When you hit the road for your daily commute, the last thing you think about is getting into an accident. We know you are a safe driver, taking steps to be careful and always aware of your surroundings. You also probably take steps to stay well away from large trucks on the road, the eighteen-wheeler kind that weigh tens of thousands of pounds.
Unfortunately, sometimes accidents with these trucks happen. If you need a truck accident attorney in Miami Gardens, the Dante Law Firm is standing by to take your call. We know accidents can be confusing and scary, and we want to help.
We see these large trucks all the time, but don’t pay much attention to them unless we are trying to get around them or stay well behind them. Large commercial trucks provide valuable services for the state, from delivering goods such as produce and vehicles to helping build our infrastructure. Think about how many of these you see daily:
These trucks are usually owned by companies that provide a service. Each truck should be regularly maintained and inspected. If they aren’t and there is a failure in the powertrain or brake system, there could be catastrophic results. If a company skips maintenance, they should be held liable for any damages and injuries their vehicles cause.
The drivers of these large vehicles have a big responsibility. They must obtain their commercial driver’s license and follow all state and federal laws relating to truck drivers, including how many hours they can drive in a day. If they violate these laws and drive exhausted, they could be a danger to others on the roadway. Also, if they are driving impaired or distracted, then their reckless behavior could lead to injury or death.
Smaller vehicles don’t have much protection against a larger truck and the injuries can be devastating. You may end up spending time in the hospital and need extended rehabilitation time. All of this means high medical costs and lost income if you have to miss work. If you are disabled for any period of time, the financial livelihood of you and your family could be in jeopardy. Will your insurance cover all of your expenses?
If you are struck by a large commercial truck and sustain injuries, the Dante Law Firm is ready to help you recover compensation. You can contact us by clicking here or calling 305-949-2526 for a free consultation. Our knowledgeable and experienced truck accident attorneys in Miami Gardens will sort through all of your documentation and contact insurance companies to get a firm grasp of the case so we can ensure you are being treated fairly. If you aren’t offered enough money to cover all of your expenses, we’ll fight until you get what you deserve. Someone else’s negligent behavior shouldn’t put you in financial jeopardy.