If you were injured in a collision with a commercial vehicle, you could have the right to recover compensation for your injuries. Our firm is ready to evaluate your case and provide clear guidance on maximizing your financial recovery.
Truck accidents have the potential to alter your life forever. If you are dealing with the aftermath of a truck collision, a Bonita Springs personal injury lawsuit might be what you need to address your financial challenges. Let a Bonita Springs truck accident lawyer from our firm help you pursue the compensation you need.
How Our Lawyers Could Help with Your Truck Accident Case
Collisions with commercial vehicles can be more complex than other types of accidents. Numerous regulations only apply to commercial vehicles, and commercial drivers often carry a complex web of insurance policies.
Our firm could help you navigate these cases in a variety of ways.
Thorough Investigations Lay the Foundation for Your Claim
Before proceeding with a personal injury lawsuit, you must investigate every aspect of your case. Our attorneys could carefully review the facts of the crash with two important goals in mind.
First, our investigation will identify the party responsible for your accident. Second, we will review your medical bills and other records to determine the compensation you are entitled to recover.
Understanding Federal Regulations Impacts Your Bonita Springs Accident Case
Commercial truck drivers must follow the same traffic rules as every other driver. From adhering to the speed limit to yielding the right-of-way, truck operators must comply with the rules of the road. There are other regulations that only apply to these large commercial trucks.
These regulations are authored by the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA). They cover many things, like how long drivers can remain on the road without a break. Understanding these regulations is essential to your case, as a violation could be evidence of negligence.
Knowledge of the Court System is Crucial
Navigating the court system without a legal background is never easy. Pursuing a truck accident lawsuit is especially difficult on your own. Robust insurance policies cover trucking companies and their drivers, and their carriers provide attorneys to aid in their defense.
Our firm could not only even the playing field but also help you navigate the legal system. From understanding what to expect in a specific jurisdiction to learning what you might recover at trial, our team could provide crucial guidance throughout your case.
Negotiation Skills Can Prevent Going to Trial
Negotiations are a big part of most truck accident injury cases. While a trial is always possible, most cases are resolved through a negotiated settlement. The trucking company will rely on attorneys or insurance adjusters to handle their negotiating, and facing them alone could put you at a disadvantage.
Our attorneys could negotiate on your behalf and ensure you do not accept an inadequate settlement offer.
What a Truck Accident Injury Case is Worth
While no attorney can guarantee a specific outcome or tell you how your case will turn out, our firm is ready to advise you on the value of your case.
By carefully evaluating every factor of your accident, we could give you an estimate of your possible compensation. The damages you could recover fall into two categories: economic and non-economic compensation.
Economic damages are also commonly referred to as specific damages. This is because these damages are designed to compensate you for specific losses you have suffered. Your economic losses can be measured precisely, and your recovery should return you to the financial position you were in before the accident.
Examples of economic damages include lost wages, medical expenses, and vehicle repair costs.
Non-economic damages – routinely called general damages – are not easily quantifiable. These damages exist to compensate you for your non-monetary losses. Non-economic damages are subjective, making it more challenging to establish them than economic compensation.
Some examples of non-economic compensation include emotional distress, loss of consortium, or pain and suffering.
Liable Parties in a Commercial Truck Accident
An important step for any truck accident case is identifying the party liable for the crash. These accidents typically occur as the result of human error on the truck driver’s part. According to the FMCSA, most truck accidents result from human error.
However, the FMCSA also indicates that environmental hazards and issues with the commercial vehicle can also be to blame. Understanding who is at fault for a truck crash is crucial as it can determine the defendants in your lawsuit.
Truck drivers are an obvious choice when it comes to parties that are liable for a truck crash. These operators are frequently at fault for collisions with other motorists. Some truck crashes occur due to fatigue, while others involve aggressive driving.
A truck driver’s employer could also face civil liability for an accident. As long as a truck driver was operating within the scope of their employment, it is possible to file suit against both the driver and their employer.
A state, federal, or local government entity oversees every stretch of road in and around Bonita Springs. If the government fails to adequately maintain that road and an accident ensues, they could face liability for any injuries that occur.
Defective trucks or truck parts could also play a part in causing a crash. An accident could be inevitable if a truck’s braking system, steering wheel, or other vital parts fail.
Reach Out to One of Our Attorneys About Your Bonita Springs Truck Accident
If you sustained injuries in a truck crash, an injury lawsuit filed in Lee County could represent your best opportunity to secure justice. It is important to note that trucking companies and truck manufacturers have powerful insurance carriers and law firms.
The Law Offices of Anidjar & Levine could help you even the odds. Call us for a free consultation to learn how our Bonita Springs truck accident lawyer could help.
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