Miami Truck Accident Attorneys
Large trucks and the trucking industry play an important role in the American economy. Trucks are the way in which most of us receive our goods on a daily basis, from goods in the supermarket to goods which are delivered to our front door. Unfortunately, the rise in the number of trucks on the roads have also led to an increase in the number of severe accidents. Pitting a large multi-ton truck against a smaller motor vehicle or motorcycle can have disastrous results. If you or a loved one have been injured in a truck accident, you may be entitled to receive compensation for your injuries.
Florida Truck Accidents
In 2014, nearly 5,000 truck accidents in Florida led to injuries or fatalities, out of approximately 30,000 truck accidents throughout the state. While these numbers only represent a small amount of the total accidents, the majority of the accidents did lead to property damage, and undoubtedly caused extreme distress to all victims involved. Truck accidents are not as cut and dry as individual car accidents and are jarring and life-changing. The aftermath of a truck accident is much different than the aftermath of a car accident. Many victims are able to walk away from a truck accident, only to suffer serious injuries later in life. It is therefore important to consider your legal options after a truck accident.
Florida Personal Injury Recovery
Florida is a comparative negligence state, which means that the victim of a serious truck accident will be able to recover the full amount of damages in an accident that was 100 percent caused by the truck driver. However, if the victim was found to be 20 percent at fault, their damages will be capped at 80 percent of the total amount. In most situations, the victim does not have any fault and is able to recover the full amount.
A victim is able to bring a claim which includes the following:
- Medical expenses
- Rehabilitation expenses
- Pain and suffering
- Lost wages
- Future earnings
- Loss of consortium
An experienced truck accident attorney will be able to assist you in calculating out the full amount of damages you are entitled to receive as a result of your injuries. Truck accidents have the potential to cause extreme injuries to the victims of the accident, including paralysis, severe burns, broken bones, and traumatic brain injuries. Each of these injuries will require a longer period of adjustment and recovery, including ongoing physical therapy sessions. For victims of severe injuries, a future career may be uncertain, and a personal injury claim will carefully consider this.
Lipcon & Lipcon | Miami, Florida Truck Accident Lawyers
If you or a loved one have been injured in a truck accident, do not hesitate to contact the attorneys of Lipcon & Lipcon. Our attorneys have years of experience in handling personal injury claims stemming from injuries sustained in truck accidents. You should not be forced to cover the expenses of your injuries and deal with your recovery at the same time. Contact our Miami office today and we will begin drafting your claim for damages while you focus on your recovery.