Truck accidents often cause significant damage and catastrophic injuries to one or more parties. With the help of an experienced attorney, victims can hold the responsible parties liable and recover damages.
The Law Offices of Anidjar & Levine are committed to assisting victims in commercial truck accidents. Let us help you defend your rights under Florida Law. Contact our law firm, and let a Melbourne personal injury lawyer represent you as you take on the at-fault party and their insurance company.
You may not know where to begin or who to talk to after a trucking accident. You may want to begin by consulting an attorney. Our law office can meet with you to discuss your case, answer your questions, and go over your legal options. If you decide to move forward with your case, here is what you can expect:
Fault and Liability
For us to win your case, we must first establish who is to blame for the accident. Guilty parties may include the truck driver, a third-party driver, the manufacturer, a truck inspector, or the trucking company. The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration sets specific regulations for commercial trucking companies and drivers. If they broke any of these rules, which led to the accident, they could be responsible.
We can look at evidence such as video footage, accident reports, eyewitness accounts, or expert testimony to determine who was responsible for the accident.
Building Your Case
Once we establish who is at fault for your accident, a Melbourne truck accident lawyer will work to build your case. We gather all necessary documents, prepare your claim, and submit it to the insurance company. We also engage with all relevant parties on your behalf and manage your entire case from start to finish.
Calculating Your Damages
The evidence we gather helps us get a closer look at the extent of your financial and personal losses. We look at damages such as medical expenses, lost wages, pain and suffering, disability, rehabilitation, loss of consortium, and the overall negative impact the truck accident had on your life. This way, we have an idea of the compensation we will aim for during negotiations or at trial.
Negotiating a Settlement
We submit all relevant documents to the insurance company for their review. The insurance company will either reject your claim or make an offer. If the insurer rejects your claim or offers a low settlement, you may have the option to file a lawsuit. Our law firm is prepared to represent you in court.
Wrongful Death Cases
If the accident resulted in the death of a loved one, then your family may be entitled to pursue compensation for:
- Funeral or burial expenses
- Lost household income
- Pain and suffering of the deceased
- Medical bills prior to death
The statute of limitations in Florida for wrongful death cases is two years from your loved one’s death, according to Florida Statutes section 95.11(4)(d).
Get a Free Case Review When You Call Our Law Firm
If you are ready to file a claim for damages after a truck accident, then let us help. Contact the Law Offices of Anidjar & Levine to get started with your case. Get a free case review to see if a Melbourne truck accident lawyer can help by calling 1-800-747-3733.
We Can Help.