When many people think of truck accidents in Homestead or in Florida, they imagine the big rigs and tractor-trailers that are sometimes flipped on the side of highways and freeways. While it is true that commercial truck accidents are common in Homestead and across South Florida, there other types of truck collisions that can be just as deadly and can lead to catastrophic injury. For example, fire truck crashes can cause devastating injuries and losses.
Many people do not think about the risks of fire trucks when they pass one on the road. After all, fire trucks are usually racing to help people and to save lives. Unfortunately, the very nature of fire trucks can also mean that they can become a danger on the road if they are operated incorrectly. There are many things that can make fire trucks a hazard on the road:
•There often rushing to fires, speeding through city streets
•Other drivers may not pull over or stop when they see a fire truck, and this can lead to collisions
•Fire trucks may park in unexpected places, making pedestrian accidents and other accidents possible
•There is a lot of wear and tear on fire trucks, and sometimes they can be affected by mechanical failure or other issues that can lead to a crash
Fire trucks need to rush through traffic in order to save lives. However, fire departments are required to ensure that their truck operators are fully trained and qualified to drive their vehicles. They also like to keep their fire trucks correctly maintained and safe for city driving.
Unfortunately, if you have been injured by a fire truck in a pedestrian accident in Homestead or in Florida or if your car has been struck by a fire truck, you may have a hard time getting compensation. Although fire trucks are fully insured, they are generally owned by government entities and it can be difficult to secure compensation from government entities. Government agencies are protected by teams of attorneys as well as powerful insurance companies who will sometimes undervalue claims or not pay out the full amount possible in each case. Government agencies are also protected by law and have limited liability in some cases.
If you have been injured in a fire truck accident, it is important to consult with a personal injury attorney in Homestead or your community. Due to the force and speed of these trucks, these types of accidents tend to be devastating and can easily become fatal. If you have been injured, a personal injury attorney can review your case and can help you find out what your claim may be worth. An experienced attorney can also go toe to toe with government agencies and their insurers, aggressively pursuing compensation on your behalf.
The attorneys of Flaxman Law Group believe that if you have been injured through negligence, it does not matter whether the liable party is an individual at-fault driver or large government agency. You still deserve justice and compensation. If you have been injured by a fire truck or any type of vehicle in South Florida and believe you may have a claim, do not hesitate to contact Flaxman Law Group for a free, confidential case assessment. Your initial consultation comes with absolutely no obligation, so contact our full-service law firm today for answers.