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Miami Truck Accident Lawyer for Heavy Cargo Transport Vehicles Accidents and Trucking Company Negligence

Miami and North Miami Beach Personal Injury Law Firm Serving Accident Claims for Compensation from Accidents involving Heavy Cargo Transportation Trucks on Miami Roadways, Avenues and Streets

The Perazzo Law Firm shares advice for those individuals that have been hurt, suffered property damage or losses as a result of negligent truck operators, owners, lessors of vehicles that transport heavy cargo on Miami roadways, avenues, or streets. Every year, thousands of cargo and transportation accidents occur on U.S. highways, avenues and streets. 

Trucks that carry heavy cargo are subject to much more than the risk of unqualified or negligent operators. Trucks that carry heavy cargo must be properly equipped and guaranteed to receive regular maintenance checks by the vehicle owners, leasers, as well as carry insurance policies that cover innocent parties in the event of an accident that results in serious personal injury, severe property damage, or even wrongful death in Miami.

Trucking Company or Vehicle Lessor Liability

Ensuring Safe Heavy Cargo Transportation: Legal Responsibilities

Trucking companies, truck owners, and lessors bear legal responsibilities to maintain the safety of heavy cargo vehicles when navigating Miami's roadways, avenues, and streets. This section sheds light on their obligations and the implications of not meeting these standards.

Vehicle Maintenance: Keeping Heavy Cargo Trucks Roadworthy

Ensuring that heavy cargo trucks are in proper operating condition is a fundamental responsibility. This section discusses the importance of regular maintenance to guarantee roadworthiness.

Driver Qualifications: Training and Certification

Trucking companies must also ensure that their drivers are adequately trained and qualified to operate heavy cargo trucks safely. This section elaborates on the significance of driver qualifications, emphasizing adherence to traffic laws and adaptability to various roadway conditions.

Navigating Adverse Conditions: A Complex Challenge

Miami's roads present a variety of challenges, from bad weather to distracted motorists and emergency response units. This section delves into the complexities of navigating adverse roadway conditions and the need for drivers to respond effectively.

Load Security: Safeguarding Cargo and Preventing Accidents

In addition to vehicle maintenance and driver qualifications, trucking companies must secure their loads with precision. Qualified loading crews and cargo securing equipment play a pivotal role in this process, as explored in this section.

Consequences of Non-Compliance: Compensation Claims

Failing to meet the established standards for heavy cargo vehicles, whether through driver negligence or the actions of third parties, can lead to compensation claims by individuals who have suffered injury, damage, or loss in heavy cargo vehicle accidents in Miami. This section highlights the potential legal repercussions.

By breaking down the information into clear sections with headings, readers can better grasp the legal responsibilities of trucking companies, truck owners, and lessors in ensuring safe heavy cargo transportation on Miami's roadways.

Perazzo Law Explains Insurance Claims Brought Forth Against Trucking Companies

First and foremost, it is the responsibility of our Personal Injury Litigation Staff of Attorney that specialize in Trucking Accidents in Miami to determine fault or negligence on behalf of the truck involved in the accident. Once negligence is proven, our firm determines the compensation to be awarded to the victims of the trucking accident, to cover medical expenses, property damage, lost wages, and funeral expenses in the event of wrongful death from the truck accident. The FMCSA (Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration) requires trucking companies to have Public Liability Insurance which includes Bodily Injury and Property Damage. (see Top 10 Best Insurance Policies).

It is mandatory, according to the FMCSA, for interstate trucking companies and privately owned truckers to meet coverage limits in the event of a trucking accident where the truck driver, owner, or lessor is at fault. The minimum required depends heavily on the type of cargo that the truck transports on interstate highways, Miami avenues and streets.

Perazzo Law Shares the Different Types of Cargo and Their Insurance Minimums?

