At times, commercial truck traffic in and out of the Miami area seems limitless. The flow of goods necessary to provision the 5.5 million people living in Miami-Dade, Broward and Palm Beach counties is hard to fathom. But if you’re hurt in a commercial truck accident, all that matters is your health and the compensation you recover from the responsible party. Unfortunately, large trucking companies are powerful defendants whose insurers vigorously oppose all claims against them. To secure the compensation you deserve, you need a capable, experienced attorney who is determined to fight for your rights. When you retain the Law Offices of James Jean-Francois, P.A. for your truck accident, that’s exactly what you get.
Tractor-trailers rumbling at highway speed along I-95, I-595 and other major arteries move with amazing destructive force, and the potential damage from a jackknife accident or a rollover is immense. To prevent accidents, the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Association promulgates regulations that common carriers are supposed to follow. Unfortunately, safety violations are rampant in the industry, and too often, there is a causal connection between a safety violation and a deadly accident.
Common FMCSA rule violations include:
Trucking companies also put pressure on truck drivers to deliver loads on or ahead of schedule, which can lead to aggressive driving, fatigued driving, speeding, failing to yield the right of way, tailgating and other unsafe maneuvers that cause accidents.
However, not all truck accidents are the fault of the trucking company or the truck driver. Passenger car drivers often maneuver around big rigs in an unsafe manner, causing accidents by cutting the rig off and forcing the truck driver to brake suddenly or otherwise evade the car. Finally, faulty road design and poorly maintained roads can contribute to a truck accident.
As your attorney, I fully investigate the circumstances of your crash to identify the at-fault party and pursue the full, fair compensation you deserve.
As your personal injury attorney, it is my duty to recover the greatest amount of compensation possible through a settlement or trial. The damages you could recover in a truck accident include:
If you lost a loved one in a fatal truck accident, I can help you recover wrongful death damages.
Remember, trucking companies have the legal resources to fight your claim as they attempt to reduce the amount they have to pay. You need an experienced and determined attorney to overcome obstacles to get you the compensation you deserve.
The Law Offices of James Jean-Francois, P.A. provides aggressive representation for trucking accident cases throughout the Hollywood area. To schedule a free consultation and case evaluation, call me at 954-780-8505 or contact my office online. I am conveniently located at 6100 Hollywood Blvd., Suite 211, between Florida’s Turnpike and South State Road 7.