An 18-wheeler may have the capacity to crush or severely degrade a vehicle that it collides with. You or a loved one could have been injured because of an 18-wheeler’s great capacity for destruction. Such injuries, or the even more tragic loss of life, could be a motivation for you to contact our team for our 18-wheeler accident lawyer taking cases in Naples.
You can participate in a free consultation, during which your car accident lawyer’s team may inform you whether your case may be worthy of bringing a lawsuit or insurance claim.
How Your Accident Could Have Happened
When collisions do occur, your lawyer can get to the core of:
- Who caused the accident
- Precisely how the accident occurred
- How the accident has affected its victims
Our truck accident lawyer can do this for you. Once they gather facts, they will file a lawsuit or insurance claim and see your case through until it is complete. The resolution to your case may include you receiving compensation for your accident-related losses.
Losses for Which You May Recover Compensation
Those who are in a vehicle struck by an 18-wheeler, or those who are struck as pedestrians, may require sustained, intensive medical care. The cost of medical care may rise quickly, with specific expenses (including the cost of):
- An ambulance ride from the scene of your accident
- Diagnostic tests and scans
- Being cared for in a hospital
- Medications administered while in the hospital
- Follow-up doctor’s visits
These are just a few of the medical costs that you may be facing after your accident. Your lawyer may be able to have your accident-related healthcare costs paid for by the parties who are liable for your accident.
If you lost a loved one because of a motor vehicle collision involving an 18-wheeler, the cost might be far beyond your financial means. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the total cost of vehicle accident deaths in a single year can be as much as $4.4 billion. The personal cost may also be massive.
Parties Who May Pay for Your Losses
Parties with legal liability for your losses may include the driver of the 18-wheeler that struck you or your loved one, the company or individual who employs the at-fault driver, or others who were negligent in a way that contributed to your collision.
Your lawyer must become familiar with how an accident occurred and who was involved before determining who is liable for the victim’s losses. Upon becoming your attorney, your lawyer will gather available information so that they may identify the parties who may owe you compensation for your losses.
Our Naples lawyer familiar with 18-wheeler accidents can help you beyond determining liability.
The Potential Downside of Handling Your Case Alone
You will need to decide whether or not you would like our lawyer to handle your pursuit of compensation after an accident, either through an insurance claim or lawsuit. You have the option of handling your case alone, too.
As you consider the potential benefits of hiring your lawyer, you may also consider what would transpire if you choose to handle your case on your own.
Your Health Could Get Worse
The National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH) explains that dealing with stress can cause many adverse physical symptoms, affecting:
- Your digestive health
- Your cardiovascular health
- Your reproductive health
- Your general immunity to illness
You may already be coping with serious stress after an 18-wheeler accident. The prospects of being injured, being out of work, and facing general uncertainty may be stressful. You may ask yourself whether handling a lawsuit or insurance claim without your lawyer’s assistance will add further stress to your life.
For many, the answer to that question might be yes. Note that willingly taking on such stress could mean further compromising your health.
You may have to Invest Significant Time
Unless you are a lawyer, insurance professional, or someone who has invested a significant amount of time in lawsuits or insurance claims, completing a claim or lawsuit may be a time-consuming undertaking.
Even your lawyer with experience completing lawsuits may spend substantial time on your case. Failure to retain legal representation may have to dedicate additional time to:
- Learning relevant laws
- Learning accepted practice for bringing a lawsuit or insurance claim
- Handling communications related to your lawsuit or claim
You may not be able to complete your case efficiently either, as you could have responsibilities beyond a claim or lawsuit. Our personal injury lawyer, however, makes it their job to complete cases such as yours. They will work on your case until it resolves.
How Long You Have to File an 18-Wheeler Accident Claim or Lawsuit
Time limits exist that could affect your case. Each insurance company has a deadline for accident victims to file claims. Do not wait to take action. Florida also enforces time frames for victims that want to file lawsuits.
Depending on who you want to pursue damages from, you could have as much time as two years and as few as six months. Florida Statutes §95.11 limits personal injury lawsuits to four years, while Florida Statutes §768.28(6)(a)(1) limits victims that want to sue municipalities to six months.
18-Wheelers Populate the Roads of Florida
Florida is one of the most populous states in all of America. Naples is a destination not only for permanent residents but also tourists. 18-wheelers may be necessary to service the needs of Naples’ residents and visitors.
The city’s proximity to Interstate-75 means that 18-wheelers may regularly populate the roads of Naples. Every vehicle in Naples represents the potential for a collision, and large trucks such as 18-wheelers may cause particularly serious accidents.
Learn More About Our Team
The Law Offices of Anidjar & Levine is ready to take on your case like we have taken on others’ in the past. We have secured awards for past clients.
They say things like the following about working with us:
- “…In the course of the case Anidjar & Levine protected my character [and] my future…[they] went far and beyond. They won my case and successfully managed to protect my character. These guys are amazing attorneys. If I could give them 100 stars here they would get that and more. Highly recommend this office…”
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You are entitled to Naples legal help, and your 18-wheeler accident lawyer may not charge you anything upfront for their services. You will only have to pay a fee if your lawyer wins. In this case, their fee will come from your winnings instead of your own pocket.
Call the Law Offices of Anidjar & Levine today for additional information about how we go the extra mile to provide responsive legal care to our clients.
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