Trucking Companies are abide by law to meet insurance coverage minimum according to the type of freight they transport. Some of these may include:

  • Non-hazardous cargo for vehicles weighing less than 10001 lbs. with a minimum coverage limit of $300,000
  • Non-hazardous cargo for vehicles weighing more than 10001 lbs. with a minimum coverage limit of $750,000
  • Oil transported by public or private transporters with a minimum coverage of $1,000,000
  • Other hazardous materials by private operators or companies with a minimum coverage of $5,000,000
Perazzo Law Shares Types of Insurance Policies for Heavy Cargo Vehicles:
  • Primary Liability which may cost $5,000 - $7000 and protect operators/owners when at fault for an accident.
  • General Liability which may cost $400 - $600 and protects against non-collision when found liable.
  • Umbrella Policy which may cost $500-$700 and provide added coverage when the policy has gaps.
  • Physical Damage which may cost $2500-$3000, depending on the value of cargo and vehicle. This policy covers repairs to the owner's truck as a result of a collision, theft, vandalism, etc.
  • Bobtail Insurance Coverage may cost $375-$600 and covers the owners tractor when not hitched to the trailer.
  • Uninsured Motorist can cost from $75-$100 and covers damages when the truck is involved in an accident with an uninsured motorist.
  • Occupational Accident (cost TBD) covers independent contractors and serves to provide workers with compensation for accidents taking place while on the job.
  • Vehicle Cargo Coverage (cost TBD) covers the value of the cargo if damaged or lost as a result of an accident.
  • Terminal Coverage serves to cover loss or damage to cargo at terminals within a set time-frame for specific loads.
  • Warehouse Legal coverage helps to protect goods stored while awaiting to be transported.

Trucking Accident Injuries: Understanding the Impact

Trucking accidents can lead to a wide range of injuries, depending on where the accident occurs. This section explores the severity of injuries resulting from trucking accidents and the implications for victims.

Highway Horrors: Florida Interstate Accidents

Accidents on Florida's interstates, often involving heavy cargo trucks, can have devastating consequences. The high speeds and immense force of these collisions can lead to severe injuries and even fatalities. The section details the nature and impact of interstate trucking accidents.

Multi-Vehicle Mayhem: Collisions with Cargo Trucks

Some trucking accidents involve multiple vehicles, making the situation even more complex and catastrophic. This section discusses the dynamics of multi-vehicle accidents and their potential outcomes.

Lethal Encounters: Head-On Collisions

Head-on collisions between passenger vehicles and large cargo trucks are among the most tragic and life-threatening scenarios. The slim chances of survival in such accidents are highlighted, along with the long-term medical care and rehabilitation they often necessitate.

Life-Altering Consequences: Surviving Head-On Collisions

For those who survive head-on collisions with trucks, the aftermath may involve permanent disabilities, such as confinement to a wheelchair or reliance on crutches. This section emphasizes the life-altering consequences faced by survivors.

Head and Neck Injuries: A Common Concern

Head and neck injuries are prevalent in accidents involving trucks on Miami highways. The section discusses the specific challenges associated with these injuries, their prevalence, and their impact on victims.

Urban Dangers: Miami Streets and Trucking Accidents

While trucking accidents on Miami streets may occur at lower speeds due to speed limits, the potential for serious injuries remains a concern. This section explores the factors that can lead to significant medical consequences, even in lower-speed collisions.

Negligence Knows No Speed Limit

Despite lower speeds on city streets, negligent truck operation can still pose a significant risk. This section underscores the importance of addressing negligence in trucking accidents and its potential to result in severe injuries.

By dividing the content into sections with clear headings, readers can better comprehend the varying degrees of injuries resulting from trucking accidents, including their causes and implications in different scenarios.

If you, a family member or love-one has suffered personal injury, property damage, loss, or wrongful death as a result of an accident involving a heavy cargo vehicle, the Perazzo Law Firm urges you to contact our Miami or North Miami Beach office ONLINE for a FREE initial consultation to discuss a possible Truck Accident Compensation Claim in Miami.


Client Reviews
Mr. Perazzo and his legal team are by far the best thing that could have happened to me after my accident. I felt devastated after being injured and Jonathan Perazzo brought a sense of relief to my woes. The expert legal advice and support I received from the Perazzo Law staff helped me to get on with my life as they handled all the legal matters. I am 100% satisfied. Thank you so much Jonathan and the Perazzo Law team! Henry R.
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