Coconut Grove Truck Accident Lawyers
Coconut Grove is close to many highways. It is bordered by U.S. Highway 1. Nearby are FR-913, I-95, FR-933, FR-972, FL-976 and many more. All of these major roads are used by large commercial vehicles, such as semi-trucks, to carry goods to and from the area. The old neighborhood has many stores that accept deliveries on a regular basis. Boats are driven and out of the docks on the coast. And whenever there is a festival, traffic picks up. For all of these reasons and more, trucking accidents are not uncommon in Coconut Grove, Miami.
If you were injured or a loved one was killed in a commercial truck crash, do not hesitate to contact a Coconut Grove truck accident lawyer from Gerson & Schwartz P.A. We are highly experienced motor vehicle accident attorneys. After conducting thorough investigations and gathering evidence on your behalf, we will fight for you to receive the maximum compensation possible. Call us today at (305) 371-6000 to schedule a free consultation at our Miami-Dade County office.We Handle Injury Claims Involving All Types of Trucks
At Gerson & Schwartz P.A., we handle cases involving all types of commercial vehicles. This includes a wide range of large and heavy trucks, including:
- Box trucks
- Delivery trucks (UPS trucks, FedEx trucks)
- Garbage trucks
- Dump trucks
- Tow trucks
- Construction vehicles
- Agricultural vehicles
- Cement mixers
- Mobile cranes
- USPS mail trucks
Many of the crashes our truck accident lawyers in Coconut Grove handle involve semi-trucks. These often cause significant damage, serious injuries, and fatalities. That is because semis can weigh up to 80,000 pounds. Even at slow speeds, a vehicle of this size and weight can total a car and cause you or a loved one significant harm.
If you or a relative were involved in a truck accident, whether with a semi-truck or another type of large commercial truck, call us right away. It is important to work with someone who can get to the bottom of what happened and handle the insurance claim and lawsuit for you. This allows you to focus on your recovery and not the paperwork.Common Causes of Coconut Grove Truck Accidents
Our experienced personal injury and wrongful death lawyers have found that trucking accidents happen for all sorts of reasons. Some of the most common causes of truck wrecks include:
- Texting while driving
- Distracted driving
- Driving while intoxicated or impaired
- Drowsy driving
- Aggressive or reckless driving
- Poorly maintained trucks
- Improperly loaded or overloaded trucks
- Unqualified truck drivers
- Poor driving skills for the road, traffic, and weather conditions
- Defective vehicle or vehicle parts
After a truck accident, you need to find out what happened. Our truck accident attorneys for Coconut Grove are highly experienced in investigating truck accident claims.
We will first take steps to preserve evidence that is under the other parties’ control. Then, we will gather as much evidence as we can prior to filing a lawsuit, including any police and accident reports, photos and video of the crash and aftermath, and eye witness testimony.
In order to obtain important evidence in truck accident case, we will need to file a personal injury or wrongful death lawsuit. This enables us to gather information and documentation from the other parties during the discovery period. We will use interrogatories (questions the other side must answer), requests for production of documents, and depositions (out-of-court testimony).
Once we have analyzed all of the available evidence and calculated your damages, we will pursue a truck accident settlement for you.You Will Need a Lawyer to Preserve Evidence
We mentioned earlier that our lawyers will immediately seek to preserve evidence. We do this by sending a preservation letter to all other potential parties, such as the trucking company, truck driver, the trucking company’s vendors, and the truck manufacturer. This letter informs these parties that you are pursuing a claim for compensation and that they must preserve any evidence potentially related to the claim. This reduces the chance of important evidence being “lost” or disposed of in accordance with Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration regulations.Truck Accident Compensation
For you, the most important aspect of your truck accident claim is receiving compensation for your physical, emotional, and financial injuries. It is important to use to gather evidence and find out what happened. But we understand, for you, it is all about results. This is why we focus on obtaining you the most compensation possible for your injuries.
Our Coconut Grove truck accident attorneys will fight for you to receive compensation for your:
- Medical bills
- Lost income
- Physical pain and suffering
- Mental anguish
- Reduced earning capacity
- Loss of normal life
- Reduced quality of life
If you lost a loved one in a trucking accident, then we may recommend filing a Florida wrongful death claim. You may be able to obtain compensation for your loved one’s medical expenses, funeral costs, the loss of your relative’s income, the loss of your relative’s companionship and society, and your emotional distress.Contact Gerson & Schwartz P.A. For Help Right Away
Our bilingual trucking accident lawyers are here to help you after a crash. Whether you have been hurt or lost a loved one, we will fight for you to receive appropriate compensation. Call us at (877) 475-2905 to schedule a free consultation.