Trucks are significantly bigger, longer, and heavier than most passenger vehicles. Thus, truck accidents leave more injuries and devastating long-term consequences than car wrecks.
If you or a loved one was recently involved in a truck accident, consult with a Florida truck accident lawyer at GED Lawyers. We can help explore your legal options and collect damages for any losses you suffered from the crash.
How Our Florida Truck Accident Attorney Can Help
Truck accident claims are complex, and the liable parties could attempt to take full advantage of their complexity and your inexperience to underpay or deny your claim.
Having a truck accident attorney from GED Lawyers handling your claim ensures that your rights stay protected. Here are some ways we will help:
Case Investigation and Evidence Collection
Your Florida attorney will investigate every detail of your accident. We will obtain and examine evidence to build a strong case. We aim to demonstrate the at-fault party’s negligence and your damages through proof like:
- Police reports
- Truck driver’s records
- Black box data
- Medical records
- Other vital documents
Determining Liable Parties
Even though the driver may cause the accident directly, other entities might still share liability for the crash. Our attorneys will evaluate the complete list of the liable parties we can approach for compensation for your damages.
Truck accident victims often deal with significant injuries and damages, which can mean serious money. This money can make a huge difference in your and your family’s life during recovery. Our attorney will scan the full extent of damages this accident has caused to ascertain the actual value of your case.
Negotiations With Insurance Companies
Typically, each at-fault party will have a separate insurance company representing them. Negotiating with multiple insurance company representatives can be a hassle to do on your own. Our attorney will handle the back and forth with the insurers and negotiate a fair settlement we can for your case.
GED Lawyers team members have extensive knowledge from securing compensation for truck accident victims whose lives have suffered tremendously after the accident. We will work to develop a claim based on the facts of your case, carefully obtain evidence, and pursue compensation from all liable parties.
For a free legal consultation with a truck accidents lawyer serving Florida, call (561) 995-1966
Our Truck Accident Attorney Can Identify the Responsible Party
Driver negligence causes many truck accidents. Driver fatigue, speeding, and inattention to the road are just a few preventable factors that can cause a truck driver to crash into a car or motorcycle. This often results in significant injuries to the property and motorists involved.
In Florida truck accidents, it can be difficult to establish negligence. The fault may solely rely on the driver, but in some cases, it might be shared by multiple parties, for example:
- The truck driver
- The truck’s owner
- The company that leased the truck from the owner
- Shipping or cargo loading company
- The truck’s manufacturer
- A government agency or contractor
We Will Fight To Prove Distribution of Fault in Your Florida Truck Accident
Many companies may dismiss their fault in the crash by leasing the tractor, trailer, or other equipment required to transport freight or by hiring an “independent contractor” to transport the cargo.
So, in a truck accident, the truck company may try to wash their hands from accepting any responsibility, stating they don’t own the vehicle and aren’t responsible for its maintenance or that the driver isn’t their direct employee.
The negligent trucking company may also try to blame the victim for the crash to avoid taking accountability. Our Florida lawyer will investigate your truck accident to uncover the truth about the crash and who was responsible for it.
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Our Truck Accident Lawyer Serving Florida Can Recover Damages
Florida Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles confirms that Florida law requires all four-wheeled vehicles to carry personal injury protection (PIP) and property damage liability (PDL) insurance. The PIP will provide some coverage for your medical bills and wage loss while you file and submit your truck accident claim.
Due to a truck accident’s nature, PIP claim coverage will likely not be sufficient to cover your entire loss alone. A truck accident claim against the liable party’s insurance companies will help you obtain just compensation for the following economic and non-economic losses:
- Medical expenses (including therapy, testing, ambulance rides, hospital visits, and prescriptions)
- Vehicle repair or replacement costs
- Other out-of-pocket accident-related costs
- Lost income
- Lost earning capacity
- Loss of enjoyment of life
- Loss of companionship and consortium
- Pain and suffering
- Scarring and disfigurement
- Mental and emotional anguish
Our truck accident lawyers will assign values to the different damages you have suffered in the truck accident to tabulate your case’s total worth.
Our Florida Team Will Determine How Your Truck Accident Occurred
Truck accidents are mainly preventable with the driver’s full attention on the road. But these types of accidents still happen on Florida’s streets and highways. Some of the most common contributors to truck accidents that lead to personal injuries include:
- Speeding/reckless driving
- Distracted driving
- Driving under the influence
- Poor truck inspection or maintenance
- Overloaded trailers
- A fatigued or drowsy driver
- Negligent hiring or supervision
- Defective tires, wheels, brake systems, or other equipment
- Poor road maintenance
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You Have Limited Time To File a Florida Truck Accident Claim
Under Florida Statutes § 95.11(3)(a), you generally have four years to initiate litigation against those liable for your injuries. The clock starts ticking on the date of the accident.
If you lost someone in a truck accident, family members could file a wrongful death lawsuit against the at-fault party to recover compensation.
These damages would cover funeral, burial costs, medical bills, and more. To initiate a wrongful death claim, you have two years from the date of the person’s death, according to Florida Statutes § 95.11(4)(d). If you do not file a lawsuit before the deadline expires, you will lose your right to compensation.
Discuss Your Truck Accident Case with Our Florida Truck Accident Law Firm
The truck accident attorneys at GED Lawyers, LLP have the knowledge and skills to tackle the most complex truck accident cases. If a truck driver’s negligent actions wounded you or a loved one, you could relax with our attorneys leading your case.
Contact our law firm for a free case review, where our team will assess your case’s potential and discuss your legal options. We serve accident victims and their families all over Florida.