Tanker trucks are inherently dangerous vehicles, not only because they weigh a lot and pose other drivers a risk while they are on the road—but they are also often filled with flammable materials like gasoline. These factors can combine to create serious accidents.
If you or someone you love was involved in a trucking accident and have important questions, call the Law Offices of Anidjar & Levine as soon as possible at 1-800-747-3733. A Jacksonville tanker truck lawyer may be able to help.
Potential Legal Remedies After a Tanker Truck Collision
Courts seek to rectify the harm caused by legal wrongdoing. For qualified plaintiffs who were fortunate enough to survive a tanker truck accident, judges may instruct juries to award damages based on factors such as medical expenses, lost wages, and pain and suffering (in the case of a lawsuit). The Legal Information Institute (LII) states that damages are “the sum of money the law imposes for a breach of some duty or violation of some right.” You may choose to pursue a settlement for such damages from the at-fault party’s insurance company. In this case, a lawyer can negotiate on your behalf for fair compensation.
Unfortunately, tanker truck collisions result in loss of human life with tragic frequency. When this has occurs, an individual’s surviving loved one can pursue a financial award to cover the costs of:
- End of life medical care
- Coroner bills
- Funeral services
- Loss of a loved one’s future expected income
- Mental health counseling
- Loss of guidance and consortium
- Pain and suffering
A wrongful death lawsuit is a complex and vital function of the justice system. Your Jacksonville tanker truck lawyer will be able to ensure your rights are protected through the whole process, as you make your choices about what to do next.
Why Injured Floridians Hire Lawyers
After a Jacksonville truck accident, the evidence is live in the field—it can be a struggle to collect it accurately and in time. We want to compile the following information if it exists:
- Dashcam footage
- Nearby security camera footage
- Photographs of tire skid marks and nearby speed limit signs
- Placement of broken glass and debris in roadway
- Witness testimony to corroborate your testimony
It is also extremely beneficial to keep a journal or diary of your account of events. You may want to memorialize your account of events in words as early as possible, while everything is still fresh in your mind. Your story and its consistent accuracy and factual validation are the most credible thing you can offer a jury.
The Law Offices of Anidjar & Levine will be able to help you manage difficult and time-consuming field evidence collection while you focus on recovering. We represent our clients in court and can file lawsuits on our clients’ behalf. Call us today for more information at 1-800-747-3733.
Possible Responsible Parties
Every tanker truck collision is different and tragic. Expert help is commonly sought in unwinding the complex aftermath to determine who was at fault for initiating the first collision.
Per Florida Statute §768.81, Florida is a shared fault state, meaning that parties are not always 100% at-fault for traffic collisions. Frequently it is the case that a collision was the result of multiple mistakes made by drivers simultaneously. In such instances, courts assign a percentage of fault to each party and then divide the damages up accordingly. This complex math involves large sums and legal interpretations of case law history local to the area. This is why many people choose to hire a Jacksonville tanker truck lawyer.
You may want to speak with a lawyer before answering questions from insurance adjusters. There is no obligation on your part to deal with them directly, which is why many people hire an attorney for legal representation.
The Law Offices of Anidjar & Levine can explain who will be the correct party to sue, as well as collect evidence in a timely manner on your behalf, which can strengthen a case if done early enough in the process. Call us at 1-800-747-3733.
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