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Naples Truck Accident Lawyers

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration documented more than 4,000 fatal accidents involving large trucks in 2017 alone. Injuries that occur after a semi-truck accident are often lifelong and devastating. Due to the sheer size of a semi-truck, the impact can cause severe damage. Common injuries include:

If you or a loved one are living with the consequences of a semi-truck accident, you are not alone. Speak with a Naples personal injury lawyer at Landau Law by calling us at (866) 703-4878.

Causes of Semi-Truck Accidents

There can be many causes and contributory factors in a semi-truck accident. Some of the most common causes of semi-truck accidents include:

  • Driver error
  • Manufacturing fault/defective equipment
  • Poor company training or policies. For instance, a company might not allow its drivers enough rest breaks, thus leading to driver fatigue.

The Role of Driver Error in Semi-Truck Accidents

There are many ways that a driver may be to blame for your accident. These typically include situations in which the driver was:

  • Distracted by their phone, the radio, or a passenger
  • Speeding
  • Intoxicated
  • Fatigued

Other examples of negligence on the driver’s party include if the driver:

  • Failed to adjust their driving for specific road conditions, such as by not slowing down before a steep curve
  • Drove too close to another vehicle
  • Failed to compensate for weather conditions, such as by driving too quickly during heavy rainfall

The Role of Other Parties in a Semi-Truck Accident

The driver of the semi-truck is not always the only one at fault. Additional liable parties such as the truck’s owner, the driver’s employer, or even an auto parts manufacturer could also be to blame for the accident. We will investigate if any of the following may have caused or contributed to your injuries:

  • Poor semi-truck maintenance, for which the employer is responsible
  • Poor driver training
  • Defective equipment, such as brakes or tires
  • Excessive loads
  • Lack of proper health checks

These are not the only causes of semi-truck accidents. If you or a loved one has suffered injuries following a semi-truck accident due to the above or any other reason, we may be able to help you. The Landau Law Group dedicates itself to protecting your right to compensation. Call (866) 703-4878 today and speak to a member of our team to see how a Naples semi-truck lawyer can assist you.

Potentially Recoverable Damages

Our team will work to show the liable party or parties acted with negligence and caused your injuries. We can pursue recovery through negotiations with an insurance company or through the courts. We will fight to ensure you or your loved one receives adequate compensation for your injuries, including both immediate and long-term care.

While every case is different, we are typically able to see compensation for damages that include:

  • Your ongoing medical costs
  • Your likely future medical costs
  • Lost earnings
  • Pain and suffering
  • Lifelong disability
  • Damage to your vehicle
  • Wrongful death

You could also be awarded additional costs to those listed above. Your lawyer can advise you on the compensation that may be available to you and the steps needed to pursue its recovery.

Understanding Which Laws Apply to Your Case

There are several state and federal laws that semi-truck companies must follow. Failing to abide by the appropriate regulations could also constitute negligence on the part of the truck company.

Federal laws govern:

  • The width, height, and weight of a vehicle
  • How long a truck driver can safely operate a vehicle without rest
  • The allowable type and amount of cargo a semi-truck can transport

Our team can ensure the truck company was following the rules and work to hold them accountable for your injuries if they were not.

Investigating Your Case

There are two ways to pursue your right to compensation: going through an insurance company or going through the courts.

A Naples personal injury lawyer, like those at Landau Law, can help collect the evidence we will need to build a strong case that supports your claim for compensation, which will be useful during settlement negotiations and, if necessary, in the courtroom.

We will conduct an in-depth investigation, during which we will:

  • Gather evidence, such as CCTV footage, police reports, and medical records.
  • Review crash reports
  • Obtain witness statements
  • File court documents
  • Assess the scene of the accident

Contact a Naples Semi-Truck Accident Lawyer Today

It can be tempting to delay taking legal action while you recover, but we recommend filing a claim as soon as possible. In Florida, the statute of limitations (VIII.95.11) for personal injury claims is four years from the date of your accident or, in the case of a wrongful death claim, two years from the date your loved one passed away.

Let a Naples semi-truck accident lawyer take the stress and burden of your legal case off of your shoulders, so you can focus on feeling better. Call The Landau Law Group at (866) 703-4878 today to get started with a free consultation.