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Most people never have to face the seemingly indomitable obstacle of how to get through a serious accident, but when there has been a crash resulting in devastating injuries, it may seem like an impossible task. This may be compounded when the accident involves a commercial truck because of the complexities of bringing an action against both an individual and a trucking company, but there is help out there for injured victims and their families.

The skilled Miami truck accident attorneys at Greenberg, Stone & Urbano, P.A. understand the tremendous pain and suffering, as well as the logistics, which are present after a truck accident. With more than 130 years of collective experience representing truck crash victims, our attorneys are prepared to alleviate the burden by fighting for you while you focus on recovery.

Although there will be great hurdles, there is a way to get through the process with the compensation that is necessary to deal with the consequences of the collision. One of the first things to do is to gather as much evidence as possible, as quickly as possible. The immediate priorities include:

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Although residents of South Florida were not experiencing the winter weather that led to the pile-up, most people saw news reports about the massive accident involving approximately 100 vehicles on an ice and snow covered road in Michigan in early January. Although these weather conditions are not likely to be present here anytime soon, the danger of a multi-vehicle accident involving semi-trucks is very real for drivers traveling throughout the region. Just recently, three tractor-trailers were involved in a chain-reaction accident where the driver of the third truck could not stop, resulting in serious injuries for one driver. If there had been a passenger vehicle involved in the pile-up, the results could have been even more tragic.

Vehicle collisions involving large trucks nearly always result in one or more people being seriously injured because of the size and weight of the trucks. The recovery process for these victims is long and arduous. If you or a loved one has been injured or killed as a result of a truck accident, the skilled Miami truck accident lawyers at Greenberg, Stone & Urbano, P.A. will work to obtain the compensation that you need to move forward from the accident. Our dedicated attorneys have more than 130 years of collective experience in representing truck accident victims successfully.

The multiple truck crash that occurred on Interstate 95 in Johns County involved a FedEx truck that collided with another vehicle in late January 2015. The cause of the accident was still under investigation, according to the news report. The driver of one of the trucks involved in the initial impact was taken to the hospital with serious injuries. Unfortunately, the driver of a third truck was unable to stop in time after seeing the crash and struck one of the trucks, compounding the severity of the initial crash. Part of the reason for the third vehicle’s inability to stop in time was attributed to the fact that the accident occurred at 5:00 AM and the driver of the third truck could not see the accident until it was too late. The road was blocked by debris from the accident for some time after the wreck and several lanes of I-95 remained closed for hours. This type of crash is a real danger for drivers who travel the roadways throughout South Florida.
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For many people, there is a time when they will need to rent a large truck, whether this is to move from one place to another, pick up a large item, or perform some work-related task as a contractor or small business owner. Regardless of the reason why the person needs the truck, there are things that he needs to know in the event of an accident while driving the truck. Drivers who are involved in an accident with someone driving a rental truck also must obtain assistance quickly in order to evaluate whether the state of the truck led to the accident. One of the most important things to consider is whether the truck was maintained in a safe manner. If not, this negligence might have caused or contributed to the severity of an accident.

There are many serious concerns when there is a truck crash, including getting any injured victims the medical help that they need and taking care of any damages. However, it also is important to gather evidence before it is lost or destroyed. The skilled Miami truck crash lawyers at Greenberg, Stone & Urbano, P.A. know the myriad of ways in which a person can experience harm after a serious truck crash and what is necessary to prove that liability. Our skilled attorneys have more than 130 years of collective experience putting together strong cases in which we pursue the compensation that our clients deserve.

The owners and managers of a rental truck fleet must maintain the vehicles in a safe manner, which means routine inspections of the vehicles in order to ensure that there are no unexpected problems for those people who are relying on the trucks out on the road. In addition, the maintenance that is performed must adhere to an appropriate standard. Many times, a rental truck owner will use older parts or take short-cuts in order to limit the cost of keeping the trucks operating. Whether motivated by greed or caused by incompetence, this serious lack of care can result in mechanical failures that jeopardize the users of the rental trucks.
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The number one cause of commercial truck accidents as the result of negligence is driver error. This may be from a distracted driver who was traveling at high rates of speed without his eyes on the road or it may be from a driver who did not realize that he needed to apply the brakes quickly. There was a truck accident on Interstate 95 that shut down the road to traffic that appears to have been caused by driver error. According to a news report, a Federal Express truck failed to take appropriate actions to avoid a slower moving produce truck, resulting in a collision that closed down the interstate and required a diversion of traffic.

When a person is injured in a serious accident with a truck, there are many injuries that may result because of the size and weight of the truck. If you or a loved one has been injured in a truck crash caused by driver error or some other type of negligence, the skilled Miami truck accident lawyers at Greenberg, Stone & Urbano, P.A. will fight to get you the outcome that you deserve. Our attorneys have more than 130 years of collective experience in obtaining justice for our clients.

When the two commercial trucks collided on Interstate 95, the driver of the Federal Express truck was seriously injured and the driver of the other vehicle also was injured. The Florida Highway Patrol has reported that the FedEx driver, who ran into the other vehicle, will be charged with careless driving. Despite the fact that there were injuries, this accident may have been much worse.

There are many different types of driver error, but some of the most common include:
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Commercial trucks can weigh up to 80,000 pounds and are difficult to operate under the best of circumstances. When there is a tire blowout, this can lead to a serious accident. There are many reasons for tire blowouts. While a tire failure can happen as the result of an unavoidable impact with road debris, potholes, and other types of hazards, many times it is negligence on the part of the driver or trucking company that leads to the dangerous condition.

