The Best Truck Accident Lawyer in Pembroke Pines, FL

Although there are different weight classifications for 18-wheelers, the average commercial truck weighs around 19,000 lbs. In comparison, most cars only weigh between 3,000 to 4,000 lbs. Obviously, this is a huge difference. Furthermore, because of the way that physics works, you are in much greater danger if you get into a truck accident than you would be in a collision with another sedan or SUV. Large commercial trucks tend to be top-heavy, for example, which puts them at greater risk of rolling over. Not only this, but these metal behemoths also have much larger blind spots and turning radiuses than any other automobile on the road. This can be a deadly combination.

Unfortunately, when it comes to the dangers of truck driving, we’ve barely scratched the surface. Truck drivers typically wake up at extremely early hours in the morning and are expected to drive for up to ten hours or more. While there are regulations in place to prevent truck driver fatigue, not every business is scrupulous when it comes to following the law. When you’re harmed in an accident with one of these big-rigs, chances are, you’re going to sustain injuries.

Truck accident cases are already complicated enough on their own. For one, you’re going to be contending with the company that rents out their commercial vehicles to the drivers. Not to mention the insurance companies… And, if you have personal injuries on top of that, your claim only becomes more complex. This is why you should turn to The Ward Law Group for expert legal guidance. In addition to earning nearly a decade of experience in handling these kinds of cases, our bilingual team also serves both the English- and Spanish-speaking communities. For best-in-class results from Florida’s top-rated law firm, contact The Ward Law Group today.

Personal Injury & Truck Accident Statistics for Pembroke Pines, FL

According to the Department of Florida Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles, 2,058 injuries resulted from commercial truck accidents in 2017. Moreover, the total number of truck accidents was a whopping 36,894 collisions.

Of course, injuries from truck accidents can range from minor cuts and bruises to instances of wrongful death. No matter if your injury is a slight inconvenience or a debilitating condition, you should always contact a skilled personal attorney. You may be under the impression that your injury does not warrant legal action. However, this may not be the case. With the right legal team behind you, you may be surprised at just how much compensation you’re entitled to receive.

The legal world is both a complicated and stress-inducing landscape. This fact only becomes more apparent when you’re dealing with injuries on top of your claim. Bodily harm can prevent you from being able to work, and in some cases, can affect your capacity to enjoy time with the ones you love. Don’t open yourself up to unnecessary suffering. Contact The Ward Law Group today and reclaim your peace of mind!

Types of Truck Accident Injuries

Florida is well known for hosting some of the most dangerous highways in the entire country. In fact, this is so apparent, that performing a simple Google search will instantly confirm this truth. According to The St. Augustine Record, the Miami-Dade and Broward stretches of I-95 account for roughly 1.73 fatal accidents per mile. Comparatively speaking, this number is absurdly high.

Truck drivers are especially vulnerable to these dangerous driving conditions, considering the nature of the vehicles that they operate. And, when you become a victim of a truck accident, chances are likely that you’re not walking away unscathed. Here are a few examples of potential bodily harm that may result from truck collisions:

  • Traumatic Brain Injury
  • Concussion
  • Spinal Cord Injury
  • Seatbelt Injuries
  • Internal Bleeding & Organ Damage
  • Bone Fractures
  • Lacerations & Burns
  • Dismemberment
  • Wrongful Death
  • …and more.

Naturally, this list only reveals the tip of the iceberg. Don’t forget: Cases involving personal injury are far more complicated as they typically involve more types of compensation. You don’t want to lawyer up with just anybody. You need a team that is passionate and experienced. And, of course, The Ward Law Group has these traits in spades. Reach out to us today for an expert legal consultation.

Florida Law & Auto Accident Compensation

First things first, an important element to consider before filing your claim is Florida’s statute of limitations. According to Florida state law, you have four years from the date of your accident to file a claim. If you wait beyond this time period, your case may be dismissed by the court.

It’s important to understand that Florida is a no-fault state. Additionally, this law applies to truck accidents in the same way that it does with any normal car collision. No-fault motor vehicle law requires that drivers carry Personal Injury Protection (PIP) coverage as a part of their insurance plan. No-fault coverage will pay its bearer’s bills, regardless of who was at fault of the accident (up to the minimum requirement of $10,000).

More specifically, PIP covers 80% of medical expenses, 60% of lost earnings, and 100% of replacement service costs. On top of that, if the driver died as a result of the accident, PIP also carries a $5,000 death benefit. It is, however, important to understand that this is not the same as liability coverage. For more information about your liability coverage and its relevance to your claim, contact your insurance provider.

Many people find that no-fault laws are esoteric in nature. This is partly due to the fact that they dictate the way that you can sue other drivers for their negligence. Let The Ward Law Group handle this headache for you. With our expert legal services, you may be able to receive additional compensation for your medical expenses, lost earnings capacity, psychological trauma, and more.

Maximizing Your Claim: Immediate Steps to Take After an Accident

Generally speaking, the steps that you must take immediately following an accident remain the same across the board. Before you do anything, your health and the health of others involved should be your number one priority. Contact emergency services, get immediate medical attention if necessary, and involve the police as soon as possible.

The police will be helpful when it comes to the next step that you should take: collecting information. The officers at the scene will write up a police report. Request a copy of this important document. Additionally, you should also seek out the contact information of all parties involved (including witnesses to the incident). If possible, take pictures of the accident if you are able. Try to snapshot images of any property damage, injuries, or dangerous road conditions that might have contributed to the accident.

Lastly, get in touch with The Ward Law Group, as well as your insurance provider. Your insurance company representative will be able to guide you in the right direction when it comes to filing your claim. And of course, the sooner you get in touch with our firm, the better evidence we will be able to collect prior to your courtroom visit.

How The Ward Law Group Can Help

Car accidents—no matter their severity—are inherently stressful. They take up a lot of time, money, and resources to address. This is especially true in cases that involve personal injury. In the absolute worst-case scenario, your injuries may linger for the rest of your days.

At times, the stress can seem overwhelming. However, you can minimize this turmoil with the proper legal team behind you. The Ward Law Group is here to help you in that regard. Our attorneys are passionate about fighting insurance adjusters and keeping them from minimizing your potential settlement.

Don’t forget: we also extend our legal services to native Spanish speakers. Don’t let the fact that you speak Spanish discourage you from filing a claim. Get the compensation that you are rightfully owed by contacting The Ward Law Group today!

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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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