi-truck
- The driver’s employer
- The semi-truck owner
- Local government
- The manufacturer of any defective parts on the semi-truck
These are not the only potentially liable parties that may have caused or contributed to your accident. Our team can investigate how your accident occurred in order to demonstrate the role of negligence these or any other third parties may have had in causing it or failing to prevent it.
Liability of the Semi-Truck Driver
The driver may be to blame if they violated their duty of care toward others on the road, such as by exceeding the speed limit, driving too fast for the weather conditions, or operating the semi-truck while impaired by drugs, alcohol, or fatigue.
Liability of the Semi-Truck Driver’s Employer
The driver’s employer may be at fault if they maintained poor working practices that compromised safety, such as by overloading the vehicle or scheduling the driver to work long hours without sufficient recovery time between shifts. If the employer owns the semi-truck, they may also be responsible for failing to maintain the vehicle properly.
Liability for Defective Parts
If the semi-truck’s brakes, tires, or other components were defective, and the failure of those parts contributed to the accident, the manufacturer may be liable for your injuries.
If a road was in poor repair or required missing signage indicating a steep hill or a sharp curve, the local government may also be held liable for your injuries.
No two cases will be the same. Regardless of the circumstances of the accident, a semi-truck accident lawyer in Miami, FL, can help you make an informed decision on how to proceed. We can help you or your loved one pursue the compensation you deserve. Call the Landau Law Group at (866) 703-4878 today for a free consultation.
How a Miami, FL, Semi-Truck Accident Lawyer in Can Help
One of the most important ways we can help is by managing communications between you and the other parties involved in your case. We can protect you from the insurance company’s efforts to offer you a lower settlement than you are entitled to and negotiate toward a fair offer than compensations you for your current and future needs.
We can also gather the evidence we will need to demonstrate the liable party’s negligence. To do this, we must show:
- That the liable party had a duty of care toward you.
- How the liable party breached their duty of care, such as through negligence.
- That the breach of duty caused the accident.
- That the accident caused by the liable party’s breach of duty resulted in your injuries, losses, and other expenses.
Once we have established liability, we can then pursue compensation for your damages. While every case is unique, we may be able to recover costs like:
- Hospital fees
- Prescription medication
- Mobility aids
- Rehabilitation and therapy
- Emergency transit
- Loss of work
- Loss of future earnings
- Pain and suffering
- Wrongful death
Sometimes, a legal claim may also award you punitive damages.
These are not the only damages to which you may be entitled. A Miami truck accident attorney can protect your right to pursue the compensation you deserve. To find out more, call the Landau Law Group at (866) 703-4878 today for a free consultation with a member of our team.
Hire a Truck Accident Lawyer in Miami, FL Today
Once you decide to pursue your right to compensation, we recommend that you or your loved one seek legal advice as soon as you are able. The statute of limitations in Florida allows you four years from the date of your injury to pursue a personal injury claim under most circumstances, though exceptions can apply in special circumstances.
It can be helpful to get started right away, while the evidence surrounding your case is easier to retrieve. Medical records and police reports can become archived or misplaced, and details from the accident can become harder for witnesses to recall clearly over time. Videos and photographs of the accident may also become harder to find the longer you wait to get started on your case.
Let our team help protect your right to seek compensation for your injuries after a semi-truck accident. Call the Landau Law Group at (866) 703-4878 today for a free case review.