Fractured Bones in Truck Accidents
A broken or fractured bone may not seem like a very serious injury, however, depending on a person’s job these types of injuries can be quite debilitating. If a fractured bone is the result of a truck accident, victims may have the legal right to compensation from those responsible for their harm. The Miami truck accident attorneys of the Law Offices of Robert Dixon assist victims who suffered fractured bones in truck accidents pursue proper legal action so that they have the financial support to aid in their recovery. Truck accident cases may include various parties, such as a truck driver, parts or vehicle manufacturer, as well as the trucking company responsible for hiring, training drivers, as well as making sure their fleet is properly maintained – all of which can be contributing factors leading up to a crash. Mr. Dixon and his staff at the Law Offices of Robert Dixon helps clients throughout South Florida, that includes Broward, Miami-Dade and Palm Beach Counties. If you are unsure of what your legal options might be in the aftermath of a truck accident, you can contact our office today and set up a free consultation to find out more about your potential claim.Fractured Bones in Truck Accidents
There are various different kinds of fractures that can result from a motor vehicle collision involving a truck. Of the fractures that may result from a truck accident, the following are the most common: displaced and non-displaced breaks, whereby breaks either stay in or shift from alignment depending on how many fractures occur; closed fractures that do not pierce the skin or open fractures that do; and compound fractures whereby the bone protrudes through a victim’s skin. Fractures can also happen if victims are thrown from their vehicles, or if parts of their bodies hit another object in the car, such as a dashboard or steering wheel. Crushing injuries can also lead to broken bones. Recovering from fractures may require time spent in casts as well as placement of metal plates or screws, in addition to other surgery in some instances. When these injuries are caused by negligence, those responsible should be held legally accountable.Holding the Proper Parties Liable
Victims who suffered fractured bones in truck accidents may pursue personal injury claims against any and all negligent parties. Usually a truck driver he found to have engaged in a negligent act that causes these collisions. Negligence, under the law, requires a showing that the defendant has breached a duty of care owed to the plaintiff, which causes that plaintiff’s injury, and results in damages. The standard by which a breach of care is determined is whether a reasonable and prudent person would have engaged in the same behavior given the same or similar circumstances as the defendant. For instance, a truck driver who skips a required meal or rest break, gets behind the wheel while overly fatigued and falls asleep at the wheel leading to a crash may be found negligent. Once negligence is shown, plaintiffs may recover costs associated with their fracture injuries such as any past and expected medical expenses, loss of wages, as well as any changes in earning capacity.Legal Guidance Following a Truck Collision in Miami
When large companies, such as those that comprise the trucking industry and their insurance providers, have their interests well-represented, so should those harmed as a result of negligence. Robert Dixon is a Miami attorney who has vast experience dealing with lawsuits that arise out of a truck accident. Mr. Dixon is dedicated to offering compassionate and zealous legal representation for clients throughout South Florida who have suffered fractured bones, and any other injuries, due to the careless or reckless actions of another. If you have questions about your case, please call the lawyers at the Law Offices of Robert Dixon at 877.499.4878 or contact us online today and we can schedule a free, no obligation consultation with an attorney who can help.