Trucking companies are under economic pressure to deliver cargo as quickly and inexpensively as possible. To do this, they often cut corners. Truck drivers are known to operate trucks while tired. They often skip mandatory maintenance checks and they speed on the interstate. Unfortunately, these unsafe behaviors put themselves and other motorists at risk. All too often, truck drivers' or truck companies' negligent actions can lead to catastrophic and life-threatening results.
At the South Florida law offices of Friedman Rodman Frank & Estrada, P.A., we aggressively hold truck drivers and truck companies accountable for any negligent actions leading to personal injuries and fatalities. We will apply more than 100 years of combined experience to your advantage. Contact our law firm today to schedule a free initial consultation with a skilled Florida semi-truck crash lawyer.Determining the Cause of 18-Wheeler Accidents in South Florida
Immediately following a truck accident, we act quickly to conduct an investigation before critical evidence disappears. We send a skilled team to the accident scene to determine potential sources of recovery. We consult accident reconstructionists who measure skid marks, note traffic conditions and interview witnesses.
We also investigate the truck driver's history of prior accidents, as well as the trucking company's employment practices. This information can help us understand if the truck company negligently hired or improperly trained new drivers. Our law firm also evaluates log books, black boxes, maintenance records and fuel tickets. We investigate every angle possible focused on helping us identify liability, such as:
- Truck driver negligence — Our law firm is committed to holding truck drivers responsible for driving under the influence of drugs or alcohol, reckless driving, speeding, texting while driving or failing to take appropriate rest breaks in order to make their quotas.
- Negligence of truck owners and companies - Our law firm has extensive experience proving fault against truck companies when they have failed to properly maintain ... all size trucks including 18-wheelers, allowing untrained or improperly supervised truck drivers to drive on the highway or in compelling unrealistic deadlines to be imposed creating unreasonable pressure that could result in avoidable accidents.
We have advocated for hundreds of personal injury victims. Yet, we never make any unnecessary assumptions. Our law firm consults industry-leading experts to help us understand the damages you have endured. We are committed to developing compelling claims, so the at-fault party's insurance adjuster can see how your life has forever been changed.
Part of our work includes consulting your doctor to identify the type of medical care you will need, such as physical therapy or reconstructive surgery. We are committed to helping you obtain compensation for your current and any long-term medical expenses stemming from the truck accident. We also work with economists and vocational experts to understand how your injuries have threatened your ability to continue working. We will pursue maximum compensation against any liable parties for your:
- Past and future medical needs
- Past and future lost wages
- Past and future pain and suffering
We are also available to help you determine if your insurance policy includes Personal Injury Protection (PIP) benefits. This would allow you to recover additional compensation up to the limits of your policy, regardless of fault.Contact Our Florida Semi-Truck Crash Attorneys
If you have been injured, or if a loved one was killed in an accident involving a tractor-trailer in South Florida, our Miami truck collision law firm stands ready to protect your rights.
Contact us online or call 305-448-8585 or toll free at 877-448-8585 to schedule a consultation with a highly skilled Miami truck accident attorney. We are available 24 hours a day, seven days a week. All consultations are free and confidential.