Posted On: November 15, 2012 by Flaxman Law Group

Understanding the Legal Process After a North Miami Beach Truck Accident

If you have been injured in a North Miami Beach truck accident, you may be confused by all the legal processes after the accident. After the accident, there may be two types of legal proceedings in your case: civil and criminal.

Criminal cases

Criminal proceedings in the case will occur if it is determined by authorities that the truck driver violated laws, causing the accident. If found guilty, the truck driver and truck company could face license suspension, jail time, as well as other repercussions. However, not all prosecutors aggressively pursue these types of cases. To ensure that the truck driver and truck company are held responsible for their actions, you may wish to contact the prosecutor yourself and work with an attorney to ensure that those responsible for the accident are held accountable. In some cases, you may be able to write a victim impact statement in order to help the judge determine whether to take action against the truck driver and truck company.

Civil cases

Many victims who have been injured in a North Miami Beach traffic accident also choose to pursue a civil legal case. A civil legal case seeks monetary reward or compensation for the injuries a victim has suffered in a North Miami Beach car accident or truck accident. In this type of case, the truck company, truck drivers, as well as many other liable parties can be held responsible for the costs and injuries incurred an accident. Whether criminal cases ever filed and whether that criminal case is won or lost, victims can pursue a civil case. The case can make it all the way to court, or a truck company and insurance company may decide to seek an out-of-court settlement. A settlement can also involve steps that the truck company or truck driver has to take in order to reduce the risk of future accidents.

If you have been injured in a North Miami Beach truck accident or have lost a loved one in a North Miami Beach truck accident, you may have legal case. You may be able to play a role in the criminal case or you may simply choose to pursue a civil case. Making a decision to pursue a legal claim is significant, and before you decide one way or the other it is a good idea to consult with a North Miami Beach personal injury attorney who is experienced with truck accident cases. An experienced attorney can tell you whether you have a case, can help you understand how much your case could be worth, and can help you understand your rights and options. Based on this information, you can make a decision that is right for you.

Do you need to speak with a North Miami Beach truck accident attorney? If you've been injured in a truck accident, contact the Flaxman Law Group to arrange for a free, no obligation case evaluation. Your free consultation allows you to ask questions and discuss your case with a personal injury attorney. The Flaxman Law Group is a full-service law firm that has already helped thousands of South Florida traffic accident and personal injury victims recover settlements for their injuries. The legal team has access to a variety of resources, so the Flaxman Law Group can take care of all the details of your claim, allowing you to focus on healing.