What You Need To Know About Truck Related Accidents

Florida roads have millions of vehicles on them at any given time. With tourists, residents, and commercial truckers all drying in the area, you need to constantly pay attention to the road around you. However, accidents are simply a sad fact of life and when they occur it can be difficult to know just what your options are.

Luckily, learning more about this issue can help you see just what your rights are and what steps you need to take following a trucking accident – especially if you need to file a truck accident lawsuit claim.

Your Rights After An Accident


The first thing you’ll have to understand is just what your rights are when involved in a trucking related accident. Under Florida law, you have the right to file a claim and seek financial restitution if you can show that your accident was caused by the reckless or negligent actions of another.

In a trucking related accident, ‘reckless and negligent’ can mean a variety of different things. Some of them include things like:

• Drunk driving or driving while on drugs
• Seeding
• Driving the wrong direction
• Texting while driving
• Failure to maintain an appropriate logbook of hours drove
• Driving beyond the legally allowed limits
• Falling asleep while driving
• Failure to maintain a safe truck
• Driving recklessly in general

If your accident was caused by any of these actions, there is a very strong possibility that you can seek financial compensation and get what you’re owed.

What Are You Owed?


In any kind of personal injury case, determining what a fair settlement offer is will almost always be one of the first steps. Some examples of what will be expected here include the following.

• Lost wages
• Future potential lost wages
• Loss of earning potential
• Long term care costs
• Medical bills
• Future potential medical bills

To know what you’re really owed you’ll have to talk to professionals who can create an accurate estimate of what it is that you’re owed. Working with professionals in various fields is what our attorneys do and why we can say with pride that our team gets our clients the most accurate and fairest results from something like this.

Standing Up To The Other Side


While it can be obvious that you need compensation or that you are owed it, actually getting it can be much more difficult. This is because the insurance companies and lawyers on the other side will always do what they can to avoid paying out a dollar.

This is made even worse when trucking companies are involved. Since the driver and the company, they work for can both be potentially sued in a truck accident lawsuit, the companies will spend thousands fighting against you.

And when you are on your own, it’s easy for them to do. Whether it’s refusing to pay, offering you lowball settlement offers, or something else they’ll bully you around if they can. That’s where we help. We stand up to the other side and make sure that you get the compensation you deserve following the accident.


 

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I used Michael Babboni and his paralegal, Nicole Moore for a legal matter. They went above and beyond my expectations. During the entire process there was constant communication with both Michael and Nicole. They were extremely organized and on top of my case, which I am very grateful for. Michael truly had my best interests at heart and he was very genuine. I plan on referring Michael to all family and friends and will continue to use him in the future.

I dealt most with Mr. Fernandez. I didn’t know a lot about this process. He took the time to speak with me individually, in person, to explain everything. It was very helpful to actually know and understand the process and what to expect. He closed my case quickly, which was nice that it was not prolonged! I appreciated his hard work and getting me what I felt I deserved after my car accident. I highly recommend him to anyone who needs an honest and reliable lawyer to assist you with your case!

I hired Mr. Walsh after an automobile accident this past March. He and his entire staff were extremely professional. They kept me informed every step of the way and settled my case in a timely manner. Thank you so much for your help.

 

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