WELLINGTON TRUCK ACCIDENT LAWYERS
WELLINGTON TRUCK ACCIDENT LAWYERS
Were You Injured In A Truck Accident In Wellington?
Motor vehicle collisions involving tractor-trailers, which can weigh up to 40 tons, pose unique liability challenges that often require the expertise of a seasoned Wellington truck accident attorney who understands the procedural rules and legal complexities associated with truck accident litigation. Whereas traditional accidents characteristically involve two parties-the claimant and the defendant-fault in a Florida truck accident can be attributed to several parties.
If you or your loved one has been involved in a truck accident caused by the negligent, reckless, or willful misconduct of another, contact an experienced Wellington truck accident attorney to discuss your legal rights and options, as you may be entitled to financial compensation.
Understanding Florida’s Truck Accident Claims Process
Florida truck drivers endure long service hours and strict deadlines to meet the demands of their job; however, these unsafe business practices ultimately lead to safety violations responsible for accidents. When tractor-trailers are involved in a collision, truck companies and their insurance providers will dispatch an investigative team to evaluate the crash site and gather critical evidence to minimize financial liability.
The truck accident attorneys at the Shiner Law Group provide a list of steps victims should take if they are hit by a tractor-trailer to safeguard their legal and financial interests:
- Call emergency services and seek immediate medical attention. Forgoing medical treatment may exacerbate minor concerns and damage a victim’s ability to recover financial compensation.
- Gather all relevant information, including picture or video evidence, contact and insurance information, as well as weather and road conditions.
- Do not admit fault or speak to insurance agents without seeking prior legal counsel.
Commercial Liability Coverage
Most tractor-trailers are owned by third parties that offer different coverage options for damage to vehicles as opposed to compensation for injuries. Some policies combine damage to property and bodily injury under Combined Single Limit (CSL) coverage. Separate coverage for injury is referred to as Commercial Liability Coverage. Under Commercial Liability Coverage, medical bills not covered by Personal Injury Protection (PIP) are considered out-of-pocket expenses. If a negligible party is found guilty, the out-of-pocket expenses will be included as damages and paid by the defendant’s insurance carrier.
Understanding the type of available coverage to pursue in a potential lawsuit against an at-fault carrier is among the first steps toward recovery. Truck accident victims can pursue a broad range of damages, including, but not limited to, pain, suffering, mental anguish, and future medical care, which are pursued against the commercial company’s insurance carrier.
How A Truck Accident Attorney Can Help
Depending on the degree of injuries sustained and subsequent medical treatment, truck accident victims can pursue a broad range of damages and hold any of the following parties liable in incidents arising from negligence:
- The owner of the truck, the driver, and the driver’s hiring company.
- If the truck was leased, the company leasing the truck.
- The owner of the truck’s trailer, or the trailer’s leasing company (if applicable).
- The company and employee(s) responsible for loading the truck’s cargo.
- If product liability is present, the manufacturer of the truck’s components.
At the Shiner Law Group, our award-winning truck accident attorneys have over 15 years’ experience representing Wellington truck accident victims and their families in incidents arising from negligence, because we are committed to securing the maximum financial recovery package our clients deserve under Florida law. We use the discovery process to obtain critical evidence to hold at-fault parties responsible and to dissuade negligible activity from further taking place.
While we make every effort to negotiate a fair settlement outside of court to avoid costly litigation fees, we are nevertheless prepared to take your case to trial against large national insurance chains and their policyholders. Our truck accident lawyers navigate the legal hurdles, so you can focus on what’s most important – recovery.
Speak with a Wellington Truck Accident Attorney
Have you or someone you love been injured because of the negligent, reckless, or intentional conduct of another? Call us at (561) 777-7700 or contact us online for a free case review. The Shiner Law Group represents personal injury and wrongful death victims in Wellington and the surrounding counties.