COMMERCIAL & TRUCKING ACCIDENTS IN MIAMI

COMMERCIAL VEHICLE & TRUCKING ACCIDENT

Commercial vehicles and trucking accidents are some of the most dangerous types of vehicle accidents that can occur. Commercial vehicles typically weigh between 20,000-40,000 pounds and can devastate smaller, passenger vehicles which might weigh only 3,000 – 6,000 pounds. These accidents can easily cause serious bodily injury or even death. Commercial vehicle and trucking accidents can affect multiple vehicles on the road. That is why most commercial drivers practice for months before being able to go out on the road. Yet, every day in South Florida, commercial trucks are involved in at least 11 serious car accidents. Even though commercial drivers have to practice for months before going out on the road, accidents still happen, but why? According to The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA), here are some of the reasons.

CAUSES OF TRUCK ACCIDENTS

Distracted Driving- Commercial truck drivers are susceptible to this too, where they are texting or driving, eating and more. When a driver is distracted, all it takes is one minute of them looking down at their phone before an accident happens.

Fatigue: Truck drivers have to drive long hours, and they try to make as many deliveries as possible because that is how they’re paid. Many of them work 12-hour shifts and don’t have the proper time to rest. This can lead to problems such as falling asleep at the wheel and losing control of their vehicle. The National Transportation and Safety Board (NTSB) estimates that fatigue plays a role more than 30% of the time in trucking accidents.

Improperly loaded packaging: sometimes commercial vehicles are not loaded with their delivery packages properly. When this happens, there’s a possibility of the packages falling out of the vehicle and causing damage to other unsuspecting vehicles.

Defective Vehicle: Every vehicle needs to be inspected by a broker before being able to go out on the road. If it was poorly inspected, a vehicle might have mechanical issues that the driver wouldn’t have known about. When this happens, the driver might have mechanical breakdowns during the drive, which can lead to an accident.
One of the major reasons is a problem with the brake and not being able to stop on time.

Traveling too fast for conditions: A commercial vehicle has a certain speed it must go to when it is traveling on the road, usually, the maximum speed is 55 mph. Sometimes drivers will drive too fast because they want to get meet deadlines to fill their quotas, which might become detrimental to them if a car suddenly brakes in front of them and they need to stop. Commercial vehicles become relatively slower to brake because of the heavy loads it might be carrying.

Commercial accidents have many reasons why they occur but the devastation it can cause can change someone’s life forever. Viñas & DeLuca Law has dealt with many cases regarding commercial accidents and personal injury. If you or a loved one has been injured in a commercial car accident, don’t hesitate to contact Viñas & DeLuca Law for a free consultation today. Call now at:(305) 372-3650

Our Process

The 4 Steps We Take After You Retain Us

01. Report

We notify all insurance companies and potential defendants that we represent you. From there, we handle everything. You will not need to speak with anyone but your lawyers. All communications go through us – your advocates.

02. RECOVER

We help you get the medical care you need when you need it. Our lawyers and staff help you make appointments, obtain medical advice, and recover from your injuries, both physically and financially. We are at your side each step of the way.

03. Review

Our lawyers and medical experts review your medical records to determine the most effective way to present your injury claim. This may require forensic expert reports, professional medical illustrations, or 3D animations of your accident or injury. We spare no expense when it comes to effectively telling your story.

04. ReSULTS

Drawing on decades of combined legal experience, our lawyers aggressively pursue top dollar settlements and verdicts for each of our clients. The vast majority of defendants in our cases choose not to go to trial against our law firm, setting the stage for our clients to receive satisfactory settlements and results.

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Francisco Viñas
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Jarrett L. DeLuca
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The attorneys at Viñas and DeLuca have over 35 years of combined experience handling personal injury and wrongful death claims throughout Miami and the State of Florida. Over the years, we have recovered millions of dollars for our clients, representing them in both state and federal court. Each of our attorneys is AV rated by Martindale-Hubbell, signifying the highest level of professional excellence for legal knowledge, communication skills and ethical standards. Attorneys at Viñas and DeLuca have also been recognized by Super Lawyers, The National Trial Lawyers Top 100 and Top 40 under 40, Avvo, and others. Some of the results we have achieved for our clients are highlighted below. While the results of any case can vary depending on the facts, our commitment to winning big for our clients never changes.

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