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U-HAUL ACCIDENT LAWYER
IN MIAMI, THE PERAZZO LAW FIRM SERVES U-HAUL TRUCK ACCIDENTS VICTIMS AND INSURANCE CLAIMS
- Involved or injured in an accident involving a U-Haul truck?
In Miami, the Perazzo Law Firm's personal injury staff strives to deliver the best possible results from insurance claims filed to cover personal injury and losses from U-Haul related accidents. At Perazzo Law, we know that victims which have suffered injuries, damages, or losses from a U-Haul rental vehicle accident; U-Haul product defect, or U-Haul operator negligence, will expect the best possible legal representation and our lawyers at the Miami-Dade law offices, are ready to guarantee highly dedicated personal injury law service to U-Haul accident clients that seek righteous compensation for physical or financial losses.
Jonathan Perazzo and his legal team will handle your insurance claim for compensation to cover your losses from a U-Haul truck rental service accident or wrongdoing.
If you, a friend, or relative has been injured or suffered losses from an accident involving U-Haul, contact the Miami-Dade offices of the Perazzo Law Firm, ONLINE or CALL (786) LAWS-411 for a FREE initial consultation and ZERO OUT-OF-POCKET FEES to our clients in Miami-Dade and Broward.
MOVING WITH U-HAUL AND POSSIBLE ACCIDENT SITUATIONS
Hiring a U-Haul moving service truck is a simple way to cope with a stressful moments such as MOVING, and the last thing a U-Haul rental customer expects is to experience injuries, damages, or losses from an incident that entails a U-Haul truck.
There exist many ways a U-Haul renter can suffer injuries when operating a U-Haul vehicle or equipment. Just like all service providers, U-Haul owes a duty to renters to deliver safe trucks, vehicles, equipment such as hand trucks, ramps, levers, pulleys, latches, hooks, and all other items that customers may use or request to rent.
FREQUENT U-HAUL ACCIDENTS
Traffic Accidents: Taking to the wheel of a vehicle for the first time can be stressing, especially when U-Haul trucks possess large dimensions that may be uncomfortable to handle in traffic and highways. To prevent accidents and collisions, car accident attorneys understand many factors come into play upon operating a U-Haul truck and understanding how to work its features. In Miami, the Perazzo Law Firm personal injury attorneys dealing with U-Haul accidents, know that most U-Haul traffic accidents happen upon making left hand turns, changing lanes or going in reverse. It obviously takes time to adjust to the height of the U-Haul trucks size. The failure to use rear view mirrors effectively is another reason for accidents involving U-Haul trucks in Miami. The best lawyers may agree that in order to avoid accidents when turning, switching lanes, swerving, or backing out of a driveway, it's important to use the U-Haul truck's mirrors. Furthermore, with a full U-Haul truck, sudden maneuvers may result is objects tipping over and drawing the attention of the U-Haul operator. As a matter of, distractions at the wheel of a U-Haul truck are frequent causes for accidents on Miami streets. The difficulties of driving a U-Haul truck on Miami streets safely and avoid collisions on left turn and lane change collisions are high. For this reason, U-Haul truck and hitch accidents occur more regularly. U-Haul truck accidents may also involve motorcycle riders, bike riders, and pedestrians. If you are in an accident in a U-Haul truck, you probably purchased or have some sort of insurance to cover an accident that involves the U-Haul truck.
Tips for preventing U-Haul truck accidents:
- Keep safe distance. Do not tailgate. Tailgating when operating a vehicle filled with cargo, will be more difficult to brake. Maintain a safe buffer-zone between you and the vehicles around the U-Haul truck.
- Adjust and set your mirrors accordingly. Extend folding mirrors and adjust them accordingly before taking to streets and roadways. Ask the U-Haul operator to help adjust the mirrors of the U-Haul vehicle you rent.
- Do not neglect the clearance level. Clearance level should be considered when operating a U-Haul vehicle on highways, approaching overhangs, bridges, tunnels, drive-throughs, gas stations, etc.
