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Florida Truck Accident LawyerIf you or your loved one suffered injuries in a Florida truck accident, Freidin Brown, P.A. can help you seek justice. Our personal injury lawyers will fight to recover maximum compensation for your medical bills, lost wages, and more.

Our legal team has more than 100 years of combined experience, and we will use our skills and resources to protect your rights and ensure someone else’s mistakes do not threaten your financial stability. Contact us at 888-677-7764 to schedule a free consultation.

We Help Truck Accident Victims Get the Money They Need

Because the size and weight of a large commercial vehicle can cause such force on impact, truck accident victims often suffer severe injuries. These injuries can lead to financial stress created by medical expenses, lost income, and other accident-related costs.

If your collision was not your fault, you should not have to shoulder the economic burden. The individual or entity that caused your crash should pay for your damages, and our Florida truck accident attorneys can fight to ensure they do. We will aggressively pursue the compensation you need to get back on your feet. Awards may include the following:

Current and Future Medical Care

Truck accident victims can face a long road to recovery. You must understand the extent of your injuries and ongoing medical needs so you secure enough compensation to pay for your current and future health care.

Our attorneys can calculate your medical bills and work with doctors and healthcare providers to obtain estimates regarding future treatment. We will pursue awards to cover all your medical needs, including the following:

  • Emergency transportation and treatment
  • Surgeries and follow-up procedures
  • Hospital stays
  • Doctor’s fees
  • Prescription drugs
  • Mobility aids and medical equipment
  • Rehabilitation
  • Physical therapy
  • Long-term nursing

Lost Income

Truck accident injuries can keep you from going back to work right away. A catastrophic injury may even prevent you from returning to your previous job or force you to permanently leave the workforce. Our accident attorneys can seek your lost wages, earnings, and employment benefits. We can also pursue awards for your lost earning capacity.

Pain and Suffering Related to Your Truck Accident Injuries and Losses

Also called non-economic damages, pain and suffering damages compensate victims for intangible losses. These awards may compensate you for:

  • Physical and chronic pain
  • Scarring
  • Disfigurement
  • Loss of mobility
  • Loss of a bodily function
  • Mental distress
  • Emotional anguish
  • Loss of enjoyment
  • Diminished quality of life

Pain and suffering damages can be challenging to calculate. We will work with medical experts and obtain testimony from your family, friends, and loved ones to establish your right to this compensation.

Miscellaneous Expenses

Your truck accident may lead to costs you might not immediately consider, such as rental car fees or household services. You may also need to modify your home or vehicle to accommodate a disabling injury. We can help you identify and pursue these miscellaneous losses.

Wrongful Death

According to the National Safety Council (NSC), Florida was third in the nation in truck accident deaths in 2021, with 373 fatalities. If your loved one lost their life due to a commercial motor vehicle crash, our wrongful death lawyers can pursue the following losses:

  • Medical expenses
  • Funeral and burial costs
  • Lost income and future inheritance
  • Loss of the deceased’s services, support, companionship, and guidance
  • Survivors’ mental pain and suffering

Our Small Firm Advantage Helps Florida Accident Victims Like You

At Freidin Brown, P.A., we carefully select our clients and the cases we take. Unlike some billboard firms where lawyers may work on hundreds of claims at a time, we want our team to be able to focus their skills and expertise on each and every client.

We strive to offer personalized representation and creative legal solutions. We prepare each case for court and will see your issue through to the end. Our experienced attorneys have undertaken more than 300 jury trials and secured over 20 verdicts exceeding $1 million.

Our vehicle accident case wins include the following:

  • A $1.45 million trucking accident award
  • A $3.9 million jury award for the family of a woman killed by a drunk driver
  • A $3.4 million settlement for a man struck by a vehicle in a business’s parking lot
  • A $2.5 million for a victim blinded in a collision

Call today at 888-677-7764 to schedule a free consultation to learn more about our services and the potential value of your case.

How Will Florida’s Insurance Laws Affect Your Truck Accident Claim?

Florida is a no-fault insurance state, which means you must first turn to your personal injury protection (PIP) to pay for your medical treatments, regardless of the cause of your truck crash. However, if you have severe injuries and exceed your policy limit, you can pursue damages from a liable party.

