Articles Posted in Liability and Legal Issues

After a big disaster, it is quite common for everyone in the immediate area to have their lives permanently affected. Whether the disaster is a big fire, storm, or natural disaster, massive damage and multiple claimants involved can also complicate the insurance process.

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If your home and property have been damaged in this type of incident, your very first priority will be to get to safety and to get any emergency medical help you need. You will also want to contact your insurer as quickly as possible to start the claims process. In addition, be sure to keep records and receipts of everything possible. This may mean taking photos of the damage, making an itemized list of all the damage, writing down the details of the incident which caused the damage, keeping receipts for hotels and every other expense you have incurred. Do not throw away any damaged property.

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Much has been written about the role of distracted driving in Hollywood truck accidents as well as the danger of fatigued driving. Now, however, the conversation is slowly shifting to discussion about the impact on mental health on truck drivers.

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There is no doubt that truck drivers have a very dangerous and high-pressure job. They are often asked to deliver cargo long distances in tough traffic conditions and bad weather on tight deadlines. Many truck drivers worry about becoming the victim of theft or crime and they have to worry about other drivers driving erratically on the road. In addition, truck drivers spend a long time alone, away from their families, and may not get enough time to rest, relax, sleep, and eat well.

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Being in a truck accident in Hollywood or anywhere South Florida can be devastating. The injuries resulting from this type of crash are often considerable and maybe life-changing. The financial impact due to your injuries and your inability to return to work immediately can last for years. In these situations, hiring the right truck accident attorney is one of the most important decisions you may make.

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You can easily find truck accident attorneys in Hollywood by searching online or by checking directories. However, how can you compare different attorneys to find the right one for you? There are a few things you should look for:

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If you have been in a truck accident in Miami or anywhere in South Florida, you will need to hire a truck accident attorney. This is not the sort of case you want to take on yourself. Truck carries have powerful insurance companies and your injuries are likely to be serious. These are just two reasons why having an attorney makes sense for you.

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Truck carriers and insurance attorneys may use their knowledge of the law to get you to accept an offer which may not necessarily pay the future costs of your injury. In addition, serious injuries from a truck accident can cause much higher cost than you imagine. You may have to pay for lifetime of increased medical costs, lots of incidental costs, car replacement bills, months of time lost at work, and more. You may even be permanently injured and may be unable to return to your job, meaning you need a lifetime of financial resources.

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If you’ve been in a crash in Homestead involving a tanker, big rig, tractor trailer, or any other truck, you may be thinking about the immediate short-term. You may worry whether you have hurt your back or suffered an injury. You may want to contact loved ones, get checked out by a doctor, or file a claim with your insurance company.

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However, if you have been in a truck crash, you will want to take the long view. You will especially want to consider the long-term implications of your accident. To do that, you will need to consider:

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If you have been injured in a trucking collision in Hollywood or anywhere in southern Florida, one of the first things you’ll be considering is compensation. Very quickly, the costs of your injuries and truck crash will add up. You may lose time at work, you may lose valuable personal property in the crash, you may have medical bills piling up, and you will have other expenses you need to pay. Compensation can help to pay for these and other costs so they do not come out of your own pocket.

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How you pursue compensation is an important consideration. You want to file the right claim at the right time to maximize your chances of benefits. In general, you have three main options for securing compensation after a truck crash in southern Florida:

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Many workers are expected to drive trucks as part of their work duties. For example, truck drivers may be handling tractor-trailers, big rigs, tankers, or other larger vehicles all day. Delivery drivers, too, may be driving vans, light trucks or other vehicles to and from client’s homes. Warehouse laborers, construction workers, and other employees may all be required to drive a truck all or part of the time as part of their job duties.

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Unfortunately, truck driving can increase the risk of a workplace accident. These heavy vehicles are difficult to maneuver and require more training. If you’re taking on a job that will mean you are to drive a heavy truck or even a light truck part or all the time, it is essential to get additional training and receive ongoing training to stay as safe as possible.

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Being in a trucking accident in Homestead or any South Florida community will usually result in a claim. Whether you decide to file a legal claim or contact your car insurance company to seek compensation for car repairs, medical bills, and other costs, you are entering into a legal process. Unfortunately, many factors can hurt your claims, including things that seem quite innocuous:

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At Flaxman Law Group, our legal team often hears from people who have been seriously injured in a truck accident. Unfortunately, sometimes plaintiffs contact us after they’ve already made crucial mistakes that could hurt their claim. In many cases, plaintiffs make mistakes because they believe certain misconceptions about truck accidents. Do you have the following mistaken beliefs?:

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If you have been in a collision involving a tractor-trailer, tanker, big rig, or any larger vehicle, the injuries you sustain and the damages your car sustains may be significant. The larger force and size of the truck can simply mean that squeeze play accidents and other collisions can lead to your car being crushed or severely damaged.

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You count on your car insurance company to protect you in these types of situations, but not every person injured in a trucking collision gets the compensation and outcomes they desire. You can increase your chances of a successful claim by:

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