It just takes one mistake from a truck driver who is not paying attention to cause a devastating accident that can significantly affect your health and financial future.
Fully loaded trucks in the state of Florida could weigh as much as 40,000 pounds, which is significantly more than the average passenger car, which may weigh around 3,000 pounds.
If the truck driver or another party was at fault in your crash, you should not have to pay your medical bills yourself. You may be able to recover your costs of treatment, lost wages, pain and suffering, and more in a personal injury lawsuit.
A Daytona Beach truck accident lawyer from Bogin, Munns & Munns may be able to pursue compensation on your behalf in settlement negotiations or in a personal injury lawsuit.
Call us at (386) 270-4999 today for a free consultation regarding your case with a member of our team.
Recoverable Damages in a Truck Accident Case
After a crash between a car and a truck, you and your passengers may suffer significant injuries. These injuries could lead to a long hospitalization. You may even have to enter a rehabilitation facility to try to recover. Sometimes, those injured in a truck crash never fully recover.
Some of the types of damages you may be eligible to receive after a crash with a truck include:
Medical expenses: which may include doctor visits, hospital stays, surgeries, physical therapy appointments, and other medical care. You may also be able to recover the estimated future costs of all medical care.
Lost wages: where you may be unable to work for a long time after the crash while you heal from your injuries.
Emotional trauma: which may include anxiety, depression, or post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD).
Pain and suffering: which can include things like physical pain that lingers after the crash, as well as a reduction in your quality of life, leaving you unable to enjoy the things you did before the accident.
If your family member died in a Daytona Beach truck accident, you may be able to recover a different set of damages in a wrongful death lawsuit. Bogin, Munns & Munns may be able to handle your wrongful death lawsuit while your family grieves.
To learn more about what compensation may be available in your case, call Bogin, Munns & Munns today at (386) 270-4999.
Common Forms of Truck Driver Negligence
Because of the large size of the truck, any driver operating this type of vehicle must behave in a professional manner. A driver who does not have the proper training or who is not paying close attention to potential hazards has a far greater risk of causing a serious crash.
If a truck driver causes your accident while engaging in any of the following negligent actions, they may be liable for your injuries:
Should a truck driver drink alcohol before starting a route, he or she could be guilty of causing the accident through drunk driving. In the state of Florida, a blood alcohol concentration (BAC) of 0.08% or greater is required to be charged with drunk driving. However, drivers operating a vehicle with a commercial driver’s license may be held to a BAC limit of just 0.04%.
Because truck drivers must drive such a large number of hours, they could become fatigued while behind the wheel. Drowsy driving is a significant problem, as it can lead to a host of mistakes for the driver, including:
- Slowing of reaction time
- Reduction in processing information
- Reduction in the sharpness of the driver’s vision
- Loss of concentration
Violating Traffic Laws
A truck driver who is violating traffic laws could be liable for the accident they cause. Such a violation could include:
- Failure to yield
- Illegal lane change
- Not stopping at a red light or stop sign
- Not using their lights at night
- Driving while using a cell phone
- And more
To consult with an experienced truck accidents lawyer serving Daytona Beach, call 855-686-6752
Proving Negligence in a Truck Accident Case
To recover compensation in a truck crash case, you may need to show that the responsible party behaved in a negligent manner, leading to the accident in which you suffered an injury.
When you hire a Daytona Beach truck accident lawyer from Bogin, Munns & Munns to represent you, we can study the facts of the case, looking to prove that you deserve compensation for your injuries and other damages.
The team at Bogin, Munns & Munns can collect such evidence from:
- Eyewitness interviews
- Police reports
- Photos or videos of the scene
- Dashcam or surveillance footage, if available
- Testimony from accident reconstruction experts
- Your medical records
- And more
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We Can Handle the Legal Work for You
After a truck accident causes injuries to you or your family members, you may receive a phone call from the insurance company or the responsible party. Be cautious about what you say in this scenario, as the insurance company may be able to use statements you give them to reduce or deny your claim.
If you hire a Daytona Beach truck accident lawyer from Bogin, Munns & Munns, we can take over these communications for you.
Additionally, we can use the evidence we have gathered in your case to negotiate for a fair settlement offer from the responsible party’s insurance company.
Should the insurance company refuse to negotiate in good faith, we are ready to take your case to trial.
Call Bogin, Munns & Munns Today
If you have been injured in a Daytona Beach truck accident, or if your loved one died in such an accident, you are not alone. Bogin, Munns & Munns may be able to represent you and pursue compensation on your behalf while you concentrate on your recovery.
We do not shy away from taking tough cases. Call us at (386) 270-4999 as soon as possible for a free consultation with a member of our team.