Winter Garden Delivery Truck Accident Lawyer
Delivery truck accidents are becoming more common in the city of Winter Garden and throughout Central Florida. If you were recently injured in a crash involving a delivery truck or van, you are not alone.
The popularity of online shopping in Florida means there are a lot of delivery trucks on the roads, bringing all those purchases to people’s homes and offices. The drivers of these trucks are often under tremendous pressure to meet difficult delivery quotas, which causes many to take dangerous chances with their driving. The result is, all too often, a tragic accident that changes the lives of the people who get hurt.
Were you seriously injured in a collision with a delivery truck in Winter Garden or elsewhere in Florida? If so, you may be entitled to receive substantial compensation for your injuries, if the truck driver’s and/or other parties’ negligence caused or contributed to the accident. The compensation may cover your medical costs and income losses. In addition, it may compensate you for pain, suffering, your loss of quality of life, scarring, disabilities, disfigurement, and your family’s losses due to your injuries.
Can you seek compensation from the negligent parties? That’s an important question that an experienced truck accident lawyer can help you answer. For the advice and help you need, contact the experienced Dennis Hernandez Winter Garden delivery truck accident lawyers. We would be glad to analyze your case and advise you on your best course of action.
Call us today at 855-529-3366 or fill out the FREE CASE EVALUATION form to get the information and legal advice you need to decide what steps to take next. Our expert advice and legal services are free until you win your case.
What Are Common Causes of Delivery Truck Accidents in Winter Garden?
Delivery truck drivers often take chances with their driving since they have to hurry to meet their employers’ quotas. When drivers are under constant pressure to get their deliveries done faster, they often resort to negligent and unsafe driving behavior.
For example, when truck drivers don’t have time to take breaks when they get tired, they can fall asleep behind the wheel. If they nod off for even four or five seconds, their truck can travel a distance as long as a football field in that short amount of time if they are traveling at highway speeds. Drowsy driving is unsafe in other ways as well. It slows reaction time and makes drivers more prone to being distracted.
Delivery drivers may also fail to pay attention to the road if they are checking their schedules, using their phones, or looking at house addresses. They may drive too fast for road and weather conditions and ignore other traffic laws. They may stop abruptly or make sudden, unexpected turns.
Other parties may also be negligent. The driver’s employer, the owner and manufacturer of the truck, the owner of the goods the truck was carrying, and the parties who repaired and maintained the truck may all be held accountable for your injuries if their negligence contributed to the accident.
Florida law gives you the right to file a lawsuit seeking compensation when a driver or other parties’ negligence caused or contributed to the accident in which you were seriously injured. To do so successfully, you must be able to prove that the truck driver and/or other parties were negligent, that their negligence caused or contributed to the accident, that you were seriously injured because of the accident, and that you have suffered damages (e.g., financial losses, mental anguish, pain and suffering) because of the serious injury.
The Dennis Hernandez Winter Garden delivery truck accident lawyers have years of experience investigating accidents, proving negligence and demonstrating accident victims’ right to and need for substantial compensation. We are committed to helping you hold all negligent parties financially responsible for the harm they havecaused.
Why Do Collisions with Delivery Trucks Cause Serious Injuries in Winter Garden?
Trucks and vans are much heavier and bigger than cars and other passenger vehicles. A large semi-truck that carries packages long distances can weigh up to the legal maximum of 80,000 pounds when fully loaded. The delivery vans that you see on Winter Garden’s residential streets taking packages to people’s doors generally weigh at least 14,000 pounds. When these massive trucks and vans get into accidents with passenger vehicles, the people in the smaller vehicles can be seriously injured by the force of the impact.
What Kinds of Serious Injuries Do Delivery Truck Accidents Cause?
Motor vehicle accidents often cause serious injuries that can affect many areas of the body. Severe injuries are especially likely to occur when a massive delivery truck collides with a car or other lighter vehicle. Some of the injuries that commonly occur are:
- Spinal cord injuries
- Fractures of the skull, ribs, pelvis, or other bones
- Traumatic brain injuries (TBIs)
- Severe burns
- Injuries to internal organs
- Leg, feet, arm, or hand injuries
- Injuries to chest, neck, head, or back
The Dennis Hernandez Winter Garden delivery truck accident lawyers can help you if you were seriously injured by another party’s negligence, no matter what type of injury you have. Our law firm has been helping accident victims throughout Florida get the compensation they deserve for more than 25 years. We have the experience, knowledge, and dedication to fight for your right to full compensation.
Call us at 855-529-3366 or fill out the FREE CASE EVALUATION form on this page to find out more about how we can help you.
How Much Compensation Can You Obtain with Delivery Truck Accident Lawsuit?
The amount of compensation you can receive if you were seriously injured in a delivery truck accident varies depending on many factors, including the extent of your injuries, the type(s) of medical treatment and care you need, and your ability to work. However, the amount can be substantial, even life-changing, because it is meant to provide for both your current and future damages.
These damages may be both economic and non-economic, including:
- Physical pain and suffering
- Mental anguish, anxiety, and depression
- Diminished capacity to enjoy life
- Scarring, disfigurement, and disability
- Your family’s loss of your support, guidance, and companionship
- Medical expenses, including surgeries and other procedures, hospital stays, diagnostic procedures, medication, assistive devices, rehabilitation, and home care
- Lost income and diminished earning capacity
- Other damages recoverable under Florida law
The Dennis Hernandez Winter Garden truck accident lawyers will fight for your right to full compensation for all the damages you have suffered and may continue to suffer in the future. We know that if you’ve been injured in a truck accident, you could be facing many challenges, and we are deeply committed to helping you get the full, fair compensation you need.
Get Help from an Experienced Winter Garden Delivery Truck Accident Lawyers
Filing a delivery truck accident lawsuit is a complicated process, but we are here to guide you through it, every step of the way. As your lawyers, we will
- Thoroughly investigate the accident
- Identify all potentially negligent parties
- Gather documents and expert opinions showing the full extent of your injuries and your current and future needs for medical care
- Demonstrate your current and expected future loss of income and earning potential
- Demonstrate your other losses and hardships, such as pain, PTSD, depression, inability to engage in the activities you used to enjoy, disfigurement, and your family’s loss of your affection and support.
- Negotiate aggressively on your behalf with the at-fault parties’ insurance carriers for a suitable settlement
- Prepare to fight and win the award you deserve in court, if the insurance companies do not provide a fair settlement offer
- Keep you well informed of progress on your case and stand by you every step of the way
At Dennis Hernandez, we don’t back down and we never settle for less than the full amount you deserve!
To get started on your case, call us 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 you win your case.