Florida’s roads are clogged with trucks more than ever. The rise in online shopping means that trucks are scrambling to make deliveries, sometimes cutting corners to try to reach their destination in time. This raises the dangers to motorists.
There are a number of things that can go wrong once a trucker sets out on the road. These raise the risk of an accident that can harm you and your family. Here are some ways that a trucker or their company can cause injuries:
Trucking accidents are different from a regular car accident because of who you may sue. In a normal car accident, you make your claim against the driver’s insurance, suing the driver if you cannot reach a settlement. In a truck accident case, you can usually file a lawsuit against the trucking company. This is because the driver is an employee of the trucking company, and anything that the driver does as the agent becomes an action of the trucking company.
As a plaintiff, this means that you can go after a “deeper pocket” in your lawsuit. Not only does the trucking company likely have a larger insurance policy, but it also means that you can go after the trucking company if their policy coverage is not enough to pay for your injuries, and they would have the assets to pay your judgment.
While truck accident cases usually involve higher settlement amounts than car accidents, this still does not make them any more likely to go to trial. In fact, corporate defendants have every motivation possible to stay away from a jury possible, and they may be more likely to settle your case.
Like any personal injury case, very few truck accident lawsuits actually make it to trial. However, that should not make you think for a second that you do not need a truck accident lawyer. When you are dealing with the dollar figures that are used to settle a truck accident case in the only chance that you have to be compensated for your injuries, you need the professional help that could help you get it right.
Even when you settle the case, you may have a negotiation that lasts for years before you get to that point. Insurance companies usually do not offer you the best settlement terms at first, preferring to test what you would accept. You may even need to file a lawsuit to get settlement negotiations to begin in earnest. Your truck accident lawyer could advise you whether you have received a fair offer and when you need to file a lawsuit.
Before you could even settle your case or file a lawsuit, you need to have your injuries diagnosed. Not only do you need treatment, but you also need to know how badly you have been hurt to seek compensation. Unless you have a diagnosis, you cannot put a dollar value on your injuries.
A 388CEDA, we have doctors on staff who can fully check you out after your truck accident and could give you the care that you need to begin to heal from your injuries. Truck accidents often involve more serious injuries, and you may need extensive treatment and rehabilitation. At 388CEDA, we offer the following medical services:
You may also need legal help for your truck accident claim, but you may be preoccupied in dealing with your injuries or not know how to hire a lawyer. All you have to do is ask 388CEDA, and we can recommend an experienced truck accident attorney from our large network of truck accident lawyers in Hollywood, FL.
Call us today at 1-800-388-CEDA to learn about how we can recommend an attorney and the medical services that we offer. We try to make life easier for accident victims so you can deal with the critical matters.
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