An accident involving a concrete truck can be life-altering. When injuries happen, your life could take a complete turn. Your life may come to a halt when you lose your source of income, medical bills pile up, and financial stresses burden you. At the Law Offices of Anidjar & Levine, we will help you overcome these hurdles with our Tallahassee truck accident lawyers.
Our Attorneys Know how to Handle Concrete Truck Accidents
Negligence is a common cause of many vehicle accidents, including those with large vehicles like concrete trucks. Examples of such negligence include intoxicated driving, alcohol and drugs impairing judgment, ignoring traffic rules, and drowsy driving. Other than negligence, other causes we regularly handle include:
Regardless of size, speeding vehicles are a hazard to everyone on the road. However, large cement trucks pose an especially dangerous situation due to high vehicle and load weights. More than anyone, truck drivers should know the dangers posed by speeding on highways and streets, and they could be held liable for your accident.
Due to a higher center of gravity, truck drivers may crash even when traveling at low speeds. Truck drivers have a responsibility to drive cautiously and responsibly. If they did not, our lawyers can establish their negligent behavior caused your accident.
Truck drivers must be more than proficient. They need skills in navigating turns, shifting loads, and navigating through road conditions. If they are not properly licensed or trained, we may be able to hold them or their employer responsible for your accident.
How We Determine Liability in a Concrete Truck Accident
When it comes to concrete truck accidents, there are several complexities. Mostly, a negligent driver is at fault, but other parties may also be involved. If you are a victim in such accidents, the jury may assign liability to more than one party; all parties may need to compensate you.
The Truck Company
Aside from the negligent driver, the jury might hold the truck company responsible for the incident. The company could have failed to service the concrete truck before sending it out on the road. If they neglect their responsibilities, they have accountability for your accident damages.
Those Responsible for the Truck’s Maintenance
Parties responsible for servicing a vehicle may be liable for your compensation if they neglected to inspect the truck or perform adequate work.
Truck or Parts Manufacturer
Depending on the specific cause of the accident, manufacturers may also hold responsibility. If they fail to manufacture working parts or repair broken equipment, we can hold them liable.
Poor road conditions in Tallahassee could have caused the accident. In this case, a local authority may be liable for poorly maintained roads. The Law Offices of Anidjar & Levine truck accident attorneys serving Tallahassee will help you identify the negligent parties responsible for the accident and work to receive fair reimbursement on your behalf.
Trusting Local Attorneys with Local Accident Claims
The lawyers at the Law Offices of Anidjar & Levine know how important it is to establish trust and communicate with our clients. Our firm has an active, responsive team that you can easily reach at any time. We update you frequently on the issue and answer all your questions regarding the case.
Our attorneys go the extra mile to give our clients services. Do not worry about appointments; we even schedule appointments for you. We quickly respond to your calls or emails, and we even help you get your vehicle fixed. You worry about getting better; leave the rest to us.
Tasks Our Lawyers Can Complete on Your Behalf
After identifying the liable parties in your case, our lawyers can:
- Ensure your claim is filed within the statute of limitations
- Obtain documentation of your injuries
- Help you calculate damages
- Represent you in court if your case moves from a claim to a lawsuit
- Collect additional evidence to support your case
- Read and explain your rights
- Protect your rights through the legal processes
The evidence our lawyers gather plays an essential role in calculating and negotiating payment plans. Always keep your medical records for treatments you receive. These records will help your attorney handle your case more effectively.
Compensation Available in a Concrete Truck-Related Accident
Due to the complexities of a concrete truck-related accident, calculating compensation on your own can be difficult. However, you can leave this to our team of legal professionals who have experience reviewing damages and estimating their values. Our lawyers want to make sure you get fair compensation for:
- Lost wages
- Change of lifestyle
- Immediate and long-term medical costs
- Pain and suffering
- Physical and emotional trauma
- Wrongful death expenses if a loved one passed away after the truck accident
Statute of Limitations for Tallahassee Truck Accidents
Some injuries caused by concrete truck accidents may take extensive time to heal. However, there is a limited period to file a lawsuit. The statute of limitations, outlined in Florida Statutes § 95.11, is four years after the accident date for an adult victim. If there is a wrongful death in the accident, there is a maximum of two years to file.
Some circumstances may warrant a longer or shorter deadline, but this will depend on your case.
Get Started With the Law Offices of Anidjar & Levine
We know how overwhelming it feels to deal with this on your own, but you can come to our firm for help. The Law Offices of Anidjar & Levine law firm offers free and confidential consultation to our potential clients.
We Can Help.