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Deerfield Beach Stopping Distance

Stopping distance truck accidents happen in Deerfield Beach and Florida all the time, but many drivers are not aware of the risks of stopping distances. The reality is that trucks such as big rigs and 18-wheelers take much longer to come to a complete stop when compared with smaller passenger vehicles. This means that truck drivers must use extra caution and give themselves more room. It also means that issues such as speeding or brake problems can contribute to trucking crashes even more easily. If you have been rear-ended by a truck or have been in a motor vehicle collision because a truck did not seem able to stop in time, you may have a stopping distance claim. You may want to consult an attorney to review your rights.

The attorneys of Flaxman Law Group work closely with our clients to understand their needs and to create a personalized system for securing the resources our clients need in order to start rebuilding their lives. Creating a personalized solution starts with contacting our law firm for a free, no obligation consultation. To arrange for your free consultation to find out whether you have a claim, contact Flaxman Law Group today.

Stopping Distance Issues in Deerfield Beach and Florida Lead to Serious Collisions

Whenever a tractor-trailer or big rig must make a sudden stop, they may not have adequate distance between themselves and other vehicles to avoid a crash. Unfortunately, this type of accident occurs all the time. Stopping distance issues can lead to:

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

In each of these cases, due to the size and force of the big rig or tractor-trailer, it is not unusual for injuries to be severe. Common injuries that result from stopping distance related accidents include:

  • Spinal cord injury
  • Fractures
  • Soft tissue injury
  • Whiplash
  • Lacerations
  • Paralysis
  • Amputation
  • Head injury
  • Fatalities

These injuries have the potential to change lives. In some cases, people who sustain serious injuries in trucking accidents are not able to return to work. Some require a lifetime of care because they cannot bathe, eat, or groom themselves without assistance.

Even injuries – such as concussions and broken bones – where patients expect a full recovery can result in medical costs, hospital stays, medical tests, and other expenses. A patient who has sustained one of these so-called more minor injuries may still need to lose time at work as they heal.

There is no reason why you should have to pay for these costs yourself if your accident was not your fault. Consult with a personal injury attorney if you have been injured to determine what you can do to secure fair compensation to pay for damages related to your accident.

Have You Sustained an Injury in a Trucking Collision?

The team of attorneys at Flaxman Law Group would be pleased to help you if you have been involved in a truck collision. Simply contact our law firm to find out whether you have a legal claim or other options for securing compensation.