Royal Palm Beach Truck Accident Lawyers
Motor vehicle accidents have significant potential to inflict personal injury; however, those involving tractor-trailers are particularly catastrophic.
In Florida, tractor-trailers often carry an average weight exceeding 10,000 pounds, and the sheer weight and force of this vehicle class can result in severe, debilitating injuries, or even wrongful death when a driver engages in negligible behavior.
At the Shiner Law Group, we understand the inherent complexities associated with truck accident cases, as well as the physical, emotional, and financial hardships victims and their families suffer.
We are aggressively committed to providing you with the legal resources to obtain the financial compensation you deserve.
If you or your loved one has been injured in a Florida truck accident, contact our experienced Royal Palm Beach truck accident lawyers to discuss your legal rights and options in a free consultation, as you may be entitled to financial compensation.
Common Causes of Florida Truck Accidents
Despite state and federal regulations, negligence remains a primary factor in truck accident litigation. The personal injury lawyers at the Shiner Law Group identify common causes associated with truck accident claims:
- Traffic safety law violations, such as speeding, tailgating, or texting while driving.
- Distracted or otherwise impaired driving. Hours of service requirements restrict a driver from operating their vehicle to avoid fatigue.
- Driving under the influence of drugs or alcohol.
- Improper vehicle maintenance, product liability, and improperly loaded and secured cargo.
Hours after an accident involving a tractor-trailer, truck companies will dispatch a team of investigators to recover crucial evidence that may damage a claimant’s ability to recover financial compensation.
Hiring a seasoned truck accident lawyer who understands the underlying causes of personal injury can equally safeguard your legal rights and interests by performing a thorough and independent crash site evaluation and using the discovery process to collect information from the vehicle’s computer, data recorder, and driver’s logbooks.
Damages Recoverable in a Personal Injury Claim
Determining liability in a truck accident legal proceeding can be painstakingly difficult, as damage to persons and property can be assessed to several parties per the state’s negligence standard.
Like most motor vehicle accidents, claimants must show the truck driver’s negligence directly caused the injuries sustained, for which a broad range of damages can be pursued for pecuniary loss: medical treatment and rehabilitation, pain and suffering, lost income, reduced earning capacity, disability, a permanent inability to engage in gainful employment, and wrongful death.
The statute of limitations for pursuing a personal injury claim in the state of Florida is four years, or two years in cases when a victim has been wrongfully killed due to the driver’s negligent, reckless, or intentional misconduct.
Why Hire A Truck Accident Lawyer?
Truck accident victims can suffer a number of injuries, such as joint pain, broken bones, back injury, and traumatic brain injury (TBI), that may quickly exhaust personal injury protection (PIP) coverage. By hiring a Shiner Law Group attorney, you will have sound legal solutions to obtain substantial and favorable results.
With over 15 years’ experience representing thousands of truck accident victims and their families in the Royal Palm Beach community, our award-winning law firm has recovered tens of millions of dollars in settlements and verdicts because we are committed to helping you get your life back following this traumatic ordeal.
We protect your legal and financial interests against insurance companies by employing innovative litigation strategies to secure compensation for your injuries.
We handle Florida’s legal complexities, so you can focus on what’s most important – your recovery.