If you have been injured or a loved one killed in a collision with a truck, you need to understand how the law in Florida applies to you. At Steinger, Greene & Feiner, our attorneys have been representing truck accident victims since 1997. We’ve dedicated our careers to helping those who have been harmed and, in more than 32,000 cases, we have fought for the rights of victims to be compensated for accident losses. Florida law allows you to recover monetary compensation after a truck accident, provided you can prove that the truck driver or another third party was to blame for causing the collision. Since Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) data show that about one-third of all truck accidents are caused by driver-related factors, there is good reason to speak with a Fort Lauderdale truck accident attorney to determine if you have a case. While every case is different, you could be entitled to significant monetary damages. Give us a call and schedule a free consultation today to learn more.
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:
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.
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.
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.
My experience with Steinger, Greene & Feiner was a very positive experience. They addressed my needs right away. I didn’t expect to get a lawyer as quickly as I did. I got a phone call the next day and it was Steve Sheinfeld. He was very professional and courteous. I signed up because I had confidence right away… Steve was willing to walk through this journey with me, where I could walk away feeling a lot better.