Fort Lauderdale, FL Truck Accident Attorney
Your Legal Rights after a Truck Accident in Fort Lauderdale
Truck drivers are obligated to comply with rules set forth by the state of Florida and by the FMCSA. This includes general safety rules like obeying the speed limit, as well as rules specific to truck drivers such as hours-of-service regulations limiting the amount of time the driver can operate the truck before taking a rest. Truck drivers also need to exercise reasonable care whenever they are driving, which means they need to exhibit at least as much skill as an average reasonable driver would in the same situation. Whenever a truck driver breaks the rules or is unreasonably careless, you have the right to make an injury claim. A claim will allow you to obtain compensation for:
- The wrongful death of a loved one
- Pain and suffering for injuries you sustain
- Lost income/lost wages if you are unable to work either temporarily or permanently because of the injuries sustained
- Emotional distress resulting from the accident/injuries
- Medical bills and costs incurred due to the truck accident
You have the legal burden of proving that the truck driver was negligent or broke safety rules, and you must demonstrate that the driver’s actions were the direct cause of injury. A Fort Lauderdale truck accident lawyer can assist in gathering evidence, filing a lawsuit and proving a claim.
RELENTLESS LEGAL REPRESENTATION FOR Fort Lauderdale INJURY VICTIMS
A personal injury can occur in a variety of ways, but almost all have the same results in common. Suddenly, your life is disrupted and possibly jeopardized physically, emotionally, and financially by an accident or incident which could have been prevented.
How Are Truck Accident Cases Resolved?
Truck accident claims can be made not just against the person who was driving the truck, but also against others who may have been responsible for the collision. This could include the company that employed the truck driver, as the employer is liable both for its own negligence and for the acts of its employees. If there was a defect in the truck or in the road, the entity responsible for design or maintenance could also be held accountable and made to compensate truck accident victims. A Fort Lauderdale truck accident attorney can assist you in determining who you should make a claim against to maximize your compensation. Your case will then be resolved either through negotiating an out-of-court settlement with the insurance company of the responsible party or through litigation in which you prove your claim and a jury decides damages.
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At Steinger, Greene & Feiner, our legal team has decades of experience helping truck accident victims to get full and fair compensation for all harm they experience as a result of collisions. Schedule a free consultation today and learn how we can help you.
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PROVEN PERSONAL INJURY LAWYERS
A fair settlement is not what you can expect to receive from the insurance company. Their goal is to reduce payouts on claims so they can remain highly profitable. Our proven and committed legal team understands the tactics these companies regularly use to pay claimants as little as possible. We routinely battle their schemes in and out of court, and have developed effective methods for doing so.
With a legal team of more than 30 lawyers and more than 140 staff, including investigators and other assistants, we have the resources needed to get the job done efficiently. With our No-Fee Guarantee, you can bring your personal injury case to us with confidence, knowing you will pay nothing until we recover the compensation you deserve. Throughout the entire case, we will be by your side, providing the guidance you need.