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Miami Tractor Trailer Accident Lawyer

Tractor trailer accidents almost always result in serious injury for car occupants due to the vast size difference between the vehicles. If you were injured in a truck crash caused by the driver, the trucking company is liable for your damages. The Miami tractor trailer collision lawyer at Spencer Morgan Law can help you seek justice.

Common Injuries in a Miami Tractor Trailer Accident

Victims of tractor trailer collisions often experience some of the most horrific injuries of any traffic collision. Common injuries truck crash survivors experience include the following:

  • Traumatic brain injury
  • Multiple fractures
  • Concussion
  • Spinal cord injury
  • Contusions and lacerations
  • Fractured ribs
  • Internal organ damage
  • Whiplash
  • Soft tissue injuries

How Did the Crash Occur?

Whether the truck driver changed lanes without looking in their mirror, rear-ended you on the highway during rush hour traffic, or took an intersection turn too wide and clipped your vehicle, chances are that the tractor trailer driver was engaged in one of these four behaviors:

  • Aggressive/impatient driving—Tailgating, speeding, refusing to allow others to merge onto the highway, and intentionally violating right of way are all examples of aggressive driving that can lead to a collision.
  • Distracted driving—No one said driving a tractor trailer was a thrilling job, but being bored is never an excuse for a tractor trailer driver to distract themselves. Examples of distracted driving include texting, talking on the phone, eating, drinking, daydreaming, and watching TV or movies while driving.
  • Drowsy driving—Truckers routinely put in long, often boring, hours behind the wheel with minimal breaks. While there are strict federal rules governing trucker drive time maximums, these rules are often flouted, resulting in drowsy driving collisions.
  • Driving under the influence—While some percentage of tractor trailer operators drive under the influence of alcohol, as do many car drivers, a higher portion use illegal narcotics than alcohol. Cocaine and amphetamines are commonly used by tractor trailer drivers to stay awake, though using these types of drugs significantly increase the chance of a collision.

Tractor trailer crashes can also occur through no fault of the driver themselves, but by others working for the trucking company or on the truck itself. You can seek damages against the trucking company if the truck crash was caused by the truck being overloaded or improperly loaded or if the truck was negligently maintained (such as a brake failure). Additionally, some truck collisions are caused by defective auto parts, in which case you could seek damages from the manufacturer.

Contact a Miami Tractor Trailer Attorney

Victims of tractor trailer collisions typically have large medical expenses from injuries that require weeks or even months of time away from work. You should not be stuck with these devastating expenses on top of the pain and suffering that another party’s negligence has caused. An attorney can help you recover damages relating to medical bills, pain and suffering, loss of joy of life, property damage, and much more. Call the Miami tractor trailer lawyer at Spencer Morgan Law today at 305-423-3800 for a free consultation about your case.

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