If you or someone you love recently got hurt in a semi-truck accident, a Fort Myers truck accident lawyer from the Landau Law Group can help you recover money to cover your medical expenses, lost wages, reduced earning capacity, pain and suffering, and much more. For more than 20 years, our dedicated legal team has been fighting and winning auto accident claims for injured victims in Southwest Florida. We want to put our resources and winning track record to work for you.
The Landau Law Group is a service-oriented litigation firm that believes truck accident victims should focus on getting better while we handle everything else on their behalf. Our attorneys will fight aggressively for the money you deserve, and our support staff is always here, ready and eager to help with anything else you need. The consultation is free, with no obligation, and we never collect a fee until we win.
To get started today by speaking with a member of our friendly, dedicated staff, call us at (866) 703-4878.
Truck Accidents in Fort Myers, Florida
Truck accidents are often destructive, harrowing even, resulting in major property damage, severe bodily injury, long-term trauma, and, in the worst cases, death. And unfortunately, they are all too common on the roads and highways of Florida. Just about every month, we hear from victims who are suffering from various degrees of physical and emotional pain, not to mention financial stress from medical bills and missed work.
At the Landau Law Group, our job, which we have performed with great success for more than 20 years, is to help semi-truck accident victims begin to piece their lives back together by getting them the compensation they deserve. While you focus on recovering, let us handle the rest, which starts with investigating your accident, identifying all responsible parties, and gathering compelling evidence to demonstrate their liability.
Who Is Liable
Something that distinguishes a typical truck accident from a car accident—other than the substantially higher rates of bodily injury and property damage—is that there is usually more than one party who can be held financially liable. If the truck driver’s negligence caused or contributed to the crash, we can go after their employer under Florida’s vicarious liability laws. Beyond that, depending on the circumstances of your crash, there might be even more liable parties.
The Truck Driver
The truck driver is the most common responsible party in a semi-truck accident and the one we typically look at first. If the truck driver was operating their vehicle negligently or breaking any traffic law at the time of the accident, we can show evidence of that and use it to hold them liable. This might include:
- Running a red light or stop sign
- Following too closely
- Failing to yield the right of way
- Careless or reckless driving
- Driving under the influence
- Driving while distracted
We will also subpoena the driver’s logbook, which is a detailed record all truck drivers must maintain. It includes the hours they drive, the hours they rest, when they have their truck serviced, and other such information to demonstrate they are operating within the parameters of the safety regulations that govern the trucking industry.
If the driver’s logbook is not filled out adequately or it contains information suggesting they violated a law or regulation, we can use it as evidence of their liability.
The Trucking Company
Florida has vicarious liability laws that allow us to hold employers responsible when their workers injure others while performing job-related duties. These laws apply to trucking companies and have enabled us to extract large settlements and judgments from trucking companies on behalf of clients injured in semi-truck accidents.
The Truck Manufacturer
If the truck or one of its components was defective or damaged, and this flaw caused or contributed to the accident, we may be able to hold the truck manufacturer liable, as well.
The Shipping Company
The shipping company is another potentially liable party, particularly in a situation in which the product being hauled by the truck contributed to the accident in some way.
The Landau Law Group Fights for the Compensation You Deserve
At the Landau Law Group, we have an extensive track record of recovering the damages that semi-truck accident victims deserve. We can help you collect a settlement or judgment that includes compensation for the following and more:
Current and Future Medical Bills
We pursue the responsible parties and, often, their insurance companies, for both your current medical expenses and those we anticipate you to incur in the future, potentially for the rest of your life.
We help you collect compensation to make up for the income you have lost during your time away from work.
Reduced Earning Capacity
We can help you get paid for any reduction, short-term or long-term, in your ability to earn a living.
Pain and Suffering and Inconvenience
We aggressively pursue the responsible party or parties for noneconomic damages, including pain and suffering and inconvenience. In Florida, there is no cap on how much you can recover for these types of losses.
The Statute of Limitations on Semi-Truck Accident Claims in Fort Myers
Florida’s statute of limitations on filing a semi-truck accident lawsuit is typically four years, but it can vary based on several factors, so speak with a Fort Myers truck accident lawyer as soon as possible about your situation. We can take quick legal action if we need to in order to prevent the statute from expiring.
Call (866) 703-4878 for a Free, No-Obligation Fort Myers Semi-Truck Accident Case Evaluation
The Landau Law Group is eager to get to work on your Fort Myers semi-truck accident claim today. We will fight for your rights and help you recover the compensation you deserve while you focus on recovering and getting your life back. For a free, no-obligation case evaluation, call us today at (866) 703-4878.