The Best Truck Accident Lawyers in Miami Lakes, FL

Like it or not, we share the road with big trucks. After all, their services are responsible for providing just about every product or service that we consume. Your groceries, gas, home furnishings, and everything you buy online require a truck to be delivered. Unfortunately, all this commerce has resulted in an uptick in truck accidents.

Consider this: the legal maximum weight for an 18-wheeler truck filled with cargo is 80,000 pounds. In contrast, the average car weighs about 3,000 to 5,000 pounds. Given the size difference, it’s no wonder that many truck accidents involve significant injuries or even wrongful death.

When a truck driver’s negligence causes injuries or property damage, you may be entitled to a significant cash settlement. Unfortunately, obtaining the money you deserve is not as easy as simply filing a claim. Insurance companies make their profits by paying the least amount possible to settle claims. This means that these companies retain profits while you struggle with major injuries, mounting bills, and no mode of transportation.

If you tried filing a claim on your own, then you know how difficult it can be. The paperwork, long phone calls (usually on hold), and confusing insurance lingo are enough to make anyone give up and settle for less than they deserve.

You Don’t Have to Give Up

Are you overwhelmed with the insurance claims process? Maybe you’re not even sure where to begin. You don’t have to do this alone.

The Ward Law Group helps guide both Spanish and English-speaking individuals through the claims process. With nearly a decade of legal experience, the Wards have already earned millions in compensation for their clients.

Personal Injury & Truck Accident Statistics for Miami-Dade County, Florida

Anybody commuting I-95 through Miami during rush hour knows just how chaotic traffic can be. According to the Florida Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles, in 2017, Miami-Dade County experienced more accidents than any other county in Florida. Of the 65,986 vehicle crashes, almost half involved personal injuries. This was a 3% increase from the previous year.

Even more alarming, the number of commercial motor vehicle crashes in Miami-Dade County rose by 7.40% from 2016 to 2017. Of the 8,929 reported commercial motor vehicle crashes, 1,300 involved injuries. And sadly, 20 people died.

The busy roads and highways of Miami-Dade County don’t make life easy for truck drivers. After all, these individuals run tight schedules and need to have their cargo delivered as quickly as possible. Heavy traffic, bad weather, and unsafe road conditions only add to their stress. And, of course, truck drivers are prone to human error just like anyone else. Fatigue, distracted driving, and failing to follow basic safety laws can put you and your family’s life at risk. In fact, given the size of these vehicles, truck drivers have a much smaller margin of error when it comes to avoiding an accident.

In an instant, the congested streets of Miami-Dade County can completely change your life. When you are involved in a truck accident on I-95 or anywhere else in the county, you want to make sure you have proper representation. The Ward Law Group knows the dangers of commuting in this area and how to secure compensation for accident victims. Let’s face it: The injuries that you sustain during a truck accident can have a lasting effect on your well-being.

Types of Truck Accident Injuries

If you survive a truck accident, then consider yourself lucky. These large vehicles can cause significant damage. In fact, you may suffer from painful, even permanent, injuries that keep you from working or enjoying time with family and friends.

Common injuries associated with a truck accident include:

  • Broken bones
  • Muscle damage
  • Whiplash or neck problems
  • Spinal cord injuries (SCI)
  • Bulging or ruptured intervertebral discs
  • Concussions or loss of consciousness
  • Traumatic Brain Injuries (TBI)
  • Broken ribs that result in punctured lungs
  • Internal bleeding and organ damage
  • Burns and abrasions
  • Emerging mental health conditions like post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), anxiety, or depression.

When these injuries are due to the negligence of a truck driver, your PIP coverage may not be enough to cover medical expenses. The Ward Law Group helps bridge the gap between your actual expenses and what the insurance company covers.

Florida Law & Auto Accident Compensation

If you recently moved to Florida or haven’t thoroughly reviewed your insurance policy, then you may wonder what personal injury protection (PIP) means when settling a claim. Unlike some states, Florida subscribes to a “no-fault” car accident policy. What does this mean? If you were injured in a truck accident, then you need to file a claim with your insurance agency. Your PIP covers a specific amount described in your policy. However, this is after you meet the deductible. Meaning, you may actually have to pay money when you are injured in a truck accident.

What happens when your medical bills and other expenses aren’t fully covered by your PIP coverage? Those who suffer significant or permanent injuries can sue the other party for damages.

Unfortunately, securing fair compensation isn’t always easy. Florida laws also use “pure comparative negligence” when determining a settlement. If your case goes to trial, a jury or judge will determine the percentages that each party is at fault. For example, if you seek an additional $8,000 to pay for medical and other financial burdens, but are judged to be 25% at fault, then you will only get $6,000.

