Delivery Truck Accidents
Florida personal injury firm successfully secures compensation for their clients
Delivery trucks have a regular presence on highways and residential streets, from oversized commercial trucks to standard sized delivery trucks. Sharing the roads with delivery trucks can be challenging and when accidents involve delivery trucks, injuries can be serious or fatal. The accident attorneys at Ged Lawyers, LLP skillfully navigate the complexities of accident claims involving delivery trucks, successfully securing compensation for their clients.
Accidents due to negligence fail under personal injury law
When an accident occurs that is the result of negligence on the part of an individual or entity, personal injury law provides relief. Personal injury law covers all types of accidents, including slip and fall accidents, dog bites, and truck accidents. Negligence must be proven, and the injured party may file for compensatory damages including medical expenses, pain and suffering, and mental anguish.
What is “comparative negligence” in Florida?
Florida follows “pure comparative fault” laws when more than one party shares responsibility for an accident. What this means is that the amount of the damages that you can recover in your personal injury claim is reduced by the percentage of fault that you bear for the accident. For example, if your damages total $5,000 but it is determined that you share 30 percent of the responsibility for the accident, then your award will be reduced by 30 percent — $1,500.
Causes of delivery truck accidents
Traffic accidents involving delivery trucks and other commercial trucks can often be attributed to the large size and heavy weight of trucks used in shipping and commercial transportation. Other factors that contribute to delivery truck accidents include:
- inadequate driver training
- driver fatigue
- unrealistic expectations concerning delivery time
- improper delivery truck maintenance
- violating safety guidelines
- passenger vehicles driving in “No-Zones” where truck drivers have limited visibility
- unsafely passing a truck
- driving in between large trucks
- improper acceleration when entering roadway in front of truck
- abruptly changing lanes in front of a truck
How much time do I have to file a claim for my delivery truck accident?
The length of time permitted to file a personal injury claim – known as the statute of limitations – varies from state to state. In Florida, the statute of limitations for a personal injury lawsuit is four years from the date the accident occurred. This is a strict deadline. Individuals who file their claims after the four year deadline will have their cases dismissed and they will no longer have the opportunity to pursue compensation for their injuries.
Injured in a delivery truck accident? Let us help you get the compensation you deserve
At Ged Lawyers, LLP our accident attorneys fight to secure just compensation for our clients who have been injured in accidents due to negligence. Our personal injury team is skilled, knowledgeable, and dedicated to advocating on your behalf. If you have been injured in a delivery truck accident or another accident, contact a member of our team at 844-443-3529 or online to arrange for a free case review to discuss your accident. Ged Lawyers, LLP offers multilingual services in Arabic, Creole, Greek, Portuguese, Russian, Spanish, Turkish, and other languages.