Truck accidents can be much more severe and complicated than other auto collisions. These accidents require a thorough and prompt investigation to gather and preserve vital evidence. Further, trucking companies must comply with complex state and federal laws and regulations that could apply to your case.
Our Jacksonville truck accident lawyers are here to take the frustration and stress out of managing a complex legal case. You won’t have to worry about navigating the legal system, assessing the extent of your financial damages, or negotiating with insurers for the compensation you need. We can handle all of that for you so you can focus on healing.
Things to Consider When Hiring a Truck Accident Attorney to Handle Your Case
The more experience your lawyer has in litigating truck accident cases, the more likely it is they’ll be up to date with ever-changing state and federal trucking laws and know the legal process inside out – especially when it comes to investigating the cause of the accident. Evidence at the scene can quickly disappear, so it is vital to gather and preserve it quickly to determine how the accident happened and who is responsible.
Other important ways we can support our clients in truck accident litigation include:
- Obtaining the driver’s logbook, employee background checks, and training history
- Preserving data from the vehicle’s electronic control module (or “black box”)
- Working with accident reconstruction experts to inspect the damaged vehicles
- Checking to see if the driver or their employer violated federal safety regulations or state transportation laws
- Working with your doctor or other medical experts to assess the full extent of your injuries and their long-term effects on your health and earning potential
- Evaluating the full extent of your current and anticipated physical, emotional, and financial damages
- Leading negotiations with the at-fault party, their insurers, or their legal team
- Taking your case to trial when required
We know how to contend with defenses the opposition could mount to avoid or reduce their financial exposure in a lawsuit. We can also calculate your current and ongoing damages before leading negotiations for a fair settlement.
Client-Focused Approach that Delivers Results
With almost three decades of experience and a track record of success in pursuing compensation for our clients in highly complex injury lawsuits (including a recent $7.1 million verdict in a commercial trucking accident), we are well-positioned to fight for your compensation.
Our commitment to exceptional service means we are here when you need us and available for evening or weekend appointments. Further, if your injuries prevent you from traveling, we can come to you.
Full-Service Case Management
We manage the legal process to make things hassle-free for our clients. From handling case administration to communications with all parties involved in your case, we are with you every step of the way.
Accessible Legal Representation
We take cases on a contingency fee basis and are always transparent about our fees and pricing structure. This means no upfront charges and no surprise fees. You won’t pay legal fees unless we recover a favorable settlement or trial verdict.
For a free legal consultation with a truck accidents lawyer serving Jacksonville, call (561) 995-1966
Who Is Financially Liable for a Truck Accident in Florida?
As the burden of proof rests with the claimant, proving negligence after a truck accident is critical. To do this, we can help you gather evidence and build a robust case to prove who caused the accident. For example, if a haulage firm was negligent and caused the accident, they and the driver could be liable for your injuries.
Liable parties could include:
The Truck Driver
Truck drivers must follow strict safety regulations to operate commercial vehicles on public roads and highways. If an accident is caused through negligence, the driver would be liable. However, the trucking company could also be held indirectly responsible. Common examples of driver negligence include:
- Fatigued driving
- Driving under the influence of drugs or alcohol
- Reckless driving
- Distracted driving
The Trucking Company
Trucking companies are held to strict legal standards. We can pursue them for compensation if we find evidence of:
- Negligent hiring practices
- Failure to properly maintain a vehicle
- Violations of federal trucking industry safety regulations or state transportation laws
Some accidents may involve negligence on behalf of third parties responsible for an accident caused by:
- Improperly loaded cargo
- Defective vehicle parts
- Inadequate vehicle maintenance
- Poorly maintained roads or highways
Whatever the cause of the accident, we know what evidence to look for and how to preserve it and use it to build a strong case.
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How Much Compensation Is Available in Florida Truck Accidents?
Truck accidents are often life-changing. For example, suppose your injuries limit or prevent you from returning to work. In that case, compensation can help you pay for your treatment and continue supporting your family financially. There are various types of damages we can pursue, including:
- Current and projected medical bills, treatment, and rehabilitation costs
- Lost income
- Reduced earning capacity
- Pain and suffering
- Disfigurement or disability
- Impaired quality of life
- Lost or damaged property
Compensation in Fatal Truck Accidents
- Loss of consortium
- Medical bills
- Lost wages
- Funeral and burial costs
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If You’ve Been Hurt in a Truck Accident, Call Today
GED Lawyers have the knowledge and experience needed to hold all parties responsible for the injuries you or a loved one suffered in a Jacksonville truck accident. Further, we can devote whatever time and resources are required to pursue your case. No matter how powerful the negligent party is or how much money they have to pay for their legal defense, we never settle for anything less than you deserve.
To learn more about how our truck accident attorneys can help, contact us for a consultation. We can answer your questions and delve into your legal options. Our consultations are free, and you won’t be charged lawyers’ fees unless we recover compensation for you in a settlement or court verdict. Reach out to our office today.
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