Many truck and car accidents in Hialeah and other Florida communities are caused by human error. Human error can involve failing to check blind spots, making a mistake when changing lanes, or braking suddenly.
Drivers and other cars may make decisions that cause you to be involved in a trucking accident. For example, another car may swerve in front of a truck, causing the truck to slam on the brakes or shift lanes, potentially crashing into you. Another car may try to drive around a truck and crash into you if you are driving in front of the same vehicle. Drivers tailgating a truck may suddenly slam on the brakes, causing you to rear-end their vehicle if they break too suddenly.
Although we call these types of accidents “human error” crashes, the reality is that they are not so much errors or mistakes as they are preventable. In many cases, Florida and Hialeah drivers make errors because their driving negligently. They may be distracted and focusing on something besides driving. They may be driving inebriated or drugged and therefore not able to make the best decisions about braking, following, or staying out of other drivers’ blind spots.
If another driver makes terrible decisions that cause a truck to crash into you, it could affect your life permanently. Truck crashes involving passenger cars often turn out poorly for the passengers in the smaller vehicle. You may suffer crushing injuries, spinal cord injuries, head trauma, fractures, and even life-threatening or permanent injury. You could find yourself facing weeks in hospital, as well as a long recovery period. You may never be will to regain your full mobility or you may have to change jobs because you cannot return to your current career.
All of these things can be not only devastating but also be very expensive. A serious, permanent head or spinal cord injury can cost more than $100,000 in the first year of medical treatment alone. In addition to that, you may need to pay for long-term rehabilitation, incidental services, transportation, visits to specialists, and much more. You will face all of these bills at a time when you may not be able to work due to your injuries.
Even if you have excellent car insurance, keep in mind that your policy may not cover the full cost of your injuries. In many cases, insurance companies will try to settle for the smallest amount, especially in cases involving potentially large payouts. In these situations, it is especially important to consult with a personal injury lawyer to ensure that your interests are protected.
If you have been injured in a serious commercial truck accident in Hialeah or anywhere in South Florida, contact Flaxman Law Group to arrange for a free, no obligation case analysis. Our legal team can help you understand what your rights are and how much your potential case may be worth. Our attorneys have more than six decades of combined experience, so we can offer advice based on our track record of thousands of successful cases.