Coconut Grove Truck Accident Lawyers
As Miami's oldest neighborhood, Coconut Grove is home to over 20,000 residents, and thousands of tourists visit this area each year. Visitors are drawn to the neighborhoods numerous festivals, including the Coconut Grove Arts Festival and The Great Taste, as well as the Vizcaya Museum and Gardens. Whether you live here year-round or are just stopping by, you might suffer an injury, which can land you at Mercy or another nearby hospital. When you’ve been injured in a collision with a truck, the damages can be significant.
The Coconut Grove truck accident attorneys at Gerson & Schwartz are here to help those who have been injured in a truck accident or collision. We offer clients a free consultation so that they can learn more about our services and so we can help to analyze the strength of your legal claim. To schedule your personal injury consultation, call us at 305-371-6000 or toll-free 877-475-2905. You can also opt to send us a message online.Truck Accidents in Coconut Grove
In the event of a truck accident, whether the injury is minor or severe, you should document the surrounding circumstances as best you can. If possible, snap a quick picture with your smartphone to document the scene of the accident and any other information that could help to support your case. If you are in too much pain, ask someone nearby to collect this evidence.
Of course, if you are in too much pain after an accident, you should focus on getting immediate medical attention. Your attorney can visit the scene of the accident and interview witnesses later, if needed.Painful Truck Accident Injuries
When a truck is traveling at high speed and collides with another vehicle, damages can be intense. After a truck accident, our clients have suffered from a variety of injuries, large and small. For example, they might suffer:
- Head injuries, such as concussions or other traumatic brain injuries.
- Whiplash is one of the most frequent injuries we see. A few of the most common symptoms associated with whiplash include a headache, stiff neck, dizziness, and loss of balance. Additionally, many people black out immediately after suffering a traumatic blow to their head or body.
- Back injuries, including sprains and strains, as well as damage to the ribs or vertebrae.
- Spinal cord injuries that can lead to partial or complete loss of sensation or paralysis.
- Internal organ injuries, including bleeding and blood clots.
- Broken bones.
- Cuts, abrasions, and lacerations, which should be cleaned thoroughly so that they do not become infected.
- Burn injuries, which can damage both layers of skin as well as underlying bone, muscle, tissue, and nerves.
Each of these injuries requires prompt medical attention and should be taken seriously. When considering medical attention it is important to remember that no injury is too "minor," especially because complications can develop if you do not treat your injury properly. Follow your doctor's orders and contact your doctor if you do not feel that you are improving as expected.Compensation from the Party at Fault
We have successfully brought successful lawsuits against a variety of parties responsible for our client’s injuries. For example, we have sued:
- Business owners
- Private landowners
- Municipal government
- Product manufacturers
- Automobile operators
Identifying the correct party to sue requires both a comprehensive understanding of the law and comprehensive analysis of the factual record. We will collect the necessary information so that we can help to build a strong case if you have sustained injuries in a truck accident.
Common compensation awards for economic and non-economic injuries include:
- Medical expenses
- Lost wage and reduced earnings capacity
- Property damage (e.g., their car was damaged in a collision)
- Pain and suffering
- Emotional distress
Your spouse might also have a claim for “loss of consortium” for negative changes in your marriage, such as loss of care and guidance, or loss of sexual intimacy. The amount you can receive will depend on a variety of factors, such as the severity of your injury.Contact a Coconut Grove Truck Accident Attorney Today
If you have suffered an injury when you were involved in a truck accident in Coconut Grove, don't delay in speaking with an attorney. There is a limited amount of time that you can bring a lawsuit for compensation, and any delay only puts you at a disadvantage. The truck accident attorneys in Coconut Grove at Gerson & Schwartz are here to advise you about your rights. Contact us to set up your free consultation by calling 305-371-6000 or toll-free at 877-475-2905. Alternately, you can fill out our online contact form.