Tras un accidente que tiene como protagonista un camión, contar con un abogado profesional y con amplia experiencia es clave para un resultado favorable. Pero Porque?
1. Tienen años de experiencia
Cuando se trata de un abogado especializado en accidentes de camiones, está obteniendo a alguien que tiene mucha experiencia. Si alguien tiene reputación de trabajar en este campo, es probable que pueda decirle cuánto tiempo lo ha estado haciendo. Tendrán una lista de los antiguos asentamientos y casos que han ganado.
Trucking Company and Truck Driver Safety
Taking to the wheel of a semi, tractor trailer, or 18-wheeler requires much more than driver awareness; it also requires proper safety measures on behalf of the trucking company and all those in charge of vehicle maintenance and loading or unloading the freight to be transported. Trucks carrying heavy cargo or hazardous materials that can jeopardize the health or wellbeing of other motorists or society, must abide by strict measures and ensure proper loading and unloading procedures. Cargo must meet the required weight limits by not exceeding their load capacity. Furthermore, cargo must be securely fastened, and precautionary steps should be taken in the event of an accident or an unexpected or aggressive maneuver that ends in a rollover or cargo spillage. Hazardous materials such as chemical substances, fuels, or other liquids, must be properly loaded and transported in containers that are prepared to withstand the impact from an accident or controlled if spilled onto roadways. Though driver negligence is top of mind when it comes to a trucking accident, they are not always at fault. Third-party negligence plays a huge part in many trucking accidents on Florida roadways. Poor weather conditions may also place truck drivers at high risk of suffering an accident. Large rigs that are hauling heavy cargo are very difficult to maneuver under heavy rains or poor road conditions in which they must make aggressive maneuvers such as sudden stops or diversions. In this article we will look at some of the causes behind trucking accidents and how they can be adverted.
Before looking at some of the reasons behind trucking accidents, it’s important to note that some 500,000 trucking accidents take place every year in the U.S.A. Sadly, close to 10% of those in tragically and with some 800 truck drivers killed yearly from truck related accidents. This is because when a truck slams into a passenger vehicle or motorcycle, the chances of suffering a fatality are very high, especially when accidents occur at high speeds and on highways or in rural areas; which account for close to 65% of all fatal trucking accidents. According to the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety, passenger vehicles represent 98% of all truck accident victims. Nevertheless, truck drivers and trucking companies are not always at fault. Let’s look:
WHAT TO KNOW ABOUT TRUCK ACCIDENTS IN MIAMI
A truck accident in Miami, or any other Miami-Dade city or suburb, can result in damages and injuries that will require legal representation by a professional truck accident attorney. Why? Because over half a million trucking accidents occur yearly across the U.S., with roughly 10% of those truck accidents ending in fatality. Furthermore, filing an insurance claim for compensation against an insurance company is no walk in the park, as insurance providers are in the business of making money not spending it. Thus, insurance companies will most often offer accident victims a settlement which is lower than their real claim value. Only a dedicated and experienced truck accident lawyer will be able to maximize an insurance claim and make sure just compensation is granted to the accident victim.
In Miami, a truck accident on a congested street can affect, not only other motorists, but also bikers, joggers, pedestrians, and anyone making their way amid traffic. This is because city streets are now designed for trucks, and neither is today’s modern society; which spends more time looking down at their phones rather than where their going. In other words, cell phones are distracting people when they are walking, driving, eating, and partaking in any activity in which their hands has access to their phones. Texting and driving among passenger cars, for example, is one of the leading causes of traffic accidents in Miami. A truck driver negligently using a cellphone to text & drive, or that is distracted by a GPS service, can easily be involved in an accident. At present, private and commercial vehicles are relying heavily on GPS service such as Google Maps and Waze to help them reach their destination more quickly. This has led to a rise in traffic along suburban streets and a cause for concern among rural communities as well.
MIAMI CAR ACCIDENT LAWYER SHARES VALUABLE INSIGHT ON MOTOR VEHICLE INSURANCE POLICIES IN FLORIDA
Nobody gets behind the wheel of their car or truck expecting to get into an accident. Unfortunately, motor vehicle accidents in Miami are very common, and to protect your financial and physical well-being, insurance coverage helps to provide you, passengers, and other drivers with protection.
