Collisions with construction trucks often lead to severe injuries for the other party. Accidents become more likely when contractors hire drivers without the necessary qualifications. Inadequately trained drivers, poorly maintained vehicles, or even badly maintained roads can all contribute to an accident with these heavy and large vehicles.
If you have been in an accident with a construction truck in Miramar, the good thing is you can pursue compensation to cover the expenses of your injuries and losses. Our Miramar construction truck accident lawyer can inform you of your options and guide you through recovering damages. You may even be eligible to recover compensation for your pain and suffering.
Proving Your Accident Resulted from Negligence
For you to claim compensation from the party that caused your accident, you must show that they were negligent. Negligence means acting without reasonable care, thereby harming others. To prove negligence, you must show that the other party had a legal duty to you to act with care. The defendant must have violated that duty. This violation must have led you to suffering injuries and damages. A lawyer can assist you in proving negligence.
Evidence is the key to proving negligence. Our team can investigate your accident and gather the evidence to demonstrate the negligence. Such evidence includes:
- The accident report: The investigating officer to the accident can provide an objective assessment of the conditions and causes of the accident. Their report will explain road conditions, vehicle damage, and the officer’s opinion on how the accident occurred. The report will also include contact information, each driver’s insurer, and eyewitness statements.
- The medical reports: This information documents your injuries and prognosis. We will work with your doctors to learn what treatment, therapy, and surgeries you may require. We will also determine any long-term medical care you may need. It is important that you see a doctor as soon as possible after the accident. This allows us to tie your injuries to the accident.
- Photos and video: Our team will also conduct our own investigation of the accident. We will collect photos of the accident scene, your injuries, and the vehicle damage. If possible, we will also collect video surveillance that includes the accident.
- Witness statements: In addition to using the statements collected by the investigating officer, we will speak with those witnesses ourselves to ensure we have a clear understanding of the accident.
- The truck driver’s records: We will even collect any records on the truck driver, such as drug tests and training.
Damages You May Claim After a Construction Truck Accidents
Economic damages are easy to quantify. Your compensation should include lost wages during your recovery and loss of earning potential due to disability. These damages also include medical costs and property damage. Accidents involving construction trucks are often catastrophic, leaving you with serious bodily harm. Medical expenses for such injuries may be sky-high. You may also need long-term treatment.
There is a good chance the accident will damage or destroy your car. We can help you get your car fixed. This service is part of what we do to make sure we handle everything as you recover. The compensation amount we demand will include the cost of repair or replacement.
There are also non-economic damages. These damages are less definitive but affect your life just as much. We can demand compensation for such things as pain and suffering and disfigurement.
Determining Which Party Caused Your Mirimar Accident
Different parties may have a part to play in your construction truck accident. If the driver acted negligently, you have cause to hold them responsible. Reckless actions include driving while intoxicated, speeding, and running a red light. It may also involve improper lane changes. Our Miramar personal injury lawyer can establish which party is to blame for your accident.
Our attorney can find out if the driver was overworked or if the construction truck was poorly maintained. In establishing what caused the construction accident, our attorney can also find out if the vehicle parts were faulty. There are experts who can help determine how an accident happened. We have access to these professionals.
The process of collecting compensation may become complex if multiple parties share responsibility for the crash. Our lawyer knows how to deal with such complex situations. When we investigate your accident, we will determine the responsible party, or parties, for your accident.
Legal Options If the Construction Truck Accident Was Fatal
In some unfortunate situations, your loved one may pass on due to a construction truck accident. You and your family may want to seek some form of justice for the loss of your family member. Under Florida Statutes § 768.19, you can bring a wrongful death claim against the negligent party. The defendant will have the responsibility of paying wrongful death damages to the beneficiaries.
In most cases, the surviving spouse and children are the main beneficiaries of such a claim. If they are not present, the damages may be awarded to other family members. You can recover economic and non-economic wrongful death damages. Economic damages cover the medical costs and burial expenses. Under non-economic damages, you can recover compensation for the pain and suffering your loved one encountered before their passing.
Sometimes, under the court’s discretion, you can recover punitive damages. This is compensation awarded if the defendant’s wrongful acts were willful. They also serve as a deterrent to others for the same behavior. Our attorney can help you recover wrongful death damages in a construction truck accident case.
What We Offer
After a devastating construction truck accident, you may not want to think about the legal process you have to follow to get compensated. We understand that. To facilitate this need, we can handle all the aspects of your case for you. We go the extra mile to make sure your experience is peaceful. For example, we can schedule your appointments so you have one less thing on your plate.
You may have multiple questions about what happens after the accident in regard to compensation. We will respond to all these questions and make sure you have all the information you need. Reaching us will be easy because you will get our lawyer’s phone number. We will make sure to answer your calls and emails. In fact, we will handle all communications for you, especially during negotiations. We know how insurers work and can safeguard your claim from their attempts to devalue it.
Our fee structure follows the contingency fee system, per the United States Office of Government Ethics. This means that you do not pay any fees to get our legal services. Instead, we get paid after settling your construction truck accident case.
You Have Help with Your Mirimar Construction Truck Accident Case
Most times, collisions involving construction trucks lead to life-altering injuries or death. In the accident’s aftermath, you may want to handle the compensation process alone to save on cost. But, it is not the wisest choice.
A Miramar construction truck accident lawyer with the Law Offices of Anidjar & Levine can assist you in getting compensation. All you have to do is give us a call and receive a free case evaluation.
We Can Help.