If you were seriously hurt in a truck accident and the accident was at least partially caused by someone else’s negligence, you may be entitled to substantial financial compensation for your injuries. The amount you receive can make a big difference in your life. To get the full compensation you deserve, however, it is important to get help from an experienced Florida truck accident lawyer.
Suing a Negligent Truck Driver is Not a Do-It-Yourself Project
An experienced truck accident lawyer can make a world of difference in how big of a settlement or jury award you receive. Experienced Florida accident lawyers understand the state statutes governing negligence claims and know how to find and present evidence to build a compelling case demonstrating negligence and your need for substantial compensation. They are also experienced at negotiating aggressively with insurance company representatives and arguing cases in court to win fair settlements and jury awards.
When you go up against a negligent truck driver and/or other negligent parties alone, their insurance companies’ lawyers and representatives will immediately step in and try to get you to settle for as little as possible. If you don’t have your own truck accident lawyer representing you, the insurance companies are very happy. They know that most accident victims do not have experience navigating the personal injury legal system. They take advantage of that and use aggressive strategies and delay tactics to try to pay accident victims less than the fair amount they deserve.
An experienced Dennis Hernandez truck accident lawyer is very familiar with insurance company tactics, and we know exactly how to deal with them. When you work with us, we negotiate vigorously with the insurance company on your behalf. We stand up for you and never back down an inch from our goal of getting you full and fair compensation.
Florida Truck Accident Cases Are Complex
In general, a lawsuit seeking compensation for injuries sustained in an accident between a truck and a passenger vehicle will be more complicated than one where the accident was between two cars. There are several reasons for this:
There are often more parties involved in a truck accident case. These might include the trucking company the driver was working for, the company whose cargo the driver was carrying, the manufacturer of the truck, and whoever was responsible for maintaining and repairing the truck. The more negligent parties you can include in a claim or lawsuit, the better. The Dennis Hernandez Florida truck accident lawyers have the resources and experience to thoroughly investigate the accident and identify all potentially liable parties.
Injuries in truck accidents are also often more severe than in accidents between two cars. The weight and size of a truck can cause massive damage to a smaller vehicle and serious injuries to the vehicle’s occupants. When people are seriously injured, they often need long-term treatment and care. They may never be able to make the same income they did before their accident. And they may have long-lasting or permanent disabilities or disfigurement. For all these reasons, they need and deserve higher compensation than someone who was not injured as severely.
There are federal regulations concerning many aspects of the trucking business. These include how long commercial truck drivers are allowed to keep driving before they have to take a rest break. These rules are often broken. An experienced truck accident lawyer who is familiar with trucking regulations can identify which were violated and use that information to help prove that the truck driver was negligent and should be held responsible for your injuries.
What an Experienced Florida Truck Accident Lawyer Will Do for You
The experienced Dennis Hernandez Florida truck accident lawyers will:
- Gather evidence and use it to build a strong case.
- Put their in-depth knowledge of the law to work for you, demonstrating that the other party or parties were negligent and should be held financially responsible.
- Use their knowledge and resources to consult with medical and financial experts, if needed, to find the true value of your claim, including present and future medical expenses, income losses, and less tangible losses such as physical pain, trauma, depression, loss of enjoyment, and your family’s loss of your companionship and support.
- Make sure that all the legal paperwork is completed correctly and filed on time.
- Negotiate aggressively with the negligent party or parties’ insurance company or companies to get you the substantial compensation you deserve.
- Fight tirelessly the insurance company to court if the company won’t agree to a fair settlement during negotiations.
What You Should Do After a Truck Accident
If you have serious injuries from a truck crash, the insurance company for the truck driver and other parties may contact you and make a settlement offer. Don’t accept their offer without talking to an experienced truck accident lawyer first! These early offers will almost always be far too low.
Contact the Law Firm with More than 25 Years of Experience
The Dennis Hernandez legal team has been helping accident victims in Florida for more than a quarter of a century. Getting full and fair compensation makes a huge difference in the lives of our clients. We’d be glad to talk to you. We never charge a legal fee until you win your case. Call us today at 855-529-3366 or fill in the FREE CASE EVALUATION form on this page to get started on your case.