The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) reports that in 2020, large truck accidents accounted for over 4,000 deaths in the US. Of those deaths, occupants of passenger vehicles represented 97 percent of the total deaths. This is not surprising considering the size difference between a passenger vehicle and a truck. If you are involved in a truck accident, you may be facing serious injuries that may have a long-term impact on your life. If the accident was the result of another party’s negligence or wrongdoing, you may be entitled to financial compensation for the damages you suffer as a result of your injuries. To learn more about your rights after a truck accident, you should speak with an experienced Miami truck accident lawyer.
- Zarzaur Law is a personal injury law firm dedicated to representing truck accident victims with serious personal injuries.
- Our practice is completely dedicated to injury and death cases, and our team is led by Joe Zarzaur, a Board Certified Civil Trial Specialist recognized by the Florida Bar and the National Board of Trial Advocacy.
- Because we focus on quality, not quantity, we are very selective about the cases we take.
If you have been injured in a truck accident and you want a team that will aggressively represent your interests, look no further than Zarzaur Law. We offer free consultations, and if we represent you, you pay no fees unless we win. Call (855) 447-3563 or visit our website today for your free case review.
Common Causes of Truck Accidents
Accidents by definition are unplanned events, but they can sometimes be prevented from happening. Truck accidents are no different. There are certain precautions that truck owners and drivers can take to avoid truck accidents. Some of the common causes of truck accidents include:
- Tire defects
- Mechanical defects
- Poor maintenance of trucks
- Overloading or improper loading
- Driver sleep deprivation and fatigue
- Distracted driving
- Aggressive driving including speeding, swerving, tailgating, and hard braking
- Driving under the influence of drugs or alcohol
- Poor driver visibility of surrounding cars
- Car drivers improperly making left turns, driving too close, pulling in front of trucks, and improperly merging into traffic
Common Injuries Associated with Truck Accidents
Because of the size difference between trucks and passenger cars, victims of truck accidents often suffer more serious injuries than victims of accidents involving only passenger cars. Some of the common injuries associated with truck accidents include:
- Spinal cord injuries
- Traumatic brain injuries
- Back and neck injuries
- Bone fractures
- Internal injuries
Getting Compensation for Your Truck Accident Injuries
If you have been injured in a truck accident, your insurance may not be sufficient to cover the extent of damages you suffer. You may have legal grounds to file a lawsuit to get financial compensation for your injuries. The legal basis for your lawsuit will depend on the cause of the accident. In any truck accident case, there are potentially legally responsible parties beyond the driver of the truck. If the accident was caused by a mechanical defect, an investigation could reveal that the accident was caused by a defectively manufactured truck part. The investigation may also reveal that the truck was poorly maintained and failed to meet the required maintenance standards of the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA). The findings of a full investigation will determine which parties are legally responsible and to what extent they can be held accountable.
How a Miami Truck Accident Lawyer Can Help You
When you are dealing with the injuries from a truck accident, the details of trying to get compensation and holding the wrong parties legally accountable can be overwhelming. With our resources and expertise, an experienced Miami truck accident attorney at Zarzaur Law can put your mind at ease. We can conduct a full investigation of your case and pursue all the parties responsible, no matter how big and powerful they are.
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