If you were injured in a truck accident caused by a negligent driver or trucking company, our Palm Harbor truck accident lawyers can help you pursue compensation. Due to the severity of large rig collisions, it is important to ensure that you are compensated for the high costs of vital ongoing medical care and injury management.
Find out about your legal options and how we can help you obtain the compensation you deserve in a free consultation with the team at the Law Offices of Anidjar & Levine.
Getting You the Compensation You Deserve
After a truck accident in Pinellas County, Florida you may have the right to seek compensation for your economic and non-economic damages through a personal injury insurance claim or lawsuit.
These unfortunate events can take a toll on your physical, emotional, and financial well-being. However, serious injuries can entitle you to seek compensation beyond no-fault benefits, such as:
- Current and ongoing medical bills
- Medical devices and equipment required for your rehabilitation
- Lost income and compensation if your employment is affected
- Pain and suffering, and inconvenience
- Long-term care costs
- Loss of enjoyment of life
Compensation is determined by the circumstances of the accident and the severity of your injuries. Further, if the accident caused the tragic death of a loved one, surviving family members can pursue compensation via a wrongful death lawsuit.
How One of Our Truck Accident Lawyers in Palm Harbor, Florida Can Help
After a serious truck accident, it is essential to thoroughly investigate the accident scene as soon as possible to document and preserve evidence. To highlight the importance of this vital stage, it is often the first step a trucking company will also take to protect its own interests. Our large rig accident lawyers can assist you in this process.
From the investigation, we can identify liable parties and gather evidence for your case. Our legal team understands the complex laws surrounding truck accident liability. Further, we have the resources and experience required to recover the cost of your damages and, if applicable, pursue a wrongful death lawsuit.
We also calculate the value of your case to include financial projections for any losses you may incur in the future due to the accident. With a meticulously prepared case, we can begin to negotiate for a fair settlement on your behalf. While many cases settle out of court, insurers know we will not hesitate to take your case to trial where required.
The Benefits of Hiring a Lawyer Serving Palm Harbor Truck Accident Victims
It can be a stressful and lengthy process to determine who is responsible for your injuries and hold the liable parties to account. Accidents involving large trucks often require in-depth investigations and can become very complex. Seeking legal representation can help level the playing field, especially if you were seriously injured or lost a loved one.
Knowing your claim is on the right track from the onset can bring peace of mind and enable you to focus on your recovery rather than worrying about your legal case.
Large Rig Accident Cases Can Present Many Unique Legal Challenges
Trucking companies are protected by powerful attorneys. They know you are vulnerable after an accident and may use tactics to keep settlement offers as low as possible, such as:
- Pressuring you into giving a recorded statement that could harm your claim
- Quickly offering a low amount to settle your case and avoid a full investigation
- Failing to provide or preserve evidence
- Stalling or denying your claim
- Refuting liability by claiming the truck driver is an independent contractor
If you have received (but not agreed to) a low settlement offer or feel you are getting the runaround from a trucking company, we can provide clarity about your legal options and be your legal advocate. Insurance companies know we will not settle for anything less than you deserve when faced with solid legal representation.
Multiple Parties Can Share Responsibility for Your Accident
The trucking industry is a complex operation involving many different entities. As a result, there may be multiple parties who could be responsible for the accident. For example, a driver causing an accident through drunk driving may have been negligently hired by the trucking company. The company might have failed to conduct suitable background checks.
In this instance, both the driver and trucking company could be liable. While this provides more avenues for seeking compensation, it can add complexity to the legal process. Other parties responsible for damages in a trucking accident could include:
- Fleet maintenance companies
- Truck or auto parts manufacturers
- Freight companies responsible for accidents caused by improper loading
- Government agencies if the roads are dangerous due to improper maintenance
Is it Expensive to Sue a Trucking Company?
We believe everyone should be able to access legal representation. Therefore, we commit the financial resources to build and pursue your case.
There are no out-of-pocket expenses for you to pay. We take our fee from a percentage of the overall verdict or settlement we recover on your behalf.
Time Matters in Palm Harbor Truck Accident Cases
Preserving evidence to build a strong case is vital in any personal injury claim, even more so if your injuries have affected your life or your ability to work. However, other benefits in seeking help from an attorney include managing the administration of your case and ensuring it is filed in line with strict deadlines enforced by Florida law.
Per Florida Statutes § 95.11, victims of trucking accidents generally have four years to begin legal action. However, if the accident was fatal, surviving family members typically only have two years to file for compensation.
Comprehensive Client Support, Dedicated Legal Representation
If a reckless truck driver or trucking company injured you or a loved one, the team at the Law Offices of Anidjar & Levine wants to help. Our open, clear, and responsive approach means we have a great professional relationship with our clients who were injured through no fault of their own.
Let us help you get the compensation you deserve for your past, current, and future losses. Learn about your legal options and what type of compensation you could receive in a free no-obligation consultation today at 1-800-747-3733.
We Can Help.