Deltona Semi-Truck Accident Lawyer
When a semi-truck collides with an automobile, the car driver and passengers can suffer serious or fatal injuries. A commercial truck is often 20 to 30 times heavier than a car. In a crash, the semi-truck’s massive weight and size can cause terrible damage.
This weight and size can also make it harder for a semi-truck to avoid a collision. Semi drivers face challenges when accelerating, braking and maneuvering their vehicles. They must be skilled drivers who pay attention to what they are doing. When a semi driver is impaired, fatigued, speeding or distracted, they can lose control of their truck and cause an accident.
People who survive a crash with a semi-truck are often seriously injured and may be dealing with the effects of their injuries for a long time or for the rest of their lives. If you or a family member were recently injured in a crash with a semi-truck in Deltona or anywhere in Florida, you may be facing numerous challenges at the same time. The experienced Dennis Hernandez Deltona truck accident lawyers want you to know you don’t have to handle everything alone. Help is available nearby.
We have helped hundreds of Florida accident victims get the compensation they deserve for their pain, suffering and losses. We want to hear what happened to you so we can put our experience and legal expertise to work helping you get compensated fairly for your injuries.
To connect with experienced Deltona truck accident lawyers, call Dennis Hernandez today at 855-529-3366 or fill in the FREE CASE EVALUATION form on this page. Our expert advice and legal services are FREE until we win your case.
How to Obtain Compensation in Deltona for Injuries from a Semi-Truck Accident
Florida law gives you the right to seek compensation for damages you experience as a result of accident injures, if the other driver’s and/or another party’s negligence caused or partially caused the accident. If your injuries are severe, this compensation could be necessary and substantial.
Your injuries affect many aspects of your life, and the law takes that into account. You can seek compensation in Deltona for a wide range of injury-related expenses and losses. These may include your past, current, and expected future:
- Medical expenses, including doctors, hospitals, medication, diagnostic tests, surgery, assistive devices, and home care.
- Lost income, including wages lost if you are unable to work your previous hours or decreased income if you have to take a lower-paying job.
- Physical pain and suffering
- Emotional suffering, stress, depression and anxiety
- Permanent scarring, disfigurement and disabilities
- Diminished quality of life
- Your family’s loss of your companionship, guidance and assistance
- Other damages recoverable under Florida law
A Dennis Hernandez Deltona semi-truck accident lawyer is skilled in investigating your accident and accident injuries, analyzing the evidence, proving the other driver’s (and other parties’) negligence, and showing the full extent of your need for compensation from the at-fault parties.
If you lost a family member in a crash involving a semi-truck, you may be eligible to seek damages in a wrongful death suit for the loss of your loved one, your mental anguish, and expenses you paid for their medical treatment and funeral. Please contact the Dennis Hernandez wrongful death lawyers to discuss your case and get the legal advice and help you need at this difficult time.
Who Should Be Held Liable for a Deltona Semi-Truck Accident?
To win a lawsuit or claim for compensation for injuries you received in a Deltona truck accident, you need to prove that someone else’s negligence caused or contributed to the accident occurring. Unlike a crash that involves two cars, where the fault usually lies with one of the drivers, there are many possibilities for who can be at fault in an accident involving a semi.
The negligent party could be any or more than one of these:
- Semi-truck driver
- Owner of the semi
- Manufacturer of the semi-truck
- Manufacturer of defective truck parts
- Companies or individuals who are responsible for repairing the semi and taking care of maintenance and repairs
- Owner of the cargo the semi was carrying at the time of the accident
Our experienced Deltona semi-truck accident lawyers can identify all the people and/or companies whose negligence contributed to the accident. We will include them as defendants in the lawsuit to ensure that you get all the compensation that you deserve for your injuries and losses.
Common Causes of Semi-Truck Accidents in Deltona
Every year, about 5,000 large trucks are involved in fatal accidents in the United States. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, Florida is, unfortunately, one of the leading states for the number of deaths caused by crashes involving large trucks. What causes these and other truck injury accidents?
According to the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration, there are several common causes of large truck accidents. However, the two most common causes of truck accidents are due to driver negligence. Speeding is the number one cause, and impairment, including impairment caused by alcohol or drugs, driver fatigue, or driver illness, is second. Other common causes include driver distraction, which often occurs when people are using their cell phones while they are driving, and improper maintenance of the semi-truck.
Defective parts can also play a part in causing truck accidents. Malfunctioning brakes, tires or windshield wipers can all affect a driver’s ability to control a truck and avoid a collision.
How an Experienced Deltona Semi-Truck Lawyer Can Help You Obtain Substantial Compensation
Identifying the parties that can be held liable for damages, bringing a claim for damages against them and then dealing with the at-fault parties’ insurance companies can be a daunting undertaking. The good news is you do not have to do this on your own.
An experienced Dennis Hernandez Deltona semi-truck accident lawyer will guide you through the entire legal process, negotiate aggressively with insurance companies on your behalf and take the fight to the courtroom, if necessary to get you the full, fair amount you deserve for all the damages you have suffered.
Our Deltona semi-truck legal team will investigate the accident, find evidence to prove fault, and build a powerful case that shows the full extent of your need for substantial compensation. We will keep you well informed on all progress on your case and will be well prepared to put our litigation experience to work at trial if that’s what it takes to get you a full, fair financial award.
To find out how we can help with your semi-truck accident case, call us today at 855-529-3366 or fill in the FREE CASE EVALUATION form on this page. All consultations and legal services are FREE to you until we win your case.