Truck accidents, due to their sheer size and weight, can lead to devastating harm to everyone involved. If you or someone close to you has been injured in an accident in which a truck was blocking a road, you may be able to recover monetary damages for your harm. Our reputable Miami truck accident attorneys have the skill, dedication and experience to handle your case. We will make every effort to settle your case but we are not afraid to go to trial if a fair settlement cannot be reached through the process of negotiation.
Blocking accidents refer to accidents that involve a smaller vehicles crashing into with large truck that is stopped or parked in the road or in the shoulder. For example, a car rear-ends a truck that is parked in the roadway. Truck drivers who stop their vehicles in the path of moving traffic can lead to catastrophic wrecks when other drivers come upon the unanticipated obstruction in their path. This is why truck drivers and trucking companies should be careful to place reflective markers or use a flagger to notify drivers that a truck is blocking a lane of travel.
Liability in Blocking Accidents
When a car crashes into a truck that is blocking a lane, the car driver tends to think it is his or her fault. However, this is not always the case. In many instances, the blocking accident occurs because the truck driver or trucking company failed to take steps to minimize the risk of accident. Poor weather conditions, lack of signage and low visibility due to nighttime can all increase the likelihood of an accident.
If you were injured in a blocking accident, we will investigate your case to determine who was at fault. For typical negligence cases, we will examine whether a truck driver or trucking company violated a duty to act with reasonable care, thereby causing an accident. Reasonable care refers to the level of care that a truck driver or company would use under the same or similar circumstances. If a jury determines that the at-fault party’s conduct fell outside of the scope of reasonable care, then that party will be considered negligent.
Timeframes for Truck Accident Cases in Florida
In Florida, like every other state, personal injury lawsuits must be filed within a certain timeframe known as the statute of limitations. For truck accidents, a plaintiff has four years from the date of the accident to file a claim in civil court.
Hiring a Trusted Miami Truck Accident Lawyer
The aftermath of an auto accident can be very daunting. If you or your loved one has been injured in a blocking accident, you need to consult a trusted Miami truck accident attorney who can help. At the Law Offices of Robert Dixon, we are committed to getting Florida clients the compensation they rightfully deserve for their harm. Our team will scrutinize the circumstances of your accident and develop a case against the responsible party. For more information about your case, call us at 1-877-499-HURT (4878) or reach out to us online today.
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