Hire An Attorney After A Truck Accident For These Reasons
More and more tractor-trailers are driving on the U.S. roadways each year, including right here in Florida. So much so, that at times, it can feel like a person can't go anywhere without seeing a big-rig. Of course, there is not necessarily wrong with trucks being everywhere. That just means that the economy is strong, and the drivers are delivering goods to stores, restaurants, gas stations, and more. In doing so, they ensure that products are readily available for consumers to purchase.
Still, though, if a tractor-trailer operator makes a mistake behind the wheel, devastating consequences are sure to follow. For example, if the driver is texting on his or her cellphone, they may fail to see the cars in front of them coming to a screeching halt. In turn, the truck can plow into the back of a passenger vehicle and cause a chain reaction, leading to a multi-car pile up. Then again, perhaps the trailer was loaded unevenly, and the big-rig operator takes a curve too fast. In such cases, a rollover could occur, landing the truck and trailer on a much smaller vehicle.
Heck, even drowsy driving can be a problem. After all, eighteen-wheeler drivers spend countless hours on the open road. If he or she drifts off to sleep, the truck could become involved in a side-swipe, rear-end, or head-on collision. Nothing good can come from any of these scenarios. Sure, the driver of the rig may sustain injuries, but more often than not, it is those in passenger vehicles that suffer the most. Sometimes, they lose their lives in such crashes. Then, on other occasions, the car, truck, or SUV occupants obtain ailments such as...
• Fractures And Broken Bones
• Traumatic Brain Injury
• Organ Damage
Persons Might Be Able To Recover Compensation From The Trucking Company For Their Damages
It is usually not a good idea to take on these organizations alone. The companies regularly have lawyers on standby. They will attempt to use every trick in the book to prevent their clients from having to pay out a significant settlement. For starters, it is not uncommon for the representatives to offer less than fair compensation amounts in the beginning. If the victim accepts the low ball figure, he or she might find out that the payment won't cover all of their expenses.
The legal team may even try to make it look like the accident was the victim's fault. When successful, the plaintiff doesn't receive any money at all. Additionally, the attorneys will drag their feet and bring the process to what feels like a standstill. In taking this measure, they hope that the individual will start running out of funds, and eventually, have to settle for a minimal compensation amount.
Proven, Trustworthy, And Dependable Legal Representation In Your Own Backyard
Thankfully, Florida residents don't have to face trucking companies alone. Instead, they can contact our firm to get the representation that they deserve. The team has successfully resolved over 10,000 personal injury cases. Plus, our attorneys have recovered over $500 million for accident victims through verdicts and settlements. Many times, claims are settled before our clients even have to set foot in a courtroom. However, we have the means to take cases to trial if necessary.
The firm has twelve different offices across southwest Florida, so the chances are pretty good that you can find one close to where you live. Persons should not get taken advantage of in their time of need. Hence, we are here to fight ferociously on your behalf to ensure that it doesn't happen to you.