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Miami Gardens Stopping Distance

There are many stories about commercial trucks causing rear-end collisions in Miami Gardens and other cities because a truck driver was unable to stop in time to prevent a crash. These types of accidents can occur for number of reasons. A truck driver may fatigued, drunk, or distracted, meaning that their responses are too slowed to allow them to break in time. Truck drivers are expected to be trained correctly and to know that their stopping distances are longer. They're expected to drive with this in mind and to give themselves plenty of time to stop. When they do not or when mechanical failure that is preventable causes a collision, those injured in the collision may have a legal claim against the truck driver or truck carrier involved in the accident.

Have you been injured in a trucking accident caused by a truck driver that did not stop in time to prevent the collision? The attorneys at Flaxman Law Group go above and beyond their duty to provide free, no obligation case consultations to offer legal advice to those who have been injured. Contact our South Florida Law firm today for your free case review.

Preventing Stopping Distance Collisions in Miami Gardens and Florida

Commercial trucks have longer stopping distances when compared with passenger vehicles. Due to their size and weight, they take much longer to stop than passenger cars. What this means for users of the road is that it is important to give tractor-trailers and big rigs added space. Following too closely behind a truck or allowing a truck to tailgate you can lead to a rear end collision or other type of crash.

Of course, even if you're cautious a truck driver may not take the needed precautions or may be facing mechanical failure or may lose control of their truck, which may not allow the driver to stop in time to avoid a collision. If you are injured by a commercial truck that could not stop in time, it is important to get legal advice about your situation. Your accident may have been preventable.

If your accident was preventable and caused by some form of negligence, you may have a legal claim that allows you to seek compensation for your medical bills, lost wages, and other expenses and damages. Keep in mind that these damages can end up costing you tens of thousands or even hundreds of thousands of dollars. Seeking compensation now can be an important way to ensure that you protect yourself financially in the future.

Do You Have a Legal Claim After Your Collision?

At Flaxman Law Group, our attorneys focus on providing accident survivors with the knowledge and professional legal advice and representation that they deserve. We understand that the time following an accident is often devastating and frightening. The insurance process can be intimidating and trying to deal with the loss of a loved one or a serious injury can be extremely challenging. If you would like to find out what Flaxman Law Group can do for you, contact our law firm at any time.

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