If you have medical bills piling up and injuries that prevent you from working, you deserve compensation. A Baker County truck accident lawyer from the Law Offices of Anidjar & Levine can seek justice on your behalf.
Damage Truck Accidents Can Cause
Trucks are much heavier than the typical motor vehicle. They often carry tons of cargo, which puts them at risk of tipping over if the driver swerves or makes a sharp turn. This is why there are so many regulations concerning large commercial trucks.
The Federal Highway Administration (FHWA), other federal agencies, and state regulators all set rules about the weight of commercial vehicles. There are different regulations concerning how long a driver can be behind the wheel each day. A truck driver or company that ignores such regulations puts other motorists in danger.
Pursuing Compensation in Baker County and the Types of Damages
If you suffered injuries in a truck accident due to someone else’s negligence, you should pursue compensation. There are different types of damages to pursue, including economic and non-economic damages. Our truck accident lawyer will fight to ensure that you can cover costs arising from your Baker County accident. Your compensation can help with:
Medical expenses: hospital stays, trips to doctors, and therapy can all cost a lot, even if you have insurance. Your compensation should cover these bills and put your financial worries to rest.
Lost wages: injuries from a truck accident can be serious. It is not uncommon for accident victims to miss weeks of work recovering from their injuries. These missed paychecks can make life difficult for your family. A settlement or court award can make all the difference during your recovery.
Loss of earning potential: your injuries can also leave lasting effects, making it impossible to work as you did before. If your injuries do not allow you to work as much or at all, or if you need to take a lower-paying position, that is a loss of earning potential. That financial hardship needs to be considered when compensation is calculated.
Loss of enjoyment: those same injuries that affect your ability to work could also make it difficult to enjoy your leisure time. If you can no longer take part in a sport, hobby, or activity that you enjoy, that should be factored in when you are pursuing damages.
Wrongful death: if your loved one passed away due to a truck accident, you may also be able to pursue wrongful death damages. That can be discussed during your initial free consultation.
Pain and suffering: any past and future pain and suffering experienced by your family will also be considered when your compensation is calculated.
Statute of Limitations
You should also know that you do not have unlimited time to pursue damages in Florida. Per Florida Statutes § 95.11(4)(d), families have just two years to pursue a wrongful death case. If you decide to sue for compensation in a personal injury case, the state gives you four years to do so.
It seems like a lot of time, but the days and months can pass quickly as you try to recover and return to your normal life. A lawyer from our firm can get the legal process started for you and make sure that you do not miss out on your chance to pursue the compensation you deserve.
Potentially Liable Parties
Various parties could be liable for your collision in a truck accident case. One of our injury lawyers will do everything possible to ensure they are held accountable. Liable parties could include:
- The truck driver
- The truck owner
- The cargo company
- A safety inspector
- The manufacturer of a faulty part
Maybe the driver was following too closely and was not able to react in time to prevent an accident. Perhaps the cargo was loaded improperly and defied commercial vehicle weight regulations. A defective part may have resulted in an unsafe operation. There could even be a combination of factors and liable parties. Your lawyer will evaluate the facts of your case and hold everyone responsible for their negligence.
Why You Should Consider Hiring a Lawyer
You are not required to hire an attorney, but one of our Baker County lawyers can handle your case from start to finish while you focus on healing. Your attorney will:
- File your case and begin the legal process
- Handle all communications for you and keep you updated
- Fight for fair compensation
- Answer all of your questions
- Gather evidence needed to support your case
- Make your case in court if need be
Proving that other parties are liable can be difficult. Your lawyer can help.
How We Have Helped Clients in the Past
We have helped many other people in your same situation get the help and compensation they needed to move forward. We go above and beyond to make this experience as stress-free as possible. Some of our past clients say they felt as if a family member was handling their case!
You will receive your lawyer’s personal number, so you can always contact them if you need assistance. If you need help scheduling medical appointments or arranging repairs for your car, our team handles that for you too.
Contact Our Law Firm for Your Free Consultation
If you want to learn more about your legal options, call the Law Offices of Anidjar & Levine at 1-800-747-3733. The consultation is free, but the chance to learn more about how a Baker County attorney can help after your truck accident can be invaluable. We will help you pursue the compensation that you and your family deserve.
We Can Help.