An Arcadia truck accident can be very severe. The risk of serious injuries is larger when a semi is involved in the accident, and that can lead to longer recovery times and more difficult physical healing. It can also lead to problems with your finances, and when your injuries were caused by the actions of another, our Arcadia truck accident attorney will stand up for you and fight the powerful trucking companies to get you the compensation you deserve.
Can You Seek Compensation?
Florida law allows those who have been hurt in an Arcadia truck accident to seek compensation through an Arcadia truck accident lawsuit if they can show that their injuries were caused by the reckless or negligent actions of another - in this case, the driver of the tractor-trailer.
Reckless or negligent actions in a truck accident case include things like:
- Driving beyond the legally allowed number of hours for truckers
- Driving while intoxicated
- Failure to follow traffic laws, signals, and signage
- Distracted driving
- Hauling a load larger than legally allowed
Truckers must obey specific laws related to their driving, and if they don't follow them your case is much stronger and your right to compensation may be easier to show.
How Will Your Attorney Prove Your Case?
When you hire our Arcadia truck accident attorney for your case, they'll work for you and prove your case in numerous ways. Our experience and resources help us do so quickly, and prove to the other side that you deserve compensation. Examples of how we do so include:
- Witness statements
- Accident reports
- Security camera footage
- Data from the commercial truck's onboard data recorder
- Mobile phone records
- Commercial driver logbooks
- Driver histories
- Trucking company history
- Accident recreations
- And more
What About The Trucking Company?
It's also important to understand that while the driver of a tractor trailer may be held responsible for your injuries, so can the trucking company they work for in certain instances. Specifically, if you show that your accident was caused as a direct result of the trucking company acting negligently or recklessly, you may be able to seek compensation from them. Examples of this include:
- Forcing drivers to work beyond the legally allowed number of hours or miles
- Enacting policies or offering incentives that would inspire drivers to drive unsafely
- Failure to maintain vehicles properly for safety
- Failure to force drivers to keep accurate records of their driving time
In short, if the trucking company has policies that in turn lead their drivers to drive unsafely, you may be able to file an Arcadia truck accident lawsuit against not only the driver but the company they work for.
This could mean a larger settlement, but it can also mean more obstacles to your money. The reason? Those trucking companies have deep pockets and powerful legal teams, as do their insurance companies. This means that they'll often fight to prevent anyone from receiving compensation for their injuries, and will use numerous tactics to avoid paying out a dime.
We stand up to those powerful companies and fight to protect your rights and get you what you deserve. We make them pay, and aren't afraid to stand up to big organizations.
Are You Being Bullied?
If you've been injured in a truck crash and feel like the other side isn't giving you the respect you deserve, we can help. Our Arcadia truck accident attorney has a reputation for standing up for the little guys and fighting those big companies and legal teams.
We won't hesitate to go to court if a settlement can't be reached, and we fight to get you the most from your case so you can get your life back on track and eliminate the financial burdens that you might face following an accident. Contact us today for your free consultation.
The lawyers of Shapiro Goldman Babboni Fernandez & Walsh have the firm belief that justice pays.