Miami Trucking Accident Lawyer
Perazzo Law Serves Trucking Accident Victims and Insurance Claims in Miami-Dade and Broward Counties
The entire Perazzo Law staff is fully-dedicated to best serving truck accident victims and insurance claims by providing constant updates and attending to all of our clients doubts or concerns throughout the entire legal process and until a settlement that best satisfies our clients is reached. Perazzo Law places its client's best interests at the forefront of all accident claims.
The Miami Truck Accident Personal Injury Lawyers at The Perazzo Law Firm's Miami and North Miami Beach offices provide fully-dedicated and professional legal representation to trucking accident related clients that have suffered personal injury, damage, loss, or wrongful death from accidents that involve any type of truck or tractor-trailer in Miami-Dade or Broward Counties. Our Miami Personal Injury lawyers serve trucking accident claims for compensation while helping accident victims to better understand the legal and financial implications following the devastation of a trucking accident in Miami. Even at slow speeds, the impact from a large motor-vehicle can cause serious personal injuries such as: Brain Injury, Spinal Cord Injury, bone fractures or other injuries that may require permanent medical treatment. The operation of these vehicles requires greater care and diligence since big-rigs, tractor-trailers, and semi-trucks can weigh up to thirty times more than an average car. Though most truck accidents are often the result of excessive driving speeds, there are a number of reasons for Trucking Accidents.
MAIN CAUSES OF TRUCKING ACCIDENTS
- Drowsy Drivers
- Inexperienced Operators
- Poor Vehicle Condition
- Excessive Cargo
- Poor Road conditions
- Bad Weather
- Third Party Negligence
- Cell Phone Use while driving
Recent reports show that of the approximately 500,000 reported crashes involving large trucks in the US, some 4,000 were fatal, with close to 105,000 resulting in personal injury. It is worth noting that fatal accidents that involve trucks most often take-place in rural areas and on interstate highways. This being said, the Miami-based Perazzo Law Firm suggests extra precaution when operating a motor vehicle on highways or rural areas. Pedestrians and bicycle riders should also be extra careful when they detect the presence or approaching of a large truck or vehicle. Semis, Big Rigs, 18 wheeler trucks, and tractor-trailers comprise 13% of the 15.5 million truck operating on U.S. roads, with at least one fatality per semi accident.
THE MAIN COMMERCIAL TRUCKING COMPANIES OPERATING ON U.S. ROADS
- J.B. Hunt
- U.S. Express
The trucking companies listed above possess large fleets and all carriers are bound by law to provide safety records to the Federal Motor Carrier Administration, which operates under the Department of Transportation. The report must include a periodic breakdown of accidents, injuries, fatalities, as well as the company's basic information and cargo being hauled. This information is annually made public by the FMCSA and mandatory. The average cost of a commercial trucking accident is estimated at $60,000 with 90% of accidents due to human error, either by the truck driver, other motorists, cyclists or pedestrians. Sadly, 30% of all commercial truck accidents are the result of fatigued drivers. Below is a list of the main carriers and information regarding accidents, injuries, and fatalities on U.S. roadways since 2016.
The total number of accidents, injured and deaths from trucking accidents from all major trucking companies operating on American highways and interstates was 100, 368 accidents, 3,476 injuries, and 298 fatalities.
Though these figures represent the USA's largest commercial trucking operators, there are many more small and privately-owned commercial trucking companies operating on U.S. roads. The Truck Accident Attorneys and Staff at our Miami and North Miami Beach offices have the professional experience, skills, and resources to determine immediately if you have a case to present to the insurance provider of a trucking company in the event of a truck accident that resulted in personal injury. In Miami, Perazzo Law is fully dedicated to best protecting our client’s rights and making sure injured parties receive just compensation for their injuries and losses from a truck accident. We provide our clients with full service representation and handle every legal aspect of the truck accident case, which starts by gathering any information about the accident and contacting the corresponding insurance provider. Our dedication allows our clients to focus on their personal well-being as we focus on their legal matters surrounding their personal injuries and compensation in a truck accident. Let our experience best help you recover just compensation for your damages including lost wages, medical expenses, disability or disfigurement, pain and suffering, and loss of your quality of life.
TRUCKING ACCIDENT CLAIMS SERVED BY PERAZZO LAW
- Tractor trailers
- Semi Rigs
- Big Rigs
- 18-Wheel Rigs
- Delivery Trucks
- Tow trucks
- Dump Trucks
- Trash Trucks
- Long Distance Buses
- Emergency Rescue Vehicles
- Road Maintenance Trucks
- Ride-share Trucks
- Transit Buses
- And more...
