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Miami Beach Stopping Distance

A typical passenger car driven at 60 mph may take about 150 feet to come to a full stop if the driver hits the brakes hard. A tractor trailer, however, traveling at the same speed may take about 250 feet to brake completely, and may require even more space when traveling downhill or with heavy cargo. Longer stopping distances on big rigs and tractor-trailers are one reason why passenger car drivers are taught to give larger trucks extra space. However, what happens if you give a truck extra room but due to bald tires, overweight cargo, or speeding, the truck driver crashes in your car anyway? In some cases, stopping distance related accidents in Miami Beach and other communities are preventable and are caused by driver error or by mechanical defects. In these cases, you may have a legal claim that allows you to seek compensation.

If you have been injured, please do not hesitate in contacting Flaxman Law Group, a full service law firm in South Florida. The aim of our legal staff is to make the process is easier as possible for you. At Flaxman Law Group, we offer free consultations so you have to worry about paying for initial legal advice. We also handle all the details, from helping you find local resources to taking care of all of the details of your legal claim.

Why do Stopping Distance Collisions Happen in Florida?

A truck driver may be involved in a stopping distance collision for a number of reasons:

  • The truck may come around a corner or bend in the road and encounter unexpected stopped traffic
  • The traffic in front of the truck may stop suddenly
  • A passenger car driver may not leave enough space for the truck
  • A truck driver may be following traffic too closely to stop adequately
  • Tire or brake failure may make it harder for the truck driver to stop safely
  • Bad weather may cause a truck to slide and take longer to stop
  • An undertrained or under-experienced truck driver may underestimate the amount of space needed to brake safely

It can be difficult to tell what has caused a stopping distance collision and therefore can be challenging to tell whether you have a claim. In these cases, you will want to consult with a personal injury attorney who can act quickly to investigate the crash while protecting your rights.

So You Need a Personal Injury Attorney in Miami Beach or Anywhere in South Florida?

Let Flaxman Law Group put our combined 60 years of legal experience to use as you seek compensation for your injuries. If you have been injured, contact us immediately for a free case consultation and to take immediate legal action against those responsible for your injuries. Our full-service law firm has a track record of securing more than $100 million on behalf of thousands of personal injury plaintiffs across South Florida. We work with plaintiffs from all walks of life and we handle every detail of your case, leaving you peace of mind. Contact us today for free case review. You can always reach our law firm through our website or by calling 1-866-FLAXMAN (1-866-352-9626).