Soft Tissue Injuries in Truck Accidents
When a standard-sized vehicle is involved in a collision with a large, commercial truck, the injuries that result can be catastrophic. These injuries can be even more severe if the accident involves a pedestrian or bicyclist. Soft tissue injuries are among the most common that occur as a result of a truck crash. Soft tissue injuries in truck accidents can affect almost any part of a victim’s body, and often require extensive rehabilitative efforts to heal. If you’ve been injured in a truck accident that you believe involved negligence, Miami truck accident attorney Robert Dixon can help you determine what legal action might be available. Extensive injuries come with expensive costs, and those who are liable should be held legally and financially accountable. We at the Law Offices of Robert Dixon are dedicated to making sure victims injured by a negligent truck driver or trucking company receive the compensation they are entitled to. Our firm offers compassionate and experienced representation for those injured in Miami and South Florida, which includes Broward, Miami-Dade and Palm Beach Counties. If you have questions about your legal options following a truck crash, please contact our office today to find out more about how we can help.Soft Tissue Injuries in Truck Accidents
Soft tissue refers to the tissue in your body, which supports and connects your organs and other structures. Soft tissue injuries in truck accidents can affect tendons, ligaments, muscles or bones, and any combination thereof. Some of the most common of these injuries that can be sustained as a result of a truck accident include:
- Strains, a stretched or torn tendon or muscle.
- Sprains, a stretched or torn ligament
- Contusions or bruising
- Stress fractures, although these are small cracks in a bone, they are still under the classification of soft tissue injuries.
In general, victims can fully recover from soft tissue injuries. However, the recovery process is painful, as well as lengthy. Depending on the area affected, victims may not be able to work or do daily activities during their rehabilitative time.Parties Responsible for Truck Accident Injuries
Different parties could be held responsible for a victim’s injury in a truck accident. Often, a truck driver, or a trucking company, has acted negligently in contributing to a collision. Negligence is shown when a defendant has been found to have breached a duty of reasonable care owed to a plaintiff. That breach must also be shown to be the cause of a plaintiff’s injuries that also resulted in damages sustained to that plaintiff. Some examples of negligent acts in a truck accident case include driver’s operating their vehicles while overly fatigued; driving under the influence of drugs or alcohol; as well as failure to do proper inspections or maintenance.
Trucking companies can also be found vicariously negligent for their employee-driver’s behavior or directly liable for their own negligent actions. Companies are responsible for making sure their practices on hiring, as well as training, drivers meet industry standards. If they fail in these regards, and accidents occur as a result, the company is answerable. Victims who have suffered soft tissue injuries as a result of a trucking collision could be awarded compensation for property damage, medical bills or time missed from work.Contact a Lawyer in Miami About Your Case
With insurance companies, trucking companies, drivers, and investigators all involved in a truck accident case, an injured victim may feel overwhelmed or overmatched. It is important to have a strong legal advocate on your side to assist you in your claim. Attorney Robert Dixon and his team are committed to making sure clients feel comfortable and confident in the legal process. We work tirelessly for our clients in making their voices heard, collecting evidence and making sure their interests are fully represented. If you need legal assistance in the aftermath of a truck accident, please call our Miami office at 877.499.4878 or contact us online to set up a free, no obligation consultation regarding your potential claims with one of our lawyers.