How a Miami Lakes, FL Truck Accident Lawyer Can Help You

This is why you need an experienced personal injury lawyer to review your case and determine how to get the best possible compensation. An attorney sees facts and information you may overlook. In fact, he or she may find the truck company or manufacturer liable for faulty equipment, poor maintenance, or inadequate policies and safety procedures.

What does this mean for you? Extra money to help you get through a very difficult time. For example, one of our clients was involved in a bad truck accident. The insurance company initially offered him $200,000. Considering his injuries and hardships, we knew this settlement wasn’t going to cover all his expenses. We fought the insurance company, securing our client a $700,000 settlement instead. If you experienced a similar situation and quickly settled with the insurance company, then you could lose a half million dollars toward your family’s security.

The Ward Law Group wants to make sure you get compensated fairly. In fact, we offer a free case evaluation to help us learn how we can better assist you.

Maximizing Your Claim: Immediate Steps to Take After an Accident

A truck accident is a traumatic experience. After all, one moment you’re driving home from work, going out for groceries or picking up your kids from a sporting event. Then, without warning, a truck accident results in major pain, a destroyed car, and questions about enduring this tragedy.

After a truck accident, the most important step is ensuring your safety and receiving proper medical care. If you are injured after an accident, then seek help from emergency medical professionals. Even if you aren’t experiencing any pain, get checked out by your doctor as soon as possible. Symptoms of some injuries don’t show up until days or weeks after an accident. In addition, documentation from a doctor is a crucial piece of information for the claims process.

If possible, have someone take pictures of the truck accident scene and obtain the contact information of any witnesses.

You also want to file a claim with your insurance company using your personal injury protection coverage. If you know the accident was the fault of a negligent truck driver, then enlist the help of a personal injury attorney, like our lawyers at The Ward Law Group.

As you recover from your injuries, the attorney does the legwork of filing a claim. A lawyer investigates your accident, files necessary paperwork, and negotiates with insurance companies for fair compensation. If the claim needs to go to court, your personal injury lawyer takes care of all the litigation. This is an extremely stressful time for you. Why try to handle all the legal issues alone?

The Ward Law Group is Ready to Help You

Gregory Ward founded The Ward Law Group out of necessity. He began his career working for the insurance companies. Experience taught him how these companies often shortchanged innocent victims in order to secure profits. In his heart, he knew that this wasn’t right. Insurance companies are supposed to help those in need—not manipulate the system.

In addition, his wife, Jany Martinez-Ward, knew just how difficult negotiating with insurance companies could be for Spanish-speaking individuals. A former resident of Cuba, Jany wanted to help the Hispanic community maximize their claims.

Together, they decided to stand up to greedy insurance companies.

If you’re hurt, feeling overwhelmed, or the bills are piling up… It’s ok to accept that you can’t do this alone. Let The Ward Law Group step in. When you call us, you secure a trusted ally throughout your claims process. We take the time to listen to your story, fears, and concerns. Then, our expert legal team drafts a claim that the insurance company can’t minimize or ignore.

In Miami-Dade County, we realize the need for bilingual legal help. This is why we offer services to both Spanish and English-speaking residents involved in truck accidents. We are ready to help you get the compensation that you deserve for medical bills, property damage, lost wages, and emotional suffering.

A simple call to 855-DOLOR-55 (855-365-6755), gets the process started. Remember, the law limits the amount of time that you have to file a personal injury claim. Calling us today can help secure your family’s financial future!

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Jany Martinez-Ward is a wizard!

I have no idea how she cut through all the hassles and nightmare situations but she figured it out! I never thought I would have a chance at claiming what was rightfully mine when all the cards seemed to be stacked against me.

The staff is also courteous and professional with a broad knowledge in their field. I would highly recommend The Ward Law Group to anyone in need…

- Christopher H.

A sincere interest in helping you!

This was the only firm I found that was willing to hear me and try to help me despite my position. Other firms went straight to weighing the odds of making money out of it and then discarded me without having any kindness toward the fact that I was injured and needed help…

Extra points as they all speak English and Spanish!

- Nela G.

Definitely recommend this law firm 200%!

Ward Law Group is the BEST law firm! The car accident attorney, Jany Martinez Ward, goes above and beyond to help her clients, and she’s passionate about the results. Their customer service goes beyond measure. Ancelys is always resolving all my issues and answering all my questions.

Jany Martinez Ward and her team are definitely heavenly sent!!!

- Eddie N.

The best personal injury law firm out there!

They helped me from the very beginning to receive the best medical attention, therapy, and legal advice.  Great service and super great energy as people. They never give up and are always ready to fight for the good cause.

