If you recently experienced a car accident involving a truck in North Miami, you may qualify for compensation that may extend to your medical cost associated with injuries from the accident, as well as your pain and suffering. After enduring any car accident, your injuries may leave you temporarily or permanently unable to return to work, which may add to the problem of mounting medical bills.
Financial losses may not be the only compensation that you qualify for following a truck accident. Your pain and suffering, as well as any noneconomic losses, may also give you grounds to collect a financial award on behalf of the negligent parties that caused your injuries.
Navigating the legal system following an accident that resulted in injuries can prove to be exhausting and take your focus away from your health. While only you can look out for your health by following your doctor’s orders, let a legal professional handle the process of pursuing compensation and justice from a liable party.
Contact Ben Crump Law, PLLC for more information about how one of our North Miami truck accident lawyers may help you build your personal injury claim or lawsuit. Call us at 800-630-92292.
Proving Negligence on the Part of the Truck Driver
The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) studied thousands of accidents involving trucks and discovered that a majority of them resulted from a variety of issues stemming from the driver of the truck. These include:
The Driver Failed to Operate the Truck
Some occurrences of accidents with trucks involve a driver who either falls asleep or suffers some impairment—such as an immediate medical event or when a driver chooses to drive impaired by alcohol or other substances.
The Driver Made Poor Decisions on the Road
A truck driver may have made a poor judgment call on the road, sped, or tailgated another vehicle, leading to an accident.
The Driver Engaged in Distracted Driving
The driver may have engaged in an activity that led them to drive while distracted. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) classifies distracted driving as any activity that takes your hands off the wheel, your mind off the road, or your eyes off the road.
The Driver Erred in Another Way
If a driver makes a mistake on the road regarding their steering or understanding of road signs and traffic laws and these errors result in your accident, you may still hold the truck driver responsible. Truck drivers cannot panic or forget their specialized training in the moments on the road when they truly count.
For a free legal consultation with a truck accidents lawyer serving North Miami, call 800-630-9229
Proving Negligence of the Truck Manufacturer or Trucking Company
If the driver does not bear liability in the accident involving their truck, the trucking company or the manufacturer that produced the truck may become responsible if investigators find that a defective mechanism led to the accident. FMCSA Section 396.17 mandates that all companies periodically inspect their trucks to avoid accidents occurring on the road.
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Having Legal Representation May Help Your Case
The first step in your truck accident claim or lawsuit revolves around identifying liable parties. A lawyer may help you prove a breached duty of care on behalf of the truck driver, the company employing the truck driver, or the manufacturer of the truck by seeking and gathering the required evidence.
Evidence may come from police reports, eyewitness testimony, or inspections we may arrange to gather more information about any possible defects in the truck. The lawyer uses this information to build a personal injury claim or lawsuit.
Possible compensation from an insurance claim or a court-awarded offer may cover:
- Up to 80% of expenses related to any medical care you required as a result of the accident.
- Up to 60% of lost income due to your injuries disabling you from returning to work immediately.
More compensation may apply based on the particular circumstances of your case. In order to determine your expected compensation, call a North Miami truck accident lawyer with Ben Crump Law, PLLC as soon as possible. You can reach us at 800-630-9229.
Statute of Limitations Impose Deadlines for Your Case
Another reason to call a North Miami truck accident lawyer as soon as possible revolves around Florida’s statute of limitations on personal injury lawsuits. Per Sec. 95.11 of the Florida Statutes, you must file your personal injury lawsuit within four years of the date of the accident. Very few exceptions may apply in your case qualify for deadline extensions. For example, minors at the time of the accident may receive extensions.
If you leave more than four years between the time of the accident and the time you try to take legal action, you may find that your time to take any legal action has expired. The sooner you call our team of dedicated North Miami truck accident lawyers, the sooner we may get to work building a personal injury claim or lawsuit for you.
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Consult a North Miami Truck Accident Lawyer for Your Personal Injury Case
You do not need to suffer from injury-related expenses after an accident with a negligent truck driver all on your own. You may qualify for compensation related to your economic and noneconomic losses.
You deserve to focus on your recovery after your accident. Let a lawyer with Ben Crump Law, PLLC handle the legal process involved with seeking fair compensation for your injuries suffered from an accident that you did not cause.
We work on a contingency fee basis, so you never pay anything up front or out of pocket—we take our fee from a possible settlement or court-awarded amount we secure on your behalf.