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Recent $4 Million Judgment In Flagler County Shows Importance Of Truck Accident Lawyers

A recent judgment out of Flagler County has underlined just how important it is for professional truck drivers to have adequate representation by skilled Florida truck accident lawyers.

A Flagler County woman, now aged 26, was awarded more than $4 million following a vehicle accident. She was a passenger in one of the vehicles in the crash; the vehicles involved were a mid-sized car and a tractor trailer.

Unfortunately, it is all too easy for people to assume that the tractor trailer driver would be the one at fault in such a situation, even without hearing any of the other details of the case.

Of course, this story has a very different outcome — one that some people might not expect.

The Truck Driver Was Never At Fault In This $4 Million Accident That Changed Lives

In this scenario, it was the driver of the vehicle the plaintiff was in who was deemed at fault.

That individual, the plaintiff’s boyfriend at the time, was texting while driving. As a direct result, the court found that he ran a stop sign and plowed into an oncoming tractor trailer that was being driven in a responsible manner by a qualified driver.

However, it would have been all too easy for the facts of the case to become obscured, especially when it was found that there was a commercial-style vehicle involved in the situation.

If you are a professional truck driver and you have been involved in an accident, your personal and professional well-being are placed at direct risk. It’s absolutely crucial you retain a lawyer.

What Might Happen If You Wait To Retain Qualified Truck Accident Lawyers?

Any accident, no matter how minor, can potentially end the professional life of a truck driver. Add to that the possibility of personal injury, and the situation could be truly life-changing.

You already know that truck accident lawyers can help you to protect your rights and to get money to which you may be entitled after an accident. However, they can also make a very significant difference in professional fallout that might occur.

In the case referenced above, the facts came to light. Your truck accident lawyers are the most vital resource that you have available in ensuring that the same will happen for you.

As an accident is investigated, even well intentioned parties such as the police can accidentally obscure or destroy evidence, or simply collect evidence that might be relevant to you — thus removing it.

Experienced attorneys like those at can protect you from errors.

What are some of the keys to protecting your reputation and good name in a case?

  • Demonstrating that you are a responsible and conscientious truck driver.
  • Showing that your vehicle was in appropriate condition to be on the road.
  • Establishing that another party was mostly or totally at fault in an accident.

All of these issues and more are the provenance of good truck accident lawyers. At no point should you feel you don’t know what the next step will be or that there’s nothing you can do.

Don’t Get Tried In The Court Of Public Opinion: Call

In any case in our legal system, it’s absolutely critical that the facts come to light and that those facts form the basis of any judgment. Anything less is hearsay and conjecture.

As a driver involved in a case that results in injury, you may face challenges from the other party as well as from multiple different insurance companies.

Let us help you navigate those challenges and protect your legal rights. Call or email us today — whether you’re in Sarasota, St. Petersburg, Bradenton, or Venice.

During his time as a public attorney for the State of Florida, Bernard Walsh developed a passion for defending the legal rights of Florida's citizens. Having seen many people being taken advantage of after being injured and the financial harm that can cause for families he committed himself fully to helping injured clients get justice, by fighting to make greedy insurance companies pay what they owe.

Recent $4 Million Judgment In Flagler County Shows Importance Of Truck Accident Lawyers

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