- Caution at traffic lights and multiple lane roadways. Trucks are sluggish and require greater care when turning or changing lanes. Thus, signaling much beforehand is fundamental for preventing U-Haul accident when turning or changing lanes.
- Do not speed. Refrain from driving fast and always drive at the recommended speed limits.
Hand truck and dollies: Renting dollies and hand truck save time and prevent damage to the objects being moved. U-Haul offers customers dollies, hand trucks and furniture pads for rent. Thus, in renting equipment with which to move, U-Haul owes a duty to its customers to make sure that the hand trucks and dollies are in good working condition and pose no threat of personal injury. If a wheel on a hand track is loose, it can cause serious personal injury to the U-Haul renter as any loss of balance can cause poorly stacked boxes or objects to topple on steps, staircases, or ramps.
Physical harm from faulty hand trucks may consist of:
- Trip and Falls
- Head, neck, shoulder, and back injuries
- Broken hips
The Perazzo Law Firm's personal injury lawyers with experience in U-Haul and services providers companies, recommends that U-Haul customers inspect the hand trucks, dollies, and any other elements that you are renting from U-Haul. Furthermore, any items you purchase from U-Haul, should abide by Federal Safety Standards. Injuries such as breaks, lacerations, or spinal cord damages may be perpetual or entail extensive treatment which will lead to medical fees.
Accidents with trailers and hitches: For towing extremely large cargo or building materials, U-Haul provides utility trailers for moving objects that are tall or peculiarly shaped. Though any car can tow a trailer, not every person can attach the hitch correctly. The potential for an accident is great when safety procedures and proper installation is overlooked. Negligence to provide proper instruction or warning of potential hazards, can be classified as premises liability and U-Haul may be held liable for personal injury, damages, or losses. In Miami, the Perazzo Law Firm knows that latches, hooks, pullies, and more, must operate properly and warnings may readily be visible to U-Haul vehicle renters. Failure to pack cargo correctly, for example, may cause trailers and hitches to fishtail and whip into other vehicles or pedestrians. To correctly load cargo, shifting from side to side should be avoided by fastening the objects with plenty of tie-downs and speeds kept low.
Common equipment used when using a U-Haul truck and trailer hitch:
- Ball mounts
- Break away cable and switch
- Cater wheels
- Coupler locks
- Electric car jack
- Flat tester
- Front mount work steps
- Furniture pads
- Golf trailer hitch
- Hand trucks
- Hitch balls
- Hitch hammock
- Packing tape
- Pin hitch locks
- Plastic moving boxes
- Skid shields
- Swing Away
- Tow mirrors
- Trailer jacks
- Trailer jacks
- Trailer stands
- Wheel Chock Locks
- and more...
Accidents involving one or more of the above items are common if these objects are misused, defective, or there is negligence on behalf of the supplier to warn of injuries or damage from misuse, or if there is failure to provide information on proper use and installation.
WHAT HAPPENS AFTER A U-HAUL TRUCK RELATED ACCIDENT?
U-Haul, just like all registered motor vehicles in Florida, have PIP and PD insurance coverages. However, as a service provider, U-Haul must carry supplemental liability coverage in the event of an accident involving a U-Haul vehicle and drivers, passengers, and all third-party accident victims. Supplemental Liability Coverage ensures accident victims for the first one million dollars to cover losses.
Other insurance coverage policies offered to U-Haul customers include:
- Exclusion Free Coverage
This insurance covers any damages accidently brought onto the U-Haul vehicle through a collision or crash with an overhead object.
- Collision Damage Waiver (CDW)
This coverage is available for U-Haul pickup trucks and vans and has a $150 deductible for most accidental damage
- Medical / Life Protection
This coverage gives U-Haul accident victims medical and life protection for motorists and passengers of the U-Haul vehicle.
Following an accident concerning a U-Haul truck or equipment, contact the Perazzo Law Firm for a FREE initial consultation to assist you to understand your legal rights and any potential for a possible insurance claim to cover personal injury or losses.
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