Truck drivers need to carefully consider stopping distance when they brake, since commercial big rigs take longer to stop than smaller passenger cars. Trucks also need to maintain a safe stopping distance from trucks and cars in front of them, since cars can roll a little when braking and starting. Not paying attention to stopping distance can result in rear-end shunt collisions and other types of truck accidents in Hollywood.
Have you been injured in a truck accident? You deserve justice and fair compensation. If your injuries were caused by someone else's negligence or recklessness, there is no reason why you should be facing debt and financial problems due to your injuries. Unfortunately, this is what happens all too often. Even if you have excellent car insurance, keep in mind that the total cost of your injuries may be much higher than you initially think. To review your situation with a personal injury attorney and get legal advice, contact Flaxman Law Group for a free case evaluation. Your initial consultation comes with no obligation.Why do Truck-Related Traffic Accidents Happen in Hollywood?
There are many reasons why truck drivers may not obey rules regarding safe stopping distances:
- Distracted driving
- Fatigued driving
- Lack of proper driving training
- Drunk driving
- Mechanical failure
- Brake defects
- Overweight trucks can take longer to stop, making judging distances even more difficult
No matter what the cause, these types of collisions are often completely preventable. Correct driver training and paying attention to stopping distances can help prevent most of these types of crashes.What to do if You Have Been in a Truck or Car Collision in Hollywood
If you have been injured in a truck accident involving brake failure or brake issue, the injuries may be catastrophic. Brake failure in trucks can lead to multi-vehicle accidents, rear-end shunt accidents, and other catastrophic collisions that lead to fatalities, head injuries, spinal cord trauma, amputations, and other serious injury. If you have been in a serious accident, you will need to contact authorities, get medical attention, and inform your insurance company of the accident. However, you will also want to take additional steps to deal with the financial impact of the accident.
The expenses of your accident can easily total tens of thousands of dollars – or much more. If your injuries are very severe or permanent, the tally can easily reach more than $1 million in lost income and medical bills alone. If someone's negligence or recklessness has caused these injuries, you will want to hold them accountable. You can do so by working with a personal injury attorney and pursuing any legal claims you may have.
Flaxman Law Group attorneys have dedicated themselves to providing compassionate, professional, and aggressive representation for clients who have been injured in Hollywood and across South Florida. With offices in Hollywood, Homestead, and Miami, Flaxman Law Group serves the entire South Florida area. We are also pleased to offer free, no obligation consultations as well as contingency fee arrangements, which means that you don't have to pay for legal fees until and unless Flaxman Law Group recovers money on your behalf. Contact us today for a free, no obligation case evaluation.