Being involved in an accident on the road can be a bewildering experience. When seeking legal representation after an accident, it’s important to know that there are many differences between filing claims for truck and car accidents. Here is how we approach it.
Car accidents can be simpler to nail down details because normally everything you need is at the scene. This includes photographs, witness statements, contact information for everyone involved, and a police report.
Meanwhile, accidents involving commercial trucks must take more information into account. Along with the accident details, witness statements, and police reports, accident attorneys will do extensive research on the driver. Some of the details they will look at are what the driver schedule has been for the few weeks leading up to the crash, how much training the driver had before the accident, the maintenance log for the truck, and more.
There are regulations governing the hours truck drivers can operate and any violation of those regulations can serve to benefit your case.
For car accident victims, the liability rests with the allegedly at-fault driver. Often, accident attorneys will work with that driver’s insurance company to try to come to a settlement, taking into account a variety of the ways the accident affects the victim financially including medical costs, lost wages, and more.
With truck accidents, it can be more complex to determine liability. To demonstrate, if the truck driver exercised poor judgment he could be liable. Meanwhile, if the company who services the trucks failed to make adequate repairs, leading to the direct cause of the accident, they could also be liable. The truck company could also be liable if they overworked the driver.
Because there are so many variables that affect liability when it comes to truck accidents, it’s important to find a reliable attorney with extensive experience in representing victims. This is where Steinberg Law can help you.
We understand all the complexities there are when it comes to knowing what rights are entitled to you under Florida law. Instead of working on your own and/or negotiating with the insurance company to settle, allow a car accident lawyer to assist you.
We start by offering a free consultation. We do this because we want to learn more about you and the details of your case. Once we do we can show you all the legal options you have available. There’s no commitment to retain our services during the consultation. However, if you are ready to move forward, we will work hard on your behalf to try to secure what you are entitled to by law.