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Southern Florida has thousands of miles of roadways and these roads are used by innumerable trucks to haul goods and supplies to locations throughout the region. When federal, state, and local authorities take the appropriate steps to maintain these thoroughfares, truckers are able to complete their jobs and return to their home base without incident. However, when a defect in the surface of the road, uncleared debris, or even a poorly designed section of road result in a truck accident, the consequences are devastating. If you have been involved in an accident involving a truck and suspect that a defective roadway played a significant part in the horrific event, our expertise might be exactly what you need.

For example, our firm sued the Florida Department of Transportation over a poorly maintained bridge who’s worn road surface led to a catastrophic cross-over crash. Our Miami Truck Accident lawyers recovered a $22 million dollar settlement.
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Parts of a tire from a tractor-trailer caused a deadly accident on I-95 late Monday evening, according to Jacksonville.com.

Pick Up Truck Flipped After Hitting Debris

The victims, Rebeca Hernandez-Martinez, Danial Lopez-Solis and the driver, Jose Camacho were in a Ford Explorer which flipped over and collided with a tree after hitting the tire debris from the tractor-trailer. Unfortunately, although all three were wearing their seat belts, Hernandez-Martinez lost her life, while Lopez-Solis had to be taken to Halifax General Hospital in critical condition. The driver, Jose Camacho, only suffered minor injuries.
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South Florida residents will flock to Homestead-Miami Speedway for this weekend’s exciting Nascar Sprint Cup Series Finale. In preparation for the exciting event, Miami highways have been filled with large commercial trucks, tractor-trailers and cargo vans heading to the raceway. The increased number of trucks on the roads make the likelihood of a tractor-trailer crash that much more likely over the next few days.

Tractor-trailers, 18 wheelers and big-rigs are huge vehicles that operate at high speeds and could cause tremendous damage and injuries when not operated properly. There are specific federal and state laws that deal with driver qualifications and training, the number of hours a driver can log and how a truck must be maintained. When these laws are not followed, and when a trucking company and its employees put profit ahead of safety, the results can be disastrous.

Miami Trucking Accident Attorneys Greenberg Stone and Urbano have handled numerous cases involving commercial truck crashes. These cases are much different than car accident cases. The injuries are usually much more complex and severe, including spinal cord injuries, traumatic brain injuries and death. If you or a loved one has been injured in truck accident, contact us today for a free consultation.

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Head-On Collision Injury Victim Lawyer

Eighteen-wheelers are the largest, heaviest vehicles on the road. When trucks collide with smaller vehicles on the road, the injuries to the driver and passengers in the other car are almost always severe. With injuries of this magnitude, they affect you not just in the short term, but for the rest of your life. At Greenberg & Stone, our truck accident lawyers have the experience and knowledge to represent plaintiffs nationwide in complex cases involving very serious injuries:

  • Traumatic brain injuries
  • Spinal cord injuries, quadriplegia and paraplegia
  • Amputation or loss of limb
  • Fatality/wrongful death
  • Scarring and disfigurement
  • Traumatic fractures and burn injuries
  • Neck, back and head injuries

Truck Accidents Lead to Life-Changing Personal Injuries

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U.S.A. Truck Driver Injury Attorney

An eighteen wheeler can weigh as much as 80,000 pounds and travels at speeds in excess of 75 miles per hour. Because of the significant loads and speeds involved, truck accidents are often much more severe than car accidents. According to the Fatality Analysis Reporting System (FARS), large trucks account for a disproportionately large number of the vehicles involved in fatal crashes.

Trucking Accidents are Different Than Car Accidents

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Learn the Do’s and Don’ts From Experienced Truck Accident Attorneys

The legal work on your injury claim should begin as soon as possible after a truck accident. Obviously, medical care comes first. Still, it is important to consult and retain knowledgeable legal counsel in the first days following a serious truck accident. Taking quick action to protect your legal rights helps put you on even footing with the trucking company, whose insurance company has already begun to prepare its defense. The insurance companies that defend trucking companies immediately send investigators to accident sites to collect evidence and meet with prospective witnesses. It is not unheard of for investigators to appear at the scene before the police arrive.

If you have been injured, it is critical that you act just as quickly — either by working with the Rapid Response Team at Greenberg & Stone, or by taking action yourself. You should have the same benefits and advantages that the trucking companies enjoy. The experienced accident lawyers at Greenberg & Stone developed this accident checklist to help you protect your rights.

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U.S. Truck Accident Law Firm

Shortly after a devastating crash involving an 18-wheeler or a tractor-trailer, or even a delivery truck, the realty starts to settle in. Life is going to be very different now. Whether you are adjusting to daily living with significant limitations or horrific pain caused by personal injuries, or struggling to cope with the loss of a loved one, there are likely many questions you need answers to, and many questions coming up every day. The phone calls from concerned relatives, doctors, collection agencies and insurance companies can also be overwhelming. You have never been through this before, and you should not have to do it alone. The truck accident attorneys of Greenberg & Stone can help.

Truck Accident Attorneys Serving Accident Victims Nationwide

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Greenberg & Stone

In a truck accident, more than any other type of motor vehicle accident, it is critical to take action quickly. Trucking companies have investigative teams who arrive at the scene as soon as possible after a crash. We have heard of insurance adjusters contacting victims of truck accidents within two hours of the crash.

Acting Quickly: Why It is Critical to Your Case

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Information About Our Law Firm’s Achievements

The best way to decide which law firm is most qualified to represent you or a family member after a serious or fatal truck accident is to gather as much information as possible about the law firm’s history and qualifications.

On this page of the Greenberg & Stone, truck accident website, you will find information about the key awards, memberships and other distinctions possessed by Greenberg & Stone’s lawyers. In addition to the information below, you may review the following sections of our site to learn more about our law firm:

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Why Do Accident Categories Matter in Legal Proceedings?

After a major truck accident that causes serious injury or fatality, the injury victim or surviving family has the right to seek financial compensation from every company or person that helped cause the accident through negligent or reckless behavior. To determine who caused the accident, the entire accident sequence must be closely examined for clues to causation.

A knowledgeable accident attorney knows that identifying the specific types of vehicles involved in the accident is important to the success of the legal claim. Different types of trucks are susceptible to different types of accidents — based on their construction, purpose or usage.

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