Truck drivers must have a commercial driver’s license and special training to operate large big rigs and tractor-trailers on the road. Unfortunately, even with state and federal safety requirements, truck drivers still make careless or dangerous choices that lead to auto accidents. The results of these collisions can include serious injury or even death for innocent victims.
If you were injured or a loved one was killed in a crash caused by a truck driver, Steinger, Iscoe & Greene is here to help. Our Miami truck accident lawyers have represented thousands of clients and have helped obtain significant compensation for victims. While every case is different, our track record of success has earned our firm a place on the list of the Best Law Firms and has earned our attorneys places in the Million Dollar and Multi-Million Dollar Advocates Forum. We can put our legal knowledge to work to help you, so schedule a free consultation with a member of our legal team today.
After a truck accident occurs, it is important to call the police right away. Law enforcement will write an accident report detailing what they believe the cause of the crash to be. This will be invaluable in potentially proving the truck driver was to blame for the accident. Getting the contact information of witnesses is also important.
Seek immediate medical help to get wounds treated and injuries documented. You should be fully compensated for all injuries arising from a truck crash so it is important to have proof of how badly you were hurt in a collision.
If it is clear the truck driver was to blame, the driver’s insurer and/or the insurer representing the trucking company may begin to negotiate a settlement. You should have representation from a Miami truck accident lawyer as you may be pressured to settle your case for less than you deserve. Never sign anything before you have a lawyer look at it, because you cannot change your mind once you’ve settled.
If you cannot agree on a fair payout to settle a case, your case will go on to court and an experienced litigator from Steinger, Iscoe & Greene will help you prove you are entitled to compensation because the truck driver and/or trucking company was to blame for your injuries.
The truck driver can be held legally liable for any serious injuries that result from a violation of federal or state safety regulations, and for any injuries that occur as a result of careless or unsafe driving.
The driver is not the only one who could be required to pay damages, as trucking companies are liable both for the actions of employees who are on the job as well as for any negligence in their policies such as a failure to properly train drivers.
Whether you take action against the driver, the trucking company or both, you should be compensated for:
A Miami truck accident attorney can help you understand what your case may be worth and will fight to ensure you get the full amount of money you deserve.
At Steinger, Iscoe & Greene, our dedicated attorneys understand how much is at stake when you suffer truck accident losses. We’re here to answer your questions, review your case and advocate for you. You pay no legal fees unless you win and we will treat your case with the importance it deserves in every situation. Contact us today to schedule your free consultation.