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Truck accidents in Miami are uniquely different from other motor vehicle accidents. The trucking industry is regulated by the federal government and accident claims are extremely complicated with multiple potentially liable parties. Unfortunately, while the industry has become more regulated, shipping turnaround schedules have tightened. This often leaves truckers pushing against unreasonable schedules and operating against the very regulations that are supposed to make the industry safer.

If you have been injured in a serious truck accident in Miami, Florida, getting legal advice and guidance from a skilled attorney is critical. At Charlip Law Group, personal injury attorney David H. Charlip and our team of Miami truck accident lawyers are highly experienced in navigating these highly complex commercial truck accident cases. Experience matters when pursuing compensation in a complicated truck accident case. Let us help.

Call Experienced Miami truck accident injury attorneys at Charlip Law Group at (305) 354-9313 today.

The Unique Dangers of a Miami Truck Accident

While all motor vehicle accidents present their own challenges, commercial truck accidents are uniquely dangerous and complicated. Considering the sheer size and weight of these vehicles, this makes them a far more perilous risk in an accident. Fully loaded semis and tractor-trailers can weigh in at over 80,000 pounds. That is nearly twenty times the weight of the average passenger vehicle. Consequently, truck accident injury case in Miami is some of the most expensive of all motor vehicle injury claims because of their devastating consequences. 

After an accident in Miami, injured parties may be facing large commercial enterprises and equally large insurance companies. Because of the extent of the possible financial liability, fair compensation may not always be forthcoming from the insurance company. It typically takes a great deal of negotiation and an extensive knowledge of trucking law and truck accident settlements for a victim to get fair compensation for their injuries. Any mistakes can jeopardize a victim’s recovery. 

At the Charlip Law Group, personal injury attorney David H. Charlip and our experienced truck accident lawyers know the stakes are high and understand the unique nature of truck accidents. We are skilled negotiators and work tirelessly to get our clients the compensation they deserve for their truck accident injuries. If that is not possible through negotiation, we have no problem taking the at-fault party to court to ensure that our client’s legal rights are protected.

What Can an Accident Victim Recover After Miami Truck Accident Injuries?

All accidents are different, and compensation will depend on the injuries sustained and any other damages suffered. But through a truck accident claim, accident victims can seek compensation for their:

If the accident resulted in a fatality, family members might be entitled to seek wrongful death benefits from the at-fault party.

Miami truck accident attorney David H. Charlip and his team of injury attorneys at Charlip Law Group understand that seeking compensation for truck accident injuries can be overwhelming. Attorney Charlip and his team may be able to help you fight for your personal injury case.

To schedule a consultation with an experienced attorney for your case, call us today at (305) 354-9313.

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Truck Accidents in Miami, Florida

Florida has one of the nation’s highest averages for fatal truck accidents, with our state ranking third for truck fatalities right behind California and Texas. Truck accidents in Miami can result in tremendous medical costs, extensive property damage, and the potential for catastrophic injuries and fatalities that may impact a family for life.

If you or a family member has been injured in a truck accident, it is essential to get legal assistance from an experienced attorney to ensure that you are fairly compensated for your injuries. Because so many liabilities, insurance, and government issues affect these accident claims, attorney David H. Charlip and his team of skilled Miami truck accident injury lawyers at Charlip Law Group have the experience it takes to support your injury claim so you get the recovery you need and deserve.

A personal injury case can be tough to navigate on your own. Seeking the help of a skilled lawyer can help you receive the maximum benefit you deserve. Talk to us today to schedule a consultation regarding your personal injury case.

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Most Common Types of Truck Accidents

Because of their weight, size, and design, commercial semis can be subject to specific types of accidents. These can include:

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Common Causes of Commercial Trucking Accidents in Florida

Like other motor vehicle accidents, many things can cause a Miami truck accident. But there are also some causes that are unique to the trucking industry.

