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If you’ve ever been involved in a car accident, then you know how devastating those events can be. Imagine being struck by a massive semi-truck instead of a passenger car. How much more devastating will your injuries be? If you have been involved in a truck accident, give our trucking accident attorneys a call.

Tractor trailers and other large trucks are a huge factor in the American economy. They are key components when it comes to getting goods delivered to stores and consumers, but they also come with a downside.

Conditions on the highways and byways are dangerous. Every year, there are thousands of accidents that involve 18-wheelers colliding with passenger vehicles, motorcyclists, bicyclists and even pedestrians.

The outcome of these accidents can be debilitating injuries with which the victim must deal for the rest of their lives. Unfortunately, those people are the lucky ones. All too often, the victims in a trucking accident don’t survive.

If you have trucking accident injuries, then you need a Miami truck accident lawyer to help you. These experienced legal professionals understand the types of injuries that are caused by truck collisions and how to ensure that victims receive the compensation that they deserve.

Truck Accident Injuries

The type and severity of trucking accident injuries may vary. Factors such as road conditions, the speed at which the truck was traveling, and the point of impact in the crash, can all affect the injuries that the victim suffered.

Though this is by no means an exhaustive list, these are among the most common injuries that are associated with a trucking accident:

  • Spinal cord injuries
  • Traumatic brain injury
  • Rib and torso injuries
  • Lacerations
  • Loss of limb or extremity
  • Internal injuries
  • Paralysis
  • Seatbelt and airbag injuries

It is not unusual for crash victims to suffer from more than one of these injuries, and this may mean that their quality of life will be forever negatively impacted.

What Causes Trucking Accidents?

An experienced truck accident lawyer knows that there can be more than one cause behind a collision. Although a cause may be relatively obvious, there can be underlying causes that must be addressed in any claim that is made. This is one of the reasons why it is critical that a thorough investigation is conducted.

These are some of the most common causes of truck accidents in Florida:

  • Driver fatigue: This is a well-known and widespread problem in the trucking industry. As drivers try to keep up with a tight schedule, they are forced to forego mandatory breaks and sleeping periods. This means that they are drowsy when behind the wheel, and many dangerous, even deadly accidents, are the result.
  • Inexperience: Even if you’ve only ever driven a passenger vehicle, then you know how important experience is. This is even truer for a semi-truck driver who is dealing with a much larger, heavier, and more difficult to maneuver vehicle. Sometimes, inexperience plays a major role in causing a collision.
  • Use of alcohol and illicit drugs: Ideally, commercial truck drivers would never dream of being under the influence while behind the wheel. Reality is far more complicated than that. Substance abuse issues are widespread in the industry, and many drivers take drugs/stimulants (like amphetamines) to help them stick to a grueling schedule.
  • Aggressive driving behavior: As holders of commercial driver’s licenses, truck drivers should know how critical it is to follow road safety rules. Unfortunately, some of them can’t seem to help themselves when it comes to quick, erratic lane changes, speeding, and other infractions that cause accidents.
  • Distracted driving: Texting or talking on the phone are major problems with truck drivers. Considering how much room they need to slow down or stop, many of these accidents prove to be lethal because the driver simply can’t react fast enough.
  • Poor vehicle maintenance: Sometimes, the truck itself is at least partially at fault. When it hasn’t received routine maintenance, then it is an undeniable hazard to everyone on the road.

Ask for an Investigation by a Trucking Accident Lawyer

The key to getting the compensation that you deserve after a trucking accident frequently comes down to your attorney and the quality of the investigation that is conducted. 

Not only will the attorney need to inspect the truck’s condition post-accident, but it might also be necessary to hire more than one expert witness who can testify that the truck and/or driver had little business being on the road prior to the collision.

For example, it’s critical that the truck’s black box data be thoroughly investigated, as this will reveal how the truck was being operated immediately prior to and during the accident. 

As another example, the truck accident attorney may examine the driver’s employer records to search for a history of egregious traffic violations. This can make it possible to add a claim against the company for negligent hiring and retention.

Additionally, the attorney’s investigation will bring all of the driver’s and the company’s lines of insurance into the light. Most people don’t realize that the truck and trailer may have different owners, which means that there are at least two (2) organizations that may be named in a lawsuit. 

Speak with a Miami Trucking Accident Lawyer

If you have been injured in a truck accident, then it’s time to contact Your Insurance Attorney. In fact, it makes sense to do so even before you get in touch with your insurer or the insurer for the trucking company.


Because accidents that involve 18-wheelers tend to be quite complicated, and numerous factors may have contributed to the accident. It’s vital that all of these factors be identified, and that means conducting a painstaking investigation.

At Your Insurance Attorney, you’ll never pay a penny unless we win your case. When you need a truck accident attorney in Florida, look for legal counsel who is willing to go all-in on your behalf. It’s the only way for you to be certain that you’re receiving every dollar of the compensation that you deserve.


When will my truck be repaired?

Your vehicle will be repaired once the insurance company at fault completes its liability investigation. This investigation includes, but is not limited to, reviewing the police report, speaking with their insured and speaking with the driver. This investigation can take anywhere from a couple of days to a couple of weeks.

Once the at fault insurance company completes its investigation it will either send someone out to do an estimate of the damage to your vehicle or request that you take photos of the damage to your vehicle and send it to them.

What if it takes too long for the insurance company to complete their liability investigation?

If you do not want to wait for the at fault insurance company to complete its investigation, you can use your collision coverage on your own auto insurance policy, if you have it.

If an insurance company calls me, what do I do?

DO NOT speak with any insurance companies, not even your own insurance company. Contact our office immediately advising us that you received an insurance call.

When will my police report be ready?

A police report is typically available within 7 business days after your accident.

How does PIP coverage work in the State of Florida?

In the state of Florida, your auto insurance company pays up to $10,000 towards your medical bills that pertain to your medical treatment as it relates to the injuries you sustain in this accident. This is the case whether it is your fault or not.

How much will I get as payment once my case settled?

Each case is different. It is not possible to provide a number, or even an estimate, from the onset of any case.

How does a personal injury case work?

Once you have completed your medical treatment, we will send a demand letter to the insurance company at fault, which will include all of your medical records and bills. Once the insurance company receives the demand, they have about 30 days to respond to our offer to settle with a counter offer or acceptance. We will then contact you to discuss the offer presented and what the next step would be in our negotiation process.

How long will my case take to finalize?

Every case is different. However, most cases take approximately 6 months to a year. If we have to file suit, it may take longer.



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