Miami is infamously known for some of the worst traffic in the country. Whether you’re traveling through 36th St. and NE Second Ave. midday or trying to make it to work through Kendall Dr. and SW 117th early in the morning, you know how bad Miami’s roads and intersections are. It is highly likely that with all of the really bad traffic you’ve had to sit through, you’ve been in an accident at least once. And the number of commercial vehicle and truck accidents in Miami is climbing annually!
Our legal team at A to Z Injury Law knows how dangerous our roads are. Members of our team have been where you are right now. Faced with an unpleasant outcome of a bad trucking accident on Brickell Ave, I-95 or the Golden Glades Interchange, you have likely decided you are going to sue the trucker that crashed into your vehicle. But you can’t do it alone! Physical pain doesn’t end, but getting the money you need to pay all of your medical bills and pay for the physical therapy you will need going forward helps. You need the help of a truck accident attorney to conduct your lawsuit. Let’s take a look at just how Miami traffic shapes a lot of these lawsuits.
Trucking Injuries Are Not Likely to Dissipate Any Time Soon
The Port of Miami is the shipping hub of the state. So much GDP (gross domestic product) ships out here and imports from other countries comes in. As a result, thousands of trucks each year head into Miami and then back out again. It is a big reason why the traffic is so congested and so dangerous. A truck injury is almost inevitable.
Just to give you an idea of the enormous flow of traffic, Port of Miami processes billions of dollars of imports into the city and onto trucks each year. Even with the 2019 infrastructure improvements to move traffic out of Downtown Miami and directly onto the highway, traffic is still bad and accidents are severe.
As an example, in 2014 14,000 Miami residents were seen in hospital emergency rooms for traffic-related injuries for a car or truck accident. Over a 1,000 were hospitalized overnight, and 99 died in these motor vehicle crashes. A big percentage of those were truck accidents. Any truck accident, no matter how “minor,” was recorded as data for research purposes.
In 2017, there were 34,247 fatal crashes in the U.S.. Of those, 4,455 crashes involved a heavy commercial truck. This goes to show that no matter how good the roads or how many improvements are made, truck crashes happen and will continue to happen. It’s up to you to decide how you handle what happens to you when you are in a truck crash or lose a loved one to a trucking accident in Miami.
The data can be found on on Floridahealth.gov as well as Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration’s website.
Choosing an Accident Lawyer for Your Truck Injury Case
A to Z Injury law provides a no-cost to you consultation with an accident attorney. If you are a surviving family member of someone that was killed in a trucking accident, you can still secure legal representation with an A to Z injury lawyer. An accident attorney represents the living as well as the survivors of the deceased, bringing you (the grieving family members) comfort at this time. Each injury lawyer here has a lot of experience with handling these cases and is willing to help you with yours.
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