If you were injured in a multi-vehicle semi-truck accident, you should get the medical attention you need and the legal advice of a truck accident lawyer. They can tell you about filing an insurance claim, a lawsuit, or possibly even multiple suits for damages. These damages could help you recover financially, emotionally, and personally.
You deserve compensation for your injuries, and the other party or parties deserve to be held to account. One of our motor accident lawyers near you will help you find both compensation and justice.
What Exactly Should I Do If I Was Injured In A Multi-Vehicle Semi-Truck Accident?
Right now, you may still be recovering from the incident and your injuries. If so, you should take care of your health-related matters. Make sure you’re getting all of the medical attention you need, including any rehabilitative care that can help you reach maximum medical improvement.
So you can focus on those matters, you should leave legal and financial matters to a lawyer. They will collect your bills for a claim or lawsuit and then pursue damages for you. Your lawyer can also speak with your car insurance provider to ensure they don’t diminish your case and compensation. Additionally, your lawyer can:
- Refer you to a specialist if you need further medical attention
- Help you schedule your important appointments
- Help you get your vehicle repaired
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Should I File A Claim Or Lawsuit After A Multi-Vehicle Semi-Truck Accident?
In Florida, after an accident involving minor injuries, a victim should file a claim for compensation through their own insurance using their Personal Injury Protection (PIP). However, after an accident involving serious injuries, the victim may need to file a lawsuit.
Essentially, PIP insurance covers only about $10,000 worth of damages. If you are injured enough to exceed these limits, your attorney may need to pursue additional compensation through a lawsuit. You must meet the tort threshold to qualify for litigation in Florida.
An attorney can help you determine if you meet these qualifications.
Do I Have To Determine Who’s Liable For My Multi-Vehicle Semi-Truck Accident?
Determining liability is a lawyer’s job. If multiple parties are liable, your lawyer will identify each of them and then hold them to account for their actions.
To determine who’s liable for your damages, your lawyer will seek out evidence of liability, such as:
- Witness accounts of the accident
- Cell phone pictures of the accident scene
- Traffic camera footage of the accident
- Semi truck black box data
- A trucking company’s documentation
- A truck’s maintenance logs
- The trucker’s driving logs
Then, to completely establish liability in your case, your lawyer will also show how:
- The truck driver, trucking company, or other party owed you a duty of care, such as a duty to drive carefully
- The party or parties breached their duty of care, such as by driving recklessly
- The breach of duty caused the accident
- The accident resulted in your damages
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Do I Have To Determine What My Damages Are?
Something else your lawyer will do for you is establish what your compensable damages are. They could include financial, physical, mental, and emotional damages. However, if you and your lawyer decide to file an insurance claim, your insurer may not compensate you for many of those non-financial damages.
Your compensable damages could include:
- Medical and related expenses
- Lost wages
- Lost earning potential
- Physical pain and suffering
- Loss of physical capabilities
- Loss of consortium
- Mental suffering
- Emotional anguish
Determining What Your Damages Are Worth
This is another invaluable service your lawyer will provide. It’s invaluable because it’s difficult to do fairly.
Your lawyer will have to give fair monetary values to your non-monetary damages, like your physical pain. These values must be fair in your eyes as well as the eyes of the insurance company or jury.
Then, your lawyer will add this estimate to your monetary damages for the overall value of your case.
Why Should I Hire My Motor Accident Lawyer Soon?
Today, you have a lot to consider, like health and family matters. That’s understandable. You should also consider hiring a lawyer soon because it would give them more time to prepare your case and a lawsuit before Florida’s filing deadline. This deadline is outlined in Florida Statutes § 95.11(3)(a).
Even if you’re not considering a lawsuit, you and your lawyer should be prepared to file one. It may become inevitable if negotiations break down or if other circumstances lead your attorney to believe it is the best path.
Learn More About What To Do After A Multi-Vehicle Semi-Truck Accident
Today, you should get the medical attention you need and the legal advice our firm offers. In a simple, free consultation, we’ll go over your situation with you and advise you about your next steps. Afterwards, if you decide to hire one of our Florida motor accident lawyers, we will be able to work at no cost until we recover compensation for you.
To learn more and consult with us for free, contact the Law Offices of Anidjar & Levine today.
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