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The trucking industry moves the majority of the freight in our country. The industry is suffering added pressure with delays and blocks in the supply chain and the rise in online shopping further adds to the demand for the movement of goods by truck. Conversely, the industry as a whole is losing drivers. This leaves fewer and less experienced drivers to move the additional freight throughout the country.

Large commercial trucks make up less than 5 percent of all registered vehicles in the United States, and yet more than 13 percent of all fatal crashes on our roads involve at least one large commercial vehicle.

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) analyzes and publishes data concerning the industry.

The crash data for the year 2019 show that:

  • 5,237 large trucks and buses were involved in fatal crashes, up 2 percent from the year before.
  • The number of commercial trucks that were involved in crashes resulting in injuries was 119,000, up 6 percent from the year prior.
  • Injuries involving large trucks have gone up 62 percent over the past four years.
  • 97 percent of fatalities in truck accidents are to the passengers of the smaller vehicle.

At Charlip Law Group, attorney David H. Charlip and our team of injury attorneys understand the tough terrain victims of truck accidents face. Seeking compensation after your injuries can be overwhelming especially if you just want to focus on regaining your health. Speak to an experienced lawyer about your personal injury case.

Call Charlip Law Group at (305) 354-9313 to schedule a consultation for your case.

Trucking accidents require comprehensive investigation by an experienced Miami truck accident injury lawyer. While the accident scene must be thoroughly investigated and evidence collected, many other matters must be examined during the investigation of a complex trucking accident. 

At Charlip Law Group, we:

  • Collect all forensic evidence, including the police report, images of damages, any nearby surveillance video, images of the crash site, debris, and damage to nearby structures
  • Examine the driver’s driving records, logbooks, route schedules, time cards, manifests, or any other documents pertaining to that driver for 30 days before the accident 
  • Look for any FMCSA hours of service violations that restrict how much time a driver can be actively driving the truck within a given 24-hour period.
  • Analyze trucking company accident data, infractions, personnel files, and other means to establish any history of FMCSA violations 
  • Request any inspection reports prepared for the truck, including the one for the date of the accident. 
  • Examine the tractor-trailer for possible equipment failure or to assess its mechanical condition.
  • Analyze the truck’s “black box” (data recorder) that records any event data and the speed being traveled at the time of impact.
  • Interview all witnesses
  • Consult with experienced accident reconstruction experts, trucking specialists, and forensic toxicologists
  • Look for any indications of negligent training, hiring practices, or supervision on the part of the trucking company.

One of the most common causes of trucking accidents is driver fatigue. Spending many hours behind the wheel of a large and potentially dangerous vehicle was recognized as one of the main dangers in the trucking industry. Consequently, the FMCSA now regulates the time a driver can spend actively driving their rig. 

A driver must maintain and log their hours of service in a logbook to ensure compliance. Unfortunately, because of tight schedules and ongoing shipping constraints, drivers have been known to falsify records. 

Other potentially liable parties besides the drive can include:

  • The company or owner/operator of the truck
  • The company that leased the truck
  • The company that leased the trailer
  • The company that contracted the load
  • The party responsible for the maintenance of the truck
  • The manufacturer of the truck or its parts or other components

Truck accident claims are seldom simple, and liability is not always obvious. At the Charlip Law Group, our experienced Miami truck accident injury lawyers appreciate the difficulty of these claims and diligently pursue every possible point of liability to ensure that our clients get the compensation they need and deserve.

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Getting the Skilled Legal Help of a Miami Truck Accident Attorney

Pursuing a truck accident claim has many moving parts and involves a great deal of investigation. At Charlip Law Group, we work diligently to ensure that our clients get fair and adequate compensation for their injuries. Once we gather and compile the evidence required, we attempt to negotiate a settlement that will meet the needs of our client’s physical and financial healing. If a fair settlement is not possible, we will litigate the matter before the court.

If you have suffered serious injuries in a truck accident, you need serious representation. At Charlip Law Group, our skilled Miami truck accident lawyers have 40 years of experience representing accident victims and their families so they can heal and move forward.

Call us at (305) 354-9313 or contact us through our website contact form to schedule a free consultation to discuss your options.