You can get a truck accident report in Florida from the online portal for the Florida Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles (FLHSMV). You can also request a report by emailing CrashRecords@flhsmv.gov or by calling (850) 617-3416 option 1. You may need a truck accident report to file an insurance claim or as evidence in a lawsuit after an accident.
If you were injured or lost a family member in a truck accident in Florida, you may be able to recover financial compensation known as damages for medical bills, lost wages, and more. You can seek damages on your own, but you may feel more comfortable working with a lawyer. A personal injury lawyer can help you gather important documents, walk you through the legal and insurance process, and help you recover damages.
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Negligent Driving Causes Truck Accidents
Every driver has an obligation to drive safely and responsibly, avoiding putting others at risk of harm. Drivers who fail to do so can be considered negligent, and if they cause an accident with their negligence, they can be held legally and financially responsible. Here are some common examples of negligent driving:
- Ignoring traffic signs and signals
- Weaving in and out of traffic
- Distracted driving
- Driving while intoxicated
Recovering Damages After a Florida Truck Accident
Our lawyer can assess your case and help you determine which damages may be available to you. You may be able to recover:
- Medical expenses including emergency care, ambulance bills, diagnostic imaging, surgeries, rehabilitative therapies, and more
- Lost wages for past and anticipated unpaid time off work
- Property damage for the repair or replacement of your vehicle
- Pain and suffering if you become disabled, disfigured, suffer from chronic pain, require a long recovery, develop a mental health condition, or otherwise experience a reduced quality of life
If you lost a family member in a truck accident, you may be able to recover wrongful death damages for:
- Funeral and burial expenses such as flowers, casket, embalming, cremation, and more
- Medical treatment your loved one received before they passed away
- Loss of income including wages, benefits, and future expected earnings
- Loss of support and services such as childcare, chores, household maintenance, and more
- Loss of companionship and protection
- Loss of parental guidance and instruction
How a Lawyer Can Help With Your Truck Accident Case
A lawyer can help you in many ways after a truck accident. Truck accident cases can be complex, and you may not know where to start when it comes to seeking compensation. Our lawyer will walk you through the legal and insurance process to help you get the best possible outcome for your case. We can:
Investigate Your Accident
We will investigate your truck accident to determine who was at fault. We will look for evidence that negligence by the other driver caused your accident.
Gather Important Documents
To file an insurance claim, you need important documents to substantiate your claim. Our lawyer will get a truck accident report in Florida for you, contact your medical providers for records, track down your past wage statements, and gather your vehicle repair or replacement receipts.
Collecting these documents can be tedious and stressful, so let us take over these tasks so you can focus on getting better.
Negotiate an Insurance Settlement
We will use the documents we gather as well as pictures of your injuries, interviews with you, your healthcare providers, your family, and your friends to estimate how much your case is worth. We will use that estimate when we negotiate a settlement with the other party’s insurance provider.
File a Lawsuit
In most cases, it is quicker and easier for both sides to settle out of court. However, we will prepare your case for trial and sue the at-fault driver if that is what it takes to get you fair compensation for your losses.
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File Your Truck Accident Lawsuit Before Time Runs Out
These laws limit how much time you have to file a truck accident lawsuit in Florida:
- Florida Statutes § 95.11(3)(a) gives you four years from the date of the accident to sue
- Florida Statutes § 95.11(4)(d) gives you two years from the date your loved one passed away to sue
If you wait too long, you forfeit the right to file a lawsuit against the at-fault party. Our lawyers will evaluate your case, alert you to any impending deadlines, and make sure that you file your lawsuit before time runs out.
Reach Out to the Law Offices of Anidjar & Levine Today
If you were injured or lost a loved one in a truck accident in Florida, you may be entitled to damages for medical bills, lost wages, and pain and suffering. A lawyer with the Law Offices of Anidjar & Levine may be able to help, so call 1-800-747-3733 today for a free case consultation.
Our team works on contingency, which means you pay no fees unless we win your case.