If you’ve driven much on the highways, you’ve probably seen your share of construction vehicles. However, if you’ve been up close in an accident with one, then you could be dealing with serious consequences––both physical and financial.
You can pursue compensation for your losses with the aid of a Brandon truck accident lawyer. The Law Offices of Anidjar & Levine can help you navigate the ins and outs of the legal process. We also work on contingency, so you don’t pay anything out of pocket for our services.
Does Florida Have a Statute of Limitations for Truck Accident Cases?
Florida has a statute of limitations on all personal injury lawsuits. Per Florida Statutes § 95.11(3)(a), you generally have four years to file a civil lawsuit. You have less time to file a wrongful death lawsuit – only two years from the date of your loved one’s passing.
It’s imperative to take action within this timeframe. Otherwise, the courts will refuse to hear your case, and you could be left with few legal options for seeking damages.
What Damages Can You Recover Through a Claim or Lawsuit?
Colliding with a construction truck can leave a mountain of medical bills and lost income. You shouldn’t have to pay for the consequences of another party’s actions. With a truck accident lawyer in Brandon advocating for you, they will pursue compensation for:
- All medical and hospital bills, including prescriptions
- Physical therapy
- Your car’s repairs or replacement
- Lost wages and benefits
- Funeral expenses (if you lost a family member)
- Childcare costs, such as daycare
- Rideshare and transportation fees
You are also entitled to compensation for the trauma of the accident itself. Such losses are called “non-economic damages.” The value of these losses depends on your situation, including your diagnosis and prognosis.
Examples of compensable non-economic damages include:
- Mental anguish
- Loss of enjoyment of life
- Pain and suffering
- Loss of consortium
Why Partner with the Law Offices of Anidjar & Levine?
A construction truck accident lawyer from our team will manage your case from start to finish, so you can rest, relax, and recuperate. You shouldn’t have to worry about dealing with the stress of legal claims when you’ve just been through a terrible accident.
You can trust our team to:
- Manage all incoming and outgoing communications
- File all critical paperwork needed to move things along
- Meet with insurance adjusters or the other party’s lawyers
- Talk to eyewitnesses
- Investigate your case and gather evidence
- Negotiate a fair settlement on your behalf
- Go to trial if needed
We will assist you with much of the headaches involved with getting compensation. We go the extra mile for each of our clients.
We Will Determine Causation, Fault, and Liability for Your Losses
Our team will find and use evidence to assert your right to damages. By using the accident report, eyewitness testimony, and the truck’s black box data, we can determine:
What Caused Your Accident
Reasons a construction truck may get into an accident with another vehicle include:
- It fails to back up properly.
- The driver loses control of the truck.
- Some of the cargo spills and strikes another vehicle.
- The driver was not certified to operate the truck.
- The truck malfunctioned.
Determining your accident’s cause will help us identify the at-fault and liable parties.
Who Caused Your Accident
Construction trucks don’t operate themselves. Another party’s actions caused your collision. We will identify the at-fault party (meaning the party who caused your accident) by:
- Interviewing witnesses
- Reviewing the construction site’s employment logs
- Watching traffic camera or dashcam footage
- Viewing photos of the accident scene and your injuries
- Consulting with construction experts and accident reconstruction analysts
We will also review your recollection of events to piece together what happened before, during, and after your accident.
Who Should Pay for Your Losses
The at-fault party does not pay for your losses. The liable party does. So, if a construction worker caused your accident, their employer would likely pay for your injury-related expenses because of vicarious liability.
However, suppose the construction worker was working under the purview of the government. In that instance, you could hold a government agency responsible for its failure to hire adequately-trained workers.
Filing a claim or lawsuit against the government comes with many headaches. Yet, your construction truck accident lawyer in Brandon will manage this process for you.
Questions and Answers About Construction Truck Accident Cases in Brandon
Right now, you may wonder:
How Much does It Cost to Hire a Lawyer?
Since 2006, the Law Offices of Anidjar & Levine has worked on a contingency-fee basis. Our clients pay nothing from their own savings for our legal help. A percentage of the funds we recover for you will pay for our assistance.
- Your case’s filing fees
- The time and effort we put into building your case
- All consulting costs
- Any court fees
We truly care about your case’s outcome. Not only do we want to secure the damages you need, but if we can’t successfully resolve your case, you don’t owe us anything.
How Long Will It Take to Resolve My Case?
We will do everything possible to secure the funds you need and keep your case on track. However, we’re not sure how long it’ll take to reach a settlement or verdict. You can trust, however, that we’ll avoid any delays and keep you updated on any developments.
Do I Have to Deal with the Insurance Company on My Own?
When you partner with our construction accident team, you won’t have to answer any phone calls, text messages, or emails from the insurance company. We’ll manage all communications, negotiations, and challenges from the insurer for you.
Begin Your Free Case Review with the Law Offices of Anidjar & Levine
The Law Offices of Anidjar & Levine is ready to advocate for you today. While compensation can’t undo the accident itself, it can alleviate your financial concerns. We want you to focus on moving forward.
We Can Help.