Tractor-trailers, often called semi-trucks, are enormous vehicles. In the case of an accident, they can cause catastrophic damage. If you or a loved one was a victim in a tractor-trailer accident, you could be facing costly medical bills, lost income, and pain and suffering.
Highway 82 skirts the edge of Lehigh Acres. If you suffered injuries in a tractor-trailer accident on this highway, or another roadway in Lehigh Acres, our Lehigh Acres personal injury lawyer at the Law Offices of Anidjar & Levine can help. We’ll fight for the compensation you deserve.
How Much Is My Tractor Trailer Accident Worth?
Tractor-trailer accidents range from minor fender benders to devastating multi-car pileups. Compensation for these types of accidents differs based on the facts of the case. There’s no way to assign a valuation to a case without an expert review.
However, a few factors, typically called “damages” in a legal case, will contribute to what your case may be worth. The severity of these damages could impact the value of your insurance settlement or lawsuit:
- Loss of consortium if your spouse or other close relative was injured in the accident.
- Reduced or lost earning potential.
- Medical expenses, like surgery.
- Ongoing medical costs, like disability accommodations, or physical therapy.
- Damage to personal property.
- Pain and suffering.
These damages fall under two categories, economic and non-economic damages. Economic damages are financial losses, such as medical costs or totaled vehicles. Non-economic damages are less tangible and more difficult to calculate. They typically involve compensation for emotional trauma, like losing a loved one.
We Will Fight for Fair Compensation in Your Tractor Trailer Accident Case
Tractor-trailer accident cases typically end in insurance settlements. Sometimes, insurance companies will offer claimants lower settlement offers than they deserve.
Our team has experience negotiating with insurers. We will protect you from unfair insurance practices and fight for a fair outcome.
Evidence Is King
Like any automotive accident case, the success of tractor-trailer accident cases rests on evidence. To win your case, your legal team must organize the evidence to demonstrate that another party’s negligence resulted in your injuries.
Our lawyers can engage in the evidence review process on your behalf. We will review the following pieces of information:
- Footage of the incident.
- Your medical records.
- Images of the incident.
- Expert testimony from a crash reconstruction specialist.
- Eyewitness statements.
- Police reports.
- Crash logs.
Tractor-trailer accidents usually carry a preponderance of the evidence. Onboard computers monitor truck drivers’ actions. This information could show that they drove beyond their allotted hours or that the accident was caused by a faulty vehicle.
There is a range of possible liable parties in a tractor-trailer accident:
- The truck driver.
- The truck manufacturer.
- The truck owner, be it an individual or business.
- Another third-party that caused the accident.
Florida adheres to a vicarious liability statute. This law mandates that the truck owner or employer could be held liable for your accident, even though they weren’t driving the vehicle at the time of the accident.
Our team will work tirelessly to assign liability in your case. We can comb through the relevant legal complexities, so you don’t have to. By assigning liability, we’ll determine who should compensate you for your damages.
Compassionate Legal Expertise
At the Law Offices of Anidjar & Levine, we put our clients first. We handle all aspects of your case so you can focus on your recovery.
For us, communication is a top priority. When you choose to work with our firm, we’ll give you the lawyer’s phone number assigned to your case. You’ll also receive regular case updates. You will never be in the dark about the status of their tractor-trailer accident case.
Client testimonials demonstrate our dedication to our clients and our commitment to their cases.
- “Rear-ended in February, 2017. From literally the day after the accident I have been in the extremely capable hands of this law firm. The medical providers I was sent to were top notch, and everyone involved with handling my case (Mark, Jonathan, and Sasha) did an excellent job as well.” – Rudy D.
- “I can’t thank the Law Offices of Anidjar and Levine enough! They did such a great job in settling my case and I’m so pleased with their work. I want to especially thank Larry Levine and the whole team for all their hard work and dedication to my case.” – Rivka N.
A Fair Pricing Plan
Seeking legal support can be daunting. You may worry about the cost of hiring a lawyer.
If you choose our law firm you won’t need to worry about paying upfront or hourly fees. We offer free case evaluations to our clients, and work on contingency. You won’t have to pay our team a cent unless we win your case. This means hiring a lawyer from the Law Offices of Anidjar & Levine is completely risk-free.
Don’t Wait to Get Started on Your Tractor-Trailer Accident Case
Tractor-trailer accident cases are included in Florida’s personal injury statute of limitations. This means you typically have four years after your accident to file a lawsuit.
The deadline is only two years if you’re filing a wrongful death lawsuit for the loss of a loved one.
Our team will ensure the statute of limitations does not expire in your case, and you do not lose your chance to pursue compensation.
How do Tractor-Trailer Accidents Happen?
There could be various reasons behind what led to your tractor-trailer accident, including:
- Driving without adequate breaks.
- Impaired or drunk driving.
- Distracted driving.
- Failure to adhere to roadway laws.
- Poor road conditions, like flooding or a snowstorm.
- Faulty trucking equipment.
- Lack of driver training.
What caused the accident is important. The cause can highlight liability in a tractor-trailer accident case. The driver’s actions may not be directly linked to the accident. Another party, like the company responsible for loading cargo, may be responsible.
Our Team Is Ready to Support the Residents of Lehigh Acres
You don’t need to face a large trucking company on your own. We are passionate about standing up for victims of tractor-trailer accidents.
Call our team for a free consultation regarding your case today.
We Can Help.