I would recommend their service without hesitating. They won my case and thanks to them my injuries were treated. We won our case – settled for what we expected plus more!

- Oswaldo R.

Jany Martinez-Ward is the best car accident attorney in South Florida!

The Ward Law Group is an extraordinary firm that rendered absolutely impeccable service to me throughout the entire process of obtaining my car rental and fixing my vehicle. They fought to make sure that I received great compensation for my case while delivering the absolute best service possible. I would recommend this law firm 100% to anyone involved in a car accident!

- Ashley Z.

Best decision of 2017!

Late last year during hurricane Irma, I was heading home from work when an irresponsible driver T-boned me. I had heard of the Ward Law Group from a very close friend and decided to give them a call. I began treatment promptly after speaking to their investigator, Jonathan, and it was a complete success. My case manager, Amalia, along with her assistants, Karen and Lucy, helped my case go along smoothly and because of them, I received optimal results.

- Alex L.

Very thorough with long-distance service!

This law firm was very professional and thorough! I was living in North Carolina throughout the process and although they are located in Florida, they made my experience very pleasant and straightforward! Cindy was in constant communication with me and would explain all the details needed for my case! Cindy never hesitated to help and answer all my questions from start to finish!

- Diego G.

You can count on my recommendation!

I am very thankful to the Ward Law Group. My case was a bit old, but still within the statute of limitations, which meant we all had to work as quickly as possible. Special thanks to Javier, my first point of contact, who listened very carefully to my long, long dissertation and always provided me with a positive attitude. You can count on my recommendation for any future client!

-T. Lopez

Great fit between knowledge & competitiveness!

My experience with the Ward Law Group was impeccable from beginning to end. Each and every person in our process was professional, respectful, and knowledgeable.

It’s not easy to strike that balance between knowledge and competitiveness. Ward Law has it. Thanks!

- Gonzalo S.

Amazing law firm! Amazing team! Amazing results!

Amazing law firm! Amazing team! Amazing results! Beautiful office!

My case manager was Francis and she did a phenomenal job on my case. I will definitely recommend this firm to anyone. Thank you Ms. Ward!

- Willy M

Phenomenal, dedicated, gets work done!

At first, I was having a hard time with my previous adjuster… Then, God sent me Francis, and all I can say about her is “wowww.” She is phenomenal, dedicated, and above all, she gets work done. I will definitely use the Ward Law Group again if needed.

- Gaby R.

Personalized & professional attention!

If you ever need a lawyer to fight for your rights, The Ward Law Group is the one. You will receive their personalized & professional attention.

- Luis C.

All around amazing!

The Ward Law Group made sure that I got the medical care I needed and kept me informed the entire way. They showed that they truly care about their clients.  I only wish I knew about them when my husband was in a car/motorcycle accident last year. Dealing with other lawyers had left me with a negative outlook on the whole process. But it’s safe to say The Ward Law Group restored it.

- Susana L.

Works day & night to take care of you!

I was blessed to have this wonderful team behind me through this journey. Thanks to Ancelys’ and Jany’s hard work, we won the lawsuit. Lawsuits come with mental anguish that can translate into depression or anxiety. My case was long and filled with constant roadblocks. This did not deter The Ward Law Group in the least. If anything, I felt it made them work harder. This team is so multifaceted, they were able to help me with every aspect of my case.

- Jamie L.

Would recommend them with my eyes shut!

This was the first time that I have ever had such an amazing experience with a law group. They have been very supportive and not just regarding my car, health, and financial compensation. In less than 5 months, they satisfactorily solved all of my problems, one by one.  I would recommend them with my eyes shut. Amazing job!

- Lili V.

Definitely the lion in the room!

Gregory Ward is definitely the lion in the room. He takes pride in defending his clients and carries a powerful family energy. Greg has the wisdom and force to show his magnificent mane and ferocious roar when working his cases. He protects his clients as members of his family. Greg shows strength and a willingness to win the case. Professionalism and honesty. I recommend The Ward Law Group highly.

-Anon

Fought tooth & nail for our case!

I can’t even begin to say how amazing this group of people is. Back in March of 2016, I was involved in a car accident with another person. Since then, The Ward Law Group has fought tooth and nail for our case.  They never ceased to amaze me. We could email Ancelys at 11pm and she wouldn’t hesitate to answer. We are fortunate to have come across such talented professionals. Thank you from the bottom of our hearts.

-Kayleen B.

Above & beyond “excellent!”

