The proximity of I-75 means Brandon sees its fair share of traffic from semi-trucks transporting cargo to the Clearwater-St. Petersburg-Tampa metropolitan area.
Unfortunately, truckers who drive while impaired or violate traffic laws make the roads unsafe for everyone. If you were injured by a negligent trucker, our Brandon semi-truck accident lawyers can evaluate your case for free, file your case’s paperwork, and pursue compensation. The Law Offices of Anidjar & Levine goes the extra mile for its clients.
We Encourage You to Consider Your Case’s Filing Deadline
As negotiators, we work to settle your case out of court. Nonetheless, we are willing to go to trial. We may file a personal injury lawsuit against the driver, trucking company, or another party if:
- The other party has insufficient or no insurance coverage.
- All parties cannot come to a settlement agreement.
- There are disputes over who can be held liable.
- The other party attempts to delegitimize or undervalue your case.
Moreover, we pay attention to your case’s filing deadlines. Generally, we have four years to file your lawsuit, but individual cases may have different timelines (Florida Statutes § 95.11). Our team can juggle these variables and file your case on time.
We Will Do Everything Possible to Seek the Compensation You Deserve
You shouldn’t have to pay for losses stemming from another party’s negligence. We help recoup the cost of:
- Emergency bills
- Diagnostic testing
- Out-of-pocket expenses
- Rehabilitation costs
- Long-term medical bills
- Lost income
Some of your own expenses may not be included on this list, which is okay. Any accident-related costs could qualify for damages. For instance, if you need crutches or wheelchairs, those costs can be included in your case. We can even discuss compensation for alternative care, such as acupuncture.
Your lost income is also a broad category. You don’t need to have a salaried or hourly wage position to recoup these losses. Sales and commissions could be a part of your damages, as well as monetized hobbies or side gigs. Any hit to your financial security could be considered in your case.
How Florida’s Serious Injury Requirement Affects Your Damages
To pursue some damages in Brandon, Florida, you may need to prove you suffered serious injuries (Florida Statutes § 627.737). That’s defined as:
- Significant and permanent loss of a bodily function
- Permanent injury within a reasonable degree of medical probability
- Significant or permanent scarring or disfigurement
This could apply to a wide range of conditions, and our team can evaluate where your injuries fit in this spectrum. You could then pursue damages like:
- Pain and suffering
- Emotional distress
- Diminished enjoyment of life
Blanket amounts aren’t awarded for truck accidents. Rather, compensation will reflect your experience. For instance, if your injuries prevent you from engaging in a beloved hobby, we include that hardship in your damages. We also analyze the relationship between your injuries and your changed quality of life to determine your non-economic losses’ value.
Our Team Will Provide the Support You Want and Deserve
The semi-truck collision lawyers from our team serve Brandon accident victims by finding ways to make this process less stressful. Whether it’s fielding calls, filing paperwork, or even scheduling appointments, we take over the big and small parts of your case.
Just as we tailor damages to you, we also tailor our help to your needs. Some of our services include:
- Coordinating with insurance adjusters
- Investigating the accident
- Identifying all liable parties
- Compiling evidence
- Assigning a value to your case
- Consulting experts
- Adhering to the statute of limitations
- Filing a personal injury lawsuit
- Representing you in court (if necessary)
The path your case takes may be unique to you, but we are ready to stick by your side through every twist and turn. You can even read personal stories of our commitment to Floridians by reviewing our client testimonials.
How Our Truck Collision Lawyers Build Your Case
To support your claim or lawsuit, we strive to be comprehensive and diverse in the evidence we use. With supporting information, we paint a dynamic picture of what happened to you, how, and why.
Your case could involve evidence like:
- Police reports
- Medical records
- Witness statements
- Expert analysis
- The trucker’s driving history
- The trucker’s transportation logs
- Drug or alcohol test results
Transportation logs could also be crucial in a drowsy driving case. According to the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA), drivers must follow specific regulations specifying how many hours they can spend on duty, when to take breaks, and other limits. Evidence of violating these regulations can support a claim that they were driving while fatigued.
Accident reconstruction and expert analysis can also tell us about the specifics of your crash, such as equipment failures, improper cargo loading, or the truck driver’s traffic violations. Witnesses and police reports also offer other perspectives on the accident.
By harnessing different types of evidence, our semi-truck accident attorneys can build a case for damages following your Brandon collision.
We’re Ready to Determine Fault and Liability for Your Losses
Florida is a no-fault state. When you are in an accident, you can recover basic medical and income losses from your own insurance company (Florida Statutes § 627.7407). If you suffered serious injuries and the other party was at-fault, you can potentially file a claim with their insurance company or pursue a lawsuit to recover additional compensation, like pain and suffering.
However, semi-truck crashes are different from traditional motor vehicle accidents when it comes to who can be held liable for compensation. Trucks are either independently owned or managed by a trucking company, which can dictate who you pursue for damages. Trucking companies that employ drivers can sometimes be held liable for those drivers’ actions. By contrast, independent drivers are liable alone.
The Law Offices of Anidjar & Levine will not only evaluate your ability to file for additional compensation, but we will sort out who to pursue.
Call for a Free Case Review with Our Truck Accident Team
Our semi-truck accident lawyers can start investigating your Brandon collision case today. Your consultation will be free of charge, obligations, or hassle. Learn more about your rights as a victim now!
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