Common Injuries Sustained from Trucking Accidents
The extent of the injuries by victims of trucking accidents on Miami roadways can vary according to the type of collision and accident characteristics. Larger vehicles moving at high speeds will have trouble braking in time to avoid a trucking accident. Perazzo Law knows how different trucking accidents can determine bodily harm, property damage, and losses from lost wages, medical expenses, and more. There are certain injuries that are almost certain following a trucking accident in Miami. They are:
- Head Injuries
- Brain Trauma
- Neck Injuries
- Shoulder Injuries
- Spinal Cord Injuries
- Hip Injuries
- Knee Injuries
- Ankle and Foot Injuries
- Breaks and Fractures
- Loss of Limbs
- Wrongful Death
Truck Accident Injuries in More Detail
Victims of trucking accidents may suffer an array of injuries, many of which may be life altering. When victims of truck accidents suffer life- altering injuries such as broken bones, facial injuries, brain damage, loss of limbs, etc, their lives may suffer traumatic mental and economic damage. Trucking companies found at fault for the injuries to truck accident victims are legally liable to compensate accident victims. Perazzo Law strives to make sure accident victims that suffer personal injuries that lead to life-altering situations receive the compensation they deserve for their suffering and losses. Perazzo Law urges truck accident victims to contact our Miami or North Miami Beach offices to schedule a FREE initial consultation to discuss their truck accident claim. Perazzo Law offers its truck accident clients Zero-Out-Of-Pocket representation and we don't get paid until our truck accident clients get paid for their injuries, medical expenses and losses.
Head and Neck injuries are very common in car accidents that happen in Miami. Perazzo Law reminds car accident victims that suffer head or neck injuries that these types of injuries require immediate medical attention. That's why Perazzo Law recommends that car accident victims that suffer blows to the head request that rescue units take them to a local healthcare facility to rule-out injuries following a car accident in Miami. A head injury can include facial injuries caused from shattered glass or impact with one of the interior parts of the vehicle such as the airbag. Facial injuries can result in cuts, bruises or lacerations which can lead to permanent scars. Permanent scars can effect a car accident victim's life and cause mental trauma if the scar produces a significant change in the car accident victim's personal appearance. Loss of vision can also be linked to head injuries from a car accident. Perazzo Law serves head, facial, and neck injuries for their personal injury car accident clients and strives to make sure they receive the compensation they deserve for their injuries and losses.
Perazzo Law Serves Car Accident Personal Injury Claims on a No win, No Fee basis with Zero-out-of-Pocket costs to our Clients.
Facial Injuries Can Include:
- Cuts, bruises, lacerations
- Eye injuries
- Ear injuries
- A broken nose
- A broken jaw
- A busted eye-socket
- A cracked cheek bone
These severe facial injuries will most likely require medical intervention, rehabilitation, medical costs and perhaps lost wages for freelance workers. Perazzo Law strives to achieve full-client satisfaction by catering to their legal needs and providing constant updates on their case while fighting for the compensation they deserve.
Common Head Injuries Can Include:
- Blurred vision
- Temporary loss of hearing
- Brain Injury or Damage
- Temporary Paralysis
- Internal Hemorrhaging
- Neck and Back Injuries Can Include:
- Disc Damage
- Spinal Cord injury
- Long-term physical complications
Perazzo Law Shares Information on the Main Injuries Suffered in Car Accidents
Collisions that involve trucks can have serious long term effects on the lives of those the victims and can cause 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 from trucking accidents 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 truck accident victims. Some of the most serious head injuries from trucking 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 truck 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 trucking accident victim may be successful and the effects minimal, but other times, the effects of brain surgery can have permanent effects on the trucking accident victim's life. See Brain Trauma
NECK AND BACK INJURIES
Following a collision with a truck or 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 a truck accident. Perazzo Law knows that thousands of people are injured in truck 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 truck 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 truck 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 FROM TRUCK ACCIDENTS
In a trucking accident, 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 injured in a trucking accident may require more intense and prolonged medical care and rehabilitation to help broken bones or fractures to heal following a truck 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 as a result of an accident involving a truck.
BURNS AND ABRASIONS
Though most truck accidents result in severe injuries such as head injuries or life altering effects, many may only 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 from a trucking accident may last forever and this can greatly alter a person's life, even after cosmetic surgery has been performed on the trucking 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 trucking accidents are by far the most devastating accidents for the family members and loved-ones of the trucking 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 trucking 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.
WHAT TO DO AFTER A TRUCK ACCIDENT IN MIAMI-DADE & BROWARD
-Do not give a statement.
-Do not move or let anyone move you, or your car, unless there is a threat of further injury. Wait for the paramedics and the police.
-Seek medical care and give a complete description of all injuries immediately following the car accident.
-If no injuries are evident, take pictures of all damage to the vehicles involved in the car accident (and photograph the VIN and license plate for identification)
-Take pictures of injuries (all cuts, bruises, wounds, burns or other injuries no matter how small as the insurance company may dispute that a specific part of the body was injured or affected by the accident later on.
-Gather all of the trucking company's insurance policies and Group Health Insurance information to assist with the processing of payment for your treatment and lost wages while your claim against the negligent party is ongoing.
-Notify your insurance company of the trucking accident (your auto insurance policy requires that you contact them immediately after the accident and failure to do so may jeopardize your coverage).
-Visit your family doctor for a follow-up.
-Contact the Perazzo Law Firm as soon as possible.
Contact Perazzo Law Online or call (786) LAWS-411 for a FREE consultation if you, a friend, or relative has been injured in a Trucking Accident in Miami-Dade or Broward County Cities and Suburbs. See CITIES WE SERVE.
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