Have you recently suffered injuries in a truck accident in Miami? We understand how overwhelming and traumatic it can be. That’s why we want to offer you the compassionate legal support you need to move forward with confidence.
Miami personal injury attorney Mike Redondo has a unique perspective that sets him apart from other attorneys. In his early career, Mike represented large corporations, working aggressively to minimize their liability in personal injury lawsuits.
Now, he’s turned the tables and is using his insider knowledge to fight for truck accident victims in Miami and South Florida communities.
Mike’s extensive experience on both sides of the courtroom gives him a strategic edge in negotiating with insurance companies and advocating for his clients.
He knows the tricks corporations and insurers use to limit payouts. Now, he uses that insight to fight for you, ensuring you get the maximum compensation you deserve after a truck accident.
Why choose Redondo Law?
With our expertise and commitment to our clients, Redondo Law is the best choice for your truck accident case:
Our firm has years of experience handling truck accident cases in Miami, Florida.
We have a proven track record of winning cases and securing maximum compensation for our clients.
We prioritize clear communication and are always available to answer your questions and address your concerns.
No fee unless you win
We work on a contingency fee basis, meaning you won’t pay us unless we win your case.
Who’s responsible when a truck causes an accident?
Determining responsibility in truck accidents can be more complex than it seems. While truck drivers who cause accidents may be the obvious choice for liability, other parties could also be held accountable for your injuries.
If a truck driver violates traffic laws, drives negligently or disregards trucking regulations, they may be held personally responsible for the accident. However, truck drivers often lack sufficient insurance coverage or personal assets to compensate for serious injuries. As a result, victims usually seek compensation from the trucking company.
In many cases, trucking companies can be held vicariously liable for accidents caused by their drivers while on the job. Some reasons for holding trucking companies responsible include the following:
- Overloading trucks
- Operating damaged or defective trucks
- Failing to adequately inspect trucks before they hit the road
When trucking companies encourage drivers to violate regulations or commit active negligence, the company may be held directly responsible for damages. For instance, if a trucking company requires a driver to exceed their legally allowed driving hours, the company would be liable for any resulting accidents.
Determining liability can be a complex process, which is why it’s essential to have an experienced truck accident attorney on your side.
Statutes of limitations are deadlines associated with filing a personal injury lawsuit for accidents with trucks, tractor-trailers and 18-wheelers. If you do not file your accident lawsuit before the statute of limitations expires, then the Florida court system will dismiss your case.
In Florida, accident victims have 2 years from the date of the crash to file a truck accident lawsuit.
Common causes of Miami truck accidents
Truck accidents can be caused by various factors, including:
- Driver fatigue
- Distracted driving
- Violations of traffic laws
- Improperly loaded cargo
- Poor vehicle maintenance
- Inadequate driver training or inexperience
- Poor road conditions
At Redondo Law Firm, our truck accident attorneys will thoroughly investigate your case to determine the cause of the accident and hold the responsible parties accountable.
Statistics on large truck crashes in the United States
Rural areas and weekdays are most affected
|Category||Percentage of fatal crashes||Percentage of injury crashes||Percentage of property damage only crashes|
|Rural interstate highways||13%||–||–|
|Night time (6:00 pm to 6:00 am)||37%||24%||20%|
|Weekdays (Monday through Friday)||82%||87%||–|
|Collision with a vehicle in transport||72%||81%||74%|
What injuries did you sustain from a truck accident?
Truck accidents can result in a wide range of injuries, some of which may have long-lasting effects on your life. Understanding the type and extent of your injuries is crucial in pursuing compensation for your damages.
Common truck accident injuries include the following:
- Whiplash. This is a neck injury that can occur when the head is jerked back and forth suddenly, often resulting from a rear-end collision. Symptoms can include neck pain, stiffness and reduced range of motion.
- Broken bones. The force of a truck accident can lead to fractures in various parts of the body, including arms, legs, ribs and the skull.
- Traumatic brain injuries (TBIs). These can range from mild concussions to severe brain damage, potentially affecting cognitive function, memory and motor skills.
- Spinal cord injuries. Damage to the spinal cord can result in partial or complete paralysis, depending on the location and severity of the injury.
- Internal injuries. The impact of a truck accident can cause damage to internal organs, such as the lungs, liver or kidneys, that can require surgery or result in long-term complications.
- Cuts and lacerations. Broken glass and debris from the accident can cause cuts and lacerations, which can lead to scarring or disfigurement.
- Burn injuries. If a fire occurs during a truck accident, victims may suffer from burns, which can range from mild to severe that may require extensive medical treatment.
- Lung damage. Many commercial trucks carry toxic chemicals that can spill during a crash and lead to various respiratory problems, including coughing, wheezing, shortness of breath and chest pain. In severe cases, exposure to hazardous chemicals can even lead to lung damage or respiratory failure.
You should always seek immediate medical attention following an accident, even if you don’t think you’re seriously injured. Some injuries take days or weeks to fully surface, and you could risk injuring yourself further if you don’t address them early on.
Documenting your injuries is also crucial for building a strong case with the help of an experienced truck accident attorney.
Recovering damages after a truck accident
The damages you may recover after a truck accident can be classified into 2 categories: economic damages and non-economic damages.
Let’s take a closer look at what these terms mean.
Economic damages are the quantifiable financial losses resulting from your accident that can be easily calculated. They can include any and all of the following:
- Medical expenses. This covers the cost of all necessary medical treatment, including hospital stays, medications, surgeries, rehabilitation, medical equipment and ongoing medical care.
- Lost wages. This includes the income you lose while you’re unable to work due to your injuries, as well as any future earning capacity that may be affected.
- Property damage. This covers the cost of repairing or replacing your vehicle and any other property damaged in the accident.
Non-economic damages are less tangible and more challenging to quantify. They relate to the non-financial impact of the accident on your life and can include the following:
- Pain and suffering. This accounts for the physical pain, discomfort, and emotional distress you experience as a result of your injuries.
- Emotional distress. This covers the psychological impact of the accident, such as anxiety, depression, or post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD).
- Loss of enjoyment of life. This is meant to compensate a person for the loss of their ability to enjoy their daily activities or hobbies due to their injury.
- Disfigurement. This is awarded to a person who has suffered a permanent physical disfigurement as a result of their injuries, such as scarring or amputation.
- Loss of consortium. This is awarded to a person’s spouse or family members who have suffered a loss of companionship or support as a result of the injury.
Our Miami accident attorney will help you understand and pursue both types of damages so you can recover maximum compensation.
Take the first step towards justice today
At Redondo Law, we understand that clients often deal with the legal system when situations take a turn for the worse. This can make the experience challenging, costly, and stressful.
If you or a loved one has been injured due to another’s negligence, don’t wait any longer. We’ll tackle the complex legal system so you can concentrate on recovering and returning to your normal life.
We proudly serve both English and Spanish-speaking clients across Miami-Dade County and South Florida, ensuring language won’t hinder your quest for justice. Don’t miss out on the compensation you deserve.