Large trucks are represented by large trucking companies, making it daunting to pursue compensation following an accident. If this happened to you in Tallahassee, a truck accident lawyer from the Law Offices of Anidjar & Levine can deal with insurance companies and negligent parties for you.
For a free legal consultation with a truck accidents lawyer serving Tallahassee, call (800) 747-3733
We Seek Damages That Reflect the Seriousness of Your Crash
Any accident caused by negligence is grounds for compensation, either through an insurance claim or a personal injury lawsuit. The person who caused your injuries can be held responsible for any expenses related to them. That includes:
- ER visits
- Doctor’s appointments
- Imaging tests
- Prescription medication
- Lost wages
However, truck crashes in particular can inflict tremendous damage. Because costs can be so much higher after this kind of accident, insurance companies may look for ways to cut down their payout or even avoid paying at all. Don’t fall for undervaluing or intimidation—let us negotiate for you.
Get Damages for Serious Injuries and Wrongful Death
When a passenger vehicle collides with a large truck, it can go underneath the truck. This underriding can cause crushing injuries, lost limbs, and even death. In fact, according to the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS), 67 percent of truck crash fatalities in 2019 were the occupants of other vehicles. Collisions with big rigs are more likely to leave victims injured or dead.
Pursuing comprehensive compensation is therefore a top priority in these cases. We can seek funds for:
- Long-term and/or at-home care
- Loss of consortium (companionship)
- Physical, occupational, and other therapies
- Psychological counseling
- Medical equipment and devices
- Reduced earning capacity
- Lost income over a lifetime
- Funeral and burial expenses
- Pain and suffering
Insurance companies and attorneys may push back the hardest on some of these areas, such as counseling or long-term care. They also may pressure you to accept a settlement before you’ve had a chance to understand your injuries’ impact on your future. You have the right to take your time and consult one of our attorneys to review and negotiate damages.
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We Protect You From Being Undervalued or Intimidated
The large trucks involved in collisions are generally commercial vehicles owned by a trucking company. As a result, you aren’t just fighting against a negligent driver, but against a team of personal injury lawyers and insurance adjusters well-versed in avoiding liability. Going it alone can feel like a David and Goliath conflict.
A Tallahassee lawyer with a background in truck accidents, like the ones on our team, has the benefit of knowing the same tricks and how to fight them. We can:
- Evaluate your case’s worth and fight for that amount
- Review settlement offers and negotiate new terms
- Recognize ploys to delegitimize or undervalue your case
- Inform you of any changes or updates in your case
- Decipher complex legal terms for you to understand
- Speak on your behalf and help you craft statements beforehand
- Consult doctors, mechanics, therapists, etc. to lend validity to your claims
- Adhere to filing deadlines and paperwork requirements
- Refuse to settle for less than you deserve, going to court if necessary
What’s more, we focus on all of this while you focus on recovery. We work for you.
We Stand Up for the Little Guy on Several Fronts
The broader strokes and legal nuances of your case are important, but we also support you in practical matters. What matters to you on a daily basis is receiving the care you need, getting where you need to go, and moving on with your life. Consequently, we offer:
- Free initial case reviews
- Aid in scheduling appointments
- Help with vehicle repairs
- Timely responses to calls and emails
- Your attorney’s private number
On top of that, we make a promise to our clients: we are paid only when you recover your compensation.
We Identify what Went Wrong to Cause Your Accident
To pursue your damages, we must prove negligence caused your crash by compiling evidence that your injuries resulted from the truck driver’s reckless action or inaction. In many cases, this could be an illegal behavior, such as:
- Drunk driving
- Illegal turns
- Distracted driving
- Failure to yield
However, due to the large size of big rigs, even minor errors can cause devastating crashes. Your accident does not need to be caused by an obviously illegal behavior for you to pursue damages. It only needs to be caused by an action that a reasonable person would not have taken under similar circumstances.
Some additional crash causes in truck accidents include:
- Drowsy driving
- Following too closely
- Driving too fast for conditions
- Changing lanes
- Truck maintenance failures
For instance, the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) stresses the need for long stopping distances for trucks. A truck carrying a full load on a freeway needs about two football fields to fully stop. In poor weather, the required distance is even greater. Tailgating trucks that can’t stop can cause multi-car collisions.
Negligence is the breach of a duty of care. For all vehicles, that duty is to drive in a way that avoids putting others at risk. The size and weight of trucks mean that drivers must exercise extra caution. Failure to do so is negligence.
We Investigate Other Contributing Factors or Liable Parties
Third-party negligence may have caused your accident. For instance, though some drivers or trucking companies are responsible for maintenance, making them liable for equipment failures from poor upkeep, sometimes designers, manufacturers, installers, or repair workers make a crucial error.
To have time to investigate possible liable parties, get in touch before the statute of limitations is up. In Florida, you have four years to file a personal injury lawsuit and two years for wrongful death, per Florida Statutes § 95.11.
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We Can Evaluate Your Case Today
If you are a Tallahassee victim of a big rig crash, a truck accident lawyer at Law Offices of Anidjar & Levine can get started on your case right away. Call our office at 1-800-747-3733 to receive your free consultation. Learn how our strategies and support can be an asset to your case.