Truck Accidents Your Personal Injury Lawyers

Miami Truck Accident Attorneys

Helping Victims of Semi-Truck, 18-Wheeler & Other Commercial Truck Accidents

More often than not, semi-truck collisions, 18-wheeler crashes, and other large commercial truck accidents result in catastrophic injuries and even deaths. Trucks are so much larger than other vehicles, which makes them capable of causing a significant amount of damage to cars, pickup trucks, motorcycles, and drivers on the road.

This type of accident also makes for a complicated legal case, especially if the victims involved don’t rely on the sound legal advice of an experienced truck accident attorney. If you or a loved one has been involved in a large truck wreck in Miami or anywhere in South Florida, hiring someone with hands-on legal experience could be the best way to get the compensation that you deserve.

At Amanda Demanda Law Group, our Miami truck accident attorneys have extensive experience and the legal resources needed to effectively advocate for you and your recovery. If you were injured or if your loved one tragically died due to a commercial vehicle accident, get in touch with our team today to learn how we can help.

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What Types of Compensation Can You Recover After a Semi-Truck Accident?

Commercial 18-wheeler truck accidents can lead to catastrophic results. Many people lose their lives or at the very least become severely injured. Florida law recognizes this, which is why it allows injured truck accident victims to recover compensation from the at-fault party. If you are a truck accident victim, you may be entitled to compensation for:

  • All medical expenses
  • Lost income/wages
  • Pain and suffering
  • Emotional distress
  • Property damage
  • Future medical costs
  • Loss of future earnings
  • Diminished earning capacity
  • Lost enjoyment of life

Our experienced attorneys are ready to work tirelessly to maximize your claim. We understand just how important it is that you recover a fair settlement so that you can get back on your feet and navigate the recovery process. If necessary, Amanda Demanda Law Group is fully prepared to represent you and your best interests at trial.

Who Is at Fault for a Truck Accident?

A number of parties could be held liable for a truck accident. The truck driver could be held accountable if the accident occurred as a result of their careless or unsafe driving. Trucking companies are also held liable for the actions of their employees and for failing to comply with federal trucking regulations. In some cases, the manufacturer of a defective truck or truck part could even be liable.

Depending on the facts of your case, any of the following parties could be partly or entirely responsible for your damages:

  • The truck driver
  • The truck driver’s employer
  • The person or party responsible for truck maintenance
  • The person or party that loaded the truck’s cargo
  • The manufacturer of a defective truck or truck part
  • The entity responsible for roadway construction, design, or maintenance
  • Another driver on the road
  • A negligent pedestrian or bicyclist
  • The trucking company

To determine who is liable, our Miami truck accident lawyers carefully investigate these claims, working alongside accident reconstructionists and other experts with extensive experience in the field. We review all applicable evidence, such as cellphone records, electronic data, black box recordings, eyewitness statements, video surveillance footage, and more. This allows us to obtain a clear picture of what happened and, most importantly, who is responsible.

What Not to Do After a Truck Accident

Being the victim of a truck accident can be one of the most frightening moments of your life, but it’s important to remember that everything that happens at the scene is now a legal matter.

To avoid making a mistake that could jeopardize your claim, we advise that you:

  • Do not skip calling 911. You will need a law enforcement officer to come to the scene and create an official police report detailing what happened.
  • Do not wait to seek medical attention, even if you believe you have only suffered minor injuries. This is something that will play a big factor in your injury case.
  • Do not speak to the trucking company or its insurance company. You may end up making a mistake that affects the outcome of your claim.
  • Do not accept the first offer from the trucking company or other liable party’s insurance company. In fact, you should always consult an injury lawyer to evaluate the offer before moving forward.
  • Do not ever admit fault for an accident. It may be natural to apologize in these scenarios, but remember that the words you use at the scene of the accident could end up affecting your ability to recover compensation.
  • Do not wait to contact a personal injury lawyer with experience handling complex truck accident claims. If you wait too long, important evidence could be lost, or the statute of limitations could expire.

How Can A Trucking Accident Lawyer Help Your Case?

