We represent injured people with all types of accident claims

Homestead Stopping Distance

Trucks take much longer to stop than passenger cars, because big rigs and tractor-trailers use air brakes and are much larger and heavier, meaning that it takes longer to stop the vehicle. Because of this, truck drivers are trained to give themselves extra time and stopping distance in order to prevent an override accident or rear end car crash.

If you have been in a rear end car accident or another type of car accident caused by a truck driver not braking correctly, you may have a legal claim. If the truck driver’s negligence or recklessness contributed to the collision, you may be able to seek compensation to pay for medical bills, lost wages, and other expenses related to your injuries. Contact Flaxman Law Group today to arrange for a free appointment to discuss your situation with a personal injury attorney.

Why Do Trucks Not Stop In Time To Avoid A Car Accident?

There are many issues that can affect stopping distance and can lead to a car accident:

  • Poor road design or poor road maintenance
  • Incorrect braking technique
  • Lack of driver training
  • Inexperienced truck drivers
  • Distracted drivers
  • Inebriated truck drivers
  • Fatigued truck drivers

Depending on the specifics of the case, there may be multiple liable parties. For example, the motor carrier may be held partly liable if they did not train or screen their employees adequately or if they used policies that encourage unsafe driving. The truck driver may be held liable if they made mistakes or drove recklessly, leading to the accident. The city where the accident took place may also be held partly liable if faulty road design and poor road maintenance contributed to the accident.

Why Pursuing Justice is Important in Personal Injury Cases

Pursuing multiple liable parties not only brings closure and gives you more answers about what led to a traffic accident, but it can increase your chances that you will get fair compensation for your injuries. Keep in mind that even a simple fracture can cost thousands of dollars in medical care. A serious or permanent injury such as a spinal cord injury may cost you millions of dollars over a lifetime if you cannot return to work.

It is unfair that you suffer the pain of a serious injury and also the financial burden of medical bills, lost income, car repairs, and other damages. Speaking with a personal injury attorney can help you understand whether you have legal recourse to get compensation and assistance for some of these costs. Of course, compensation will not undo the accident or take away the pain, but it can ensure that you and your family pursue money for necessities and the best medical care possible.

Would you like to discuss your case with a personal injury attorney? The Homestead law offices of Flaxman Law Group as well as the Hollywood and Miami offices are always available. Contact Flaxman Law Group at any time of the day or night to arrange for a free, no obligation consultation to review your situation.