In Florida, carrying basic insurance is mandatory for registered motor vehicle owners. According to the Florida Bar, basic insurance consists of Personal Injury Protection (PIP) and Property Damage Insurance (PD). PIP insurance coverage safeguards the insured party (driver and/or household relatives on the policy) for up to $10,000 minus any deductibles regardless of fault. In the event of an accident that involves personal injury, the healthcare facility or doctor will be responsible for billing the insurance provider once the policy holder signs an assignment of benefits. PD insurance covers damage to another individual’s property as a result of an accident regardless of fault. The Perazzo Law Firm reminds PIP and PD insurance policy holders that these basic policies usually fall short of covering the full extent of injuries or losses. That is why, our car accident attorneys urge motorists to carry additional policies if economically viable. The insurance policies listed below (in order of importance) are highly recommended:
Miami and North Miami Beach Law Firm serving Personal Injury Claims for Compensation following a Construction Truck Accident in Miami.
Two seperate Construction Truck Accidents lead to mayhem in Miami-Dade County: A local Fire Rescue spokesperson reported that a severely injured construction worker had to be airlifted to a nearby medical facility to receive emergency care for the injuries he suffered as a result by a boom lift that tipped over while operating at a Homestead shopping center. The worker, whose identity and condition is unknown, was badly hurt when the boom lift, or bucket truck, came crashing down on its side for reasons that are still unknown. This incident is just one of two that took place this past Thursday involving elevation construction vehicles, with both construction vehicles accidents leading to mayhem in Miami. The second incident occurred on Thursday evening in west Miami, when another crane started to rotate out of control and began taking down power lines. According to eyewitness reports, there was panic among the pedestrians and motorists that noticed the live power cables sparking and dangling overhead. Fortunately, there were no reported injuries but it has yet to be determined if any property owners, residents, or local businesses suffered losses due to the power outage, which took several hours to be restored. Apparently, the crane suffered a systems failure, a fact that insurance investigators and the attorneys representing property damage claims (if any) must verify to determine if there was negligence on behalf of the crane operator, the vehicle owner, lesser, construction firm, or any other third party involvement.
The Perazzo Law Firm has ample experience handling all sorts of Truck Accidents that involving a vast of range of trucking accidents including; Private, Public, Commercial, or Emergency Vehicles. See Trucking Accidents Compensation Claims accidents for further insight into accidents involving trucks in Miami.
Miami and North Miami Beach Law Firm Serving Trucking Accident Victims in Miami
Broward: Trucking accidents in Miami are not as common as car, motorcycle accidents, or bicycle accident in Miami, but when truck accidents occur on a Miami Roadway, they many times end in tragedy, and sometimes on Miami streets. The most recent motor-vehicle accident to take place in Miami occurred this past Saturday when a semi-truck plunged 80-feet onto a patchy area of urban grass. At approximately 6:30 a.m., a 29 year-old trucker was operating a late model Kenworth T600 semi along the southbound lane of the Florida Turnpike. According to the Florida Highway Patrol, the truck driver lost control of the vehicle when taking the off-ramp which connects to Interstate 595. Trucks hauling heavy loads can become difficult to control and require greater care to avoid a trucking accident on Miami roadways. Tractor trailers and semi-trucks can many times be overloaded and must be maneuvered with added when exiting elevated ramps, like the one in Broward County, which was where the semi truck in question lost control and crashed through the right-side concrete wall of the ramp. The accident victim and his truck, which was hitched to a 53-foot trailer, lunged off the elevated section of the exit ramp and encountered an 80-foot drop onto a solid patch of grass in a residential area. The authorities have not reported on other injuries and are trying to determine the cause of the Miami trucking accident which resulted in a tremendous fatal crash.
Any trucking accident involving a tractor trailer may include driver negligence due to his/her operating the vehicle while drowsy or under the influence of narcotics or alcohol. Cell Phone use while operating a tractor trailer has also been the determining factor in many Miami truck accident cases handled by the Perazzo Law Firm. Poor tractor trailer maintenance may include bad brakes, bad tires, broken mirrors, or malfunctioning instrument panel, all of which can be determining factors in a tractor trailer accident, as well as excess cargo, slippery roads and streets, or poor highway conditions. The above mentioned factors may automatically hold the tractor trailer driver and/or tractor trailer owner liable for any injuries, damage, or loss inflicted on other motorists, pedestrians, or property owners. A truck driver or trucking company may be held liable if any of the above mentioned factors can be proven by one of our personal injury lawyers in representation of their client’s personal injury claims for compensation. As previously stated, a truck driver has a duty to operate the vehicle under the proper conditions and avoid negligence behind the wheel.