If you or a loved one suffered injuries in a cargo truck accident, you can seek compensation from the at-fault party.
A Palm Bay cargo truck accident lawyer from the Law Offices of Anidjar & Levine will provide legal representation and help you fight for justice.
Damages You May Recover After a Palm Bay Cargo Truck Accident
Your lawyer can help you recover a wide array of damages caused by a Palm Bay cargo truck accident.
For instance, we will seek compensation for medical expenses you incurred treating injuries. We can also work with your doctor to evaluate if your injuries will affect you in the long run.
We can help you recover compensation for long-term medical care, which could include counseling, physical therapy, and in-home nursing care.
Our team can also recover compensation for:
- Damaged personal items
- Vehicle repair or replacement costs
- Lost income and wages
A Palm Bay cargo truck accident can cause stress and anguish in various ways. For example, you may experience severe pain and discomfort due to the injuries and treatments.
Your lawyer will pursue compensation for such damages by claiming pain and suffering. We will also mention each accident’s effect on your life and assign a monetary value. Other non-economic damages may include:
- Reduced quality of life
- Mental anguish
Recoverable Wrongful Death Damages
If you lost a loved one after a Palm Bay cargo truck accident, your lawyer could pursue various damages, such as burial and funeral costs and medical expenses your loved one incurred before their passing.
More wrongful death damages our team can seek include:
- Pain and suffering
- Lost income
- Lost support and services
- Loss of companionship and protection
- Loss of guidance
Types of Palm Bay Cargo Truck Accidents
Various issues with loading and securing cargo can lead to cargo truck accidents. Most problems result from negligence. One type of crash that may occur due to cargo-related issues is a rollover accident.
When the vehicle carries excess or unstable cargo and loses balance, the driver may overcorrect, leading to a rollover. When a rollover accident occurs, loose cargo may spill onto the roadway.
Another common type of cargo truck collision is a jackknife accident. A jackknife accident can be deadly if the trailer hits other vehicles as it swings out.
Parties You May Hold Liable for a Palm Bay Cargo Truck Accident
According to the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration, drivers and trucking companies should secure cargo. Hence, when you sustain injuries after a Palm Bay cargo truck accident, you may hold either or both of these parties liable. You can also hold any third-party cargo loaders liable.
A lawyer on our team will help identify who to file a claim against by investigating your case. First, we will determine if the company ensured the items were secure. We will also check if the supervisor was negligent and contributed to the accident.
Some aspects we may look for are:
- Approving poorly secured cargo
- Failing to replace worn out straps or chains
- Failure to inspect the vehicle before the driver departed
Drivers must inspect their trucks and cargo before starting their journey. They should also raise identified issues to their supervisors. Your attorney will determine if a truck driver checked the cargo. If not, we can hold them liable for injuries caused by their vehicle or cargo.
Our team will investigate your accident to identify all potentially liable parties.
Evidence That Your Attorney Can Use for a Palm Bay Case
When your attorney claims compensation for a Palm Bay cargo truck accident, we may use various pieces of evidence. For example, we will get copies of truck inspection records and use them to show a particular party was negligent. We can also acquire vehicle maintenance papers to prove that the company did not repair damaged parts.
Another piece of evidence your attorney may use is video surveillance footage. Video footage will help prove that the injuries you sustained resulted from the cargo truck accident.
If you sustained physical harm in a Palm Bay cargo truck accident, you must present evidence for this injury. Your attorney will use medical reports from the physicians you saw after the accident. We can also get files from your psychiatrist when claiming compensation for mental health injuries.
Our Palm Bay personal injury lawyers may also use:
- Images of injuries
- Reports by an accident reconstructionist
- A police report
- Images of vehicle damages
- Witness statements
Cargo trucks can severely damage your car, causing you to incur high repair costs. You may also need to replace the vehicle if the repair expenses are higher than the current value.
A Palm Bay lawyer will get receipts of all costs you incurred fixing your car. They can also use a statement by an assessor or your mechanic to indicate that the crash totaled the vehicle.
Contact a Palm Bay Injury Lawyer Today
A Palm Bay cargo truck accident lawyer can help you seek reimbursement for damages. The Law Offices of Anidjar & Levine will take care of all the legal work so you can focus on recovery.
Our attorneys can identify the party liable for the collision and claim from their insurance company. We will also update you about the case regularly and answer your questions. Contact us today for a free case consultation. We handle all cases on a contingency-fee basis, so you owe us nothing unless and until you recover compensation.
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