Miami Truck Accident Attorneys
Committed to Our Florida Clients Since 1974
Rossman, Baumberger, Reboso & Spier, P.A. has been helping victims of motor vehicle accidents heal and get the compensation
they need to cover their damages for decades, including victims of truck
accidents. The Florida Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles
has reports showing that Florida consistently has one of the highest averages
of fatal truck accidents in the United States — in a single year,
27 people died and 126 others suffered
catastrophic injuries in truck-related crashes. If you or someone you love was injured in a
truck accident, you may be suffering from severe injuries that cost thousands
of dollars in medical bills and lost wages. Our Miami truck accident lawyers
can help you during this challenging time by collecting evidence and strengthening your
personal injury claim. At our firm, you’re not just a case — you’re a human
with a cause worth fighting for.
Contact our team
online or by phone for a free consultation in English or Spanish at
(305) 900-5493. We serve clients throughout Florida who have been injured in motor vehicle
Causes of Truck Accidents
While some factors are outside of our control, such as weather conditions,
most motor vehicle accidents are proven to be caused by human error and
can be prevented. Truck accidents can be caused by the same factors that
cause car accidents, though there are some unique factors that can apply
to commercial truckers.
Some of these unique causes include:
- Fatigued driving: Truckers often feel pressured to make their deliveries
on time and will push through the night and over long distances, despite
the fact that they’re supposed to take meal and rest breaks like
any other employee. When drivers are fatigued, they can become distracted
and even fall asleep at the wheel, losing control of their trucks and
- Inadequate hiring/training: Trucking companies are supposed to properly
vet drivers before hiring them and then train them to operate their vehicles.
When these companies cut corners, they may wind up with inexperienced
drivers or drivers who have a record of past traffic violations.
- Poor maintenance: Large trucks are required to be regularly maintained
and inspected in between uses to ensure any issues are fixed before a
long drive. When trucks aren’t maintained, issues like blown tires
and brake failures can arise and cause serious accidents.
- Intoxicated driving: According to NHTSA data, 3 percent of truck drivers
involved in fatal accidents were intoxicated. While any type of impaired
driving is dangerous, injuries can be especially severe or fatal when
an accident involves a drunk driver of an 80,000-pound truck.
Why Do Truck Accidents Cause Serious Injuries?
Truck accidents are known to primarily result in catastrophic injuries,
or injuries that are so severe that they may be permanent disabilities
and require lifelong medical care. This is because of the sheer size of
trucks. Commercial trucks can weigh up to 80,000 pounds, which is a notable
difference from the average 3,000-pound passenger car. The size and weight
of these trucks are enough to involve multiple vehicles in accidents.
Common injuries that people suffer from in truck accidents include spinal
cord injuries, head and brain injuries, burns, amputations, internal bleeding,
soft tissue damage, and broken bones. One deadly type of truck accident
is known as a rollover, which occurs when the truck tips over onto its
side or roof, taking down other vehicles nearby. Another is an underride
accident, which occurs when a smaller vehicle becomes lodged beneath the truck.
Determining Liability in a Truck Accident
After you’ve been injured in a truck accident, you may want to point
fingers at the driver first. This is common, as truck drivers may be at
fault for negligence if they were under the influence or distracted at
the time of the accident. However, there are other parties that can ultimately
be held responsible depending on what contributed to the accident.
Guilty parties often include:
- Trucking companies found in violation of hiring or training guidelines
or maintenance requirements
- Cargo loaders who fail to load or secure cargo properly in the truck
- Truck manufacturers or designers who produce faulty or defective parts
It can be difficult to determine liability on your own after a truck accident,
especially when trucking companies and their lawyers are involved. Our
truck accident attorneys in Miami can protect you and your rights to compensation,
and we’re not intimidated by going up against large companies or
corporations. With more than 200 years of collective experience behind
our firm, we have what it takes to get optimal results.
You deserve to be represented by a firm that can obtain the results you
need. Call our truck accident lawyers in Miami if you’ve been injured
in Miami or elsewhere in Florida at