If you got hurt in a tractor-trailer collision in Hialeah, Florida, or the surrounding area, a Hialeah big rig accident lawyer with the Law Offices of Anidjar & Levine could help you pursue money damages for your losses. We can go after all the compensation that you deserve so that you can rebuild your life.
We understand that getting injured in a truck accident can turn your life upside-down. We can help schedule your appointments, including your car repairs, to make things more convenient for you.
How Much Is Your Hialeah Big Rig Accident Injury Claim Worth?
Every case is different, which is why we cannot throw out a number that would accurately reflect the amount of money you could seek to recover for your injuries. The amount you can pursue will depend on the unique facts of your situation.
Here are some of the categories of money damages common in these injury claims:
Medical Expenses of All Kinds Are Compensable in Your Hialeah Big Rig Case
You could seek to recover the cost of the medical care you need for their injuries. This category can include items like:
- Ambulance ride cost
- Emergency room visit
- Hospital visit
- Doctor visits
- Physical therapy
- Prescription drugs
Future Medical Care the Big Rig Accident Causes Can Result in Damages
Your doctor might anticipate that you will need additional procedures in the future to regain as much function as possible. Skin grafts and plastic surgery for scar revision are two more examples of future medical expenses. You might also need to have medical equipment like crutches or a wheelchair for daily life, because you might have limited mobility due to the accident.
Certain types of severe injuries, like multiple fractures, might need extended care in a specialized facility. Catastrophic injuries might leave your loved one unable to live independently. For example, the accident might have left your loved one in a persistent vegetative state. You might have to move them into a special facility for proper care. We can add the reasonable cost for these items to your claim.
Lost Wages and Reduced Earning Capacity Could Entitle You to Damages
If you missed paychecks because of the accident, medical treatments, and recuperation time, we can add this financial loss to the injury claim. Although the term is “lost wages,” the category can also include:
- Lost salary
- Loss of self-employment
- Loss of other types of regular income, like tips or benefits
A significant injury can create impairment that prevents you from earning as much as before. This financial loss can be compensable, whether you must reduce working hours or take a lower-paying position.
Non-Economic Losses Could Qualify You for Compensation, Too
Non-economic losses typically do not come with things like receipts or bills to make them easy to measure in dollars. Despite that fact, there are ways to calculate these money damages.
Some examples of non-economic losses, also called intangible losses, include:
- Pain and suffering
- Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
- Disfigurement from extensive scars
- Loss of enjoyment of life
This list includes only a few examples. Your lawyer can explore whether your injury claim involves other losses as well.
We might be able to seek additional damages for the legal beneficiaries if your close relative died from injuries received in a Hialeah big rig collision. We would make a claim for wrongful death against the at-fault party.
How Expensive is Our Big Rig Accident Lawyer Serving Hialeah?
It will not cost you anything up front to get our help with your injury claim. Even the initial consultation is free. We do not get paid until you win. Our legal fees and costs will come out of the settlement or award proceeds.
This kind of fee arrangement hinges on a contingency fee. You have already suffered injuries that could have changed your life. You should not have to bear the expenses of someone else’s carelessness on top of your injuries.
Do You Have to Hire an Attorney for Your Hialeah Big Rig Accident Injury Claim?
No, Florida law does not force you to work with a lawyer on your big rig accident injury claim, but doing so can take stress off your plate. When your lawyer takes care of your case, you get to focus on getting better. Our firm taking cases in Hialeah handles everything else.
How Much Time do I Have to File a Lawsuit if My Injury Claim Does Not Settle?
Florida does not give you a long time to hold the at-fault party accountable for harming you. Under Florida Statutes § 95.11(3)(a), you have to file the lawsuit within four years.
If you want to file a wrongful death lawsuit for the death of your close relative, Florida Statutes § 95.11(4)(d) gives you only two years to bring that legal action. In either situation, if you miss the filing deadline, you can forever lose the right to seek damages.
Who Can Be Liable for a Truck Accident?
If the big rig driver’s negligence caused or contributed to the collision that hurt you, you could have a claim against that individual. Depending on the circumstances, we could go after the trucking company or other third parties. For instance, a truck driver on West Okeechobee Road might have rear-ended you. They might have sideswiped you while changing lanes on Red Road.
The employer could be liable if a trucking firm was careless in performing background checks on job applicants. The other driver in your case might be someone the company should not have hired due to prior charges, for example. A truck maintenance company could have done a substandard job of installing new brakes on the truck. This failure could have led to the collision. Such a situation could make the maintenance company responsible.
How Can You get Started with Your Truck Accident Injury Claim?
At the Law Offices of Anidjar & Levine, we go the extra mile for our clients. If we accept your case, you will receive your lawyer’s individual phone number. Our staff will provide you with frequent case updates.
We take the time to listen to you and answer your questions. We respond to your telephone calls and emails. Call us today at 1-800-747-3733 to get started on your free consultation.
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