Unlike private motorists who do not have to carry bodily injury liability coverage, commercial vehicle drivers must have this type of insurance. According to Florida Statutes § 627.7415, minimum coverage amounts range from $50,000 to $300,000 per accident, depending on the truck’s gross vehicle weight.

Seeking these damages from the other party can prove challenging for many truck accident victims. Insurance companies may not offer a fair settlement, and you may not know how much your case is actually worth. Our lawyers know how to navigate these complex laws to get you a settlement that meets your needs.

Let Our Attorneys Handle Proving Truck Accident Liability

Financial responsibility for your truck accident will depend on the cause of your crash. Common truck accident causes include the following:

  • Driver error. Commercial drivers have additional responsibilities when behind the wheel. They must obey Florida’s traffic laws and also adhere to trucking regulations established by the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA). Truck drivers must know how to handle large and heavy semi-trucks and tractor-trailers, which have longer stopping distances and are more prone to jackknife accidents and rollovers. A driver may be liable for your collision if they engaged in negligent behavior, including speeding, driving drunk, driving distracted, or driving fatigued.
  • Trucking company negligence. Trucking companies have specific responsibilities when it comes to hiring and overseeing employees and maintaining vehicles in their fleet. For example, a trucking company may be liable if it did not train or vet its drivers, conduct mandatory drug and alcohol testing, or inspect or repair its vehicles. Even if not negligent in its own right, a trucking company can be held responsible for its employee’s behavior under a legal principle known as vicarious liability.
  • Mechanical problems. Tire blowouts, brake failure, engine problems, faulty trailer hitches, and other mechanical issues can lead to truck collisions. If vehicle problems caused your crash, a mechanic, manufacturer, or the truck’s owner may be liable.
  • Dangerous cargo. Overloaded, improperly loaded, unbalanced, or unsecured cargo can shift and fall, causing truck drivers to lose control of their vehicles. If cargo issues contributed to your accident, the owner or loader of the goods may be financially responsible.

We Will Collect Evidence and Build Your Accident Case

A lot of work goes into constructing a robust personal injury case. While you turn your energy and attention to healing from your injuries or caring for your hurt loved one, our Florida truck accident attorneys can do the following to support your claim:

  • Gather medical records, police reports, photographs from the accident scene, physical debris, and other case evidence
  • Locate and interview eyewitnesses
  • Hire and consult with crash reconstructionists, doctors, and other experts when needed
  • Send a spoliation letter to the trucking company demanding it preserve and turn over evidence in its possession, such as truck repair records, driver’s logs, or the vehicle’s “black box” recorder
  • Identify and calculate your damages and draft your demand letter
  • Draft and file insurance and legal paperwork
  • Handle case-related communications and settlement negotiations
  • Aggressively advocate for your best interests, protect you from bad-faith insurance tactics, and reject lowball offers
  • Prepare your case for court and represent you at trial

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Truck Accident FAQs

Freidin Brown, P.A. has severed injured clients across Florida for over 45 years. We are here to answer all of your trucking accident questions, like the following:

What Should You Do Immediately Following a Truck Accident?

Immediately after a truck accident, you should collect as much information as possible if you are physically able. If you can, do the following:

  • Take photographs of the scene and the damaged vehicles
  • Get the truck driver’s name, phone number, and insurance information
  • Get the name of the company the driver works for and its contact information
  • Get the names and phone numbers of eyewitnesses
  • Obtain a copy of your police report and keep a record of any medical treatment you receive

How Long Do You Have to File a Lawsuit?

According to Florida Statutes § 95.11, you have two years to file a personal injury or wrongful death lawsuit. If you do not adhere to the statute of limitations, the court will likely throw out your case, even if you have a strong claim for compensation.

Can You Afford a Truck Accident Lawyer?

Our law firm takes cases on a contingency basis, so working with us costs you nothing upfront or out of pocket. We only collect fees and costs if and when we win compensation.

Contact Freidin Brown, P.A. About Your Florida Truck Accident Case

Call Freidin Brown, P.A. at 888-677-7764 to schedule a free personal injury consultation. Our experienced Florida truck accident lawyers can help you start down the road to financial recovery today. Connect with a lawyer near you.

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