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Davie Stopping Distance

In Davie and other Florida communities, stopping distance collisions occur most often because of the difference in stopping distances between passenger cars and trucks. Car drivers are used to driving in vehicles that can stop quickly to avert an accident and some motorists assume that all other vehicles on the road have the same braking ability. This is not the case. Commercial trucks such as tankers and big rigs have much longer stopping distances, and this means that when truck drivers are negligent or when motorists do not exercise adequate caution around trucks, crashes can occur.

If you have been in a motor vehicle accident involving a truck, you will want legal advice to get answers and compensation. To discuss what happened to you with a personal injury attorney, contact Flaxman Law Group today. We offer a free, no obligation case review to all new clients, so there's no cost and no obligation associated with contacting us to ask for legal advice about your situation.

Stopping Distance Issues Can Lead to Many Types of Traffic Collisions in Davie and Other Florida Communities

When a truck cannot stop in time to avoid a collision, stopping distance issues can lead to many types of accidents, including:

  • Intersection accidents
  • Multiple vehicle collisions
  • Override accidents
  • Rear-end crashes
  • Single vehicle crashes

These car accidents claim far too many lives each year and cause devastating injuries – including head trauma, amputations, and spinal cord injuries – that affect entire families.

Car Insurance May Not be Enough

Many drivers assume that if they are ever in a trucking accident, their insurance company – or the insurance carrier of the truck driver – will take care of them. Unfortunately, survivors of serious trucking accidents often have trouble getting full compensation from at-fault drivers. In some cases, truck drivers and truck carriers blame passenger car drivers for an accident. In other situations, insurance carriers offer insurance benefits that do not cover the full cost of medical care, lost wages, and other losses.

If you have been injured in a trucking accident, you will want to consult a personal injury attorney – no matter how good you think your insurance may be. An attorney can offer you advice and can help you understand the true costs of your injuries, which can help you evaluate any insurance offers. An attorney can also answer your questions and can advocate on your behalf for full, fair compensation so that you have the money you need to pay for rehabilitation, surgery, and any other expenses you may face.

The attorneys at Flaxman Law Group offer legal advocacy for truck collision victims across South Florida. Through our offices in Miami, Homestead, and Hollywood, we are proud to serve Miami-Dade County, Broward County, and surrounding areas. Through our three offices, we have helped thousands of personal injury victims secure compensation and jury awards for their injuries. To find out whether you have a claim or whether you qualify to negotiate with your insurance carrier, contact Flaxman Law Group for a free, no obligation case review.

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