If you have been involved in a truck accident, the odds are already against you. First, if you are in a car, on a bike, or walking, you are likely to be seriously injured or even killed, whereas the truck driver may walk away unscathed. Second, if the collision was caused by the truck driver or trucking company’s actions, you will face an uphill battle to ensure that you receive the compensation you deserve for your medical expenses, lost wages, and pain and suffering. This is because the trucker and trucking company have a massive advantage. They have decades of experience defending truck accident claims like yours. They have entire departments dedicated to fighting claims and minimizing payouts to accident victims like yourself. They have attorneys ready at a moment’s notice to respond and challenge your complaint. To even these odds, you need a seasoned Miami truck accident lawyer on your side.
Time is Not On Your Side
If you have been involved in a truck accident, you need to act quickly to secure a qualified truck accident attorney. While you are still in your vehicles awaiting the arrival of police and medical assistance, the trucking company is already initiating its own investigation into the accident. Unless the driver has been seriously injured, one of the first things he or she will do is contact the trucking company home office to report the accident. The driver will be instructed not to make any incriminating statements to police officers. Meanwhile, the home office will contact field investigators and accident reconstruction teams to head to the scene of the crash. These experts may arrive at the scene at the same time as police officers. They will photograph the scene of the accident, the damaged vehicles, and take measurements of skid, yaw, and scuff marks, all while the evidence is fresh. During all this time, you are losing vital evidence in support of your potential case.
While it is unrealistic to think that the average motorist injured in a truck accident could get an investigator to the scene as quickly as the trucking company can, it is nevertheless imperative that you act as soon as possible to retain the assistance of a truck accident attorney. The more evidence you can gather after the accident, the better your chances of a full recovery. Some evidence must be collected as soon as possible or it will be lost forever. Skid and scuff marks can fade with time or disappear in a rain storm. By securing the assistance of a truck accident attorney as soon as possible, you can increase your chances of a successful accident case significantly.
Greenberg Stone and Urbano: Talented Truck Accident Attorneys
Truck accidents can result in serious injury or death. You will need a skilled attorney to present your truck accident case and obtain the results you desire. If you have been involved in a truck accident, the Miami Truck Accident Attorneys at Greenberg Stone and Urbano are here to help. Our dedicated firm will fight to see that you obtain the recovery you deserve from the at-fault trucker or trucking company. For over 130 collective years, our experienced attorneys have assisted truck accident victims across South Florida. We seek to obtain compensation for all of your damages, including medical bills, lost wages, pain and suffering, and more. Our dedication to legal excellence has earned us an AV rating from Martindale Hubbell and recognition as one of South Florida’s top firms by the Miami Herald. Call us at (888) 499-9700 or (305) 595-2400 or visit our website to schedule your initial consultation.