If a truck driver fails to afford you a basic duty of care to keep you reasonably safe on the road in North Miami Beach, our lawyers can fight for fair compensation. You may be entitled to compensation for your damages, including medical costs, lost wages, and pain and suffering.
At the Law Offices of Anidjar & Levine, our North Miami Beach personal injury lawyers can handle your case while you recover from your injuries.
Potential Compensation In A North Miami Beach Truck Accident Case
Whether we seek compensation through an insurance claim or a lawsuit, our lawyers will assess your losses accurately to ensure you seek what you deserve. Examples of damages we may pursue in your case include:
- Medical expenses, including ongoing medical care, such as therapy and rehabilitation
- Pain and suffering
- Lost income
- Reduced earning capacity
- Loss of quality of life
- Scarring and disfigurement
If your loved one suffered fatal truck accident injuries, our lawyers can file a lawsuit to seek compensation for your family. You may recover awards for funeral expenses, your loved one’s income, and their medical bills.
Determining Liability For Your Truck Accident Injuries
Liability in truck accidents can lie with the driver, the company, or both. Examples of driver behavior that can lead to an accident include:
- Drowsy driving
- Distracted driving
- Drunk driving
Liability on behalf of the trucking company may include:
- Hiring a driver without a valid commercial driver’s license (CDL)
- Pushing a driver to complete a route without adhering to the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration’s (FMCSA) hours of service regulations
- Placing faulty trucks on the road, such as trucks having poor brakes and no recent maintenance
Pursuing civil litigation is your right under Florida law. If you or someone you love was seriously injured due to a reckless truck driver or a negligent trucking company, a truck accident lawyer in North Miami Beach, FL, at the Law Offices of Anidjar & Levine can help.
Common Types Of Serious Injuries In Truck Crashes
Federal standards for thecommercial vehicle size and weight program set the weight limit on large commercial trucks at 80,000 pounds of material or goods. The weight and size of the trucks requirelong stopping distances in an emergency. Under ideal conditions and traveling at a speed of 65 miles per hour, a truck requires the length of two football fields to stop.
The force of impact from an out-of-control semi-truck can leave you with life-changing injuries such as:
- Traumatic brain injury
- Spinal cord injury
- Broken bones
- Internal injuries
No one should suffer physically, financially, or emotionally due to the reckless actions of a semi-truck driver. You shouldn’t have to foot the bill for your medical care if someone else’s negligence led to your accident, either. If this happened to you, we can help. Act now before the statute of limitations for filing your lawsuit expires.
According toFlorida Statutes § 95.11(4)(a), you generally only have two years to file a personal injury lawsuit. Our North Miami Beach truck accident lawyers can help you meet this legal deadline by keeping an eye on it while we negotiate with an insurance company.
Let A Truck Accident Attorney Protect You
Insurance companies like to settle claims quickly. It is not uncommon for them to offer you a low-dollar settlement soon after the truck wreck. It is in your best interest to not speak with them and to speak with us instead.
While their initial offer may seem like a large sum to you and your family, it most likely isn’t enough to cover your future medical needs. Don’t sign anything without speaking with a truck accident lawyer in North Miami Beach, FL, first. If you accept their offer, you forfeit your right to pursue litigation later, should your medical condition worsen.
You worry about getting better, and let us take care of everything else. Call the Law Offices of Anidjar & Levine now for your free case evaluation.
We Can Help.