There are few accidents more jarring, and potentially damaging, than those involving commercial vehicles. If you have been injured in such an accident, you should continue reading and speak with our knowledgeable Florida personal injury attorneys to learn more about truck accidents and how our legal team can help. Here are some of the questions you may have:
What are the most common causes of truck accidents in Florida?
As with many other types of accidents, truck accidents can happen for several reasons. In most cases, however, they are generally caused by negligence. For example, when a truck company owner hires inexperienced or unlicensed drivers and one of those drivers causes an accident, there is a very good chance that the company owner is at least partly liable for the accident. In other cases, if an accident is caused by negligent truck company staff, (e.g. they failed to load the truck properly, causing it to tip over and cause an accident) the company staff member(s) may be held liable for the crash. That being said, in most cases, truck accidents are caused by negligent truck drivers. When truck drivers speed, drive while under the influence, drive while fatigued, or otherwise violate the rules and regulations of the road, the chances of causing a serious accident drastically increase.
Unfortunately, truck accidents happen far more than you may think, and if you’ve been injured in one, it is critical that you speak with a knowledgeable Orlando personal injury lawyer as soon as you can. Our legal team can work to uncover all evidence needed to satisfy the burden of proof in your personal injury claim. This can include pictures of the accident, witness statements, medical documents, videos of the accident, and more. To learn more about truck accidents, simply click the video below.
How long will I have to sue for an injury sustained in a truck accident?
The statute of limitations for most personal injury claims in Florida is four years, meaning that you will have four years from the date of your accident to pursue financial compensation to help cover the cost of your injuries. Our firm is ready to assist you today.
Contact our experienced Orlando firm
Our firm understands the repercussions of a serious accident. If you are injured due to another party’s negligence, you should not have to fight the uphill battle for financial compensation on your own. When you hire one of our attorneys, you are hiring a devoted, caring, and aggressive attorney who will tenaciously fight for your rights. If you or someone you know was injured in an accident and wishes to schedule a consultation, please do not hesitate to contact Attorney Schmitt of the Florida Personal Injury Law Team today.