Ideally, you should get a lawyer for a truck accident as soon as possible.
Any bills that were caused by a crash from a truck or with other cars can be counteracted with legal actions around negligence.
For a free legal consultation, call (800) 747-3733
Statute of Limitations
In Florida, the statute of limitations is four years to file a personal injury claim after a truck accident, according to Florida Statutes §95.11(3)(a).
If you have been seriously injured in an accident caused by an at-fault truck driver, you should know that the clock starts from the time your accident occurred or at the time you discovered your injuries to file a lawsuit.
By not taking the proper steps to file a personal injury claim against an at-fault driver within the state time frame of four years, you would lose the right to seek any damages from any individuals or parties for costs related to your accident.
The Severity of Truck Accidents
Truck accidents are among the most dangerous of all accidents on the road. This is due to the mass and volume of the truck barreling on the road and into a car or multiple cars. The sheer impact can cause the loss of lives of those in cars.
The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) reported in 2018 that there were over 4,300 people who lost their lives in accidents involving large trucks.
When a truck smashes into your car, and you are seriously injured from the accident, you or your loved ones need to act quickly with legal recourse. One way to do that is to get a lawyer for a truck accident as soon as you are able to do so.
Our legal team has handled numerous cases involving car and truck accidents and knows the right moves to make to seek damages on behalf of our client.
Assessing Liability in a Truck Accident
Finding liability for an accident involving a large commercial truck can get very complex. Liability in these accidents could fall on a number of parties.
Let’s start with the truck driver. The driver may be overworked, exhausted, and lose control of their load on the road. The police report should reflect the breach of duty to the other passengers on the road. While the driver is at-fault for the accident, their company would most likely be liable for your damages. This company may be asking its driver to drive long distances and work long hours.
In another instance, the truck manufacturer may be liable for the accident if a part of the truck fails to operate as expected and leads to the accident.
When you should get a lawyer for a truck accident is entirely up to you, but keep in mind that you have a limited time to seek compensation. With the accident fresh in the minds of the parties involved, a truck accident lawyer at the Law Offices of Anidjar & Levine can be the right law firm for you. Contact us at 1-800-747-3733. You worry about getting better. We take care of everything else.