PortMiami contributes over $43 billion to the state and supports over 300,000 jobs. Every year, thousands of vessels arrive in the harbor, and their cargo is unloaded before being shipped out across the U.S. by road or rail. When road is the preferred option, it almost always means that truckers will be making their way through Miami and neighborhoods like Brickell. This makes the entire Miami-Dade area one of the most dangerous areas to drive in the entire country. Trucks make the highways congested, and they often cause accidents, even if they do not hit cars directly.
Large trucking accident verdicts are on the rise. The entire industry reports that eight-figure verdicts are driving up the cost of insurance and threatening the existence of individual trucking companies. These jury verdicts do not happen in a vacuum. Juries assess these verdicts because of the massive number of damages that truck accidents cause. Insurance companies presumably had a chance to settle these cases before they reached a trial but failed to offer enough money. As a result, plaintiffs and their lawyers had no choice but to go to court to get enough money to compensate them for their injuries.
The reason why truck accident verdicts and settlement could be larger is because there is a company as opposed to a person who is the defendant. When a trucker is negligent on the job, it is their employer who could be held liable. The trucking company likely has a larger insurance policy to protect the company. If they do not, it is their assets that are at risk in a judgement.
Truck accident cases can be a high stakes issue for the company because their very existence could be at stake. You can be certain that they will have experienced attorneys of their own defending themselves. At the same time, their insurance company would rarely ever offer you an adequate settlement on their own without the threat of litigation. This is why you need an attorney of your own with the knowledge to deal with high-value truck accident claims and the tenacity to fight against insurance and trucking companies.
Chances are that you will have quite a bit to fight for with your trucking accident claim. The sheer size of the trucks and the disparity between their weight and that of your car means that victims often suffer significant injuries. In addition, trucks leaving PortMiami are usually fully loaded. Federal regulations allow them to carry up to 80,000 pounds. Truck accidents have a much higher chance of either being fatal or causing serious injury than a car crash. Common injuries that victims could suffer include:
The end result is that your claim could be large, especially when you need years of medical treatment and are not able to work. The insurance companies are more than happy to settle a $1 million claim for $100,000 because it increases their own profits. They count on you not knowing how much your claim is worth. Don’t let that be you. This is why you need a trucking accident attorney.
The first thing that you need to do is establish your injuries. Much of this depends on your medical condition, and it is something that you need fully evaluated and documented right after your truck accident. Comprehensive diagnostics and prompt treatment help you medically and are an essential element of your claim to the insurance company. At 388CEDA, we offer you the following medical services from one source:
Consolidating your medical care eases some of your stress and burden after a truck accident. We do the hard work for you.
Another way that 388CEDA works for you is that we can recommend you an attorney from our network of truck accident lawyers in Brickell. We recognize that finding the right attorney to handle your case is another burden on a family that is already stretched. This is why we are here to help you. Call us today at 1-800-388-CEDA to find out how we can make your life easier after your truck accident and help you get the legal and medical help that you need to deal with your injuries.
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