If you were hurt in a truck accident, you may be eligible for compensation. If another party caused your accident and related injuries, an Ocala truck accident lawyer from the Law Offices of Anidjar & Levine can build a strong case on your behalf.
You have a right to seek damages when a truck driver harms you through no fault of your own. An attorney familiar with handling truck accident cases in Ocala can investigate your case, determine liability, and file an insurance claim or lawsuit seeking damages.
Investigating Fault After an Ocala Truck Accident
After the accident, we advise our clients to focus on their recovery and not reach out to anyone involved in the crash. We will ensure that the facts from the accident are collected, and we will also speak with interested parties if they reach out to you.
Because Central Florida is so busy with traffic on I-4 heading to the coast, the Florida Turnpike taking tourists to Disney World, and all the surface streets where trucks travel routinely, everyone is at risk when they get behind the wheel.
Culpable Parties After a Truck Accident
Generally, the culpable parties after a truck accident can vary depending on the circumstances surrounding the accident. As a result, our lawyers look into a range of parties that could have caused the accident, including:
- Other drivers
- The truck driver
- The trucking company
- The truck leasing company
- Truck manufacturers
- Parts manufacturers or suppliers
- Maintenance technicians
- Government agencies
- Local businesses
- Loading crews
Damages Available to Truck Accident Victims
When you are injured in a truck accident, you may seek several types of damages. The damages available to you are based on the severity of your injuries, the egregious nature of the defendant’s actions, and any other losses you have suffered.
Our lawyers will take time to carefully calculate your compensation, given the information you provide. Typically, compensation for a personal injury includes:
Your medical costs could stretch on for many years after the accident. We are happy to bring in medical experts who can speak to the extent of your injuries and the length of your recovery. We will also review medical records to understand the treatment your doctor has prescribed.
Recovery costs include physical therapy, mental health counseling, transportation to the clinic or doctor’s office, medical equipment, doctor’s visits/consultation, etc.
Lost income should include your salary, bonuses, commissions, and other perks that you lost due to your accident-related injuries.
Lost Earning Potential
Your lost earning potential is calculated based on your career trajectory, possible promotions, additional bonuses, etc. This is an important part of the process because you could have worked for years or even decades after the accident.
Pain and Suffering
Damages for pain and suffering are designed to compensate you for the physical pain after the accident. This pain diminishes your quality of life, and you can share stories with your attorney that better explain the situation.
Compensation for mental anguish takes into account the psychological symptoms you experience after the accident that also diminish your quality of life.
Loss of Consortium
When you lose relationships and a support structure, it can be hard to live a normal life. If the accident affected your marital relationship, you could be compensated for this loss.
There Are Time Limits to Filing a Personal Injury Case
Keep in mind that the state of Florida only allows a four-year statute of limitations for personal injury cases under Florida Statutes § 95.11(3)(a). Our legal team can advise you on avoiding delays that could impact compensation or even your ability to bring the case to court.
Wrongful Death Claims Arising From Truck Accidents
When you lose a loved one in a truck accident, you may seek additional damages beyond what a personal injury claim provides. If this happened to your family, please accept our deepest condolences.
If you are the spouse, child, dependent parents or sibling, or representative of the deceased’s estate, you may file a wrongful death lawsuit on their behalf. When you file the lawsuit, you may seek additional damages that include:
- Loss of moral training
- Loss of consortium
- Funeral expenses
- Burial costs
- Administrative costs
Wrongful death claims are subject to a two-year statute of limitations beginning the date of your loved one’s passing under Florida Statutes § 95.11(4)(d). For this reason, we advise clients to bring their cases forward as soon as possible to avoid any delays.
Services Offered By an Ocala Truck Accident Lawyer
When you retain one of our attorneys at the Law Offices of Anidjar & Levine, you can avail yourself of a wide range of services. A lawyer does much more than argue your case in court or work on briefs throughout the day.
You are welcome to ask your attorney questions at any time, and you can rest easy knowing that they are handling all aspects of your case.
Explaining the Case
Our lawyers are well-versed in truck accident cases, and we are happy to explain the case to you. You may be confused as to your legal rights or what comes next. We can walk you through all the necessary steps and explain how to move forward as the case progresses.
When we investigate the case for you, we ensure that we know all the facts before moving forward. We will look through police reports, interview eyewitnesses, look for security footage, videos, photos, and any other data that is available from the scene of the accident.
Our lawyers might also inspect your vehicle to understand what occurred or request an inspection of the other vehicles involved.
We will provide you with all the legal support you require until the case has been resolved. We can arrange to get your vehicle repaired or make appointments for you.
Call for a Free Consultation
Call (407) 500-4000 for a free consultation with the Law Offices of Anidjar & Levine. You can retain one of our Ocala truck accident lawyers and begin to focus on your recovery while we manage the legal aspects of the case.
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