Florida Truck Accident Attorneys
If you have been involved in a truck accident in Florida, it is crucial to seek the guidance of a skilled and experienced truck accident lawyer. At Donaldson & Weston, our dedicated team of attorneys specializes in handling truck accident cases and is ready to fight for your rights and pursue the compensation you deserve.
Truck accidents can result in devastating consequences due to the sheer size and weight of commercial trucks. Victims often suffer severe injuries, significant property damage, and emotional trauma. Dealing with the aftermath of a truck accident can be overwhelming, especially when facing complex legal processes and negotiating with powerful insurance companies. Our experienced truck accident attorneys are here to provide the support and legal representation you need during this challenging time.
What Sets Our Truck Accident Lawyers Apart?
At Donaldson & Weston, we have established ourselves as trusted truck accident lawyers in Florida. With our in-depth knowledge and experience in handling truck accident cases, we possess the skills necessary to navigate the intricacies of these complex claims and fight for your rights.
Thorough Investigation and Expert Analysis
When you choose us as your truck accident lawyer, we conduct a meticulous investigation into the accident. Our team gathers crucial evidence such as accident reports, witness statements, and trucking company records. We work with accident reconstruction experts and other professionals to determine liability and build a strong case on your behalf. Our attorneys assess the full extent of your damages, including medical expenses, lost wages, rehabilitation costs, and pain and suffering, to ensure you receive the compensation you deserve.
Proven Results and Advocacy
With a track record of successful outcomes, our truck accident attorneys have recovered substantial settlements and verdicts for numerous clients in Florida. We are committed to obtaining fair compensation for our clients and holding trucking companies and their insurers accountable for their negligence. Our relentless advocacy has resulted in significant financial recoveries for truck accident victims.
At Donaldson & Weston, we prioritize your well-being and best interests throughout the legal process. Our compassionate team provides personalized attention, taking the time to understand your unique circumstances and concerns. We guide you through each step, explain your rights, and communicate with insurance companies on your behalf. Our goal is to alleviate your burden, allowing you to focus on your recovery while we fight for the justice and compensation you deserve.
A Semi Truck Accident Attorney Can Help You Gather Evidence
When filing a personal injury claim against another party, their negligence, liability, and causation will need to be proven. Proving liability in a truck accident claim can, however, be quite challenging. The insurer, trucking company, and the negligent driver are likely to work hard to find reasons to dispute your claim to avoid a substantial payout.
It is, therefore, very important that you gather all the evidence that you can that may help to back up your claim and prove the losses you have faced. To strengthen your claim, you will need to:
- Provide evidence of negligence, fault, and liability on part of the truck driver or trucking company: This could be, for example, that the truck driver was fatigued while driving, or was using a cell phone while driving. The official accident report may be useful to prove liability and to back up details of the accident. If you have photographs of the scene of the accident and of your injuries, these may also help to prove liability and link your injuries to the accident. Let your attorney know if you remember seeing any surveillance cameras near the scene of the accident as they may be able to gain access to the footage to use as evidence. Your attorney will also want to speak to any eyewitnesses who may be able to corroborate your account of the accident.
- Prove the extent of your economic and non-economic losses: To prove your losses, you need to be sure to keep detailed records of all your medical bills, medical records, all receipts for accident-related expenses, pay stubs that reflect lost wages, and a personal injury journal to detail more intangible losses such as continued pain and suffering. Your attorney can then use this evidence to help strengthen your claim, try to ward off disputes, and fight for a fair settlement.
- Have a figure in mind for the cost of your losses: Your attorney can help you to estimate the potential cost of recovery by assessing the evidence you have provided. This will help when negotiations begin so that you don’t settle for a lowball offer and continue fighting for a fair settlement.
We Can Help You Avoid Disputes
Insurers have the responsibility to ensure that claims are not fraudulent in any way, for example, by conducting their own thorough investigation of the accident. Insurers have, however, been known to sometimes misrepresent and twist their findings in such a way that undermines your claim. The insurer hopes to reduce or even deny settlements to avoid substantial payouts.
Here are a few tactics that are often used by insurers and defending parties to dispute your claim and deny you a fair settlement:
- The insurer may misrepresent your recorded statements: Once you have filed a personal injury claim for compensation for the unexpected losses you have suffered as a result of the truck accident, the insurance company is likely to contact you for a recorded statement. The questions they ask about the accident are likely to be phrased in such a way as to get you to slip up and say something that can be used out of context to dispute your claim. It is, therefore, best to leave all correspondence with the insurer to your attorney to avoid saying anything that could harm your claim.
- The insurer may try undermining the severity of your injuries: If you do not receive immediate medical care after the truck accident, the insurer could argue that your injuries are not serious because you did not require urgent medical attention. Similarly, if you do not follow your doctor’s orders very closely, it could be argued by the insurer that you failed in your duty to mitigate damages. This could then result in some of the liability being placed on you, which could lead to a reduced settlement or even the denial of your claim.
- The insurer is likely monitoring your social media: The insurer is likely to be closely monitoring your social media accounts until your personal injury claim is resolved. They may use photos, posts, and “check-ins” to undermine the severity of your injuries and dispute your claim. Insurance companies have resources dedicated to sifting through your social media content in the hopes of finding something harmful to your case that could result in the denial of a fair settlement.
Contact Us Today for a Free Consultation with a Truck Accident Attorney in Florida
If you or a loved one has been injured in a truck accident in Florida, do not delay seeking legal representation. Contact the experienced truck accident attorneys at Donaldson & Weston today at 866-382-1494 for a free consultation. We are ready to protect your rights and help you pursue the compensation you deserve.