Trucking accidents are often caused by negligent operators of commercial motor vehicles such as utility trucks, delivery trucks or 18-wheeler semi’s to name a few. Because these types of vehicles are traditionally more heavy-duty than other vehicles on the road, trucking accidents can bring about devastating personal injuries in terms of physical injury, or mental and emotional damage due to traumatic events and overwhelming stress. In the event of a trucking accident where some type of personal injury is suffered by the victim, it is recommended to get in touch with a Miami personal injury attorney as quickly as possible in order to begin arranging a detailed, fact-based case for compensation.
Commonly Sustained Injuries
While the injuries suffered in a trucking accident may be the same as those suffered in any other motor vehicle accident, the fact that a heavy-duty commercial vehicle is involved will usually increase the chances of severe injury. There are a number of types of trucks that share the road, but due to the generally larger size of them, collision can often be more damaging. Common injuries stemming from a trucking accident are broken bones, internal injuries which lead to internal bleeding, spinal injuries, head and brain injuries, paralysis and death.
What causes a truck accident?
An accident can be the result of a number of factors. Negligence is often one of the greatest reasons behind a truck driver causing an accident; however, many truck accidents can be caused by the other driver as well. It can be a distraction that draws their attention away from the road. For commercial drivers this can be a prevalent problem when they are driver far distances for substantial periods of time. Other accidents may be the result of unsafe lane changing, speeding, failing to notice other vehicles close by, texting while driving, driving while under the influence of alcohol and other important influences that can make an already dangerous activity far more hazardous.
When the driver of a commercial vehicle such as an 18-wheeler or other truck causes an accident due to driver negligence, the driver may be held liable for any costs associated with treatment of injuries, recovery from injuries including rehabilitation, or long-term care provided by a healthcare professional. Depending on the nature of the injury, the associated costs may quickly get out of hand and has the potential to drive families deep into debt and bankruptcy.
The Law Offices of Maria Rubio have made a career out of defending the interests of truck accident victims and through thorough research and organization, can present solid evidence to the court that clearly proves your need for financial compensation so that you can pay medical bills, continue to provide long-term care for victims who have been permanently disabled, and more. Our firm believes in a victim’s right to seek damages and we will fight to see that our clients’ needs are met.
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The victim of an accident caused by the negligent act of another person has the legal right to pursue financial compensation in a civil court. By detailing the injury, the circumstances and the ensuing struggles related to recovery, it is possible to recuperate any lost funds and receive additional compensation for future costs as well.
The Law Offices of Maria Rubio have a strong background in health and medicine, and understand many cases both from a medical and legal perspective. With a specialty in personal injury law, our firm focuses on the important details that make up a strong case. We will work hard to build a solid and compelling argument in our pursuit of a fair settlement or a judgment for financial compensation to cover any costs associated with the injury.
Contact a Miami personal injury lawyer if you have been the victim of an accident caused by another's negligence, and would like to discuss your options.