After a truck accident, a legal battle may disrupt your recovery. However, the lawyers at the Law Offices of Anidjar & Levine specialize help truck accident victims just like you.
You deserve to recover, and our Palatka truck accident lawyers can fight for the compensation you deserve.
How Can the Law Offices of Anidjar & Levine Help After a Truck Accident?
Our law firm prides itself on responsive legal care and goes the extra mile in assisting you. We give you the attorney’s phone number working on your case; they can answer any questions you have via call or email.
We want you to worry about getting better as we take care of all your other concerns:
We go back to the accident scene to see if you or the police missed anything. Afterward, we collect and analyze statements from the police, eyewitnesses, and medics.
File a Claim With Insurance Companies
Insurance companies try to shortchange you. For this reason, we calculate the actual value of your compensation and negotiate with insurance companies on your behalf.
Notify You of How the Case’s Progression
We ensure you have all the information you need as the case progresses and inform you of any new developments. If we disagree on a fair settlement with the insurance company, we can file a case in court and represent you.
Substantiate Your Injuries
We work with doctors and accident reconstruction specialists who can help us estimate the extent of your damages and how much compensation you should receive.
Types of Damages Worth Compensation in a Truck Accident
If another’s negligence causes your truck accident, you deserve compensation. Your injury lawyer calculates your payment depending on your injuries and damages. We may reimburse you for the following damages:
- Property damage
- Loss of partnership
- Loss of wages
- Past and future medical bills
- Loss of life enjoyment
- Emotional distress
- Pain and suffering
- Disability and paralysis
- Property damage
- Funeral costs
- Reduction of quality of life
You Can Afford to Hire Our Legal Team
We work on a contingency-fee-basis. That means you won’t need to pay us anything until we settle or win your case. After winning your case, our fee is a percentage of the settlement. That way, you can win your case and afford a lawyer.
Injuries After a Palatka Truck Accident
Contrary to popular opinion, not every truck accident results in fatalities. However, these injuries still cause pain and damage your quality of life. Some injuries after a truck accident include:
- Broken bones
- Spinal cord injuries
- Traumatic brain damages
- Head and neck damage
- Neurological damage
- Organ impairment
Causes of Most Truck Accidents
Truck drivers spend a lot of time on the road, causing exhaustion that may lead to accidents. Other causes of truck accidents include:
- Changing lanes illegally
- Running a red light
- Unsuccessful overtaking
- Excessive speeding
- Aggressive driving
- Violation of service hour rules
- Making illegal U-turns
- Improperly loaded cargo
- Brake system failure
- Poorly maintained vehicle
- Bad weather conditions
- Poor roads
Ways to Prove Negligence in a Truck Accident
To secure a settlement, you need to prove the following: negligence, the party at fault, injuries sustained, and property damages.
To establish negligence, we may gather evidence that the truck driver went against FMCSA regulations. For instance, if the driver:
- Did not go for regular mandated truck check-ups and maintenance
- Drove the truck for more than 10 hours
- Did not load cargo properly
- Was driving under the influence
- Failed to document mandated breaks
- Was distracted while driving
To ascertain the above, our lawyers look at the following:
- Logbook details of the driver
- Cell phone records
- Black box recording device
- Dashboard recordings
- Mechanic maintenance reports
- Toxicology reports
- Evidence of past safety violations
- Weather reports
Truck Accident Statute of Limitations
According to Florida Statutes § 95.11(3)(a), a truck accident victim has four years to file a lawsuit with the civil court. If the time above lapses, the court may dismiss your suit.
For this reason, you should start your case as soon as the accident occurs. Hiring a lawyer early on gives ample time to gather evidence and negotiate with the insurance company.
Who Is Responsible for My Truck Accident?
Truck accidents differ from standard car accidents because the driver at fault is not always liable to compensate you. Some of the other responsible parties include:
The truck mechanic should mend broken pieces and alert the owner of any replacement parts. If the mechanic fails to tighten the tires and the tires fall off, causing an accident, we hold them responsible.
Truck Driver Manufacturer
Truck manufacturers ought to ensure that every truck follows safety standards and has no defective parts. Otherwise, if an accident occurs because the vehicle was faulty, the manufacturer is at fault.
The truck owner must observe all federal laws, ensure the driver has the requisite training, and provide the truck with needed service. It is the company’s financial responsibility if their negligence causes an accident.
Sometimes the accident results from the driver’s negligence, such as texting while driving.
Get Help Filing a Claim Today
At the Law Offices of Anidjar and Levine, we offer a free initial consultation. We’ll discuss the details of your case and let you know what legal options you have. Please call us today at 1-800-747-3733 to discuss your case.
We Can Help.