How to Make an Insurance Claim after a Truck Accident
Why Mena Law Firm Should be Your Only Call
If you were involved in an accident with a big rig or 18-wheeler, there is an excellent chance that you sustained serious injuries and massive property damage to your vehicle. At Mena Law Firm, our founder is a
former insurance defense attorney who isn't afraid to fight big insurance carriers for just compensation. Some of the few reasons why we're qualified to help you include:
- Attorney Mena has over 15 years of experience working in the insurance legal field.
- Because of his commitment to ethical business practices, attorney Mena is AV Preeminent® Rated by Martindale-Hubbell – a nationally recognized attorney ranking system.
- Luis Mena is included in Florida's selection of Rising Stars℠, which represents no more than 2.5% of lawyers in the state.
- As someone who cares about his community, attorney Mena dedicates much of his time to Pro Bono work on behalf of clients in his firm as well as those referred to him from the Miami-Dade County bar Association's Put Something Back Program.
At Mena Law, we are passionate about getting our clients the insurance compensation they need and deserve. If you were injured in a truck accident, we urge you our Miami insurance attorney today to evaluate all of your options. Sensitive to our clients' needs, we take our cases on a contingency fee basis, meaning there is no fee unless we win your case!
Were you in an accident with a big rig?
Eighteen-wheelers provide a crucial service that is essential to the economic structure of our nation. Even the slightest disruption in the trucking industry would have a negative impact on the food, manufacturing and health care industries, resulting in a massive shortage of supplies. Due to the fact that the trucking industry is big business, there are millions of trucks driving on America's roadways at any given moment which cause injuries to thousands of people every year.
A truck accident occurs when a large truck weighing 10,000 + pounds collides with other vehicles. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Association, in 2008 380,000 trucking accidents occurred in the United States and of these, 4,066 resulted in fatalities. While the commercial trucking industry is expected to grow in the upcoming years, which will benefit the economy, this is bad news for passenger sized cars, trucks, vans and SUVs that have to share the road with these giants of the road. In tractor trailer accidents, it's almost always the drivers and passengers of average-sized cars and trucks that are seriously injured or killed while the truck driver walks away virtually unscathed.
Truck drivers are average people and are as likely to make mistakes or poor judgment calls as anyone else. The problem is that when a truck driver logs too many hours and drives fatigued, or when they drive while intoxicated, or when they text while driving, or when the drive with too heavy of a load, or with bad brakes, or otherwise engage in dangerous or distracted driving behaviors, the results can spell absolute disaster for those driving in their path.