Miami Commercial Vehicle Accidents
PERAZZO LAW SERVES VICTIMS OF ACCIDENTS INVOLVING COMMERCIAL VEHICLES
The entire staff is fully dedicated to serving accident victims by providing constant updates and attending to all of our clients doubts or concerns throughout the entire legal process and until a settlement that satisfies our clients is reached. Perazzo Law places its client's best interests at the forefront of all accident claims.
The Perazzo Law Firm and its professional staff of attorneys have a successful track-record handling personal injury or property damage claims from accidents that involve commercial vehicles such as: delivery trucks, private shuttle services, ride-share companies like Uber or Lyft, taxis, trains, etc., with many of them get into accidents on a daily basis in Miami and all of Florida.
In this article, Perazzo Law shares best practices and useful insight into dealing with commercial vehicle accidents in Miami.
Interstate highways such as the I-95, I-75 and Miami turnpikes, as well as rural roadways, city avenues, streets, and even alleyways are packed with all sorts of commercial vehicles of all shapes and sizes. But what exactly does ‘commercial vehicle’ mean and what kind of insurance protection do they offer motorists, pedestrians or property owners that suffer personal injury or damage in the event that a commercial vehicle is at fault for an accident?
Any vehicle used for business-related purposes is considered a commercial vehicle under Florida State Law. A registered vehicle owner that has a vehicle being used for business purposes or to provide some sort of public service must carry commercial vehicle insurance.
The vehicles listed below are examples of Commercial Vehicles:
- Delivery Trucks
- Tow Trucks
- Construction Vehicles
- Uber Eats
- Ice-Cream Truck
- Tour Bus
- Fleet Vehicles
- Moving Company Vehicles
- Private Passenger bus with seating for 15 or more.
- Boat Tour Companies
- Cruise Ship Companies and Operators
- and more...
If you were involved in an accident or suffered personal injury, property damage, loss, or even wrongful death as a result of an accident involving any of the commercial vehicles listed above, Perazzo Law urges you, a loved one, or family member to contact us ONLINE immediately for a FREE consultation.
PERAZZO LAW SHARES INSIGHT INTO COMMERCIAL VEHICLE INSURANCE
Our personal injury staff understands the complexities of commercial vehicle insurance and how to handle accident claims for compensation from incidents involving commercial vehicles. Vehicles that are used for commercial purposes (see list above) are bound by Florida State Law to Commercial Vehicles posses a separate policy due to the higher likelihood of an accident from third party operators of commercial vehicles, as well as factors that said operators must face. Most commercial vehicles have collision coverage with an annual premium that ranges from $800-$1300 for each commercial vehicle. Commercial vehicles insurance policies will cover commercial vehicles in the event of theft, hijacking that results in injury or property damage, loss of goods, refrigerating issues, operator injuries or lost wages from an accident the commercial vehicle operator may or not be legally liable for due to its negligence. It is the obligation of the commercial vehicle's owner to make sure the commercial vehicle is safe to operate on Florida highway, Miami Turnpikes, city avenues and streets. Thus the commercial vehicles must pose no threat to other motorists, pedestrians or property owners through negligence from poor vehicle maintenance, inexperienced or negligent operators. Commercial vehicle operators must make sure their drivers or operators abide by Florida laws that limit drivers to a set number of hours of time behind the wheel. Especially operators of 18-wheelers, semi-trucks, or other commercial vehicles such as two-trucks and tour operators in Miami.
PERAZZO LAW SHARES COMMON CAUSES AND TYPES OF ACCIDENTS INVOLVING COMMERCIAL VEHICLES IN MIAMI-DADE AND BROWARD
An Uber Eats driver crashed into me while I was crossing the street.
I was cut-off by an Amazon Prime Now truck while riding my bike.
A tractor-trailer skid out of control on the highway and crashed into my car.
I was rear ended by a tow-truck while waiting at a traffic light.
Commercial vehicle operators, such as a delivery truck driver, may be driving in haste to meet a delivery deadline or even driving negligently due to cell phone use. This can lead to a delivery truck driver blowing a red light, making an unexpected turn or even rear-ending a motorist waiting at a traffic light. When this happens, the delivery truck driver and the registered owner can and will be held liable for injuries or damages incurred if proven to be negligent.
Drivers operating an 18-wheeler or Semi's may be drowsy after an extended time on the road, thus, the operator may nod-off, but not before losing control of the truck and causing an accident. Roadway accidents involving large commercial vehicles are quite common and devastating in terms or injury and damage to victims.
Uber and Lyft ride share companies provide a reliable service to their users. However, Uber and Lyft accidents occur quite often as Uber or Lyft drivers may be distracted by cell phone use, in a rush to get to their next pick-up, or operating in unfamiliar territory while depending on GPS to guide them. Uber or Lyft accidents in Miami may have passengers and operators on the receiving end of an accident due to another motorist's fault or negligence. Uber and Lyft insurance providers cover Uber and Lyft accidents claims for up to $1 million in compensation for injuries, damage, loss, or even wrongful death.