Being in an accident is very stressful and not just the emotional part of it. My car was damaged and I sustained some injuries to my spine. Since the moment I contacted The Ward Law Group, everything was so much easier. They have gone above and beyond “excellent.”  I highly recommend that if you are ever involved in a car accident that you immediately contact The Ward Law Group to assist you in the whole recovery process.

-Gloria C.

Increased settlement over 10x the initial amount!

The Ward Law Group provided excellent support and clinical accommodations throughout the entirety of my case. Their responses were prompt with regard to my case or any questions about therapy also. They did an absolutely extraordinary job with my settlement as well, being able to increase the initial settlement offer to over 10 times the amount! I really can’t say enough good things about the way I was treated and how my case was handled.

- Eric M.

Peace during a stressful time in my life!

I highly recommend The Ward Law Group without any reservation and I thank them for giving me much peace during a stressful time in my life. The Ward Law Group put my mind at ease every step of the way and handled my case efficiently and professionally. Very few times we actually find good lawyers who work because they enjoy helping others. Much gratitude!

- Maggie K.

Professionalism & speedy turnaround!

The Ward Law Group is just amazing. The day of my accident was confusing, but they walked me through all the details step-by-step and answered all my questions that day and even during the weeks thereafter. No matter the question, they had an answer. I recently used their services again for a civil matter and experienced the same professionalism and speedy turnaround.

-Victor M.

Secured over $100K for my car accident!

I want to thank The Ward Law Group for their excellent treatment, including my accident lawyer Jany Martinez Ward and her work team. Cindy, Lucy, Karen, and Amalia were all there for me when I needed it the most. They fought for me and were able to secure me $100,000 for my automotive accident. I am eternally grateful for the work that they did – 5 Stars! THANK YOU, Ward Law Group!

- Kevin R.

Effortless for me!

Such a great experience. The entire process from beginning to end was almost effortless for me, the client. They handled the majority of the process/legwork and kept me informed along the way. Francis handled my case and she is extremely professional and courteous as well as great at explaining the next step along the way. Would recommend to anyone. Thank you Jany Martinez Ward! So pleased with my outcome.

-Kathy G.

What a success story!

What a success story! The Ward Law Group was so professional and informative with details. At the end of my case, I was very satisfied with the process and my results. Gregory and Jany were very sweet and personable. They made me feel comfortable which is very important due to me being in a major car accident while pregnant. I highly, highly recommend them! Thank you, WARD LAW!

- Pamelha M.

VERY good compensation; very professional!

I got into an accident at the beginning of the year. I was hit by a truck from the rear side. I called The Ward Law Group the next day and came to their office. They treated me with the most utmost respect and were very professional. They made everything easy and helpful. At the end, I received a VERY good compensation. I am very happy with their services and highly recommend them to anyone involved in any type of motor vehicle accident. Thank you to the accident attorney Jany Martinez-Ward!

- Franklin A.

Angels waiting to help those in need!

This law firm is the best you can find. Service is amazing. They are always available. Super attentive and ready to do anything in their power to achieve the objectives that will be needed to obtain success. Don’t hesitate to call this firm if you are ever in a situation involving a personal injury. We won our trial thanks to Jany and Greg Ward. You can’t get a better firm than them for this type of service. They are truly angels waiting to help those in need.

-Mariana R.

Greeted me like I was family!

I want to thank accident attorney Jany Martinez-Ward. The whole process was amazing. My car was a total loss and they helped me with that process. When it was time to pick up my check, I went to the beautiful office they have in Miami Lakes. The receptionist greeted me like I was family. I love how they offered me some Cuban coffee – MY FAVORITE! I am extremely happy with my results. Amazing, professional team at Ward Law. I recommend this firm to anyone who is involved in a car accident.

- Jacqueline A.

Amazing, fast, & effective!

The Ward Law Group is amazing, fast, and very effective. I was in a car accident this year and they really helped me out. I had the pleasure of meeting Jany Martinez-Ward who was my attorney. She is awesome. I also worked with Karen and Lucy and they are two of the nicest ladies I have ever met. They took really good care of me. I recommend this law firm to anyone who really needs help.

- Steve W.

Impeccable guidance!

I am very pleased with the service at Ward Law. From beginning to end, their friendliness, availability, walkthrough, and council has been impeccable. I needed guidance and here I found an efficient guide. Thanks again.

-Miguel M.

The best all around!

I want to thank the Ward Law Group for such a positive experience handling my case! Amalia, Karen, and Lucy went above and beyond, always keeping me up-to-date on my case and getting back to me as fast as they could with any questions I had. Very professional, compassionate, and efficient team. I would highly recommend! Extremely satisfied with their service. Thank you again, Jany Martinez Ward and the entire team for everything. The best all around!

- Nathali H.
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