If you or a loved one got injured in a vehicle collision involving a truck in the Orlando area, a personal injury lawyer may deal with your Orlando truck accident case. According to the American Bar Association (ABA), a lawyer specializing in personal injury law may generally handle cases involving motor vehicle accidents, including truck accidents. A personal injury lawyer may:
- Offer advice after your accident
- Negotiate with insurance companies
- Start and complete any lawsuit that you choose to bring
A truck accident may be caused by driver negligence, and possibly negligence by additional parties. You might be entitled to compensation for your losses as a result.
Know When Negligence Causes Your Accident
Negligence is a concept that may be at the heart of any personal injury or wrongful death lawsuit. When it comes to motor vehicle accidents, the ABA defines any incident where the driver fails to perform their duty of reasonable care toward other drivers, pedestrians, and bicyclists on the road as an act of negligence. If the driver causes injury to someone else as a result of their negligence, they may be held liable.
A lawyer may help you sift through the ways that a truck driver, and possibly other parties, were negligent in contributing to your accident and any injuries that resulted. Some possible forms of negligent behavior by a truck driver include:
- Driving while under the influence of alcohol, as the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) notes that commercial truck drivers have a higher blood alcohol concentration standard than noncommercial drivers
- Driving while under the influence of drugs, which Reuters explains may be a recurring problem within the trucking industry
- Driving in an aggressive manner, which may be risky considering that large trucks may be more difficult to stop or maneuver
- Ignoring or disobeying road safety signs and electronic indicators
- Being distracted while driving
Other parties, such as companies that employ drivers, may be responsible in some capacity for the negligence of their employees. An employer may be held partially liable if:
- They failed to discipline drivers for dangerous driving behaviors
- They did not conduct regular drug and alcohol testing
- They did not ensure that all trucks in their fleet were roadworthy
There may be additional parties who are accountable in some way for your accident and, by extension, the adverse outcomes that have come from your accident.
Multiple Parties Could Owe You Compensation
Once your lawyer identifies parties who may be responsible for your accident, they may attempt to obtain compensation from those parties. Some of the possible losses for which others may be financially responsible may be:
- The cost of diagnosing and treating your accident-related injuries
- The cost of rehabilitating your injury
- The cost of psychological treatment that you require because of the trauma of your accident
- Income that you have lost because of injuries you sustained in your accident
- Any disability or lingering injury symptoms that cause a decline in your earning power
- Pain and suffering
A lawyer may calculate the total losses that you have suffered because of your Orlando truck accident and fight to obtain compensation from at-fault individuals and entities.
Call the Law Offices of Anidjar & Levine Today
A personal injury lawyer may deal with your Orlando truck accident case by initiating a lawsuit on your behalf. Call the Law Offices of Anidjar & Levine today at 1-800-747-3733 for a free discussion about how our responsive legal care may serve your needs.