North Port Semi-Truck Accident Lawyer
If you were in an accident with a semi-truck, you may be dealing with serious injuries and the pain, suffering and losses stemming from them. If so, you’re not alone. A large truck weighs up to 30 times as much as a passenger vehicle. When the huge size and weight of a semi-truck bears down on a car, the impact can be devastating to the car’s driver and passengers. Unfortunately, approximately 5,000 people are killed each year in truck accidents in the U.S.
The Dennis Hernandez North Port semi-truck accident lawyers want you to know that caring, competent help is available. We can help you file a claim or lawsuit in North Port, Florida, to obtain substantial financial compensation for your injuries if:
- Your accident happened recently.
- It took place anywhere in Florida.
- Your injuries are serious, or a loved one lost his or her life.
- The semi-truck driver or another party negligence was fully or at least partially responsible for causing the accident.
Our experienced North Port semi-truck accident lawyers welcome the opportunity to discuss your accident with you and advise you on whether you should take action to hold the negligent parties financially responsible for your injuries. Give us a call at 855-529-3366 or fill out the FREE CASE EVALUATION form on this page to get started on your case.
What Are the Different Causes of Semi-Truck Accidents in Florida?
Because of their size and weight, semi-trucks are hard to navigate. They need longer distances than passenger vehicles to come to a stop, and they can be unstable. The combination of their being difficult to maneuver and causing severe damage in a crash means they are often involved in serious accidents. The U.S. Department of Transportation reports that large trucks are involved in about 5,000 fatal accidents every year throughout the country. Florida, unfortunately, is a leading state for these accidents.
Many semi-truck accidents are caused by unsafe driving. Commercial truck drivers are often under pressure to take risks to get to their destinations faster. This means that semi-truck drivers may:
- Be dangerously fatigued from driving long hours.
- Drive in unsafe conditions when it would be better to stop.
- Drive too fast for the road and weather conditions.
- Use drugs to try to stay awake.
The condition of the truck can also cause or contribute to accidents. Brake failure is a common cause of truck accidents. When a truck and its parts are not properly inspected, maintained, or repaired, then the negligence of the people responsible for taking care of the truck can be the cause of an accident.
Dangerous conditions in the truck may be the fault of the companies or people who:
- Manufacture the truck and its parts.
- Are responsible for the truck’s routine maintenance and inspection.
- Load the truck.
Other causes of semi-truck accidents include driver distraction and impairment by alcohol.
Our North Port semi-truck accident lawyers have the experience and skill to investigate your accident thoroughly and identify all the people and companies who may have been at fault for the accident. We will then help you bring a claim for damages against all responsible parties so you can receive the substantial compensation you deserve for your injuries.
How Much Money Can I Receive from a North Part Semi-Truck Accident Lawsuit?
Florida law gives you the right to seek financial compensation for your injuries from the party or parties whose negligence contributed to making the accident happen. If you were seriously injured, your injuries affect many areas of your life and may continue to do so for a long time, and you deserve compensation for all the ways you and your family are impacted by your accident injuries.
The exact amount of money you can receive from a semi-truck accident lawsuit is determined by many different factors, including the extent of your injuries, the affect your injuries have on your ability to work and on your family and the affect your injuries have on your mental well-being. In general, however, under Florida law, you can pursue compensation for your past, present, and future injury-related expenses and losses, including:
- Doctor visits, diagnostic tests, medication, hospital stays, surgery, home care, assistive devices and equipment, and rehabilitation
- Income lost if you cannot work as much as you used to, and future loss of earning potential if you can’t work or have to take a lower-paying job
- PTSD, anxiety, depression
- Loss of the ability to do the things you used to enjoy
- Physical pain and suffering
- Permanent scars, disfigurement and disabilities
- Your family’s loss of your companionship, guidance and assistance
- Other damages recoverable under Florida law.
The Dennis Hernandez North Port semi-truck accident lawyers will amass the evidence necessary to demonstrate the numerous ways your accident injuries have impacted your life and fight tirelessly for your right to receive the maximum compensation available under the law.
How Experienced North Port Semi-Truck Accident Lawyers Can Help You Get Full and Fair Compensation
The Dennis Hernandez North Port semi-truck accident lawyers helps accident victims like you get the justice they deserve. If you were recently seriously injured in a Florida accident involving a semi-truck, and you think that the semi driver and/or another party was at least partially at fault, please call us as soon as possible.
As your lawyers, we will gather evidence to show who was at fault for the accident and should therefore be held responsible for your injuries. We will gather records and consult with experts to show your full need for compensation for your present and future expenses and losses. We’ll negotiate aggressively with the negligent party’s insurance company and will not settle of anything less than the full amount you deserve.
We never back down and are always ready to put our litigation experience to work fighting for you in court. We’ll guide you and support you through every step of the legal process.
Give us a call at 855-529-3366 or fill out the FREE CASE EVALUATION form on this page to get started on your case.