2883 Executive Park Drive
Weston, Florida 33331
Phone: (954) 385-6363
Fax: (954) 764-5023
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11555 Heron Bay Blvd.
Coral Springs, Florida 33076
Phone: (954) 467-7070
We can be reached during the following hours:
For emergencies or new matters we are always available at:
(954) 649-7634 - Michael Muchnick, Esq.
(954) 240-3524 - Jeffrey Muchnick, Esq.
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Studies over the last decade have revealed that less than 15% of large truck accident deaths were the truck occupants. 70% of fatalities were drivers and passengers in other motor vehicles, and
15% were pedestrians, bicyclists, or motorcyclists. Due partly to their sheer size and weight, commercial trucks have a higher fatal crash rate and account for more serious injuries than
passenger vehicles. In addition, large trucks are unable to make quick maneuvers to avoid collisions, have longer braking distances and larger blind spots.
Fortunately, in the event you are involved a truck accident in Florida it is far more likely that you will be appropriately compensated. The most important reason is commercial truck insurance policy limits are generally $1 million dollars or more. Also, commercial policies sometimes have medical payments coverage which may cover a portion or all of your medical bills. Additionally, truck accidents create larger impacts and property damage to vehicles in comparison to car accidents. The insurance companies evaluate these impacts to determine whether injuries claimed in a truck accident are actually from that particular event. If there is little to no damage to your vehicle in an accident the insurance companies are far less likely to consider severe injuries related to that accident.
The Attorneys of Muchnick Law Firm in Weston, FL are prepared to represent you in your truck accident case, whether you are seeking damages and loss or seeking workers compensation. Call us today to get the legal representation you deserve.
If you have been involved in a car accident there are a couple of basic things you need to remember. First, turn off your vehicle’s engine to avoid a potential fire or explosion. Next, call 911
and report the car accident to the police. Take pictures of the positions of the vehicles before they are moved with your cell phone. If your car is blocking traffic, move your vehicle to the nearest
shoulder and if not possible put your hazard lights on. When the police arrive have your license and insurance car available. Request that the police officer provide you with a short form
police report which supplies you with the other person’s car insurance information. If you require hospitalization via ambulance the police officer will generally give you a case number
If you intend on hiring an attorney who specializes in car accidents it is advisable to contact your attorney as soon as possible but definitely before speaking with any insurance companies, including your own. If you do not intend to contact an attorney call the claims phone number for both your car insurance company and the other person’s insurance company. They insurance companies will both ask you a series of questions and assign you both a claim number and a claim representative. They may also request a recorded statement regarding the nature of your injuries or to get details about how the car accident occurred.
Broward County contains the single most dangerous intersection for auto accidents in America according to State Farm. The culprit is the intersection of Flamingo Road and Pines Boulevard in
Pembroke Pines, Florida which accounts for over 350 auto accidents per year. The most important factors relating to the occurrence of auto accidents in Broward County seemed to be cell phone use and
car volume. This particular intersection has approximately 200,000 cars per day passing through. Broward County accounts for nearly one-forth of the entire State of Florida’s auto accidents.
The State of Florida does not require its residence to purchase bodily injury insurance which compensates the victim who was not at fault in an auto accident for their pain and suffering, permanent injuries and wage losses. The only way to combat the large numbers of drivers without this optional bodily injury coverage is to purchase uninsured motorist coverage. In the event that you are impacted by a driver without bodily injury insurance, if you have uninsured motorist coverage, you may make a claim for your injuries through your own policy. Florida drivers, and especially Broward County drivers, look into obtaining underinsured motorist coverage.