If you or a loved one was injured in a tractor-trailer accident, consider the services of a Jacksonville tractor-trailer accident lawyer at the Law Offices of Anidjar & Levine. We can help you navigate your next steps and gather the information you need for your tractor-trailer accident case. You may be entitled to compensation for your losses, and we can fight for the award you deserve.
Crashes involving big trucks or tractor trailers, also known as 18-wheeler trucks, semi-trucks or big rigs, can be catastrophic. Injuries run the gamut from broken bones to head and brain injuries to loss of limbs – to even death. We can represent you and work towards attaining justice and a financial award. We are here to help in any way we can.
For a free legal consultation with a tractor-trailer accidents lawyer serving Jacksonville, call (800) 747-3733
Common Injuries From Tractor-Trailer Crashes and How They Affect Accident Claims
Injuries from a tractor-trailer accident can be catastrophic. Some of the most common injuries include:
- Back, neck, or brain injuries
- Rib injuries
- Broken bones
- Amputated limbs or extremities
- Internal trauma
- Burns, cuts, lacerations
- Spinal cord injuries
- Psychological injuries: depression, anxiety, post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
Understanding Injuries with Long-Term Effects
The long-term effects of these injuries can be significant. Victims may require rehabilitation or medical care over a lifetime. They may be unable to go back to work or may have to take a lower-paying job, and some may face a lifetime of pain and suffering.
It is important that all of your damages are acknowledged. We need to get the full picture of your damages before pursuing compensation. We will find out if you must receive medical care in the future for your injuries. If this is the case, we will ensure you are compensated for this. We want to prevent you from leaving any money on the table that you are entitled to collect.
Our lawyers will help you quantify your losses and seek a settlement or judgment that compensates you for all your damages. You are not alone, and we will work to get your life back on track.
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Additional Damages You May Recover in a Tractor-Trailer Accident
There are numerous economic and non-economic damages that you may receive recompense for after involvement in this type of accident. Economic damages, also known as tangible damages, are easy to quantify. Non-economic damages are more difficult to quantify, but there are a few different methods your lawyer can use to valuate your losses.
Damages you could expect a tractor-trailer crash victim to recover include:
- Medical bills (past, current, and future)
- Pain and suffering and inconvenience
- Emotional distress
- Lost income
- Loss of future earning capacity
- Physical/emotional therapy
- Property damage
- Loss of ability to enjoy life
Getting Compensation for a Fatal Tractor-Trailer Accident
If your loved one passed away due to someone else’s negligence, a lawyer with the Law Offices of Anidjar & Levine can help you file a wrongful death lawsuit.
We can determine the value of your losses and pursue compensation for survivors, including the decedent’s spouse, children, parents, and other dependents. Common recoverable damages in a wrongful death lawsuit include loss of the decedent’s income, funeral and burial expenses, and loss of guidance/companionship.
We know that no amount of compensation can bring back a family member, but it can lessen the financial burden you are facing.
Proving Liability for a Tractor-Trailer Accident
Proving negligence and who is liable for the damages in a tractor-trailer accident can be complicated. That is because in some instances, more than one party is at fault. To help you understand this, take into consideration the causes of truck crashes. According to the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS), these are the most common ones:
- Overloaded Trucks
- Tired Drivers
- Inexperienced Drivers
- Poorly Maintained Brakes
We will collect evidence that helps us identify the cause of the accident and who is liable.
Possible Liable Parties in a Tractor-Trailer Accident
Do we pursue compensation from the truck driver who was speeding or may not have rested enough between shifts? Or do we file a lawsuit against the trucking company? Or perhaps do we file a lawsuit against the company that makes and/or maintains the truck’s brakes?
Truck carriers may be vicariously liable for a truck driver’s negligence. So, if a truck driver was speeding, the carrier may be liable for any damages that result from an accident. Similarly, a truck carrier may be liable for its own direct negligence.
For example, if a truck carrier fails to maintain the truck or requires drivers to operate the vehicle beyond the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) allowable hours of service limits, the carrier may be directly liable. Other possible liable parties include the truck’s mechanic, if they failed to fix a part that needed attention, and a cargo-loading company if they improperly loaded the truck, causing issues for the driver that led to the accident.
We Pursue the Negligent Party and the Compensation They Owe You
As you can see, there is much to consider when evaluating liability. And our team of personal injury lawyers at the Law Offices of Anidjar & Levine knows how to make sure the trucking company and/or other liable parties preserve all evidence relating to the case so we can build a case to get you compensation.
We will likely first file an insurance claim on your behalf, and if settlement negotiations are unsuccessful with the insurer, we will not hesitate to go to court and continue fighting for you there. We do not fear the powerful legal teams that trucking companies employ. We do not back down in the pursuit of justice.
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There Are No Upfront Fees with Us, and You Never Pay Out of Pocket
The Law Offices of Anidjar & Levine works on a contingency-fee basis. This arrangement means that if you hire us, you do not pay any money up front. With a contingency fee, your lawyer collects a fee only upon winning the case, and their fee comes from the financial award they win for you.
If your lawyer is unable to secure you a settlement, judgment, or jury verdict, they do not get paid. When working under a contingency-fee arrangement with one of our lawyers, there are no financial risks, so you have nothing to lose.
Call Us to Get Started on Your Tractor-Trailer Accident Case
You deserve to be compensated for your pain and suffering and other damages. If you wish to have legal assistance, call (904) 600-4000 for a free consultation with a team member. You do not have unlimited time to take action against the liable party, so it is best to reach out to us now for legal counsel.
We want to learn the facts of your case and determine how we can help during this stressful time. At the Law Offices of Anidjar & Levine, we offer responsive legal care and go the extra mile for our clients.