After calling the authorities and seeking medical attention, the next thing you should do is call an injury attorney with experience handling truck accident cases, like ours at Amanda Demanda Law Group. Our team is here to help victims and their loved ones recover the damages they deserve by fighting for their rights in court.

To prove that someone was at fault in a truck accident case, our team can communicate these points:

  • The defendant owed the plaintiff a duty of care
  • The defendant somehow breached their duty of care
  • The breach caused your injuries
  • The breach of duty resulted in damages

A number of parties could be held liable in a truck accident case. Our Miami truck accident lawyers can conduct a thorough investigation to determine how the accident occurred and who should be held liable. Then, we will aggressively pursue compensation on your behalf.

Schedule Your Free Consultation for Your Truck Accident Claim Before It’s Too Late

The state of Florida is very understanding that it could take people a while to get back to their normal lives after a truck accident has taken place, which explains why the state gives victims up to four years from the date of the accident to file a lawsuit. That doesn’t mean that you should wait, though. The sooner you take legal action, the easier it is for your attorney to gather the evidence needed to win fair compensation on your behalf.

We urge you to reach out to our team right away to learn how we can help you after a serious truck accident. Our firm offers free initial consultations and provides all legal services on a contingency fee basis. You do not owe any legal fees unless/until we win your case.

Schedule your complimentary case evaluation today by calling our office at (305) 998-6953 or by submitting an online contact form here on our website.

Truck Accident FAQs

How much is my truck accident case worth?

The exact value of your case depends on several factors, including the severity of your injuries, the cost of your medical care, how much time (if any) you had to take off work during your recovery, the amount you suffered in lost wages and income, whether you suffered a permanent injury or disability, whether you were able to return to work at all, and your degree of fault (if any) in causing the accident. The best way to know how much your claim could be worth is to contact the experienced attorneys at Amanda Demanda Law Group and set up a free initial consultation. During this consultation, we can review the specific details of your case and provide more information regarding its potential value.

What is the statute of limitations on truck accident cases?

Florida has a four-year statute of limitations on truck accident cases involving personal injury. This means you have four years from the date of the accident/injury to file a lawsuit. In truck accident cases involving wrongful death, the statute of limitations is just two years, with the deadline extending from the date of death (not necessarily the date of the accident).

What types of injuries can I be compensated for after a truck accident?

You can be compensated for any and all injuries you suffer in a truck accident, as well as the various losses these injuries lead to. Some of the most common types of injuries resulting from truck accidents include traumatic brain injuries, spinal cord injuries, head and back injuries, neck injuries, whiplash, broken bones, soft tissue injuries, nerve damage, joint damage, traumatic amputation, and internal injuries, such as internal bleeding and organ damage.

Does no-fault insurance cover truck accidents in Florida?

No-fault insurance does cover most truck accidents in Florida. This means that you can receive compensation after a truck accident through your personal injury protection (PIP) coverage, regardless of fault. However, PIP does not cover the full cost of your damages; it only covers up to 80% of medical expenses and up to 60% of lost wages for those who suffer “emergency medical conditions” (EMC). If you do not suffer an EMC, you are only entitled to $2,500, and you are not entitled to any compensation for non-economic damages, like pain and suffering, through your PIP insurance.

Because most truck accidents result in catastrophic injuries and deaths, most victims and their families are able to go outside the no-fault system and bring third-party personal injury claims against liable parties. With a third-party claim, you can seek compensation for all of your accident-related injuries and damages.

Will I have to go to court for my truck accident case?

Not necessarily. In fact, at Amanda Demanda Law Group, we strive to help our clients avoid the stressful and time-consuming process of going to trial by aggressively negotiating for favorable settlements. Our approach to litigation often allows us to recover fair settlements before cases proceed to trial.

However, it may sometimes be necessary to go to court. This is often the case when the liable party refuses to admit fault or settle a claim for a fair amount. The liable party may refuse to settle the claim altogether, or it may dispute the plaintiff’s injuries or damages. Whenever necessary, our firm is ready to fight for you and your rights, both in and out of the courtroom. If we believe it is prudent that your case goes to trial, we will make sure that you are prepared and know what to expect.

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