Florida Trucking Accident Lawyer Blog
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Many trucking accident cases in Hollywood and across Florida are resolved out of court. The parties involved often reach a settlement rather than pursuing expensive litigation. Despite this, if you have a trucking collision claim in Hollywood or anywhere in southern Florida, it is important to consult with an experienced personal injury attorney who has trial experience.

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Some people contact a personal injury attorney because they’re not sure whether they want to file a claim. If this is the case for you, there are several things you’ll want to ask yourself before you make a final decision:

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This holiday weekend, more travelers will be on the roads. From revelers headed to Independence Day festivities in Homestead, Miami, and other communities to tourists taking advantage of the holiday weekend to visit Florida, there will be more cars on the road. As more events take place, trucks will also be on the roadways in greater numbers, delivering products to special events.

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If you are driving anywhere this weekend, you will be sharing the streets with other road users. Here are some tips to get to your destinations safely:

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If you have been in a trucking collision in Homestead or any southern Florida community, one of the best things you can do is to work with a personal injury attorney specializing in trucking collision cases. Trucking collisions are not like car accidents. Trucking crashes are likely to involve multiple potential defendants, serious injuries and damages, and a longer recovery time. You need to ensure you have fair compensation for your injuries so you can get the full medical treatment you need.

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A personal injury attorney can represent you with your insurance company or can proceed with a legal claim to seek the fair compensation you need to get quality medical treatment and support during this difficult time. However, you don’t want any attorney handling your case. The wrong attorney may not be able to get you the results you want. When seeking an attorney, make you look for:

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Being in a trucking accident in Homestead or any South Florida community will usually result in a claim. Whether you decide to file a legal claim or contact your car insurance company to seek compensation for car repairs, medical bills, and other costs, you are entering into a legal process. Unfortunately, many factors can hurt your claims, including things that seem quite innocuous:

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Being in any truck accident in Homestead or any South Florida community is already terrifying. When a trucking or big rig accident also leads to a conflagration, however, the situation can become even more tragic and frightening. Fire can cause serious burn injuries, environmental injuries, and other trauma.

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Big rigs and tractor-trailers used diesel fuel, which is less flammable than gasoline used in cars. For most trucking accidents, fire will not happen if the fuel tank is simply pierced. However, if a flame is introduced or if a truck is carrying highly flammable materials, fires can and do occur.

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At Flaxman Law Group, our legal team often hears from people who have been seriously injured in a truck accident. Unfortunately, sometimes plaintiffs contact us after they’ve already made crucial mistakes that could hurt their claim. In many cases, plaintiffs make mistakes because they believe certain misconceptions about truck accidents. Do you have the following mistaken beliefs?:

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If you have been in a collision involving a tractor-trailer, tanker, big rig, or any larger vehicle, the injuries you sustain and the damages your car sustains may be significant. The larger force and size of the truck can simply mean that squeeze play accidents and other collisions can lead to your car being crushed or severely damaged.

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You count on your car insurance company to protect you in these types of situations, but not every person injured in a trucking collision gets the compensation and outcomes they desire. You can increase your chances of a successful claim by:

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Technology and truck design has been used to prevent trucking collisions in Homestead and across the country for many years. In fact, some of the earliest safety features – such as the seatbelt – are still among the most important safety devices we have today.

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Today’s most promising technology to help prevent trucking collisions includes:

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If you’ve been in a trucking collision in Homestead or anywhere in Southern Florida, you’ll need to start documenting the evidence right away. Gathering evidence helps you prove your claim and can help you secure fair compensation for your damages and losses.

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One of the basic pieces of evidence you’ll want to gather right away is photographic proof. You may want to carry an inexpensive camera in your car – just in case – or you can even take photos with your camera phone. When gathering pictures, you will want to:

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Trucking collisions in Homestead and all communities are extremely dangerous for passengers in smaller vehicles. If you are pedestrian, passenger car driver, or bicyclist and are involved in a trucking collision, the size of the truck can mean you suffer life-threatening injuries in the incident.

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If you have been in any sort of truck crash involving a larger vehicle, it is very important to act quickly and to get medical attention. Any internal or serious injuries could threaten your life and prompt medical attention could save it. Continue reading →