It’s one thing to be involved in a car accident, but another to be in a truck accident collision. Injuries from commercial truck accidents can be devastating. If you are the victim and have been injured, you have a right to compensation—the experienced personal injury lawyers at the Injury Assistance Law Firm in the Orlando/Winter-Garden, Florida area will get you the compensation you deserve.
What Truck Accident Lawyers Do
A truck accident lawyer identifies the liable party or parties, collects evidence, interviews eyewitnesses, negotiates with insurance companies, and takes the case to trial if necessary. In your situation as a seriously injured party, you are hardly in the position to gather all the information needed to pursue the case. A personal injury lawyer goes the distance to:
- Determine whether drivers and truck companies have acted with reasonable care
- Seek maintenance records
- Assess loading practices
- Determine the trucking company’s commitment to safe driving practices
Of particular interest are the company’s records on adherence to federal regulations on driving shifts and required break times.
Florida Truck Accident Statistics
Florida is among the nine states with half of the fatal truck crashes. In most collisions, drivers and occupants of smaller vehicles get the worst of it. Casualties run from severe injuries to catastrophic loss of life. According to the Florida Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles 2020 report, nearly 32,000 accidents involved truck drivers. Out of that number, there were 27 fatalities, 57 incapacitating injuries, and 1,053 people who suffered other injuries. Types of injuries run the gamut.
Types of Injuries
- Traumatic brain injury
- Broken bones
- Cuts and bruises
- Spinal cord injury
- Neck injuries
- Torso/chest trauma
- Internal bleeding
- Loss of limbs
- Soft tissue damage
The Real Cost of Truck Accident Injuries
The monetary cost of injuries can run into the thousands, leaving many victims unable to work or resume life as they knew it. Even the ‘lucky’ who sustain ‘just’ injuries might wait months or years for them to heal. Some victims never fully recover. The physical, financial, and emotional toll is incalculable, and includes:
- Ongoing medical expenses, including travel to and from appointments
- Medical assistive devices
- In-home care
- Lost earnings, including bonuses and benefits
- Loss of future earnings
- Emotional trauma
- Pain and Suffering
- Damage to your vehicle and personal property
Don’t be the victim of bad faith insurance tactics. Eliminate the stress of dealing with fast-talking trucking management and faster-talking insurance lawyers. The experienced personal injury attorneys at the Injury Assistance Law Firm will fight for your rights and for every cent of compensation you deserve.
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823 N Thornton Ave
Orlando, FL 32803
20 3rd Street S.W.
Winter Haven, Fl 33880
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