Miami Springs Stopping Distance
In some cases, stopping distance issues can precipitate a chain reaction of events that can lead to a truck rollover or single vehicle trucking collision in Miami Springs or your community. When a truck cannot stop in time due to mechanical issues or when a truck driver misjudges the amount of time they need to stop, disastrous collisions can and do occur.
If you need legal advice after a traffic collision, contact Flaxman Law Group. The attorneys of Flaxman Law Group have succeeded in getting thousands of jury awards and settlements on behalf of clients. In fact, our team of attorneys has more than six decades of experience and has secured more than $100 million in jury awards and settlements on behalf of clients. We serve the entire South Florida area. If you have been injured, you can always reach us for a free, no obligation case consultation.Training to Prevent Stopping Distance Truck Collisions in Miami Springs and Florida
Truck drivers are expected to take the correct precautions to brake and stop correctly to prevent collisions. Professional truck drivers are trained and tested to ensure that they know how to prevent collisions. They are taught to:
- Avoid drunk or fatigued driving
- Follow rules for rest breaks to avoid fatigued driving
- Apply brakes in a safe and measured way
- Inspect brakes for any maintenance issues and report any problems promptly
- Leave adequate space around other vehicles
- Adjust driving in bad weather or down hills in order to prevent collisions
- Avoid tailgating
When truck drivers fail to take these precautions, they may be held liable if their recklessness leads to a collision.Deciding to Seek Compensation After a Trucking Accident Injury
The money you may secure through a jury award or negotiated settlement cannot turn back the clock and undo the devastation that results from a serious tractor-trailer or big rig accident. However, it can offer you money and resources you need to pay for medical bills, replace lost income, and get quality ongoing treatment. It is important to keep in mind that securing compensation in civil claims may be your right.
To find out whether you qualify for a legal claim and to find out what you may be able to recover in a claim, contact a personal injury attorney to find out what options exist in your specific case. A personal injury attorney can help you understand the likely total cost of your type of injury as well as your legal options. Even if you decide not to file a civil claim, a personal injury attorney may be able to help you find other options for compensation. For example, you may be able to negotiate with your insurance carrier or pursue other options.
If you have been seriously injured due to someone's negligence, there is no reason for you to have to pay for your medical costs and other expenses yourself. Contact Flaxman Law Group today to find out whether you have a claim or other options for securing compensation.