Truck Accident Lawyer in Port Mayaca, FL
You could be entitled to compensation when a truck driver causes an accident that leaves you with injuries, property damage, or both. These “damages” are designed to cover the costs of your medical bills, lost wages, and other expenses, including pain and suffering.
To find out if you have a personal injury case and how much it could be worth, contact personal injury lawyer Shannon J. Sagan, P.A., at 1-800-FLA-LAWYER today.
Why Hire a Personal Injury Attorney After a Trucking Accident?
Even though drivers of commercial trucks have specialized training, accidents still happen, and the injuries can be catastrophic.
In the aftermath of a crash, you will likely be dealing with the truck driver’s insurance company or the insurance company of the truck driver’s employer. This is where things can get complicated. Unlike passenger vehicles, the truck driver might not be the one who compensates you for your injuries.
Further complicating matters is the fact that insurance companies habitually undervalue accident claims and look for reasons not to compensate a victim.
The role of a personal injury attorney is to fight for fair compensation, even if that means going to court. We thoroughly investigate the circumstances of the accident to determine who is at fault and, therefore, who should pay.
Our investigative process includes evaluating the following:
- Police reports
- Witness statements
- Pictures and videos of the crash site and vehicles
- Forensic evidence
- Trucking company policies regarding training and vehicle maintenance
- The truck driver’s record
- Relevant communication logs
- GPS data
We will also review your medical records and consult with your doctor. This comprehensive process allows us to determine liability for the accident and the extent of your injuries to begin negotiating a settlement with the insurance company.
Who Is Responsible for Compensating You for Damages in a Trucking Accident Claim?
The short answer to this question is that it depends. While the truck driver might have been behind the wheel at the time of the crash, there could be other factors that led to the accident.
Other responsible parties could include:
- Truck driver’s employer
- Owner of the truck
- Maintenance companies
- Truck or parts manufacturer
- Manufacturers of the cargo
- Cargo loaders
- State or local or city governments
- Other drivers involved in the accident
Our job is to explore all potential avenues of fault to determine the best way to recover compensation for you.
Potential Damage Awards
The categories of compensation and how much you can receive will depend on the facts of the accident and the extent of your injuries and property damage.
In trucking company accidents, victims may be compensated for the following:
- Medical expenses
- Ongoing and future medical treatments
- Lost wages
- Future lost earnings
- Pain and suffering
- Emotional distress
- Loss of consortium
- Property damage
- Wrongful death claims
Contact an Experienced Port Mayaca Law Firm Today
Trucking companies tend to work with powerful insurance companies, making the battle unfair and incredibly arduous for the average person. Shannon J. Sagan of 1800FLALAWYER is dedicated to representing truck accident victims to seek maximum compensation.
Please contact us today at 1-800-FLA-LAWYER for a free case evaluation.
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