All motorists, regardless of whether they drive passenger vehicles or fuel trucks, must utilize safe driving practices. When a motorist chooses to speed, violate traffic signals, or drive while intoxicated, they bear liability for any collision-related expenses.
Were you or a loved one hurt in an accident with a fuel truck? If so, the Law Offices of Anidjar & Levine is ready to advocate for what you need. We offer free case reviews where you can explore partnering with a West Palm Beach truck accident lawyer.
We Urge You to Consider Your Legal Options Today
Florida Statutes § 95.11(3)(a) limits how long you have to file a truck accident lawsuit. You generally have four years to file your injury lawsuit and two years to file your wrongful death lawsuit.
Why Is This Deadline Important?
Florida’s civil statute of limitations is important for many reasons. First, it outlines how long you have to file your case. If you file outside your applicable deadline, you could lose the right to seek damages through the judicial system.
The statute of limitations also outlines how long you have to gather evidence. You could reasonably start gathering information as soon as possible before it becomes unavailable. For instance, traffic cameras only hold data for a few weeks. The truck’s system could overwrite black box data.
For that reason, we encourage you to consider your legal options as soon as possible. Without compelling evidence (and a closely looming filing deadline), you risk jeopardizing your case.
We’re Ready to Pursue Everything You Need and Deserve
Our lawyers will do everything possible to recover damages. Your losses will mainly comprise economic and non-economic damages. Here’s what you need to know:
Economic Damages Relate to Your Financial Losses
We will use your medical bills, wage statements, and testimony from economists to learn what you’re owed. Economic damages refer to:
- Medical expenses, including future costs
- Lost wages and employee benefits
- Property damage expenses
- Mental health counseling
- Physical therapy
- Assistive devices
- Childcare services
- Rideshare and temporary transportation fees
Non-Economic Damages Refer to Your Physical Pain and Emotional Suffering
Non-economic damages cannot be verified with supporting documents. Instead, we’ll consider your mental health, physical state, and other hardships when determining what you’re owed.
Non-economic damages include:
- Pain and suffering
- Loss of enjoyment of life
- Loss of consortium
- Scarring and disfigurement
Whatever you’re owed, you can trust that we’ll pursue it.
What You Can Expect from our Florida Injury Firm
The Law Offices of Anidjar & Levine has one goal when we take your case: to recover compensation for your losses. We will investigate your collision, manage all insurance dealings, and fight for what you need. Yet, you get more than legal services when you entrust your case to us.
- Get your attorney’s personal cellphone number. If you ever have questions about your case, you can call your attorney directly via their cellphone. You won’t be put on hold indefinitely or have to wait in a queue to get answers.
- Get help scheduling appointments. Our team will help get your car repaired if it was damaged in the collision. We can also refer you to doctors and schedule your appointments.
- Secure legal help on a contingency-fee basis. Our clients don’t have to worry about invoices or billing statements when they hire our team. That’s because we work on a contingency-fee basis. In this arrangement, you don’t pay our attorney’s fees unless we win your case.
You can learn more about our comprehensive services during your free case evaluation.
Your Fuel Truck Accident Lawyer Will Determine Your Collision’s Cause
The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) reports that driver error is among the leading causes of truck accidents nationwide. However, another factor may have caused or contributed to your crash.
Using evidence, we will determine whether one or more of the following factors caused your collision:
- Mechanical failure: When a truck’s brakes or tires are not up to par, this can lead to devastating problems. If fuel leaks from the truck, this can create unsafe road conditions, as well.
- Lack of rest: Drivers are required by law to get adequate rest. According to federal regulations, truck drivers are not allowed to drive more than 11 hours in one day. After that, they must take a 10-hour break before they can drive again. Without enough downtime for refreshment, a driver could fall asleep at the wheel and lose control of the truck.
- Aggressive driving: Sometimes, drivers rush to their destinations. This can be because of unreasonable delivery schedules or other issues. In any case, aggressive driving constitutes negligence.
- Distracted driving: It doesn’t take much for an accident to occur if you take your eyes off the road. That’s why it’s crucial for fuel truck drivers to be attentive while driving.
- Driving too fast: When a truck driver goes over the speed limit and strikes another vehicle, the damage will be severe. Also, speeding makes it harder to slow down if traffic suddenly shifts or slows.
You could still be entitled to damages, even if you don’t see your accident’s cause listed above.
We Help Fuel Truck Accident Claimants Suffering from These Conditions
Since 2006, we’ve recovered millions for injured claimants, including those who have suffered:
- Spinal cord trauma
- Broken bones
- Traumatic brain injuries
- Organ damage
- The loss of one or more limbs
We also advocate for families who have lost loved ones. No matter how grievous your situation is, we’re ready to help.
We Go the Extra Mile for Fuel Truck Accident Claimants in West Palm Beach
When you’re ready to explore your legal options, the Law Offices of Anidjar & Levine is ready to serve you. If you or a loved one was hurt in a collision involving a fuel truck, we’re ready to champion your rights and pursue what you deserve.
To begin your free case review, dial (561) 721-0080.
We Can Help.