Truck accidents are notorious for their severity and the profound impact they can have on the victims' lives. When a commercial truck collides with a smaller vehicle, the aftermath can be devastating—mounting medical bills, lost wages, potential permanent disability, and the threat of financial ruin.
Spetsas Buist PLLC, a preeminent personal injury law firm based in Orlando, Florida, is dedicated to helping victims across Florida, Georgia, South Carolina, and North Carolina navigate this arduous legal landscape.
Proving Fault With the Help of Florida Truck Accident Lawyers
The truck accident lawyers at Spetsas Buist PLLC recognize the dire stakes following a major truck accident. They understand that the financial burdens and life-altering repercussions are far more severe than most car accidents.
Identifying and holding accountable all parties responsible is of paramount importance in your quest for just compensation. In truck accidents across Florida and beyond, your rights to compensation hinge on the ability to demonstrate the fault of the parties involved conclusively.
Proving Fault After a Truck Accident in Florida
Establishing fault after a truck accident isn't a straightforward task. It's not merely about being a victim in an accident involving a commercial truck. To claim damages, you need to prove that the defendants are liable for the accident and the subsequent damages. At times, it might be evident that the commercial truck is at fault, but it's not uncommon for the trucking company or driver to shift blame onto the injured party.
Often, the victim is the one seriously injured and rushed to the hospital, leaving the truck driver as the primary source of information for the investigating officer. As a result, the police report may present a one-sided account, leading the trucking company and its insurance carrier to dispute their liability. Spetsas Buist PLLC's seasoned truck accident attorneys are here to ensure the truth prevails, providing meticulous investigation to establish how the trucking company and its driver caused the accident.
Steps to Take to Prove Truck Accident Liability
Spetsas Buist PLLC's attorneys have a comprehensive approach to proving your right to claim damages, incorporating steps uniquely crucial in truck accident cases:
Identifying All Potentially Liable Parties
All entities that might have contributed to the accident are identified for potential liability.
Investigating Insurance Policies
All potential insurance policies that might cover the victim's injuries and damages are thoroughly reviewed.
Analyzing “Black Box” Data
Data from the truck's "black box," such as its speed at the time of the accident, is retrieved and analyzed during a detailed vehicle inspection.
Collaborating With Accident Reconstructionists
Specialized experts help recreate the accident using advanced techniques, including animation.
Documenting Driver & Company History
The truck driver's and the company's complete history is researched, along with an assessment of the truck's maintenance and repair history.
Hiring Private Investigators
Private investigators are engaged to identify witnesses, conduct interviews, and find crucial facts potentially missing from the police report.
Engaging Medical Experts
Medical experts are retained for advice on past and future medical treatments and expenses.
An economist may be hired to assess lost wages due to the accident and future earning capacity losses.
Each case requires a tailored approach. Depending on the circumstances, Spetsas Buist PLLC's attorneys may also issue document requests, serve subpoenas, and take depositions to identify all factors leading to the accident. They aim to uncover the series of poor decisions by the trucking company and its driver that led to the accident.
Do You Need to Speak to a Florida Truck Accident Lawyer?
If you or a loved one has suffered injuries in an accident involving a semi truck, 18-wheeler, tractor trailer, or any other commercial vehicle, you should speak with a skilled, experienced, and aggressive Florida truck accident lawyer as soon as possible because you may be entitled to compensation.
Please don’t hesitate to contact us on our website, or you can call our Orlando, Florida personal injury law firm today at (321) 352-7588 to schedule your free consultation by phone. When you schedule a consultation at our law firm, you will get a consultation with a truck accident lawyer, not a customer service representative or intake person.
If you need a South Carolina personal injury lawyer, don’t hesitate to reach out to us at (843) 638-6590. We have at least one lawyer licensed in Florida, Georgia, South Carolina, and North Carolina. So, if you’ve been injured in the Southeast, we may be able to help you. Don’t hesitate to reach out to us.
For more information on truck accidents, you can download our free e-book: 10 BIG Questions You Need Answered After a Truck Accident.