Palm Beach County Truck Accident Lawyers
The state of Florida is consistently ranked one of the top states for serious and even fatal truck accidents. Due to its multiple major interstates and highways, large population, and booming economy, countless 18-wheelers traverse Florida’s roadways each day. Unfortunately, these large trucks have to share the road with passenger vehicles and motorcycles. Oftentimes, accidents do happen.
Due to their large size and weight, trucks cause some of the most severe injuries. In addition, truck accidents are the main culprit of multi-car pileups on the interstate. In fact, the Florida Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles estimates that over 37,000 big rigs are involved in crashes in Florida each year. This figure has tripled in the past three years and does not even include construction vehicles, pick-up trucks, dumpster trucks, and other commercial vehicles.
While defensive driving is the most effective way to avoid a truck accident, the truth is that the majority of these crashes are unavoidable because they happen so suddenly and often without warning. When you are injured in a truck accident, you may face a long recovery time, fraught with struggles with performing even the most routine daily tasks. In addition, both you and your family may be hurting during this unfortunate time because painful or permanent injuries may prevent you from returning to work.
The Shiner Law Group has seen countless families devastated by the unforeseen consequences of a serious truck accident. It is our job to assist these families with fighting for compensation for their losses. Our attorneys have over 15 years of real courtroom experience throughout the state of Florida.
We understand when to provide our clients with compassion and understanding and when to aggressively pursue our clients’ best interests in the courtroom or during settlement negotiations. If you were injured in a truck accident, call the Shiner Law Group now at (561) 777-7700 to schedule a free consultation at our Boca Raton office with one of our personal injury attorneys.
Common Causes of Truck Accidents
Truck accidents involve a variety of different commercial vehicles, including big rigs and 18-wheelers, work vans, construction trucks and other construction vehicles, dumpster trucks, tow trucks, tractor trailers, box trucks, refrigerated trucks, and pick-up trucks.
Negligence is the most common cause of truck accidents. Negligence is a blanket term for a variety of actions caused by a truck driver’s carelessness. These actions include:
- Driving Under the Influence of Drugs or Alcohol
- Poor Weather
- Mechanical Issues
- Failure to Check Blind Spot Before Changing Lanes
- Failing to Brake
- Disobeying Traffic Signs
- Running Red Lights or Stop Signs
- Distracted Driving
Truck Accident Damages
The injuries one suffers during a truck accident will commonly be extensive, serious, prolonged, and very expensive to treat. Florida personal injury law allows victims to pursue compensation to help them recover from their losses, including:
- Medical Bills
- Loss of Quality of Life
- Emotional Distress
- Pain and Suffering
- Property Damage
- Punitive Damages
Frequently Asked Questions
What if the truck driver does not have enough money to cover my damages?
Personal injury cases involve three components: fault, causation, and damages. Even if a truck driver admits fault, you still need to litigate damages. Damages can be astronomical, reaching in the hundreds of thousands or millions of dollars. The average truck driver will likely be unable to reimburse the victim.
Therefore, the insurance coverage for the truck will be responsible for handling damages. Truck insurance coverage is generally higher than cars due to the likelihood of trucks causing larger amounts of damage. In addition, if the truck driver is driving for a company at the time of the accident, the driver’s employer may also be responsible for damages under the theory of vicarious liability. The truck accident attorneys at our law firm can provide the personal injury assistance you need.
Zealous yet Compassionate Advocacy for Palm Beach County Truck Accident Victims
The Shiner Law Group knows how catastrophic a sudden truck accident can be for Palm Beach County families. We also know that you are bombarded with advertisements, television commercials, and billboards marketing personal injury attorneys every day. It can be confusing and stressful to decide who should represent you.
The Shiner Law Group has provided comprehensive, skilled, and diligent representation to numerous truck accident victims throughout the state of Florida for the past 15 years. Feel free to browse our website, read about our philosophy, and schedule a free consultation with us to determine if the Shiner Law Group matches your needs. Call our Boca Raton office today at (561) 777-7700. We are available 24/7 to discuss your case.
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Please contact Shiner Law Group today to schedule your free personal injury case evaluation. Shiner Law Group serves clients in Boca Raton, Delray Beach, Boyton Beach, Lake Worth, West Palm Beach, and Throughout Palm Beach County And Florida.