Truck Accident Lawyers
In 2018, 150,000 people were injured in truck accidents in the United States. The majority of them (72%) were occupants in other vehicles, not the truck. A truck carries a lot of weight and the force of it slamming into a smaller vehicle can lead to devastating injuries, and in worse cases even death.
Unfortunately, insurance companies can often make the legal process of a truck accident lawsuit very difficult, especially if it is a large claim. If you have been injured in a truck accident, contact the qualified truck accident lawyers at The Law Offices of Gillis, Mermell & Pacheco, P.A. to advise you on your rights, litigate your claim, and maximize the value of your total compensation.
Common Truck Accident Injuries
Many people who are in truck accidents do not escape unscathed. Injuries from truck accidents can be severe and cause long lasting emotional and financial stress on victims and their families.
Common truck accident injuries include:
- Cuts, scrapes, bruises, etc.
- Broken bones
- Back and neck injuries (including whiplash)
- Spinal cord injuries (including paralysis)
- Head trauma and brain injuries
- Internal injuries
- Loss of a limb or another sort of disfigurement
Compensation Available to Truck Accident Victims
While no amount of money can replace a lost limb or heal an injury, compensation can help with medical expenses and other bills during a time when the injured party cannot work.
Typical compensation available to truck accident victims includes:
- Coverage for medical bills
- Physical therapy bills
- Vehicle damage
- Lost wages
- Pain and suffering
What to Do if You Have Been Injured in a Truck Accident
Following the truck accident, it is important that you put your health and safety first. After a truck accident, take the following steps below:
- Seek immediate medical treatment for your injury. Keep all medical expenses well documented.
- Contact the experienced truck accident lawyers at The Law Offices of Gillis, Mermell & Pacheco, P.A. to advise you of your rights and start fighting for the compensation that you deserve.
It is extremely important that you keep detailed documentation after the accident has occurred. This includes insurance information, medical expenses and any other records that may apply. This will help greatly when it comes to your lawsuit.
Why You Need a Miami Truck Accident Lawyer
Insurance companies can make it very difficult to acquire the compensation that truck accident victims deserve. In fact, they are notorious for doing their best to force victims to shoulder at least part of the blame to reduce their monetary burden.
That is why you need a skilled Miami truck accident lawyer on your side. A truck accident attorney can help prove that you are entitled to compensation as well as fight for the maximum amount.
A truck accident injury suit can be brought against two parties. First, the driver themselves if they caused the accident either through negligence, reckless driving (texting, driving too fast or aggressively, etc.), or by being tired or using drugs or alcohol.
Second, a suit can be brought against the truck driving company if they failed to properly maintain the vehicle or sent out an improperly trained driver.
Contact an Expert Miami Truck Accident Lawyer Today
If you have been injured in a truck accident, it is important to get in touch with a qualified truck accident attorney as soon as possible. The Law Offices of Gillis, Mermell & Pacheco, P.A. have experienced truck accident lawyers who will not rest until you get the compensation you deserve for the injuries that you have suffered. We have a proven track record of beating insurance companies at their own game, contact us to get started on your claim today.