Big rigs become increasingly heavier as they are loaded with cargo. The heavier a vehicle becomes, the more danger it may pose to those with whom it collides.
A big rig lawyer can speak with you or your injured loved one about how your Naples accident happened and start your compensation case. Call the Naples truck accident lawyers today for more details.
How much will a Lawyer Cost Me?
You might be more focused on paying for your car repair and medical bills—while still living your normal life as well as you can. Hiring legal representation is likely the last thing on your mind. However, you can transfer your stress to a professional. We handle these kinds of cases every day.
In doing so, you will not have to pay us anything if we do not win. Once we secure an award for you, we take our attorney fee out of this. You have the rest to apply to your accident-related expenses.
Big Rig Accident Injuries can Entitle You to Damages
The human body may not generally be able to withstand the force of a big rig accident without, at the very least, suffering an injury. In the worst-case scenario, injuries to your loved one may have been fatal.
Even if injuries affecting you or a loved one did not claim a life, the consequences of suffering a non-fatal injury could be serious. In the case of a non-fatal injury, other losses that you may suffer could include:
- An inability to work, either temporarily or permanently
- Chronic pain or other permanent symptoms of injury
- Loss of certain physical abilities
- Brain damage, which could reduce your cognitive abilities, change your personality, or change the way that you process emotions
You may suffer financial costs from your accident as well. Medical bills, lost income, and psychological treatment costs might be among those losses. A Naples personal injury lawyer will work to recover compensation to help you offset those costs.
Benefits You may Receive from your Lawyer
A lawyer may show their worth by recovering compensation to cover the losses you or your loved one suffered because of a big rig accident. As they fight to secure such compensation, your lawyer may complete the various steps to complete a lawsuit or insurance claim.
This may include:
- Speaking at length with you or your loved one about the specifics of your accident
- Speaking with witnesses about their accounts of your accident
- Gathering evidence and documentation relevant to your case
- Protecting your rights throughout the legal or insurance process
- Negotiating a settlement
When you or your loved one hires a personal injury lawyer, they hire someone to handle all of the duties that need to be completed to seek compensation for your losses.
We will Explore All Available Options for Compensation
When you choose to hire a Naples lawyer for your big rig accident case, you may task them with identifying the precise ways that any liable parties breached your rights. A breach of your right to safety may be called a breach of duty of care and could entitle you to receive compensation.
Do not wait to Retain a Lawyer
Florida enforces a time frame on personal injury lawsuits. Florida Statutes §95.11 states that accident victims generally have four years to take action. If you let the timeline expire, you could lose all right to fight for an award.
Driving a Big Rig Requires Extraordinary Caution
There are various precautions that a big rig driver may take to avoid being in a collision. The driver of the big rig that caused your accident may have failed to take one or more of these steps, which include:
Slowing when Making Turns
The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) explains that losing control of a large truck (such as a big rig) and veering out of one’s lane accounts for many accidents. The cause of your crash may be that the big rig driver was traveling too quickly. If they were trying to turn at that point, they could have lost control.
If a big rig driver was speeding or lost control of their vehicle for some other reason and then caused your accident, their loss of control may be considered negligence.
Refraining from Intoxicants
Being under the influence of drugs or alcohol may be dangerous, as it may affect:
- One’s decision-making process
- One’s level of impulsivity or aversion to risk
- One’s level of control over their physical state
- One’s level of control over their emotional and psychological states
A truck driver being under the influence while on the job may qualify as negligence. The driver’s employer may have failed to test the driver for the use of such substances. This would make the employer negligent as well.
Obeying Traffic Rules
There is a bevy of traffic signs and signals that all drivers must abide by. Big rig drivers who broke the rules of the road might have put you at risk by disobeying those rules.
These could include:
- Failure to stop for red lights
- Making illegal turns
- Exceeding the speed limit
- Driving in other ways that are reckless or not lawful
With this in mind, even the lightest of big rigs may weigh as much as 33,000 pounds, as the Office of Energy Efficiency & Renewable Energy notes. This kind of weight can crush a vehicle and maim the passengers inside.
Learn More About the Law Offices of Anidjar & Levine
Our team has been serving injured Floridians for years. We are devoted to our clients and community. We give our clients their attorneys’ phone numbers and ensure all clients are kept up-to-date about their cases.
We never want to keep you in the dark. One past client said:
- “My experience with this law firm has been a great one. The staff is extremely professional. Anytime I had questions or concerns, I would call and someone would always have an answer for me. Their follow-up is outstanding. They care about their clients well being, I am very appreciative.”
Call the Team of a Big Rig Lawyer Serving Naples Today
You may have your own injuries to tend to or could be dealing with the tragedy of losing a loved one. Hiring a Naples truck accident lawyer could help you focus on your physical recovery while also pursuing the legal process.
Call the Law Offices of Anidjar & Levine today to learn more about how we could fight for you or a loved one by seeking compensation for your losses.
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