If you sustained injuries in a Melbourne, Florida, truck accident, and the truck driver was at fault, you may be able to pursue compensation from their employer. This payout could cover injuries, losses, and other accident-related damages.
A Melbourne truck accident lawyer from Bogin, Munns & Munns may be able to handle your insurance claim or lawsuit while you concentrate on recovering from your injuries.
To discuss your Melbourne truck accident case and your legal options, call our firm today. A free consultation with a member of the Bogin, Munns & Munns team is available when you call (321) 254-3939.
Melbourne Truck Accident Cases Can Be Complex
If you sustained injuries in a truck accident in Melbourne, you may have questions about your rights and options for recovering compensation for your medical care, lost wages, and other expenses.
Under 2019 Florida Statutes §627.7407, there is a no-fault auto accident system that may only allow you to file a claim with your own insurance company unless you meet certain criteria. However, our team may be able to evaluate your case to see if you qualify to pursue funds beyond your personal injury protection (PIP) coverage.
The Truck Driver’s Employer May Be the Liable Party
In cases when we can take action on behalf of Melbourne truck accident victims, we gather evidence to support our claim and may try to hold the truck driver’s employer vicariously liable for the driver’s negligence.
Florida law establishes the legal doctrine of respondeat superior, also referred to as vicarious liability. This may allow us to pursue a claim or suit against the trucking company or another corporation that employs the driver, as long as the driver was on the job when the accident occurred.
Depending on who owned or operated the truck in your accident, this means your lawsuit could go against:
- A company
- A corporation
- A private truck driver
- A municipality
Bogin, Munns & Munns can investigate your truck accident case to determine who is liable for your injuries when we represent you. We are willing to take on any party that is liable for your injuries.
To consult with an experienced truck accident lawyer serving Melbourne, call 855-780-9986
Bogin, Munns & Munns Can Build Truck Accident Cases for Eligible Victims
Bogin, Munns & Munns knows what it takes to qualify to file a legal action in a Melbourne truck accident case and the type of evidence that can support your allegations and insurance claim or court case.
As we investigate your case, we will gather and analyze the available evidence that defends your case. This may include:
- The police report filed by law enforcement
- Eyewitness statements
- Any photos or videos of the accident
- Surveys of the accident scene
- Data from the truck’s onboard computer
- Rest logs from the truck driver
- Maintenance and repair logs for the truck and/or trailer
- Post-accident drug and alcohol testing results for the truck driver
- Other evidence held by the trucking company
- Your relevant medical records
- Medical expert witnesses
- Accident reconstruction specialists and other experts
- Documentation of your injuries, losses, and expenses
We can collect this and any other evidence we identify during our investigation and present it to the trucking company and their insurance representatives. This may be enough to allow us to negotiate a fair out-of-court settlement agreement and recover a payout on your behalf. If a fair settlement is not possible in your Melbourne truck accident case, we may take your case to trial.
Call Bogin, Munns & Munns now at (321) 254-3939 to learn more about our services and to discuss your legal options.
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Recoverable Damages in a Melbourne Truck Accident Case
If Bogin, Munns & Munns takes on your Melbourne truck accident case, we can handle all aspects of your claim or lawsuit, allowing you to focus on healing. You can trust our team to put a fair value on your accident-related injuries, losses, and damages and pursue compensation to cover them.
Some of the recoverable damages available in an insurance settlement or court award based on a Melbourne truck accident case may include:
- Expenses related to your medical treatment and care
- Lost wages for your time undergoing treatment and recovering
- Reduced earning capacity if your injuries and lasting impairments prevent you from returning to your previous line of work
- Repair or replacement of your damaged vehicle
- Other property damages
- Other expenses related to your accident, injuries, or treatment
- Non-economic damages including pain and suffering damages
Florida law may allow some qualifying members of the victim’s immediate family to recover damages in a wrongful death lawsuit if the victim passes away, according to 2019 Florida Statutes §768.21.
At Bogin, Munns & Munns, a member of our team can explain wrongful death damages and evaluate your case to see if you qualify today.
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Discuss Your Case with a Member of the Bogin, Munns & Munns Truck Accident Team
Bogin, Munns & Munns can review your case for free if you sustained injuries or if your loved one perished in a Melbourne truck accident.
Act quickly to reach out to our team for your consultation today. There are strict deadlines for how long you have to take legal action under 2019 Florida Statutes §95.11.
In general, this law puts a four-year statute of limitations, or legal time limit, on personal injury cases. For wrongful death lawsuits, the statute of limitations is just two years. There may be circumstances in your case that alter these deadlines. We can discuss what specific time limits pertain to your case when you contact our firm.
Call Bogin, Munns & Munns today at (321) 254-3939 to speak with a member of our truck accident team about your Melbourne injury accident.