Tire blowouts in commercial trucks can lead to devastating crashes. Due to the disparity in the weight between large trucks and smaller passenger vehicles, the driver and occupants of the smaller vehicle often are seriously injured. The skilled and dedicated Miami truck accident lawyers at Greenberg, Stone & Urbano, P.A. have more than 130 years of experience in advocating on behalf of our clients to get the compensation that they need to recover from the harm they suffered during the collision.

Tire blowouts that happen because of the negligence of the truck driver, mechanic, or trucking company have dangerous consequences for victims of the resulting crashes. Some of the most common causes of tire blowouts include:
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At this most wonderful time of the year, there are many things that bring people joy, but it also is a time when there are increased commercial truck accidents because of the increased volume of trucks on the road. One of the reasons for the increased large truck traffic is the numerous products that are shipped around the country, as well as the increased inventory in many stores hoping to attract shoppers. When the high number of trucks is compounded by millions of Americans who are traveling for the holidays, there are many horrific crashes.

When there is a higher volume of commercial trucks and passenger vehicles on the road, the risk of accidents increases significantly. After an accident has led to injuries, it is important to contact the right attorneys in order to get the compensation necessary to recover from the crash. The knowledgeable Miami car accident lawyers at Greenberg, Stone & Urbano, P.A. have more than 130 years of experience in fighting to get our clients justice after a serious accident.

According to statistics compiled by the United States Department of Transportation, there is an increase of more than 20 percent in traffic over the holiday season. Nationally, more than 10 percent of all vehicle accidents involve tractor-trailers or other commercial trucks. There is a greater risk of serious injuries when there is a large truck involved. All of these factors create a dangerous situation over the holiday season.
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There are many different issues that arise when a person has been in a serious accident with a commercial truck. The skilled and dedicated Miami car accident lawyers at Greenberg, Stone & Urbano, P.A. have more than 130 years of experience in representing clients who have been injured in a horrific accident and we present some of the most commonly asked questions here.
What is a commercial truck?

A commercial truck is any large vehicle that is used in the course of conducting business, including the transportation of goods locally or across the country. In addition, there are vehicles that carry hazardous materials, construction waste, and other industry by-products. While pick-up trucks sometimes are used in support of a business, generally the use of the term “commercial truck” refers to something much bigger than a pick-up.

What are the usual causes of truck accidents?

There are many different things that can lead to a truck accident, including negligence in the maintenance of the truck, poor driver training, distracted driving, driving under the influence of drugs or alcohol, and reckless or aggressive driving. Many times, the driver of a smaller vehicle may cause an accident because of underestimating how a truck driver reacts to a sudden or unexpected movement.

Why are large crash accidents so dangerous?

A fully-loaded tractor-trailer traveling on the roads of South Florida can weigh as much as 80,000 pounds while the average passenger car weighs around 3,000 pounds. The size disparity of these two vehicles means that when there is a crash, the impact forces transmitted to the occupants of the passenger vehicle are far greater than those experienced in a collision with a smaller vehicle.
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There are many different types of negligence that lead to devastating truck accidents, but when a person with a medical condition gets behind the wheel of a tractor-trailer or other large truck, it is necessary to demonstrate that the driver knew about the condition in order to establish liability. The importance of this issue has led to the dedication of resources by the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) in order to address how different medical conditions affect a person’s ability to drive.
When a person has been injured in an accident caused by the truck driver’s medical condition, it is critical to build an effective case. The tenacious and knowledgeable Miami car accident attorneys at Greenberg, Stone & Urbano, P.A. have more than 130 years of experience in gathering the evidence that is necessary to prove the driver’s negligence.

The FMCSA has created a number of medical reports that address the medical conditions that can impact a person’s ability to operate successfully a large truck. These papers are drafted by medical experts, including scientists and physicians. Some of the conditions that have been addressed by the FMCSA include:

• Cardiovascular disease;
• Cochlear implants and other hearing disorders;
• Obstructive sleep apnea and other sleep disorders;
• Diabetes;
• Traumatic brain injury (TBI);
• Strokes;
• Seizure disorders;
• Multiple sclerosis;
• Renal disease;
• Musculoskeletal disease; and • Psychiatric disease.
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There are many things that must be dealt with after a serious accident involving a tractor-trailer or other large truck. This includes getting emergency medical treatment, enduring long-term care and rehabilitation, getting money for lost wages and additional costs that are the result of the crash, and receiving compensation for pain and suffering. When the crash is severe, the damages might be millions of dollars. If a person is killed in the accident, the damages increase even more. Many accident victims are blind-sided when they discover that the insurance coverage of the truck driver or trucking company is not sufficient to satisfy the financial burden caused by the crash and its long-term consequences.

After a serious truck accident, it is important to have the right legal help to put together the case necessary to recover the compensation that a victim needs to rebuild his life, and that of his family, after a severe crash. The compassionate and skilled Miami car accident lawyers at Greenberg, Stone & Urbano, P.A. have more than 130 years of experience in getting justice for victims of a truck crash. Our attorneys will do everything possible to maximize the recovery.
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It is an unavoidable fact that cars and trucks share road space on nearly every roadway in South Florida. Many times, the truck driver will operate the large commercial truck in a negligent manner, leading to a serious accident. In other cases, the trucking company will not maintain the truck properly, resulting in a dangerous crash waiting to happen. Although there are many situations where a collision in unavoidable, there are steps that a driver can take to minimize his or her risk of a devastating crash.

A person who has been involved in a severe crash with a truck faces a long recovery period. The financial and emotional stress of this time can be horrific. The knowledgeable and compassionate Miami car accident attorneys at Greenberg, Stone & Urbano, P.A. have more than 130 years of experience in helping victims get the help that they need to move forward from an injury.

Each year, there are hundreds of thousands of collisions involving a car and a commercial truck across the country. Many of these crashes lead to serious injuries and fatalities. There are measures that a driver can take to avoid some of these crashes, including:
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