If you were injured in a truck accident in Margate, FL, The Law Offices of Anidjar & Levine can help you recover compensation for your losses. A truck accident can potentially cause more serious damages than a crash involving a passenger vehicle.
You may be facing medical bills for your injuries, lost wages, or payment for your loved one’s funeral expenses. Whether a box truck hit your vehicle or your loved one’s death was a result of an 18-wheeler accident, The Law Offices of Anidjar & Levine can protect your interests as you pursue compensation for your losses.
To learn more about how a truck accident lawyer serving Margate, FL can help you, call 1-800-747-3733.
Investigating Your Truck Accident
Truck drivers must exercise reasonable care on the road. The truck driver that crashed into your vehicle, however, violated this duty. And, as a result, you were injured.
So, to help you hold the driver liable for your damages, our investigative team will examine your accident to show how the truck driver’s negligence caused your injury or your loved one’s death.
We have found that truck accidents occur when the truck driver:
- Drives under the influence of alcohol or drugs
- Drives while fatigued or drowsy
- Drives while distracted (making phone calls, texting, eating)
- Ignores traffic signals or signs
- Drives too closely behind another vehicle (tailgating)
Our investigation includes securing evidence that strengthens your claim for compensation. We may obtain evidence such as a police report, video footage of the accident, and eyewitness statements. We may also enlist the help of an accident reconstruction specialist who can determine cause and fault for the crash.
Our investigative team does a thorough job of reviewing automobile accidents to help our clients recover compensation for their losses.
If you want a truck accident lawyer serving Margate, FL to investigate your truck accident, call us for a free consultation at 1-800-747-3733.
Investigating the Trucking Company
Our investigation also involves looking into the company that owns the truck that crashed into your vehicle.
Trucking companies are required by federal law to preserve certain information about its vehicles. So, we may send a letter of our intent to file a claim and request that the company keeps information such as:
- Data from the truck’s electronic logging device that records the driver’s driving hours
- Truck driver’s personnel file
- Results from the driver’s alcohol and drug tests
- Truck inspection records
- Truck maintenance and repair records
It is not unusual for a trucking company to dispute fault for an accident by claiming that:
- The company is not liable because the driver is an independent contractor.
- A defective part from the truck manufacturer contributed to the accident.
- The truck’s cargo was improperly loaded or improperly secured by the shipper or the loader.
Our investigation into your truck accident will help us find out what caused the accident and identify all parties that you may hold liable for your injuries and other damages. At The Law Offices of Anidjar & Levine, we look at all aspects of the truck accident and investigate all parties to prove how negligence contributed to your losses.
Options for Recovering Compensation in a Truck Accident
To recover compensation for your truck accident, you may file a claim with the insurance company for the truck driver or the trucking company. At The Law Offices of Anidjar & Levine, we handle the claims process for you so that you can focus on recovering from your injury.
We also negotiate your claim with insurance companies and any other parties involved in the truck accident. We know the tactics that insurers use to deny or devalue a claim to avoid paying a settlement. But we stand firm during our negotiations to ensure that you recover fair compensation for your losses.
If an insurer refuses to offer a fair settlement, we may consider filing a lawsuit and prepare your case for court. Our goal is to help you recover the compensation you deserve for your injuries and other damages.
Recoverable Damages in a Truck Accident
Accidents involving trucks can cause broken bones, traumatic brain injuries, spinal cord injuries, and other severe injuries that can impact your life. If you suffered these or any other type of serious injuries, you may be required to undergo specialized medical treatment which can become costly over time.
As a result, you may be able to recover compensation for medical expenses that include:
- Hospital stays
- Physical therapy
- Occupational therapy
- Home health care
- Mobility aids, such as wheelchairs, scooters, or canes
- Prescription medication
In addition to your medical expenses, you may also be able to get compensation for your current and future lost wages and your vehicle repair or replacement costs.
Investigating your truck accident not only helps us to estimate your financial damages but your non-economic losses as well. This category of damages includes the pain and suffering you endured because of the truck accident.
Your loss of enjoyment of life, any permanent scarring or disfigurement, and any other emotional or mental suffering can all be considered when estimating your damages.
Filing a Wrongful Death Lawsuit
If your loved one died as a result of the truck accident, you may be eligible to file a wrongful death lawsuit. As a surviving family member, you may be able to recover damages such as:
- Funeral and burial expenses
- Your loved one’s medical bills
- Your loved one’s wages and benefits
- Your loved one’s pain and suffering
To discuss other damages, you can recover in a wrongful death lawsuit, call 1-800-747-3733 to schedule a case review with one of our truck accident lawyers serving Margate, FL.
Schedule a Free Consultation Today with The Law Offices of Anidjar & Levine
Florida’s Statute of Limitations imposes a deadline for filing insurance claims or personal injury lawsuits. So, to avoid running out of time to pursue compensation for your truck accident injury or your loved one’s death, contact us now.
Call 1-800-747-3733 to schedule a free case review.