After a Miami Beach truck accident, it is common to feel upset and confused. In addition to trying to process complex information about claims and insurance laws, you may be recovering from a painful or long-term injury while also trying to get your life back on track. In many cases, where a serious injury has occurred, it can be helpful to speak with a Miami Beach personal injury attorney after your accident. While you may not be sure whether you want to pursue a legal claim following your accident, pursuing justice can do many things:
1) Get answers about the cause of the accident. In many cases, if you have been in a Miami Beach car accident with a truck, you may have many questions about what has caused the accident. You may even be accused of contributing to the accident. A good Miami Beach personal injury attorney can investigate the cause of the accident – most attorneys work with private investigators who have extensive experience with accident reconstruction and other investigative techniques. Getting the facts about your accident can ensure that you are not held responsible for something that way not your fault. Getting the facts can also help you move on and can ensure that if the accident was preventable, steps are taken to prevent similar accidents in the future.
2) Hold parties accountable for their actions. In many cases, truck carriers, truck manufacturers, and others in the truck industry are concerned about cost effectiveness. When cost effectiveness causes safety problems, however, it can be dangerous. Holding companies liable when they are reckless with safety can spur companies and even entire industries into taking steps to ensure safety for everyone. Unfortunately, in some cases it takes legal action to push a company into becoming more aware of safety and being more responsible.
3) Get fair compensation for your injuries. If you have been in a Miami Beach traffic collision involving a truck, you can often get your car insurance carrier to cover some of the costs of your injuries. Unfortunately, if you have serious injuries, your insurance may not cover all the costs related to the car crash. In many cases, victims are surprised to find out how high the costs of a car collision really are. Miami Beach spinal cord injury patients, for example, may have medical costs exceeding one hundred thousand dollars in the first year after the accident alone, and this figure does not cover lost income, property damage, and other costs related to the accident. In many cases, it may take legal action and close work with an experienced Miami Beach personal injury attorney to recover fair compensation for the injuries sustained in a serious accident.
4) Make a difference in the community and in others’ lives. When someone pursues justice through the legal system, changes are often made. In many cases, when legal action leads to a settlement or court win, companies make changes that ensure that they will not get sued. Over time, this leads to better safety practices. Pursuing legal action can draw attention to a problem and can make important changes, ensuring that others are not injured in a similar way.
Even if you are not sure that you wish to pursue legal action after being in a Miami Beach truck collision, contact the Flaxman Law Group for a no obligation, no cost consultation. You can find out the facts and the possible value of your case with no pressure, so that you can make the right decision about your future.