All of us share the road with fully loaded semi-trucks on a regular basis, and we usually do not think much about it. But if the unthinkable happens and one of those trucks strikes your vehicle, the resulting damage to your health and to your property can be catastrophic.
Dealing with this type of accident is a daunting task, but a Fort Pierce semi-truck accident lawyer from The Landau Law Group can help you make sense of your options and protect your right to seek compensation for your medical bills, property damage, lost wages, and pain and suffering. Call The Landau Law Group at (866) 703-4878 today to meet with us for a free, no-obligation consultation.
Identifying the Responsible Party
When you have been injured in a semi-truck accident in Florida, you will potentially be dealing with quite a few parties, along with stacks of paperwork. The Landau Law Group can call upon our knowledge to help you figure out your legal rights regarding damages.
We also understand how to identify the responsible party in your accident, which may include one or more of the following:
- The driver of the semi-truck
- The company that employs the driver
- The person or company that owns or leases the semi-truck
- The manufacturer of the semi-truck
- The manufacturer of parts for the semi-truck
- The people who loaded the semi-truck
- The people who maintain or repair the semi-truck
- The municipality or entity in charge of the road where the accident happened
- Other motorists involved in the accident
Count on your Fort Pierce semi-truck accident lawyer to use the facts in the case to demonstrate the liability of the parties whose actions played a role in the crash. We will fight for a fair settlement or take your case to trial to recover the compensation you deserve.
The Role of Negligence in Semi-Truck Accidents
Negligence can take many forms, and may involve any or all of the following items:
- Insufficient training for the truck driver
- Fatigued driving
- Driving while under the influence of drugs or alcohol
- Distracted driving
- Not following traffic laws, such as by speeding or ignoring traffic signals
- Improperly installed or maintained equipment, such as brakes or tires
- Poorly maintained road or parking lot
These are not the only ways that negligence might have caused your semi-truck accident in Fort Pierce. Contact The Landau Law Group at (866) 703-4878 to let us sort through the facts of your particular situation. We will apply our familiarity with these kinds of cases to help build a strong claim on your behalf.
Building a Compelling Case
You can count on us to perform the background work needed to help with your case. We will decipher the findings from law enforcement reports and speak with medical personnel, ensuring we fully understand the unique aspects of your situation.
We have handled many cases involving semi-truck crashes. We know exactly how to approach these situations and what evidence to collect, such as:
- Official police reports
- Tests for the driver regarding alcohol and drug use
- Official information from the truck driver’s logs
- Photos and videos from the scene
- Interviews with witnesses
- Any medical reports regarding your injuries
Additionally, we will consult experts who can testify on your behalf. We can call on accident reconstruction experts if needed to understand exactly what occurred in your crash scene.
Should we need to find medical experts or vocational experts to testify on your behalf about the permanent nature of your injuries or about your reduced ability to earn a living in your chosen field because of your injuries, we will do that as well.
Understanding Your Injuries
When you have suffered an injury in an accident involving a semi-truck, you may not fully appreciate the scope of your injuries in the immediate aftermath. Victims of semi-truck accidents can suffer from:
- Traumatic brain injuries (TBIs)
- Spinal injuries
- Damages to internal organs
- Broken bones
- Damage to limbs
- Muscle damage
- Bruises and cuts
Some of these injuries are obvious immediately, but others may only begin to show up over time. It is important for you to seek medical treatment after an accident right away to properly assess your injuries and connect them to your accident. In the state of Florida, FL § 627.736 requires that the injured party seek medical care within a 14-day period after the accident.
Receiving Injury Compensation
When another party is liable for your injuries in a semi-truck accident, you can receive compensation for damages that may include:
- Hospital and doctor visits
- Prescription medication
- Mobility aides
- Rehabilitation and therapy appointments
Compensation for Future Losses
When you have been involved in a serious accident with a truck, you may have injuries that affect your life forever. Any settlement should compensate you for future medical expenses, disfigurement, and disabilities that the accident causes.
Additionally, you can be compensated for lost wages related to the accident, for a loss of earning ability in the future, for your pain and suffering, for mental anguish, and for a reduced quality of life.
The Landau Law Group can help you sort through medical terms and protect your right to pursue compensation for both your immediate and your future losses.
Let Us Start Working on Your Case Today
Contact a Fort Pierce semi-truck accident lawyer as soon as possible after your accident to begin the process. FL § 95.11 sets a limit of four years after the accident for you to seek damages in a personal injury lawsuit. The Landau Law Group will begin collecting documentation and interviewing witnesses on your behalf right away, while the crash is still fresh in their minds.
Call us at (866) 703-4878 today for a free initial consultation. We work on a contingency-fee basis, which means we only receive payment after we have helped you recover the settlement or judgment you deserve.