If you or a loved one have recently been in an accident involving a significantly larger vehicle, the results can be catastrophic and life-altering. These times can make life feel as if divided into two sections: Before and after the accident. When reality hits hard and the medical bills start pouring in, but you have no income to pay them, it is time to reach out to a legal team that understands.
If this sounds like you, you deserve a professional like a Tallahassee truck accident lawyer, who will fight for you, so all you have to worry about is recovery and your loved ones. Call the Law Offices of Anidjar & Levine today to get started.
The Benefit of a Tallahassee Construction Truck Accident Lawyer
If you have been the victim of a collision with a construction truck in Tallahassee, Florida, our team is ready to support you throughout the legal process. The lawyers at the Law Offices of Anidjar & Levine know how to break down the jargon in layman’s terms and give you hands-on, up-to-date information throughout the case, from start to finish.
We know how to negotiate with insurers and meet all the necessary deadlines. We will see how much time you have left to file your lawsuit per the four-year statute of limitations established by Florida Statutes § 95.11.
We will also make sure that any settlement offer you receive is fair, and if it’s not, we will negotiate for more or pursue damages in court.
Injuries After a Truck Accident
Information from a 2019 Florida Highway Safety report from the Florida Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles department reveals over 400,000 total car crashes that year, about 152,000 of which resulted in reported injuries.
Depending on the type of crash and the size of your vehicle, incapacitating injuries and fatalities are a real possibility. It is important to have a thorough medical examination following a crash to rule out serious conditions like head injuries or internal bleeding that can result in death if not treated.
The possible injuries sustained in a collision with a construction truck include spinal nerve damage, broken bones, traumatic brain injuries, loss of limbs, and potential emotional trauma following the incident. Because of the large size of the construction truck and its weight and the additional factor of materials that could fall, the injuries can be devastating even if the truck was not traveling at high speeds.
Determining Liability in a Construction Truck Accident
After a truck accident, it may be difficult to determine who is responsible for your injuries and losses. Our team will review your case to see what factors caused the accident. With a truck accident, many parties could share liability, and it is up to our lawyers to figure out how best to pursue compensation.
Liability of the Truck Driver
Liability can be tricky for accidents involving commercial vehicles, and there are a few possible outcomes. The driver could be held responsible for your injuries depending on the road conditions and the actions leading up to the accident. Some questions lawyers might look at when determining the driver’s liability in a case might include:
- Was the driver under the influence of drugs or alcohol?
- Given the weather and road conditions, was the driver maintaining an appropriate speed?
- Did the driver neglect responsibility in their role, such as failing to check blind spots?
Liability of the Construction Company
In addition to the driver’s liability, there are some cases in which the construction company itself might also be responsible for paying for compensation. Due to the company’s interests and access to its own legal team, it can be intimidating to pursue this party alone.
Questions a lawyer might ask when determining a company’s liability for an accident include:
- Was this driver acting in the scope of his employment?
- Did the company allow the driver adequate rest between shifts as the law requires?
- Did the company knowingly hire a driver who was underqualified?
- Did the company fail to train the driver properly?
- Did the company or driver fail to maintain the vehicle as required?
A company may be responsible for an accident when an employee caused an accident within the scope of the driver’s employment. This doctrine is called vicarious liability, and it can be complex to sort out. Instead of handling this on your own, let our lawyers represent you instead.
Other Liable Parties
In addition to the driver or their employer, it’s possible that a truck manufacturer could be liable for an accident if a faulty or defective part caused your accident. Even a government entity could be held responsible, depending on the circumstances of the crash. Whichever party or parties are responsible, we can consult experts to make sure that we explore all possible avenues for your compensation.
How the Law Offices of Anidjar & Levine Can Help You
The attorneys at The Law Offices of Anidjar & Levine can help you thanks to our trustworthy record of success with truck accident and car accident cases. If you are looking for a team that will offer you responsive, 24/7 legal assistance, don’t wait to contact our firm. Although the statute of limitations for a truck accident in Tallahassee, FL, is four years, you do not have four years to contact a lawyer.
Reach out to us as soon as possible so we can file your claim; insurance companies and corporations may try to delay your case until it’s too late to do anything. Once you’ve decided to pursue your case with the help of a legal professional, the rest is easy. Schedule your free consultation with The Law Offices of Anidjar & Levine today. Call us to get the best legal team on your case today.
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