A trucking accident can lead to severe physical injuries and vehicle damages. When involved in such a crash, it is possible to pursue compensation for your injuries and losses.
A Sanford truck accident lawyer at the Law Offices of Anidjar & Levine can help you navigate all legal procedures involved in filing a claim. They will also handle all communications to give you peace of mind throughout the process. Here, we discuss how a personal injury attorney can assist with a truck accident case. We’ll also mention the damages you can claim and discuss common injuries sustained in such crashes.
How a Truck Accident Lawyer Can Help
Truck accidents often have devastating effects due to the large size of these vehicles. In most cases, such crashes result in severe injuries and sometimes fatalities. They also cause substantial vehicle damages that may be costly to fix.
Our attorneys can help you throughout the entire process. Some of the things our law firm does to help clients include:
- We give you your attorney’s phone number.
- We keep you updated throughout the case.
- We help you get your car fixed.
- We can help you schedule appointments.
- We answer all your questions and respond to your calls and emails.
- We talk to the insurance companies for you.
- We negotiate a settlement or represent you at trial if needed.
Review our client testimonials to learn more about how Anidjar & Levine helps clients with personal injury cases.
You Have a Limited Time to File a Truck Accident Lawsuit
Florida’s statute of limitations for personal injury cases is four years under Florida Statutes § 95.11(3)(a). If you fail to file your lawsuit before the deadline, then you may be unable to pursue compensation.
Our attorneys can help you meet this deadline, as well as any others that may apply to your truck accident case.
Liable Parties for a Sanford Truck Accident
A truck driver who causes an accident is liable for the accident and resulting losses. But the driver’s employer – the truck carrier – may be liable too. A truck carrier may be vicariously liable for the driver’s negligence, but in some cases may be directly liable if it was negligent, such as by asking the driver to violate federal regulations or failing to hire qualified drivers.
Some of the liable parties in truck accident cases may include:
- Truck driver
- Trucking company
- Maintenance company
Our lawyers will explore all potentially liable parties and pursue compensation appropriately.
Evidence Needed for a Truck Accident Case
A Sanford truck accident lawyer at our firm can retrieve and present evidence to prove the four elements of a claim:
- Duty of care: the defendant had a responsibility to operate their vehicle responsibly.
- Negligence: the defendant acted negligently, such as by violating traffic laws.
- Causation: the defendant’s negligence led to your injuries.
- Damages: you suffered losses and expenses, including economic and noneconomic damages.
Proving liability for a truck accident case can be more complex than a collision involving passenger cars. We may work with accident reconstruction specialists and other expert witnesses who can testify about how the accident occurred and which party was at fault.
Other types of evidence our team may retrieve for your truck accident case are:
- Truck black box data
- Truck driver hours of service records
- Driver personnel and qualification records
- Inspection and maintenance reports
- Eyewitness statements
- Medical reports and documentation
- Images of injuries
- Images of vehicle damage
- Images of road conditions or skid marks
- Police reports
Sending a Letter of Spoliation After a Truck Accident
Some of the evidence will be in possession of the truck carrier. Our attorneys can send the carrier a spoliation letter requesting the carrier not destroy certain evidence relevant to your case.
Your attorney will review the case to identify the relevant evidence and documentation to prove fault and liability for your accident.
Damages You Can Claim After a Sanford Truck Accident
You may qualify to recover economic (financial) and noneconomic (non-financial) damages.
When filing a claim after a Sanford truck accident, your lawyer can help you seek a broad range of damages. For example, they can pursue reimbursement for all medical expenses for treating injuries. If your injuries require future care, your attorney will include expected future medical costs in the claim.
You can also pursue compensation for lost wages while you recover from your injuries. If your injuries are severe and prevent you from returning to work or from earning the same income as you did before the accident, you may pursue compensation for reduced earning capacity. Loss of benefits may also be recoverable.
A truck accident lawyer can help you get reimbursement for the costs of repairing your vehicle too.
Another damage a Sanford truck accident lawyer can help you pursue is pain and suffering, which refers to the emotional and physical stress the accident caused. Your attorney can help you identify a fair value for your noneconomic damages.
Wrongful Death Damages
If you lost a loved one in a truck accident, you can pursue compensation for burial and funeral expenses, loss of your loved one’s wages, medical expenses, and other losses related to your loved one’s death.
Injuries Sustained in Sanford Truck Accidents
People injured in accidents with large trucks may experience severe injuries given the size difference between the truck and a standard passenger vehicle. Some injuries that truck accidents may cause include:
- Traumatic brain injury, including concussion
- Whiplash and spinal injuries
- Internal injuries
Contact the Law Offices of Anidjar & Levine After a Truck Accident
If you were in a truck accident, you might have the right to claim compensation from the party at fault. At the Law Offices of Anidjar & Levine, we have a team of attorneys who can help you seek compensation.
Contact us now at 1-800-747-3733 for a free consultation about your case.
We Can Help.