Know Your Rights When You are Injured By a Careless Truck Driver on Florida Roads

Being injured in a car accident is bad enough. When the other vehicle involved is a truck, the injuries and damages can increase exponentially. So can the red tape you need to cut through to fight for your rights – and you do have rights.

The most important right that you have after a truck accident is the right to pursue a truck accident claim and receive compensation for your injuries if the trucker is found liable for the accident. This compensation can be extremely helpful to you and your family as you recover from your injuries but it can be difficult to pursue a claim on your own.

Whenever you have been injured in a vehicular accident, you should consult a car or truck accident attorney to see if you have a right to compensation for your injuries. An experienced attorney will be able to investigate the accident to determine liability and whether or not you are due damages.

Determining Liability

In automobile accidents, liability is fairly straightforward; it usually is one of the two drivers. In truck accidents, things get complicated. Accidents may not always be due to driver error. Trucking accidents may happen due to:

  • Careless, distracted, or reckless driving
  • Violations of Federal Motor Carrier Safety regulations (driver has too many hours on the road)
  • Problems with the truck or poorly maintained equipment

The underlying cause of the accident will impact who is found liable for the accident and your injuries. Many different people or entities could be found liable in a truck accident in Florida. The possibilities include:

  • The truck driver
  • The owner of the truck or tractor-trailer
  • The person or entity that leased the truck or trailer from the owner
  • The manufacturer of the vehicle, tires, or other parts that may have contributed to the accident
  • The shipper/loader of the truck cargo

With so many different people and entities involved in the trucking industry, determining liability and knowing who to pursue in court can be tough. It is made even more complicated by the fact that the truck and driver may not even be local to Florida. You need the experience and advice of a truck accident attorney who is familiar with both state and federal trucking and transportation laws as well as personal injury law to help you secure the compensation that you are due.

Contact a Fighter Law Truck Accident Attorney For Help Protecting Your Rights

The Fighter Law Firm helps victims of truck accidents in Florida exert their rights and pursue truck drivers, trucking companies, and truck manufacturers or mechanics in court. We will fully investigate your situation to determine liability and then fight for your right to compensation for your injuries.

We value customer service and explain our process during your consultation. No high-pressure sales tactics from our law firm, what you see is what you get. Call us at 407-344-4837 to set up your free consultation with an attorney – not a caseworker. Our office is conveniently located in Orlando.


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