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Trucking Accident And Your Rights

Florida has millions of motorists on its roads. Thanks to the large population and the massive number of tourists, highways in the state are always busy. And with the third highest number of commercial trucks on the roads, the roads are also heavily populated by larger vehicles. Trucking accidents can cause more significant injuries due to the larger mass of the trucks involved, and the likelihood of serious disability or death is increased in these cases.

Every type of trucking accident, from a head on collision with a object falling from the back of a truck and striking a vehicle, could be serious. And they could also be a situation that leads to compensation for injured parties. However, as with any Florida accident, the primary thing that must be done is to prove fault.

Proving Fault In Trucking Accidents

Proving fault in a truck accident is something that can take some time and effort, and it must be shown that the truck driver or the company that owned the truck involved in the accident acted in a negligent or reckless manner. This could include a number of different things, and sometimes it can take some effort to prove that fault lays with the trucker. However, there are numerous tools that an accident lawyer can use to help show that you are owed compensation.

These may include the following:

  • Black box data from the vehicle that shows braking info, speed, turning information, and more
  • Driver logs detailing hours and miles driven
  • Accident reports
  • Past claims or accident reports related to the truck driver or trucking company
  • Camera footage if cameras were nearby
  • Witness statements
  • And more

In short, a variety of different tools and resources can be utilized to prove that you are owed compensation.

An Uphill Battle

However, it’s important to realize that trucking companies have a huge pool of money to pull from when hiring their legal team, and that it’s not in their best interests to simply settle immediately whenever a claim is brought against them.

Because of this, those injured in an accident involving a truck need to speak with a truck accident lawyer as soon as they can after getting medical attention for their injuries. With an accident attorney on your side, a number of benefits will be experienced including:

  • Faster timetable for receiving a settlement offer
  • Better potential settlement amounts
  • Less risk of accepting settlement offer that isn’t fair
  • More respect from the insurance companies and the trucking companies
  • Less stress as you try to get the compensation that you’re owed

The bottom line here is that it takes a tremendous amount of effort to file a claim, defend yourself, argue for your compensation, ensure that a settlement is fair, and receive the money you’re owed. With the larger amount of resources trucking companies have at their disposal, it’s common for those injured in a trucking accident to face an uphill battle when trying to get compensation.

Our team can help. We have offices throughout Florida and have years of experiencing in helping those who have been injured in accidents get what they deserve. If you’re among the many who are involved in a trucking accident on Florida roads, contact us today for a free case evaluation. We’ll help you determine what your rights are and ensure that you get what you are owed.

Michael J. Babboni's wide-ranging legal career is based on the strong belief that everyone should be treated fairly and have access to effective legal help. Michael began putting his beliefs in action by helping the people of St. Petersburg Florida get what they are owed in civil trials fighting to protect families by making corporations pay, and honor their obligations.

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