Truck Accident Lawyer in Pahokee, FL

Accidents involving commercial trucks can be especially catastrophic, and it’s important that your rights are protected. For a free case evaluation, contact the Law Offices of Shannon J. Sagan, P.A.

There’s no question that a truck accident can be more catastrophic than a classic fender bender. The sheer size and weight of commercial trucks leave the average passenger vehicle vulnerable to excessive damage and injuries. Large trucks are slower to brake, have blind spots, and drivers may be tired after logging hundreds of miles at the end of a shift. 

Our legal team is dedicated to our clients and the Pahokee community, and we know firsthand how life-changing a serious accident can be. We provide aggressive and compassionate representation for our clients.

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About Truck Accident Cases

The size of commercial trucks isn’t the only thing that makes trucking accidents different from car accidents. 

People are often surprised to learn that there could be more than one party liable for the accident. In fact, it’s not unusual for the truck driver to have no legal or financial responsibility to compensate an accident victim. The reason is that the driver might be an employee of a trucking company, and there could be other factors that shift accident liability.

One or more of the following parties (other than the driver) could be liable to pay damages for a truck accident:

  • The trucking company
  • Truck or parts manufacturer
  • Truck or trailer owner
  • The company that loaded the truck
  • Maintenance crews
  • Cargo owners (especially for hazardous materials)
  • State or local governments responsible for maintaining the road

For example, if the driver of the truck is employed by a company and the trucking accident occurred during a regular route or in the driver’s course of duties, the employer’s insurance company may be the party that issues a settlement check for your accident claim.

Other parties could be jointly liable, too, depending on whether their negligence contributed to the accident.

Potential Compensation for Truck Accident Victims

A personal injury law firm will work with accident victims or their family members to recover maximum financial compensation from the negligent party.

This process involves investigating the incident, filing paperwork, and negotiating with the insurance company. In some situations, the case may need to go to trial, and your personal injury attorney will represent you in preparation for and during the trial.

Depending on how the accident affected you and the extent of your injuries, you may be eligible to receive the following compensation:

  • Reimbursement for medical bills
  • Ongoing medical expenses and treatments
  • Lost wages
  • Lost future earnings
  • Property damage
  • Pain and suffering
  • Loss of consortium (loss of companionship of a family member or spouse)
  • Punitive damages
  • Wrongful death

Contact an Experienced Pahokee, Florida Truck Accident Attorney

The Dash Cam Lawyer®, our team has a successful track record of recovering fair compensation for Florida injury victims and their families. If you’re looking for an experienced attorney to handle your case, call 561-DASHCAM (561-533-7800) today.  

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