Melbourne Truck Accident Lawyers
When a truck driver fails to operate their vehicle in accordance with state and federal regulations, accidents can occur that cause significant damage, particularly if the tractor-trailer was traveling at high speeds. Not only can passengers of other vehicles sustain severe and life-threatening injuries exceeding $100,000 in medical costs, but negligence can ultimately be attributed to several parties. At the Shiner Law Group, we understand the legal complexities associated with these cases and provide the legal support to help you build the most compelling claim. Our aggressive, strategic advocacy will help you maximize your financial recovery potential and hold at-fault parties accountable for their negligible behavior.
If you or your loved one has been injured in a Florida truck accident, contact our experienced Melbourne truck accident lawyers to discuss your legal rights and options, as you may be entitled to financial compensation.
Recovering Compensation for Truck Accidents in Melbourne
Commercial trucks operating in Florida have an average weight exceeding 10,000 pounds, which makes any collision with this vehicle particularly destructive; however, while truck accidents are legally comparable to other accidents on the road, as personal injury claims fall under the state’s negligence theory, truck drivers are required to meet additional criteria, such as licensure, training, and hours of service.
The statute of limitations for bringing a personal injury claim against an at-fault party is four years in the state of Florida or two years in cases of wrongful death. Claimants can pursue a broad range of damages and hold the following parties liable when injuries are sustained:
- The driver and owner of the truck, as well as the hiring and leasing company.
- The owner or leasing company of the truck’s trailer.
- The company and employees responsible for loading and securing cargo.
- The manufacturer of the truck’s components if product liability contributed to the accident.
Truck accident victims may be left feeling uncertain of how to appropriately respond to an emergency without jeopardizing their legal rights. The truck accident lawyers at the Shiner Law Group advise victims to call emergency services and seek immediate medical attention, collect all relevant information if conditions permit, and refuse to give statements without first consulting legal counsel.
How A Truck Accident Attorney Can Help
Insurance companies will take advantage of parties who lack the benefit of legal representation and will dispatch an emergency response team to collect information designed to damage a personal injury claim. At the Shiner Law Group, our award-winning truck accident attorneys have a results-driven approach to overcoming innovative defensive strategies and securing the financial compensation our clients deserve. For over 15 years, our seasoned law firm has recovered millions of dollars in settlements and verdicts for thousands of Melbourne truck accident victims and their families, because we are committed to providing sound legal solutions and fostering a positive client experience.
Shiner Law Group conducts a thorough and independent investigation of the facts, evaluates the crash site, reviews relevant documentation (police, medical, and accident reports), consults a network of accident reconstructionists, and facilitates insurance negotiations to fight on behalf of your legal and financial interests. We focus on the legal complexities, so you can focus on what is most important – recovery.
Speak with a Melbourne Truck Accident Lawyer
Have you or someone you love been injured because of the negligent, reckless, or intentional conduct of another? Call us at (855) 462-6878 or contact us online for a free case review. The Shiner Law Group represents personal injury and wrongful death victims in Boca Raton, West Palm Beach, Boynton Beach, Delray Beach, Palm Beach County, and the surrounding counties.