Commercial Truck Accidents
Experienced Florida injury attorneys know the devastation a truck accident can cause
There were 43,763 commercial vehicle crashes in Florida in 2017, according to the Florida Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles. Accidents involving commercial trucks can result in serious injury. Recovering compensation for your injuries can be particularly complicated due to the unique legal issues involved in accidents with commercial trucks. Experienced truck accident attorneys at Ged Lawyers, LLP are knowledgeable in Florida personal injury law and skilled in handling commercial truck accident legal issues, successfully securing maximum compensation for accident victims.
Federal and state regulations for truck operators
Operators of semi-trucks are required to follow several federal and state regulations, and to carry insurance policies with higher limits than those required for standard vehicle drivers. Regulations specify the permitted weight for a rig, the length of time the truck driver can drive without rest, and provide manufacturing, repair, and quality control guidelines.
Proving fault is at the core of personal injury claims
All personal injury claims revolve around the issue of fault: who is legally responsible for the accident? In proving legal negligence, it must be demonstrated that the at-fault party behaved in a reckless or careless manner, or failed to take some precaution that contributed to the accident. With so many state and federal regulations in place for commercial trucks, there is a greater likelihood that a statute or regulation was violated, and this can serve as evidence of negligence.
Florida statute of limitations
Every state has what is called a statute of limitations – the legal timeframe allowed to file a claim in the civil court system. In Florida, the statute of limitations for personal injury claims, such as injuries sustained in a commercial truck accident, is four years from the date of the accident. This is an important timeframe to note – if you do not file your claim with the Florida courts before the four-year window closes, you will not have your case heard in the court nor will you have the opportunity to recover any compensation for the injuries you sustained from the accident.
Injured in a commercial truck accident? Let us help
At Ged Lawyers, LLP, we understand the how emotionally traumatizing it can be to be involved in a commercial truck accident. We know that, in addition to physical injuries, you may face mounting medical bills and loss of income. Let us help. Our skilled team of truck accident attorneys are knowledgeable in Florida law, experienced in handling personal injury cases, and successful in securing compensation for truck accident victims. To meet with a member of our team, contact our office at 844-443-3529 or online to schedule a confidential consultation to discuss your case.