Last month, two people were airlifted to the hospital following an accident involving an SUV and an eighteen-wheeler on the northbound lanes of the turnpike between Okeechobee Road and Interstate 75.
While we are thankful that nobody was killed, we know this situation could have been worse. The Florida Highway Patrol is still investigating the accident, but at the Dante Law Firm, we know how devastating these accidents can be. Large trucks pose a significant danger to people on the roadway, especially if there is driver or company negligence involved.
Do you know where to turn if you are injured in an accident involving a large commercial truck?
When you need a Miami truck accident attorney, the Dante Law Firm will be by your side, working to ensure you are fairly compensated for all of your accident-related expenses.
Miami and the surrounding areas are busy places, which means we rely on the services provided by large trucks. Think about how many of the following you see on a daily basis:
Each of these is providing a service that keeps our economy moving, but are they all safe? That is a question we all ask ourselves when we drive near one.
When one of these large trucks crashes, there could potentially be a mass casualty incident. These vehicles are large and often weigh tens of thousands of pounds. Injuries that happen in truck accidents can be severe.
One of the main reasons that large trucks crash is due to a failure on some part of the vehicle. This often involves:
Often, the trailer itself fails because it has been overloaded, something that is not only negligent but against the law.
We often find those truck owners do not properly inspect and maintain their vehicles. If they do not, vehicle failure could cause a driver to lose control at a high rate of speed.
Other times, we find that driver negligence is the cause of an accident. This could be because a driver ignored laws regarding how many hours they can drive a day. This could also be because they were operating while impaired by drugs or alcohol. We also see many cases of driver distraction. If a driver is too busy watching their phones, they are not watching the roadway.
If you have been injured in a truck accident and you believe the incident was caused due to the negligence of a truck company or the truck driver, seek legal assistance. At the Dante Law Firm, we understand the complexities of these cases. We will stop at nothing to ensure you receive the compensation you deserve for your accident-related expenses, including lost income if you cannot work, medical costs, as well as pain and suffering damages. If you need a Miami truck accident attorney, you can contact us by clicking here or by calling us at 305-949-2526.