Should I file a truck accident lawsuit?
In Florida, there are more than 45,000 truck/bus accidents per year. Over 16,000 of these incidents occurred in South Florida's three major counties, Miami-Dade, Broward, and Palm Beach.
Driver weariness, inexperience, speeding, and distracted driving are all potential causes of these collisions. Drivers of commercial trucks are typically reimbursed based on the amount of miles they drive. As a result, some truck drivers drive at high speeds and for long periods of time in order to maximize their earnings. Truck drivers who drive for long periods of time frequently grow exhausted and fall asleep at the wheel or experience a response time delay, both of which can result in collisions. Many times truck collisions occur when a driver fails to inspect his or her blind zones before changing lanes. Commercial trucks, unlike normal cars, have several blind spots, some of which extend the length of the trailer, making it difficult to verify that the road to change lanes is open.
Given the sheer size of trucks traveling the highways, it's no surprise that many collisions result in severe injuries and even death. Thousands of pounds of metal have enough force to completely destroy smaller vehicles on the road. The injuries are usually serious, regardless of the cause of the collision. Traumatic brain injuries, burns, and spinal cord injuries are among the truck accident injuries that are difficult, if not impossible, to recover.
How are truck accident claims different from car accident claims?
Truck accidents are complicated and distinct from car accidents. Commercial carriers use top trial lawyers to defend them in these claims, and they do everything they can to avoid providing information that is crucial to showing who is at responsibility. You will need an expert truck accident lawyer to investigate your accident properly and collect the required evidence as quickly as possible. The process of building a compelling case begins on the day of the accident. After being injured in a Florida truck accident, you have four years to file a case.
The person who caused the accident is accountable for the injuries that resulted. This might be the truck driver, the truck owner, or a truck or part manufacturer. High medical expenditures, lost wages, future medical demands, pain and suffering, lifelong deformity, and even punitive damages can all result from these injuries.
Leaser Law Firm can help you establish a strong case and handle every element of the claims procedure. This includes the following:
Can I file a lawsuit if I was partially at fault?
Many states in the country do not allow a driver to recover damages if they are partially at fault. However, in Florida, if you are partially at fault you are still allowed to recover because it is a comparative fault state. This means the court will apportion fault among the parties and you may recover to the extent which you are not responsible.
How long until I must file my lawsuit?
The statute of limitations in Florida to file a lawsuit for damages sustained in a car accident is four years.
What is Personal Injury Protection?
Personal Injury Protection (PIP) was passed by the state of Florida in 2012. The goal was to provide injured drivers with up to $10,000 in instant medical care rather than having to go through the judicial system to establish blame. The goal was to minimize the use of the judicial system while also reducing payment delays for injured drivers. All owners of motor vehicles registered in Florida are required to acquire personal injury protection (PIP) coverage.
To be eligible for PIP, you must comply with the 14-day rule which requires you to seek medical attention within 14 days of the truck accident. This rule exists to help establish that an injury claim is valid, and to ensure that any existing injuries from a truck accident are not worsened by not getting medical care quickly.
What are the benefits of hiring a local truck accident lawyer?
Hiring a local attorney has a number of advantages including being conveniently accessible to clients and having established contacts in the neighborhood.
Your lawyer will use witnesses to back up your statements when building a case for your personal injury claim. These witnesses could include persons who witnessed the incident that resulted in your injuries. They could also be expert witnesses, such as doctors who have worked on your case or experts who are familiar with the area's roads. A local personal injury lawyer will be more familiar with the area and its population, making it easier to locate these witnesses. Witnesses may also be more forthcoming with a well-known local attorney than with someone they've never heard of, providing the local attorney a significant advantage.
Although any competent out-of-town lawyer will investigate state laws, local judges, and opposing counsel to ensure they have a complete understanding of your case, a local personal injury lawyer will already be aware of most of this material. Leaser Law Firm serves truck accident victims in Greenacres, Florida and its surrounding areas, and has the knowledge and resources to assist you in obtaining a favorable result.