If you were injured in a truck accident, you should not have to pay for the resulting medical expenses. You may be able to recover compensation for your financial losses, as well as other damages.
The Ocala truck accident lawyers at Bogin, Munns & Munns understand just how complicated these situations can be. To build your case, we will gather evidence, calculate your expenses, and file your claim or lawsuit.
We can Start Your Case at No Out-of-Pocket Cost
We work on a contingency-fee-basis. What does this mean? Well:
- You don’t pay our attorney’s fees unless we secure compensation.
- We finance our services until your case concludes.
- A portion of your settlement goes toward our services.
- We do not charge retainers or hourly rates.
We want to make legal help accessible to everyone.
To consult with an experienced truck accident lawyer serving Ocala, call 855-686-6752
How can a Truck Accident Lawyer in Ocala Help You?
When you hire our firm, we can negotiate with the insurance company on your behalf, freeing up your time to heal and focus on the future.
Our team can study the facts of the case, including interviewing eyewitnesses and reconstructing the accident scene. We will also identify all parties that may owe you compensation. These parties can include the truck driver and the company they work for.
We can Prove Negligence
When proving negligence, you simply have to prove the trucker could have taken a different action to avoid the crash. You do not have to prove the driver committed this action on purpose.
In some cases, the driver may not be responsible for the crash. Instead, their employer or the owner of the truck could be responsible.
One way we can prove this is by reading the accident report. Sometimes, the officer who investigated the crash will give information regarding fault.
For instance, if the trucker received a ticket, this could be a key piece of evidence in your case. However, if a mechanical malfunction caused your collision, then we could hold another party accountable.
We can File Your Case on Time
Florida Statutes §95.11(3)(a) says that you have four years to file your truck accident lawsuit. You could qualify for certain exceptions outlined under Florida Statutes §95.051. Filing your case within the statutory deadline is crucial. If you fail, you could lose the chance to pursue damages.
We can Fight for these Expenses on Your Behalf
Depending on your situation, we can seek the following:
- Pain and suffering
- Medical expenses
- Physical therapy costs
- Mental health counseling
- Childcare costs
- Scarring and disfigurement
- Loss of consortium
- Funeral expenses
- Property damage costs
- And more
You could qualify for other types of damages based on the severity of your injuries and the cost of your financial losses.
We can Investigate Your Case
We cannot file your claim with no supporting evidence. We must demonstrate that you were harmed due to negligence. Some information we can gather includes:
- The police report
- Photos of the accident scene
- Testimony from accident reconstruction specialists, your healthcare team, and eyewitnesses
- Traffic camera footage
- The trucker’s driving logs
- Physical evidence from the accident scene
We can use your employment records, medical bills, and property damage invoices as proof of your damages.
We can Calculate Your Pain and Suffering
Your doctor’s visits and vehicle repairs will come with documentation to prove cost. Your mental anguish, however, will not. We can use the following to determine the value of your pain and suffering and related non-financial losses:
- The treatment you required
- Your diagnosis
- Your quality of life
- Your relationships
- Your ability to work
- The cost of your financial losses
- The length of your recovery period
Florida does not put a cap on how much you can get for pain and suffering.
We offer a Free Case Review
Before you sign anything, we want to learn more about your situation. You can also get the answers to these questions:
- How long will it take to resolve my case?
- Do I need a lawyer?
- What is the average settlement for truck accident cases?
There is no obligation to partner with us. It only takes a few minutes to learn about your options.
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What could make a Truck Driver Responsible for the Collision?
Per the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), most truck accidents are the result of driver error, including:
- The truck driver may have violated speed limit laws or went too fast for the weather or road conditions.
- Failing to maintain a lane. The truck driver may have drifted out of their lane and into your car.
- Impaired driving. The truck driver may have taken drugs or alcohol before driving, causing a loss of reaction time and decreased hand-eye coordination.
- Driving while distracted. The truck driver may have had their attention on something other than driving.
- Driving while drowsy. The truck driver may have been driving too many hours, causing excessive fatigue and impaired judgment.
Black box data, witness testimony, and traffic camera footage can prove whether the driver was negligent.
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What could make a Trucking Company Responsible for a Crash?
Truck accidents can have multiple at-fault parties. During our investigation, we might find that the trucking company was negligent. The following factors could prove negligence in your case:
The company that owns the truck needs to keep it in excellent working condition. Failure to maintain the truck or make repairs could cause an equipment malfunction, leading to a crash.
When a trucking company hires someone, they must verify that the driver has a commercial driver’s license, per Florida Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles (FLHSMV).
The company must also train its employees. Failure to provide the proper training and certifications for a driver could constitute negligence.
If the trucking company improperly loaded their truck’s trailer, it could lead to a shift in cargo while driving. This sudden weight shift could cause the driver to lose control, leading to an accident.
There are other factors that could make a trucking company responsible for your losses.
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Compensable Injuries in an Ocala Truck Accident
Seek medical care following your accident. The documentation you get can verify certain elements of your case. It can also be used to prove that you suffered one or more of the following:
- Head injuries. Concussions and traumatic brain injuries are common in collisions.
- Neck and back injuries. Spinal cord injuries may occur, potentially leading to paralysis.
- Arm and leg injuries. You could have suffered an amputation or compound fracture.
- Internal organ injuries. The force of the impact could have caused damage to your kidneys, spleen, and lungs.
If you suffered an injury not listed here, you could still qualify for compensation.
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Call Bogin, Munns & Munns today. Do not worry about going through the financial recovery process by yourself; let us take care of everything. We will negotiate with insurers, identify the at-fault party, and take your case to court (if necessary).