Fontainebleau Truck Accident Attorney
Were you or a loved one injured in a truck wreck in Fontainebleau, FL? Fontainebleau, sometimes spelled Fountainebleau, is a suburb in Miami-Dade County. It is a census-designated place (CDP), which means it is a concentration of population the federal government uses for statistical purposes. As of the 2010 census, the area had close to 60,000 residents. It is a small area, only 4.5 square miles, and it is well known for hosting the Lennar Corporation’s headquarters. In 2017, Lennar Corporation was the largest home construction company in the nation.
Fontainebleau is surrounded by major highways. To the south is U.S. Route 41, dubbed Tamiami Trial; to the north is Florida Route 836, the Dolphin Expressway; to the west is the Ronald Reagan Turnpike, and; to the east is Florida Route 826, the Palmetto Expressway. Also, running through the middle of Fontainebleau are State Route 968, known as W Flagler Street, and Florida Route 973, known as NW 87th Avenue.
Considering this surrounding traffic, many Fontainebleau residents and visitors to the area share the roads with semis and other commercial trucks. This can lead to all types of truck accidents, which can lead to minor, moderate, or serious injuries. Truck wrecks can also lead to fatalities. If you were hurt or a loved one was killed, do not hesitate to contact a Fontainebleau truck accident attorney from Gerson & Schwartz P.A. Our attorneys are here to help you pursue compensation for your injuries.
Call us at (305) 371-6000 to schedule a free consultation.What Caused the Truck Accident that Led to Your Injuries or Loss?
One of the first questions you need answered after a crash is: What happened? You need to know this in order to seek compensation from the liable party. Knowing what went wrong is how your attorney determines who is liable. You also may want to know for your own satisfaction. After being hurt or losing a relative, you want to know what went wrong, why, and who is responsible.
At Gerson & Schwartz P.A., we are highly experienced in investigating trucking accidents. To begin with, we will seek to preserve evidence that may be relevant to your case. By sending a Preservation Letter to the other parties, such as the truck driver, trucking company, and truck manufacturer, we reduce the risk of potentially importantly information being lost or destroyed. These parties are required by federal law to maintain certain documentation for a specific period of time, and because of your claim, we may need them to keep those records even longer.
One of our truck accident attorneys in Fontainebleau may also utilize various experts during our independent investigation. These experts may help us review things like the trucker’s qualifications, employment history, and driving record with the company. We may also hire someone to reconstruct the accident to determine what happened. Additionally, we may obtain data recorded by the truck’s “black box.”Common Causes of Trucking Accidents
At Gerson & Schwartz P.A., our personal injury and wrongful death lawyers have handled trucking accidents caused by all sorts of issues, from vehicle defects to truck driver negligence. Some of the most common causes of commercial truck crashes include:
- Excessive speeding
- Distracted driving
- Cell phone use/texting
- Poorly maintained trucks
- Aggressive or reckless driving
- Fatigued driving
- Impaired driving
- Improper loading/overloading
- Unsecured loads
- Poor driving skills for the road, weather, and traffic conditions
Following a trucking accident, many parties will investigate what happened, including law enforcement, the trucking company, and possibly the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA). You should not rely on the trucking company or law enforcement’s investigations to support your claim. Instead, contact one of our truck accident lawyers for Fontainebleau for help.We Will Fight for the Compensation You Deserve
After being injured in a truck accident, you may be frustrated and angry. Even if you have health insurance, it hardly covers everything. While you are out of work, you have medical bills piling up. An unexpected accident like this can tear through your family’s savings. It can put you in significant financial jeopardy. And all of this is on top of the physical and emotional pain you are suffering due to your injuries. You may be fighting to return to normal or facing the possibility of disfigurement and physical limitations.
Your physical injuries, emotional distress, and financial losses are all reasons why you should pursue compensation after a truck accident. When another individual or business is at fault for the crash, you deserve to be compensated for the harm they have caused you. You do not deserve to have all of the hardship rest on your shoulders. By seeking full and fair compensation, you may obtain the money you and your family need to move forward in life.Contact Us Today
Our Fontainebleau truck accident lawyers at Gerson & Schwartz P.A. believe in fighting for you to obtain the maximum amount of financial recovery possible. Do not hesitate to call us at (877) 475-2905 to discuss how we can help. We offer free consultations so there is no risk in meeting with one of our highly experienced attorneys.