Truck accidents often cause severe and life-altering injuries. While recovering, big medical expenses and painful crash-related damages can add to victims’ post-accident stress and turmoil. If you or a loved one is recovering from a West Miami truck collision, the Law Offices of Anidjar & Levine can relieve some of your burden by fighting for monetary compensation with an insurance claim or lawsuit.
Life moves fast, but our personal injury lawyers move faster. As soon as you reach out, our legal team can investigate your accident, determine liable parties, and hold them financially accountable. Contact us today for a risk-free, no-cost consultation to learn how our West Miami Personal Injury Lawyer can represent you and hold the liable party accountable.
Recoverable Truck Accident Compensation For A West Miami Truck Crash
Our law firm has years of experience representing Florida injury victims and their families. We know the challenges our clients face after an accident and know that seeking compensation is often the last thing on their minds. However, taking legal action may be necessary to protect your health, future, and financial stability.
When you work with our West Miami truck accident attorneys, we fight with opposing parties so you don’t have to. We will work tirelessly to secure damages while you focus on your health or caring for your hurt loved one. The compensation we can recover may include the following:
- Current and future medical bills
- Physical therapy, rehabilitation, or long-term nursing
- Mobility aids, medications, and medical equipment
- Lost income, earnings, and employment benefits
- Lost future earning capacity
- Vehicle and personal property damages
- Household services
- Medically necessary home or vehicle modifications
- Physical pain and suffering
- Mental anguish
- Emotional distress
- Impaired qualify of life
- Loss of enjoyment
- Wrongful death of a loved one
How Will Florida’s No-Fault Insurance Affect Your Case?
Florida follows a no-fault insurance model, meaning you must first turn to your personal injury protection (PIP) coverage for medical, wage, and death benefits following an auto accident. If you have a severe injury or your expenses exceed your no-fault policy, you can seek damages from a liable party.
Our PIP lawyers can assist with your no-fault accident claim. We can also establish your right to pursue fair compensation outside the no-fault system with a liability claim or personal injury lawsuit. Contact the Law Offices of Anidjar & Levine today to learn more about your legal options.
Who Is Financially Responsible For Your West Miami Truck Accident Damages?
Multiple parties may bear responsibility for your commercial truck accident, including the truck driver, the trucking company, the entity that owns or loaded the truck’s cargo, or even a vehicle or equipment manufacturer. Common causes of truck collisions include the following:
- Driving under the influence of drugs or alcohol
- Speeding or driving too fast for current road, weather, or vehicle conditions
- Driver inexperience
- Aggressive driving
- Distracted driving
- Fatigued driving
- Vehicle or equipment problems, including blown tires, faulty brakes, or engine failures
- Lack of vehicle safety equipment, such as mirrors and underride guards
- Overloaded, unsecured, or imbalance cargo
- Failure to properly handle cargo containing toxic, flammable, or harmful substances
Commercial Truck Drivers And Trucking Companies Must Follow Specific Rules And Federal Regulations
Because large trucks can cause so much damage and commercial drivers log many hours on the road (often crossing state lines), truckers and trucking companies must uphold a higher standard of care than most motorists.
In addition to following the same traffic laws as all vehicle operators, they must also adhere to Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) regulations for interstate commerce and local trucking laws, such as Florida’s Hours of Service (HOS) Rules.
Our West Miami truck accident lawyers can hold a trucking company financially responsible for a driver’s actions under vicarious liability, a legal principle. The company may owe you damages on behalf of its employees even if it did not engage directly in any negligent or wrongful behavior.
How Can Our West Miami Truck Accident Attorneys Fight For Your Recovery?
Our personal injury lawyers serving West Miami can handle the details of building a robust personal injury claim. We can:
- Take pictures and collect evidence from the crash site
- Obtain police reports, medical records, and other relevant documents
- Contact and interview eyewitnesses
- Look into the truck driver’s and the trucking company’s records or complaint history
- Send a spoliation letter to the trucking company demanding it preserve evidence like the truck’s black box data recorder or alcohol and drug test results
- Track down available dashcam, surveillance, or cell phone video of your accident
- Hire and consult with crash reconstruction specialists, doctors, and other experts when needed
- Prove your losses using bills, receipts, pay stubs, estimates, and testimony regarding your non-economic damages
We Will Pursue Financial Justice
Insurance is a business, and agents increase profits by keeping settlements low. We will advocate for your best interests at every turn and pursue the maximum compensation. This means reviewing your settlement offers, rejecting lowball payouts, and pushing back against pressure tactics or bad faith actions. If necessary, we will prepare your case for civil court and represent you at trial.
We Provide Responsive Legal Care
We want to offer more than just legal services. We genuinely want to support our clients as they move their lives forward. We keep you informed with frequent and timely case updates, promptly return phone calls and emails, and give you your lawyer’s cell phone number so you can reach out with questions and concerns. Our compassionate staff can even help you get your car fixed or schedule medical appointments.
Time Limits For Pursuing A Florida Truck Accident Case – We Will Meet The Filing Deadline
You should start on your West Miami truck accident case immediately. Doing so gives you the best chance to collect and preserve evidence, allowing for the longest possible window to secure a full and fair insurance settlement.
According to Florida Statutes § 95.11, you have two years to file a personal injury or wrongful death lawsuit. If you miss the deadline, the court will likely refuse your case. In addition, once you remove the threat of legal action, you lose any leverage you have over the insurance company.
Contact The Law Offices of Anidjar & Levine For A Free West Miami Truck Accident Consultation
With our contingency fee payment agreement and free initial consultations, our West Miami truck accident lawyers can start on your case today. You don’t have to worry about what it costs to hire a lawyer to represent you. We can work on your case for nothing up front or out of pocket. We serve clients throughout Miami-Dade County. Contact us and connect with a personal injury lawyer near you.
We Can Help.