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Miami Stopping Distance

The weight and size of commercial trucks increases stopping distance enormously. Large trucks that are overburdened with heavy cargo take even longer to stop than a truck with a normal and safe weight. On hills and with high speeds, especially, overweight and overloaded trucks in Miami and other cities have very long stopping distances – enough so that they can be dangerous if the driver needs to brake suddenly in order to avoid a collision. In addition to overloaded trucks, there are other causes of stopping distance collisions. Driver error and mechanical failure, for example, can contribute to these types of crashes.

If you have been injured because your car or a commercial truck failed to stop in time to prevent a collision, contact Flaxman Law Group. We can help you understand whether you have a legal claim and what steps you may want to take in order to bolster your claim. Your initial consultation is free and comes with no obligation, so there's no risk in getting legal advice from our friendly and professional staff.

Types of Collisions Caused by Stopping Distance Errors

When a truck driver fails to stop in time to prevent a collision, they can lose control of their truck as they work to minimize or prevent the crash. This can cause the truck to veer into traffic and can cause a variety of collisions, including:

  • Pedestrian accidents
  • Intersection crashes
  • Rear end shunt collisions
  • Head-on accidents
  • Rollovers
  • Single vehicle collisions
  • Truck rollovers
  • Multiple-vehicle collisions
  • Single vehicle collisions

These types of collisions can easily lead to catastrophic injury and even loss of life. Sadly, in many cases these types of crashes are also preventable.

What Can I Recover After A Stopping Distance Accident In Miami Or My Community?

In many cases, a trucking collision caused by stopping distance issues results in override accidents or rear end collisions that result in catastrophic injuries. If you've been in this type of collision, you may require lengthy and complicated medical care. You may lose time at work and you may need to repair or replace your car as well as other property. If you have a legal claim, you can seek compensation for any of these costs. You can seek compensation for:

  • Pain and suffering
  • Medical costs, including expected future medical costs
  • Lost wages, including expected future lost income
  • Property damage
  • Incidental costs

If you have lost a loved one in a trucking accident, you may also be able to seek compensation for final medical costs, memorial expenses, loss of companionship, loss of income, and other losses.

The attorneys of Flaxman Law Group serve vehicle collision survivors across South Florida. Our attorneys work hard to ensure that plaintiffs have the support, legal advice, and empathy that they need and deserve. We also aggressively pursue legal claims, using our intensive knowledge of the law and insurance industry to pursue negligent defendants who have caused injury and harm. If you would like to find out whether you have a legal claim, do not hesitate to contact Flaxman Law Group at any time for a free, no obligation case review.