North Fort Myers Semi-Truck Accident Lawyer
When a semi-truck collides with a car, the outcome is often tragic for the car’s occupants. A semi-truck is much bigger and heavier than a car – as much as 25 to 30 times heavier – and the force of the truck’s huge mass often causes extensive damage to the smaller, lighter motor vehicle and serious or fatal injuries to the car’s driver and passengers.
These terrible semi-truck accidents occur everywhere – in the North Fort Myers area, throughout Lee County, and across the United States, where there are close to 5,000 fatal accidents every year involving large trucks. Unfortunately, Florida is one of the leading states for fatal large-truck accidents.
If you have been seriously injured or lost a loved one in a semi-truck accident in Florida, you know how devastating these accidents can be. The Dennis Hernandez truck accident lawyers understand the many struggles accident victims face and want to help. We can’t change what happened, but we can make sure your legal rights are protected.
Under Florida law, you may be entitled to receive substantial financial compensation for your injuries. This may include compensation for present and future medical expenses, lost income, physical pain, emotional or psychological distress, and loss of quality of life.
An experienced North Fort Myers semi-truck accident lawyer can help you get the full and fair compensation you deserve. The Dennis Hernandez North Fort Myers legal team is dedicated to fighting for the rights of accident victims and helping people like you get all the compensation that Florida law provides.
Call us at 855-529-3366 or fill out the FREE CASE EVALUATION form on this page to talk with an experienced truck accident lawyer today.
How Much Compensation Can You Receive with a North Fort Myers Semi-Truck Accident Lawsuit?
The amount of compensation you may receive if you file a semi-truck accident lawsuit in North Fort Myers, Florida, depends on your injuries, the treatment you need, whether you are unable to earn your previous income, how long you are expected to need treatment, whether you are impaired and, if so, how long that is expected to last, and other factors that are unique to you and your situation.
In general, the more severe your injuries and the longer they are expected to cause difficulties in your life, the higher the amount of compensation you will be entitled to receive. The damages for which you may be able to recover compensation include:
- Medical expenses, including hospital stays, doctor visits, surgery, medication, diagnosis and treatment, rehabilitation, assistive devices, and home care.
- Income losses, including those resulting from your having to cut back your hours, take a lower-paying job, or not being able to work at all.
- “Non-economic” losses, including physical pain, trauma, disability, scarring, disfigurement, lower quality of life, and the impact on your family.
An experienced Dennis Hernandez North Fort Myers semi-truck accident lawyer will be glad to help you understand your rights under the law. We’ll talk with you about your accident, your injuries, and the ways your injuries are affecting your life. After listening to you and answering any questions you may have, we’ll advise you on whether you have a good case for pursuing compensation and then fight to help you obtain the full, fair compensation to which you are entitled.
What Causes Semi-Truck Accidents That Injure North Fort Myers Residents?
The law requires drivers to use reasonable care when on Florida’s roadways. It also requires manufacturers to make products that are safe to use and not dangerously defective. It also requires people who repair, maintain, inspect, and load semi-trucks to do their jobs properly. If truck drivers, truck manufacturers and/or people who repair or load trucks are negligent and their negligence causes an injury accident, the people injured in the accident have the right to bring a claim for damages against the negligent party or parties.
In other words, if you were seriously injured in an accident caused by someone else’s negligence or recklessness, Florida law gives you the right to seek to hold them legally responsible for your injuries and to pay you compensation for your expenses and losses.
There are many situations where a semi-truck driver may be held responsible for your injuries. These include accidents caused because the driver was speeding, drowsy, distracted, impaired by drugs or alcohol, or not adjusting their driving for the road and weather conditions.
Manufacturers may be held responsible for your injuries if they make defective trucks or parts. Companies or people who do work on the truck may be held responsible if they don’t do their jobs properly. The owners of the truck and the cargo may also be held responsible in some situations.
The experienced Dennis Hernandez North Fort Myers semi-truck accident lawyers will work tirelessly to find out the cause of your accident and uncover all the people and companies who may be held responsible.
Get the Help You Need from an Experienced North Fort Myers Semi-Truck Accident Lawyer
Pursuing compensation from an at-fault party is not a do-it-yourself project. If you want to ensure that you get the full compensation that the law provides, you’ll need the help of an experienced North Fort Myers semi-truck accident lawyer.
The Dennis Hernandez North Fort Myers accident legal team will fight for your right to get all the compensation you deserve for your present and future. We will
- Thoroughly investigate the accident.
- Identify all negligent parties.
- Gather evidence to prove negligence.
- Build a strong case demonstrating your need for substantial compensation.
- Negotiate aggressively with the insurance company on your behalf.
- Always look out for your best interest.
- Never agree to a settlement offer that is less than you deserve.
- Take your case to court and fight to win if you do not receive a satisfactory settlement offer.
At Dennis Hernandez, we don’t give up and we don’t give in. We will fight for the compensation you need and deserve!
Call us as soon as possible at 855-529-3366, or fill out the FREE CASE EVALUATION form on this page to get started on your case.