View of an 18-wheeler truck driving on a wet road before a truck accident

What Should I Do if a Truck Hits Me?

View of an 18-wheeler truck driving on a wet road before a truck accident

Truck accidents that involve large trucks, also called tractors, trailers or 18-wheelers, can leave you and your family with many questions about why this happened and what needs to be done. If you are currently in this situation, you know how serious the injuries of truck accidents can be and how difficult it can be to reconstruct events that were generated in the accident.

A fatigued truck driver is one of the biggest causes of fatal truck crashes, despite federal limitations that impose limits on the hours that truck drivers can drive. Our Miami injury lawyers understand that the commercial truck industry can be confusing. We can help determine the causes of the accident and bring the responsible parties to justice.

Fortunately, most commercial trucks are now monitored by an electronic system that tracks where they have been and can determine the amount of time in which it has been driven. After a truck accident, an experienced personal injury lawyer will consider various factors that may help you receive the compensation you deserve.

The issues surrounding truck accidents tend to be more complex than other litigation cases related to personal injuries for the following reasons:

  •  Numerous state and federal laws that govern truck drivers and their companies
  • Serious types of injuries can be suffered in a truck accident, such as brain trauma or a spinal cord injury
  • Multiple causes of truck accidents, including careless driving, defect in truck components, displacement of cargo and more
  • Many negligent parties could ultimately be liable for your involvement in a truck accident

At The Ward Law Group, PL we help potential clients face these and other legal issues with our commitment to the law, faith, and family. We can help you seek medical help for your injuries and maintain contact with you throughout your recovery.