Auto accidents involving large trucks and commercial vehicles can cause catastrophic injuries, resulting in fatalities. Too often, the families of the victims suffer the financial stress of the collision on top of their grief and personal loss.
If your loved one died because of a fatal truck accident in Orlando, Bogin, Munns & Munns can pursue the compensation that protects your family’s financial future and begin to move forward. Our Orlando truck accident lawyers will provide you with compassionate, personalized representation as we advocate for you. Call us today for a free consultation about your legal options.
Our Orlando Fatal Truck Accident Attorneys Can Seek Justice for Your Family
Our law firm’s personal injury lawyers have fought for accident victims in Central Florida for over 40 years. Through our work, we have gained insight into the struggles family members face when tackling a legal issue while also coping with a loved one’s death. We want to take these burdens off your shoulders so that you can focus on healing from your loss.
We know no amount of money can compensate for what you have suffered, but it can protect your family’s financial stability and give you justice. To that end, our auto accident legal team will do everything possible to maximize your compensation claim.
We Can Pursue Awards on Behalf of Your Loved One and Their Survivors
Florida is a no-fault insurance state. If your loved one carried this type of auto insurance, we can file a personal injury protection (PIP) insurance claim and negotiate for compensation up to the policy limit. However, according to Florida Statutes § 627.737, a fatal injury qualifies you to step outside the no-fault system and pursue damages from a liable party via a lawsuit, which our wrongful death lawyer can handle for you.
Wrongful death compensation in Florida includes damages recovered on behalf of your loved one’s estate and economic and non-economic damages paid to surviving family members. In general, our Orlando fatal truck accident lawyers can pursue the following:
- Medical bills
- Funeral and burial expenses
- Your loved one’s lost income and benefits from the time of their injury until their death
- Earnings your loved one likely would have saved and earned had they lived
- Loss of consortium
- Loss of your loved one’s support and services
- Loss of your loved one’s companionship and protection
- Loss of parental instruction and guidance
- Survivors’ mental pain and suffering
Call us today to learn more about how a trucking accident lawyer with Bogin, Munns & Munns can pursue full and fair compensation for your family.
To consult with an experienced fatal truck accident lawyer serving Orlando, call 855-780-9986
Proving Fatal Truck Crash Liability in an Orlando Commercial Accident Case
Because most truck accidents involve a commercial driver working for a trucking company or another employer, your case may have multiple at-fault parties. We will investigate the crash’s cause and prove how negligence led to your loved one’s injuries and damages. Negligent parties in a fatal truck accident can include the following:
- The commercial truck driver. We can hold commercial drivers liable for negligent driving. Driver errors that can lead to or cause a collision include driver inexperience, drunk driving, speeding, driving distracted, driving drowsy, aggressive driving, or any violation of Florida’s road rules.
- The trucking company or another employer. Under vicarious liability, a legal principle, we can hold an employer liable for its employee’s negligent or wrongful actions. We can also determine if the trucking company itself is negligent. Examples of trucking company negligence include failing to verify that drivers have the proper licenses and training, failing to conduct mandatory driver drug/alcohol screenings, or violating federal regulations for commercial trucking.
- The owner/loader of the truck’s cargo. Those responsible for a semi-truck or commercial vehicle’s cargo must ensure it is properly loaded, balanced, and secured. If not, it could shift and cause a driver to lose control or spill the truck’s contents onto the roadway. If cargo problems contributed to the trucking accident in Orlando, we can pursue a case against the entity responsible for the goods.
- The entity responsible for the commercial vehicle. We can hold the truck’s owner or the entity responsible for its maintenance liable if the accident resulted from a mechanical issue, lack of maintenance, or failure to equip the truck with the required safety features. We can also hold manufacturers liable if the collision involved a faulty vehicle or auto part.
- A third-party motorist. Sometimes, motor vehicle accidents occur when a negligent, third-party driver forces one or more involved parties into a defensive maneuver. If other motorists played a role in your loved one’s fatal accident, we will prove it and hold them accountable.
Our Orlando fatal truck accident attorneys can build a case using evidence, including medical records, police reports, witness statements, and photographs and debris from the accident scene. When necessary, we can hire and consult with crash reconstructionists and other experts.
In addition, we can communicate with the trucking company and other entities to ensure they preserve and turn over evidence in their possession, such as driver logs, dashcam video, and the truck’s “black box” data recorder.
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Who Can Pursue a Fatal Truck Accident Wrongful Death Claim in Florida?
Some states allow a loved one’s family members to file a wrongful death lawsuit. In Florida, Florida Statutes § 768.20 states that the deceased’s personal representative (executor) must take action on behalf of the estate and survivors. When filing, the representative must include all parties to the lawsuit.
In addition, Florida Statutes § 95.11 requires you to take legal action within two years of your loved one’s fatal truck accident injury in Orlando. You also have two years to file a personal injury lawsuit to recover damages for surviving truck accident victims. If you do not act within the statute of limitations, the civil court will likely refuse to hear the case.
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Call Bogin, Munns & Munns Today for Help After an Orlando Fatal Truck Accident
Our lawyers and compassionate staff will support you throughout the process of seeking compensation for your loved one’s wrongful death. Our Orlando fatal truck accident attorneys will handle every step of your claim or lawsuit, so you do not have to worry about insurance or legal issues during a difficult time.
We take cases on contingency, so you owe us nothing for legal representation until we get justice for your loved one. Contact us today for a free consultation.