At the Law Offices of Anidjar & Levine, we understand the frustration you may have in pursuing compensation for your losses after a truck accident. However, you do not have to “go it alone.” A truck accident lawyer in Miami Beach, FL can help you prove fault for the truck accident and handle all aspects of the insurance claims process.
You can recover compensation for your medical bills, lost wages, pain and suffering, and other damages from the truck accident. To find out how we can help you get the compensation you deserve, call us today at 1-800-747-3733 for a free consultation.
Determining How Your Truck Accident Happened
In our investigation, we determine the cause of the truck crash and which parties to hold liable for your damages. We first look at the driver’s actions.
In many instances, a truck driver can cause an accident because of the following:
- Distracted driving
- Driving while impaired
- Drowsy driving
- Following too closely (tailgating)
- Improper passing
- Inadequate training
Although the truck driver may have caused the crash, we may discover that another party’s negligence contributed to the accident. For instance, a separate company may have overloaded the truck or failed to properly secure the cargo. If the truck overturned after a cargo shift, we may hold the company partially responsible for the crash.
Trucking Companies Are Often Liable for Truck Accidents
In many truck accidents, the trucking company will be your secondary liable party. This is due to vicarious liability laws that hold employers liable for their employees’ actions.
This will allow us to seek a higher settlement or award in your case. Our team will stand against the trucking company and its insurer to fight for the compensation you deserve.
Much of the Evidence We Need Is in the Hands of the Trucking Company
Much of the evidence we need is in the hands of the trucking company. It often includes:
- Truck maintenance and inspection records.
- The truck’s on-board data that contains information related to the driver’s speed.
- Electronic logging devices that track the driver’s hours of service.
- The truck driver’s personnel records.
We will send a spoliation letter to the carrier, demanding it preserve and hand over the evidence we request.
Gathering Evidence to Prove Fault in the Truck Accident
To win compensation for your personal injury claim, we must collect evidence to establish fault for your injuries. Aside from the trucking company documentation, we may also obtain the following evidence:
- A police report of the truck accident
- Your medical records that describe the type of injury you sustained
- Photos of the accident scene
- Eyewitness statements
- Traffic camera or surveillance video of the accident
Depending on the circumstances of the accident, we may have a specialist recreate the crash scene to determine how and why the truck accident happened.
Recovering Compensation for Your Injuries
You may use your Personal Injury Protection (PIP) insurance if you sustained minor physical injuries in the truck accident. Florida’s no-fault insurance coverage pays a certain percentage of your medical bills and lost wages.
If you sustained a serious injury because of the truck accident, we can file a claim with the at-fault party’s insurance company. Depending on the severity of your injuries, you may be eligible to recover compensation for a variety of damages.
The most common type of damages injury accident victims recover include:
Medical expenses include your hospital bills, costs of surgeries, physical therapy and rehabilitation, prescription drugs, in-home health care, medical mobility devices, and more. You may also pursue compensation for future medical expenses if your injury results in the need for ongoing medical care.
Lost wages include the current wages, bonuses, commissions, and other income you lost because you could not work after the accident. If a permanent injury decreases your ability to earn income, you may pursue compensation for future wage losses.
Pain and Suffering
Pain and suffering involves the physical pain and emotional distress you sustained because of the truck accident.
If someone you love died in the truck accident, call us at 1-800-747-3733 to learn more about filing a wrongful death action.
A Truck Company’s Insurer May Want to Blame You for the Accident
Insurance companies want to save money by denying or minimizing the worth of your claim. So, do not be surprised if the insurance adjuster handling your claim attempts to blame you for the accident. This is why our injury lawyers collect solid evidence to counter challenges to your claim brought by an adjuster.
Call today to see how a truck accident lawyer in Miami Beach, FL can protect you from the other party’s insurer: 1-800-747-3733.
We Can Negotiate Your Settlement
A Miami Beach truck accident lawyer will negotiate a fair settlement that takes into account your present and future damages. If you have already filed a claim and received an initial settlement offer, we would be happy to review this offer.
Insurers may offer low settlements that will not cover all of the damages. We can negotiate a fair settlement that covers your economic and non-economic damages. Call us today at 1-800-747-3733 for more information.
Let A Truck Accident Lawyer in Miami Beach Help You Recover Compensation
You have four years to file a lawsuit under Florida’s Statute of Limitations. So, do not miss the opportunity to recover compensation for your damages from the truck accident.
We work on a contingency basis which means that you do not pay us unless we win your case. Call us today at 1-800-747-3733 to learn more about how a truck accident lawyer in Miami Beach, FL can help you recover the compensation you deserve.