North Miami Stopping Distance
Stopping distance collisions in North Miami and other parts of Florida occur when commercial trucks, tankers, big rigs, or tractor trailers cannot stop in time to avoid a collision. In many cases, these collisions occur because the stopping distances on these larger vehicles are much longer than they are for smaller passenger cars. When mechanical failure, bad weather, driver error, or other factors are added in, stopping distance collisions can quickly become deadly.
If you have been injured in a commercial trucking accident, you will want to speak to an attorney. Trucks are covered by excellent insurance policies, but after a collision truck drivers, insurance carriers, and truck companies often work hard to prevent paying out insurance benefits. The attorneys at Flaxman Law Group have dealt with hundreds of these types of cases as well as thousands of personal injury cases. If you would like to know whether you have a claim or if you would like our law firm on your side in the fight for justice, contact our law offices for a free, no obligation case review.Challenges with Stopping Distance Truck Accident Cases in North Miami and Florida
If you've been injured in a truck accident caused by a truck driver who failed to maintain a correct stopping distance, you may have a legal claim. However, you also generally need to work closely with a personal injury attorney. In many cases, unfortunately, truck drivers and truck companies take steps to shift the blame or to deny responsibility for an accident. They may do this by:
1) Blaming the passenger car driver. In many cases, a truck driver will blame a passenger car driver for the accident, alleging that the passenger car driver stopped too quickly or failed to signal correctly before a collision. In many cases, a personal injury attorney will work with accident reconstruction experts, investigators, or other professionals in order to determine exactly what happened and in order to develop a case against the defendant.
2) Delaying the case. Sometimes, defendants will delay a case or drag it out in order to put extra pressure on victims to accept a lowball settlement offer or in order to get the plaintiff to drop the case. A personal injury attorney is familiar with these tactics and can advise plaintiffs of the best way to proceed.
3) Losing important evidence. The truck itself, as well as driving logs and driving records can be an important part of ensuring that stopping distance cases can be pursued in court. Unfortunately, in some cases this evidence can be lost. In some cases a defendant may destroy or intentionally tamper with evidence. This is against the law and can result in legal action. A personal injury attorney can step in quickly after a collision in order to preserve evidence.
Flaxman Law Group is a full service law firm serving Miami-Dade County, South Miami Heights, Broward County, Palm Beach County, and all of South Florida. If you have been injured and would like to know whether you have a claim, contact Flaxman Law Group at once for a no cost, no commitment case review.