Injured by a truck driver in Miami?
If you have been involved in a truck accident, you probably know what a frightening experience it can be. Semi-trucks and 18-wheelers commonly weigh up to 80,000 pounds, approximately 20 times the weight of the average passenger vehicle. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) reports that in 2008, over 380,000 big rigs were involved in accidents across the country, causing injury to more than 90,000 people and costing the lives of 4,229. A truck driver who causes an accident through negligence can and should be held accountable for the resulting injuries and the effects they have on the lives of the victims.
As soon as possible after your accident, contact us at Klemick and Gampel, P.A. A Miami personal injury lawyer from our team may be able to help you recover a settlement for your injuries, including compensation for your medical bills, your lost income and your pain and suffering. We can also help you bring a wrongful death claim for a fatal truck accident. Truck drivers are at fault in a large percentage of accidents, either as a result of recklessness, driving in unsafe conditions or with excessively large loads, or fatigue. Many truckers are under pressure to meet delivery deadlines, and tired drivers who push the limits of safety by staying on the road for long hours are more likely to cause accidents.
Fighting for Your Rights
We will fight for your right to a settlement, whether you were hurt in a jackknife accident, rollover, rear-end collision or a sideswipe after the driver failed to check his blind spots. We have extensive experience in establishing the causes of truck accidents, and will use every resource at our disposal to build a strong claim on your behalf. Injured in an 18-wheeler accident? Contact a Miami truck accident attorney from the firm for a free consultation and to allow us to begin work on your claim.