Whether facing traffic on I-75 in Hernando County or other busy roadways closer to Spring Hill, drivers in the Tampa area encounter the devastation of tractor-trailer and big rig accidents all too often. If you were in a semi-truck crash, you should know that truck accidents are rarely simple, as these crashes aren’t just between you and the driver. Dealing with the trucking companies and their insurance while injured can be confusing and draining.
To understand who to pursue for your injuries and how, consult one of our Spring Hill truck accident lawyers. Don’t worry about affording legal help – your initial consultation is free.
You Could Qualify for Compensation After a Crash
Your severe injuries and their consequences can be compensated through damages, either through an insurance claim or a personal injury lawsuit. Although exactly what you receive will be dictated by what you suffered in the crash, damages could provide for:
- Medical expenses
- Rehabilitation costs
- Lost income
- Reduced earning capacity
- Pain and suffering
- Emotional distress
- Loss of consortium
- Wrongful death losses
Compensation provides for both past and future losses, from the emergency department visit right after the crash to your projected loss of earning capacity in the future.
We calculate what your case is worth based on what you already paid, how injured you are, and what your maximum medical improvement looks like. Consulting with doctors, actuaries, and other professionals can help us construct the full picture of your injuries.
If that sounds like it may take some time, you’re right. Insurance companies will be eager to settle quickly, but we take the time to understand what you’re going through now and plan for what you’ll need in the future. Don’t be pressured into accepting a low settlement offer.
Our Truck Crash Attorneys Can Handle Your Spring Hill Injury Case
Drivers are often employed by trucking companies, which carries its own insurance coverage. That means you could be dealing with three different parties after your accident. How do you know who is responsible?
You don’t need to figure that out—we do it for you. The Law Offices of Anidjar & Levine can untangle liability, researching if the trucking company can be held accountable or if the driver was an independent contractor who must be pursued directly.
In fact, we can cut through the confusion by:
- Reviewing your case for free
- Contacting the necessary parties
- Investigating who to hold liable
- Coordinating appointments and repairs
- Gathering evidence of injuries and negligence
- Explaining legal terminology
- Determining a value for your case
- Negotiating settlement offers
Healing should be your full-time job, not negotiating payment, pleading for help, and fighting for acknowledgment. Let us handle the logistics.
What You Can Expect From the Law Offices of Anidjar & Levine
Our truck accident lawyers, as well as team members in our other practice areas, have earned five-star Google Reviews from clients in Spring Hill and other areas in Florida. Here’s what they have highlighted about us:
- Regular case updates
- Prompt, thorough responses
- Professional staff
- Day-to-day support in your case
You can read some of our clients’ personal stories on our client testimonial page.
Most importantly, we don’t accept payment unless you receive compensation. You won’t pay fees for communication, consultation, or investigation. We work on contingency.
Florida’s Fault and Serious Injury Laws
Pursuing compensation in Florida can depend on the circumstances of your truck accident. Your personal injury protection (PIP) should cover at least up to $10,000 of your medical expenses through your own insurance company (Florida Statutes § 627.736), per state-mandated insurance minimums.
However, truck accidents cause severe consequences, and $10,000 may not be enough to cover your costs. It also doesn’t include some damages, like pain and suffering.
Fortunately, Florida allows accident victims to pursue additional compensation if they sustained serious injuries (Florida Statutes § 316.027), such as:
- Serious disfigurement
- Protracted loss of function in a body part or organ
- Impairment of a bodily part or organ
- Physical condition that leads to a serious risk of death
If you aren’t sure if your injuries fall under this category, our truck accident attorneys can evaluate your case. We can determine if your Spring Hill crash qualifies you for damages like emotional distress and reduced earning capacity.
We Help Pinpoint and Prove the Negligence That Caused Your Truck Crash
The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) calls the difference in size between a truck and a passenger vehicle “massive.” Trucks can be 20 to 30 times heavier than other vehicles, increasing the risk of severe injuries in a crash. You don’t have to be financially responsible for a truck driver’s negligence. We can help you seek recovery.
Underpinning your big rig accident case is negligence. To pursue damages through a lawsuit, we need to demonstrate that the truck driver was reckless, causing you injury. Negligence includes:
- Driving under the influence
- Drowsy driving
- Distracted driving
- Illegal turns
Traffic footage, photos, and witness statements can demonstrate driver negligence. Accident reconstruction and expert analysis can also shed light on the collision’s order of events.
Keep in mind that under Florida’s comparative negligence laws, you could be liable for any portion of fault that you may share for the crash. However, you can still pursue damages for the percentage of the crash that wasn’t your fault. Our team can explain more.
Other Factors May Influence who is Liable for Your Accident
While trucking companies and drivers are typically held liable for serious injuries, other parties may have contributed and can be held accountable too. We can investigate if your crash was influenced by:
- Road conditions
- Other drivers
- Equipment failures
- Product defects
- Maintenance errors
If another passenger vehicle made an illegal move, forcing the truck to react and hit you, that other driver could be found negligent. Issues with auto parts or maintenance can also make designers, manufacturers, and shops liable.
In some cases, you may be able to pursue a municipality or other government entity for poorly maintained roads. We can explore this option with you.
Call Now if You Were Injured or Lost a Loved One in a Truck Collision
The team at the Law Offices of Anidjar & Levine is available at 1-800-747-3733. If you were injured in Spring Hill by a big rig, call for a free consultation about how our truck accident lawyers can help. Let us know how we can take care of you.
We Can Help.