Construction trucks may cause severe injuries in the event of an accident. Those injured in these accidents could face mounting medical bills, lost wages, and considerable pain and suffering.
A St. Petersburg construction truck accident lawyer from the Law Offices of Anidjar & Levine can help you file your claims, negotiate a settlement, and represent you in the court system to fight for the compensation you need. We provide free consultations and work on contingency fees, so we only get paid if you do.
What Should I Expect From a Construction Truck Accident Lawyer?
When you hire one of our truck accident lawyers, you expect them to take charge of your case. You want someone who will pursue compensation for your losses.
- We understand that each case is different. That’s why we strive to give every client individualized attention.
- When you hire our firm, we’ll oversee your entire case from start to finish.
- We’ll keep you informed of all developments, and we’ll always be available to answer your questions.
At the same time, we know that you’re going through a difficult time, so we try to minimize the stress associated with being involved in a severe accident.
- We’ll meet with you whenever possible and explain what happens during a typical truck accident investigation.
- We’ll make sure you understand what evidence is collected and how it could affect your claim.
- We will take over communications with the insurance companies, truck carrier, and other parties.
Our team also helps you schedule your appointments, and we can help you get your car fixed too. It’s part of the responsive legal care we provide to all our clients.
Recoverable Damages in a Construction Truck Accident Claim
Victims of accidents involving construction trucks can pursue compensation for their losses, which may include economic and noneconomic damages.
Economic damages compensate for expenses and financial losses associated with the accident, while noneconomic damages account for the non-financial losses, including pain and suffering from injuries.
Some of the recoverable damages following a construction truck accident include:
- Medical bills, including emergency care
- Ongoing medical treatment
- Physical therapy and rehabilitation
- Loss of wages during recovery
- Diminished earning capacity
- Pain and suffering
- Mental anguish
If you lost a loved one in an accident with a construction vehicle, you could pursue compensation for funeral expenses, burial costs, medical bills, loss of the deceased’s wages, and more. Our team can help you and your family with the claims and legal processes during this very difficult time.
Deadline to File a Lawsuit After a Truck Accident
You have four years to file a personal injury lawsuit in Florida per Florida Statutes § 95.11(3)(a). If you do not file your lawsuit before the statute of limitations expires, you could be unable to recover compensation for your losses, medical bills, and pain and suffering.
Our firm manages your case, files your paperwork, and helps you meet any deadlines that apply to your injury case.
Common Causes of Construction Truck Accidents
Some causes of construction truck accidents can include:
- Mechanical failure
- Collision with another vehicle
- Distracted driving
- Improper loading
Knowing what caused the accident could also help prove who is liable for your injuries. If the accident resulted from a distracted or speeding driver, the driver might be responsible as well as their employer. Or maybe brake failure caused the accident; the mechanics who last serviced the vehicle might be liable. In some cases, more than one party is liable for an accident.
Work with our team to identify the cause of the wreck and to file claims against the appropriate parties. We may work with expert witnesses, retrieve accident reports, contact eyewitnesses, review photographs, and review other evidence pertaining to your case to identify what caused the wreck and which parties are liable.
Common Injuries Sustained in a Construction Truck Accident
Construction trucks are large vehicles, and the accidents and injuries they cause consequentially can be significant. Here’re some examples of the types of injuries victims of accidents might suffer:
- Back and neck injuries
- Burns and scarring
See a doctor for an evaluation as soon as possible if you were in a wreck and did not require emergency care.
Steps to Take After a Construction Truck Accident in St. Petersburg, Florida
After checking yourself and others for injuries, call 9-1-1 to report the accident. Move the vehicles out of the way of traffic if you are able to do so. And take these additional steps:
- Exchange information with the driver of the construction vehicle and any other vehicles involved in the accident.
- Record the contact information of any eyewitnesses to the accident.
- Take photographs of the vehicles involved in the accident as well as the scene of the wreck.
- Get medical care if you did not require medical attention at the scene or at a hospital.
- Contact an attorney for a free consultation about your case and to get started with the claims process.
Contingency Fees in Personal Injury Cases
The Law Offices of Anidjar & Levine works on a contingency basis. Our attorney fee is a percentage of your settlement or judgment, so we only get paid if you do. We’ll only collect payment if we win or settle your case. Everyone deserves quality legal representation regardless of financial standings.
Contact a St. Petersburg Construction Truck Accident Lawyer
If you were in a construction truck accident and need help, call the Law Offices of Anidjar & Levine today for a free consultation. We’ll review your case and explain how we can help you fight for compensation for your losses.
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