Truck accidents are some of the most devastating collisions that occur on Florida’s busy roads and highways. Serious truck accidents often leave victims with life-altering injuries or disfigurement. When compared to typical car crashes, truck wrecks are more likely to result in death.
If you were injured in a semi-truck accident, you may be entitled to significant compensation. The Florida truck accident attorneys of Zervos & Calta, PLLC, can help.
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You have a right to demand financial compensation if you were wrongfully injured in a truck
accident. For a free case evaluation, contact us today.
Our Florida truck accident lawyers serve many areas throughout the state, including Hernando County, Tarpon Springs, St. Petersburg, Clearwater and Spring Hill.
After a crash, some victims opt to negotiate out of court with the other driver’s insurance company. However, this process becomes much more complex when a commercial truck is involved in the accident.
After a serious truck accident, you may have to deal with multiple liable parties and deep-pocketed insurance or trucking companies. This is why it’s essential to hire a truck accident lawyer in Florida when pursuing compensation.
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Commercial truck accidents differ from car accidents in many ways:
Multiple parties may be liable in a truck accident case. Those parties include:
Since multiple parties may be at fault, truck accident claims must be extensively investigated. Typically, an official investigation will be conducted at the scene by officers. This investigation may offer insight into whether the driver was speeding, driving while under the influence or committing reckless behavior.
An attorney will investigate the case beyond just the collision itself. For instance, an attorney can confirm whether the driver underwent the required training and secured a specialized commercial driver’s license. Likewise, an attorney will investigate whether the trucking company complied with regulations on cargo load size and whether safety precautions were followed for transporting hazardous materials.
Our law firm has found that many truck accidents are caused by:
After a lawsuit is filed, our attorneys can request documents from all opposing parties. We can also obtain statements from witnesses. We may also use the following types of evidence to prove fault:
Federal regulations require that some of these trucking documents be kept for a certain amount of time. This is why it’s essential to contact an attorney as soon as possible. An attorney can take legal action and request these necessary documents before they are destroyed or lost.
Truck accidents can change your entire life in an instant. Those accidents can leave you with life-altering injuries. You may no longer be able to work. While financial compensation can’t undo that traumatic accident, it can help you cope with the losses you’ve suffered.
In the state of Florida, victims of truck accidents are entitled to compensation for several types of damages:
The statute of limitations is a state law that spells out how long you can file a lawsuit for a truck accident case. The deadline depends on the exact type of lawsuit you plan to file. In Florida, you must file:
These deadlines may seem like a lot of time, but this doesn’t mean you should delay. It’s best to give your attorney enough time to investigate the case before filing a lawsuit. Also, trucking companies aren’t required to keep certain documents on file forever. These documents, such as trucking logs, may be later used as evidence. As a result, you should try to have an attorney obtain these documents as soon as possible.
The financial impact of a truck accident can be significant. The sooner you speak to an attorney, the sooner you may be able to secure financial compensation to offset your losses.
Nothing can prepare you for an unexpected truck accident, but it’s important to know how to protect your legal rights. Your actions after an accident may affect your ability to later recover compensation.
Our Florida truck accident attorneys offer these tips:
If you were harmed in a semi-truck accident that wasn’t your fault, you have a right to take legal action against all responsible parties. For years, Zervos &
Calta, PLLC, has fought on behalf of accident victims just like you. With our help, you can secure the compensation you deserve.
At Zervos & Calta, PLLC, we won’t charge you a dime unless we recover compensation for you. Call us today to schedule a free consultation. Our Florida truck accident lawyers serve Hernando County, Tarpon Springs, St. Petersburg, Clearwater, Spring Hill, and other areas throughout Florida.