A Sarasota truck accident lawyer may accept your case and be able to secure compensation for your losses. Call the Law Offices of Anidjar & Levine today at 1-800-747-3733 to learn how we may provide the responsive legal care that you or your loved one deserves.
How Truck Drivers May Cause Accidents
The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) explains that driving a commercial truck requires more skill and knowledge than driving a passenger vehicle. For this reason, truck drivers must undergo special training and tests to obtain a commercial driver’s license (CDL).
As part of their training and testing, truck drivers should learn how dangerous their vehicles are when involved in a collision. Truck drivers should know the dangers of:
- Being intoxicated while driving
- Being under the influence of drugs while driving
- Texting while driving
- Making phone calls while driving
- Eating or drinking while driving
- Driving excessively close to other vehicles
- Driving dangerously slow
- Changing lanes without signaling or checking blind spots
Truck drivers who engage in any of these behaviors, or other dangerous behaviors, risk causing an accident. Drivers must also take precautions before they get in their vehicle to drive through Sarasota. Drivers must check their tires for inflation and defects, secure their load properly, and ensure their vehicle is fully functional before driving.
If a truck driver’s failure to drive safely or ensure the safety of their vehicle led to your accident, then they may be among the defendants from whom your lawyer seeks compensation.
Trucking Companies Could Be Liable for Their Drivers’ Accidents
Truck accidents may differ from many passenger vehicle accidents in that a truck driver may generally be working as an employee at the time of their accident. Your lawyer will explore the possibility of suing an at-fault truck driver’s employer and any others who have legal responsibility for the driver’s actions.
Trucking companies may have insurance policies that cover their drivers’ accidents and pay for financial settlements. A Sarasota trucking accident lawyer who represents you will determine who is responsible for your accident-related losses.
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One of Our Lawyers Will Seek Compensation for Personal Injury
Even when a truck accident is not fatal, it can cause injuries with extremely detrimental consequences for the victim’s quality of life. If you or your loved one suffered injuries in a truck accident, then you may be entitled to compensation for:
- Your medical costs
- Lost wages
- A future decline in your earning capacity
- Your pain and suffering
- The cost of rehabilitation
- The cost of medication
- The cost of psychological counseling
- Damage to your vehicle
Every victim experiences different outcomes following a truck accident. A lawyer will examine your case and may hire experts to help investigate the losses you have suffered. Your lawyer’s ultimate goal will be to secure compensation through either an insurance claim, pre-trial settlement, or judgment.
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We Can Help You Seek Compensation for a Wrongful Death
According to the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS), it is not the truck driver who typically suffers the most when a truck accident happens. Rather, those who die most often from truck accidents are the occupants of passenger vehicles.
Large trucks generally weigh far more than passenger vehicles and can cause serious damage to any smaller vehicle that they strike. After your accident, you may be dealing with the death of a loved one because of accident-related injuries.
You may be entitled to receive compensation in these circumstances. A lawyer can determine what your losses are and how much compensation you are entitled to. Your lawyer will identify the parties responsible for your loved one’s accident and may name them as defendants in your wrongful death lawsuit.
Some of the losses that may entitle you and your loved ones to compensation are:
- Your loved one’s medical bills
- The cost of your loved one’s funeral
- Your family’s pain and suffering
- The loss of financial support for dependents of your loved one
- The loss of comfort that your loved one provided
A lawyer will lead your wrongful death suit so that you and your family can be free to mourn the loss of your loved one.
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A Sarasota truck accident lawyer will take the responsibility of seeking compensation off of your hands. In the case of a wrongful death or personal injury, having a lawyer handle your case could prove helpful, as completing an insurance claim or lawsuit may be a serious undertaking.
Keep in mind that you have a limited time to file your truck accident lawsuit in Florida. According to Florida Statute § 95.11(3)(a), you have four years to file a personal injury lawsuit. You have two years to file a wrongful death case, according to Florida Statute § 95.11(4)(d).
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