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If you’ve been in a trucking collision in Homestead or anywhere in Southern Florida, you’ll need to start documenting the evidence right away. Gathering evidence helps you prove your claim and can help you secure fair compensation for your damages and losses.


One of the basic pieces of evidence you’ll want to gather right away is photographic proof. You may want to carry an inexpensive camera in your car – just in case – or you can even take photos with your camera phone. When gathering pictures, you will want to:

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In most cases, if you are injured in a trucking accident, you will file a car accident claim with your car insurance company. However, if your accident took place while you were on the job or performing a job duty, you may have a workers’ compensation claim.

Photo from: James G. Howes

Photo from: James G. Howes

For example, if you drive a delivery truck as part of your job or if you are asked by your employer to drive a company truck as part of your duties, you may have a workers’ compensation claim if you are in an accident while performing this duty and end up suffering injuries. Continue reading →

If you have been seriously injured in a truck accident in Hollywood or your community, you may need some time to recover. If you have suffered serious or permanent injury, you may need a variety of theories to heal and to help you adjust to life after your injury.


For example, if your injury means you cannot take care of basic tasks by yourself, you may need occupational therapy. This type of therapy uses a variety of tools to help you to adjust to life with an injury and to help you recover some of your independence.

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Statistically, a truck driver is less likely to have caused a car accident when compared with a passenger car driver. If you have been in a truck accident, it is important to consider whether another passenger car driver cut in front of the truck or performed another maneuver that resulted in your accident and injuries. If so, they may be the at-fault driver.


The difficulty of proving third-party driver liability

Unfortunately, even if a third-party driver caused your accident, it can be difficult to prove. A nearby driver may even drive away after your collision, claiming they were not part of the accident. Even if they stay, law-enforcement may place the blame on you or on the truck driver – even if the crash was not your fault.

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If you have been in a truck accident in Hollywood or anywhere in South Florida, you may suffer a number of injuries. One of the most common types of injuries sustained in traffic accidents involves the face. When the face is whipped around suddenly because of the impact or when a passenger’s head is thrown violently against the dashboard or even into an air bag, a number of injuries can occur, including:

  • Cracked teeth
  • Chipped teeth
  • Damage to dentures and crowns
  • Lost fillings
  • Lost teeth


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When you’re in a car or trucking accident in Hollywood or anywhere in South Florida, you may have a lot of worries. You may worry how you’ll pay for repairs, whether your insurance rates will go up, and whether your injuries will be serious. One thing you may not be worried about is identity theft or fraud. However, these are also issues you should consider.


Unfortunately, a small number of people target individuals who have been involved in traffic accidents. In some cases, fraudsters will stage a minor accident and gather information at the scene of the accident in order to steal someone’s identity. In other cases, fraudsters will take advantage of drivers who have been an accident by overcharging for basic services or by defrauding them in other ways.

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Last week, we looked at preventative measures you can take to protect your finances before a truck accident affects your life in Hollywood or South Florida. But what happens if you didn’t have the time to implement that advice and now find yourself injured because of a traffic accident?


The injuries sustained in an accident involving a big rig, tractor trailer, or other commercial vehicle can be very serious. If your finances aren’t ready for the medical bills, lost wages, property damages, car repair costs, and other expenses, you will need to be proactive. Here are a few things you can do:

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Being in a trucking accident in Hollywood or South Florida is extremely expensive. Medical costs are quite high here, and in many cases insurance caps mean some of your costs may not be covered. It’s not unusual for a trucking accident to cause devastating injuries, such as brain injuries, spinal cord trauma, and more. These types of injuries can cost in excess of one million dollars if they are permanent and severe. Even fractures and facial injuries that don’t require years of medical treatment, however, can end up costing tens of thousands of dollars.


What makes trucking accident so expensive? Let’s take a closer look at some of those costs:

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In Tampa, Florida, the South Howard district is the heart of the city’s nightlife. Here, steakhouses, bars, pubs, and clubs draw people from all over the city. Of course, when alcohol is served there is always a concern about drunk driving.


Unfortunately, an investigative report found that the area saw more cars towed than any other region of the city – and the majority of towed vehicles were towed in the early hours of the morning, after 5 a.m. This is despite the fact that Tampa has a law allowing cars to remain parked overnight near alcohol-serving establishments.

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A truck accident in Hollywood or anywhere in South Florida is likely to result in serious physical injuries. Each year, accidents involving tankers, 18 wheelers, and other large commercial vehicles result in amputations, brain trauma, spinal cord injuries, fatalities, and other losses. While many of the physical injuries of trucking accidents can be visually obvious, however, many people who survive these crashes also suffer other, less obvious injuries.

Emotional trauma is a serious potential consequence of any serious roadway accident in Hollywood or South Florida. Unfortunately, this type of injury is often overlooked because the symptoms may not be obvious and because it can take weeks or months for the signs of trauma to become obvious.


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