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Pembroke Pines Stopping Distance

Trucking collisions in Pembroke Pines and South Florida happen for a number of reasons, but one of the major reasons has to do with the many differences between passenger cars and commercial trucks. For example, big rigs and tractor trailers have more blind spots than smaller cars, and this can easily lead to collisions. Larger commercial trucks such as tankers and 18-wheelers also have longer stopping distances, which means they take longer to come to a complete stop. This, too, can lead to crashes if truckers or car drivers are negligent.

Has your trucking accident caused by negligence on the part of the trucking company, the driver, or other careless party? If you have questions about your trucking accident or believe you may have the right to seek legal redress, contact the law offices of Flaxman Law Group to arrange for a free, no obligation case review to discuss your situation. You may have the right to file a personal injury claim in order to pursue the defendant who is responsible for your injuries.

Proving Negligence After a Stopping Distance Collision in Pembroke Pines or Your Community

If you have been involved in a trucking accident caused by a truck driver not stopping in time, you may decide to file a personal injury claim. In order to win your claim, you need to be able to prove that the defendant was negligent in some manner. For example, you may need to prove that the trucking company was negligent in maintaining their fleet or in screening their drivers. Or, you may need to prove that the truck driver did not stop in time or did not engage the brakes in a reasonable manner.

Negligence is simply defined as the failure to act in the way a similarly prudent person would act in a similar circumstance. In order to prove that the liable parties in your case were negligent, you will generally need work with a personal injury attorney. An attorney can investigate the circumstances leading up your crash, you can gather evidence on your behalf, and may be able to help you prove that recklessness has caused your injuries.

Why Speaking with a Personal Injury Attorney is Important

The costs of even co-called simple injuries such as whiplash or a broken bone can end up costing tens of thousands of dollars or more in lost wages, medical costs, emergency room visits, and more. A serious head injury or spinal cord injury, on the other hand, can end up costing more than a hundred thousand dollars a year in medical expenses, at-home care, and other costs. Over a lifetime, a serious permanent injury can cost in excess of a million dollars in lost income and medical and care costs. You do not want to pay these costs yourself.

Do you know what your rights are and what your injuries will really end up costing you in the long run? Don’t take chances with your family’s future; get legal advice about your situation so that you have a professional legal opinion before you make any decisions. Contact Flaxman Law Group today if you would like a free, no obligation case review to find out whether you might have a claim.