Driving a large truck does not mean taking the right-of-way, ignoring traffic rules, or assuming others will get out of the way. Unfortunately, some drivers do not take that responsibility seriously. If a truck driver’s lack of care injured you, a Clermont truck accident lawyer from the Law Offices of Anidjar & Levine can work to make sure they finally accept responsibility.
Serious Truck Accident Injuries Warrant Serious Damages
Victims should not pay the high price of truck accidents. Instead, the liable party should compensate you for your losses. If you suffered serious injuries, you could be eligible for compensation covering:
- Medical costs
- Lost income
- Pain and suffering
- Wrongful death
A broken leg can cost up to $7,500, according to Healthcare.gov. For many truck accident victims, that could be the least of your injuries. Some serious crashes can require hospitalizations that cost tens of thousands of dollars.
Fortunately, we fight for these costs to be reimbursed, including:
- Emergency care
- Follow-up care
Serious injuries can have long recovery times, with complications that can set back your timeline. Recovery, complications, and setbacks can all be included in your case assessment. We can’t predict the future, but we can consult with experts to project what you may need and fight for it.
The adage that time is money can feel especially accurate when you must take time off from work to recover after a collision, losing valuable income. Recouping that income is possible, allowing you to recover:
- Freelance work
Even lost profits from your Etsy shop or rideshare gig could be reimbursed; you would not have missed that income if you hadn’t been injured.
Pain and Suffering
Being struck by a large vehicle is not just physically traumatic; it is also emotionally damaging. Suffering through pain and having to undergo recovery can take its toll.
This facet of your experience, while less straightforward, is also an area our truck accident lawyers consider after your Clermont crash. We pursue:
- Emotional distress
- Mental anguish
- Reduced earning capacity
- Quality of life
If you can no longer do your favorite hobby or function independently, or if you have suffered disfiguring injuries, you have lost something valuable that should be compensated.
The critical size difference between large trucks and passenger vehicles often sadly claims lives in passenger vehicles, according to the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS). If this happened to your loved one, you could file a wrongful death action and possibly receive damages, such as:
- Funeral and burial costs
- Lost income
- Pain and suffering
Caskets alone cost thousands of dollars. If your loved one was the family breadwinner, you may be facing significant income loss. All these losses, as well as the emotional loss, can and should be compensated.
For a free legal consultation with a truck accidents lawyer serving Clermont, 800-747-3733
Serious Truck Accidents Warrant Serious Truck Accident Lawyers
At the Law Offices of Anidjar & Levine, we know you are seeking legal help because you need information. Since that is a motivating factor in contacting us, we don’t want to ever leave you uncertain about where your case stands.
To arm you with knowledge and support you in the daily challenges of recovering from a crash, we offer:
- Free case reviews
- Access to your attorney’s phone number
- Prompt responses via phone or email
- Help with car repairs
- Help with appointment scheduling
- No fees unless we recover compensation
Some of our past clients can attest to our commitment to keeping you informed. Check out these testimonials about our law firm for more insight into how we help people.
Florida’s Serious Injury Threshold
In the spirit of helping you understand where you stand, you should know that Florida allows lawsuits against negligent parties only if you sustained serious injuries (Florida Statutes § 627.737). Florida law lists criteria as:
- Significant or permanent loss of important bodily function
- Permanent injury
- Significant or permanent scarring
- Significant or permanent disfigurement
This leaves us room to explore your eligibility for pursuing damages. Don’t underestimate your injuries or your possibility for compensation.
Insurance and Trucking Companies
A big part of our lawyers’ role in pursuing your Clermont truck accident case is dealing with the other parties. This can even include your insurance company.
Since Florida adheres to no-fault laws, your insurer will likely be an initial point of contact for the accident. However, that doesn’t mean your insurance company is on your side. If its goals are at odds with yours, we can step in and communicate with the company for you.
If you sustained serious injuries and pursue damages from the other party, you may deal with the insurance for the driver or their trucking company. These adjusters are even more motivated to avoid paying. In either case, we can help if they:
- Use stalling tactics
- Pressure you to settle for a low monetary amount
- Lowball offers
- Shift blame
You shouldn’t have to fight for what you deserve. Let us fight for you.
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Serious Truck Accidents Warrant Serious Investigation
To pursue compensation, we need to connect your injuries to a negligent action. That could be:
- Drunk driving
- Drowsy driving
- Distracted driving
- Driving while tired
- Aggressive driving
- Improper turns
- Following too closely
- Running lights
- Failure to yield
At the Law Offices of Anidjar & Levine, our team includes investigators who dig into the cause of your crash using police reports, eyewitnesses, and photographic evidence. We can piece together what choice led to your crash.
Other Possible Liable Parties
In our investigation, we may discover another party contributed to or was responsible for your crash, such as:
- Automotive manufacturers
- Maintenance companies
- Cargo loaders
Perhaps the truck blew a faulty tire, causing the accident. The ones who loaded the cargo may have been negligent. The road itself may also have contributed, making the City of Clermont responsible.
Some of these liable parties may affect the time you have to file. You typically have four years to file a personal injury lawsuit in Florida (Florida Statutes § 95.11(3)(a)). If you are filing a wrongful death lawsuit, you have two years, per Florida Statutes § 95.11(4)(d). We can determine your deadline while researching your case.
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Truck drivers have a duty to drive safely on Clermont’s streets. If they fail to do this, injuring you, our truck accident attorneys can help. Get a free consultation from the Law Offices of Anidjar & Levine today: 1-800-747-3733.
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