PERAZZO LAW SHARES COMMON INJURIES SUFFERED BY VICTIMS OF COMMERCIAL VEHICLE ACCIDENTS
Rear and front-end collisions can have serious long term effects on the lives of those that suffer an accident which causes head injuries such as cuts, bruises, concussions, or internal bleeding. Blows to the head can lead to brain trauma and most often results in serious or permanent injuries that may require short-term medical treatment and long-term use of medications, which impact other bodily organs such as the liver, kidneys, pancreas, intestines, and mental states of mind in general. Head injury can be a determining factor in the life quality of the victim and it is vital to hire an experienced Personal Injury attorney who knows and understands the life altering effects that head injuries can have on accident victims. Some of the most serious head injuries from car accidents can result in a number of long-term effects such as: headaches, blurred vision, dizziness, mood swings, tingling sensations in the arms and finger tips, as well as general damage to the nervous system. When head injuries from a car accident are very severe, there may be internal bleeding and surgery will most likely be required. Brain surgery is a very sensitive procedure as well as very costly. Most often, the surgical results to the head trauma accident victim may be successful and the effects minimal, but other times, the effects of brain surgery can have permanent effects on the accident victim's life. See Brain Trauma
NECK AND BACK INJURIES
Following a collision with another vehicle, crashing into a solid object, or even spinning out of control and slamming into a light pole, the neck and back area can experience injury to the neck and back area. Commonly known as whiplash, (when the neck violently jerks forward and back causing disc injury) the neck and back are quite sensitive and prone to injury as a result of an accident. Perazzo Law knows that thousands of people are injured in car accidents every year in Miami and that most times the neck and back are the parts of the body that many times go unattended to. That is why, Perazzo Law offers the most professional legal advice and assistance to help deal with and attend to bodily injury that includes the neck and back. The neck is a very sensitive part of the body as it is comprised of nerves and discs that help control the nervous system together with the brain. When discs in the neck and/or back suffer injury, the physical effects can many times be permanent and expensive, not only due to adjustments in the person's life style, but also to the any treatment or medication needed to deal with the accident victim's neck and back injuries. In some more serious neck and back injuries as a result of a car accident, the victim may be paralyzed and require long-term physical treatment and medication that will have a lasting effect on the victim's quality of life. Perazzo Law urges neck and back injury accident victims to contact our Miami or North Miami Beach offices for a Free initial consultation to find about more about compensation through a personal injury accident claim. See Spinal Cord Injuries
FRACTURES AND BROKEN BONES
Fractures and broken bones can be consider permanent injuries even though fractures heal and broken bones can be mended. However, many times, a broken bone can leave remnants of the injury and never fully heal appropriately. No matter if the fracture involves a finger, toe, or nose, the effect can be permanent. More serious fractures and breaks can include more sensitive areas such as arms, legs, ankles or the pelvis, which may lead to a person never being able to walk again or take part in certain sporting or recreational activities such as sports or dancing. Depending on a person's age, a broken bone can take weeks or months to fully heal. Elderly people may require more intense and prolonged medical care and rehabilitation to help broken bones or fractures to heal following a car accident. Perazzo Law urges car accident victims that have suffered fractures or broken bones to contact our Miami or North Miami Beach offices ONLINE or CALL 888-PERAZZO for a FREE initial consultation to discuss their case. Our entire legal staff is fully dedicated to fighting for our clients rights and make sure that they receive just compensation for their injuries and losses.
BURNS AND ABRASIONS
Though not all car accidents result in severe injuries such as head injuries or life altering effects, many do include bruises, cuts, burns, or abrasions, which can leave permanent scaring. Though cuts, burns, and bruises heal, some more serious injuries can cause aesthetic complications when injuries involve the face, hands, or arms. Facial scars last forever and this can greatly alter a person's life, even after cosmetic surgery has been performed on the accident victim's injuries. Airbags can sometimes cause burns and abrasions. In this case, an experienced personal injury attorney will determine the cause of the airbag deployment, which can be from impact, manufacture defect, or third party negligence. See Airbag Injuries.
Wrongful death accidents are by far the most devastating accidents for the family members and loved-ones of the accident victim. Collisions with trucks or at high speeds most often end in tragedy, with injuries that go beyond any immediate medical attention. In most wrongful death accident cases, head and thorax trauma is too severe and the victim's life cannot be saved. In wrongful death accident cases, Perazzo Law knows that proving fault is vital to obtaining compensation for the family of the wrongful death accident victim. See Wrongful Death Accidents.
If you, a family member, or loved-one has been hurt in an accident involving a commercial vehicle, the Perazzo Law Firm staff or Personal Injury Attorney urge accident victims to contact our Miami-Dade offices located in Miami and North Miami Beach ONLINE for a FREE initial consultation. Perazzo Law is dedicated to putting our client's interest first; always!