Injuries suffered in any accident between two motor vehicles may result in a significant change to your quality of life and your future outlook. If the truck accident injuries are serious enough, you could be facing a lifetime of medical care or an inability to continue working, resulting in a loss of earning power.
Should a semi-truck strike your car, the potential for severe injuries increases significantly. The truck is far larger and weighs more than a passenger car. In a typical accident between a truck and a car, because of the size and weight difference, the truck driver may have minimal or no injuries, but those in the car could have life-altering injuries.
To protect your right to seek damages after a crash, consider hiring a Clermont truck accident lawyer. Call Bogin, Munns & Munns at (352) 243-8981 as soon as possible for a free case review.
Proving Truck Accident Negligence
To achieve the fairest possible settlement for you in a personal injury lawsuit, you and your attorney need to show that the truck driver acted in a negligent manner, leading to your accident.
When proving negligence, we will attempt to show that the truck driver could have acted in a different manner or could have made a different decision to avoid the accident in which you or a loved one was injured.
Some of the ways in which we will attempt to prove negligence include:
- Violating traffic laws: where the truck driver may be speeding or ignoring traffic signs, causing an accident.
- Drunk driving: where the truck driver was drinking alcohol or taking drugs before beginning a trip, which could lead to a crash with a car, resulting in injuries, even if the driver’s blood-alcohol level did not reach 0.08%.
- Driving too many hours: the Florida Department of Transportation enforces hours of service limitations, and any violation of this rule could show negligence on the part of the driver.
- Failure to hold CDL: truck drivers in Florida must hold a commercial driver’s license (CDL) issued by the department of Florida Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles (FLHSMV). Failure to have the proper endorsements on the CDL or be in possession of a CDL itself shows negligence.
- Distracted driving: where the truck driver is engaging in distracted driving—according to the Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT)—by texting on a smartphone, talking on a radio, or eating just before the accident. This could lead to not seeing a hazard, resulting in a crash.
Other Negligent Parties
In addition to the truck driver, our investigation into the facts of your crash may show that other parties contributed to the accident, meaning they also may have been negligent. Some of these parties may include:
- Truck owner: if they did not maintain the truck in a safe manner, causing an equipment malfunction that led to the crash.
- Hiring company: if they did not verify the credentials of the driver, potentially leading to him or her being placed in a truck for which he or she was not qualified to drive safely.
- Maintenance company: if they did not conduct repairs to the truck properly or used low quality parts in maintenance and repair, resulting in a mechanical failure.
- Loaders: if those who loaded the cargo in the trailer did not follow proper procedures, which could cause the cargo to shift unexpectedly, making the driver lose control.
A Clermont truck accident lawyer can study the facts of your case and pursue a fair settlement from the insurance company or at trial. At Bogin, Munns & Munns, our team is ready to begin working on your behalf as soon as you hire us. Call us at (352) 243-8981 today.
To consult with an experienced truck accident lawyer serving Clermont, call 855-686-6752
Recovering Damages in Your Clermont Case
After you have suffered injuries in a crash with a truck, you will want to see a doctor to have your injuries properly diagnosed. You may end up riding to the hospital in an ambulance after a crash, or you may choose to see your personal doctor a day or two after the accident.
Either way, seeking medical care after the crash is extremely important. A doctor will give you a full exam and will determine the best path forward so that you can recover from your injuries.
What Kinds of Damages Can I Receive?
We cannot guarantee that you will receive a certain monetary award for damages in a truck accident personal injury case. The circumstances in every case are different, and the facts in your particular case will determine what you potentially could receive.
Some of the items for which you could receive compensation after an injury accident with a truck include:
- Medical bills: where your costs of care after the accident and any care you may need well into the future could be recovered in your lawsuit.
- Prescription drugs: where the costs for drugs you need both now and in the future may be part of the damages you recover in the lawsuit.
- Emotional trauma: where you could recover damages related to any emotional trauma you have suffered.
- Lost wages: where any loss of wages, both now and in the future, could be part of the settlement.
- Reduction in quality of life: where you could receive an award amount to compensate you for any loss in your quality of life, such as if you are unable to enjoy the same things you did before the crash.
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We Do Not Charge Any Fees Up Front
When you hire our team at Bogin, Munns & Munns to represent your interests in a personal injury case involving a truck accident between a semi-truck and a car, we will work on a contingency fee basis. This means we do not charge fees before taking the case. Instead, our fees come from the settlement you receive at the end of the case.
A Clermont truck accident lawyer can negotiate with the insurance company on your behalf. Should the insurer fail to come to a fair settlement for compensation for your injuries, pain, and suffering, we will be ready to represent your interests in a court case.
You did nothing wrong, yet the negligence of a truck driver left you with significant injuries. You should not have to face the financial and emotional burden of these injuries on your own. Contact us at (352) 243-8981 today.