Florida Truck Accidents Can Cause Serious Damage

The Florida truck accident attorneys at Spetsas Buist handle truck accidents in multiple states, and we know just how serious a truck accident can be. Moreover, truck accidents involve rules and regulations that aren’t relevant in the typical automobile accident between two passenger cars. These Federal Regulations can play a huge part in determining liability, and this can be critical in a truck accident case where someone suffers serious or fatal injuries.

If you or a loved one has been injured in a Florida truck accident, or if you’ve lost a loved one in a fatal truck accident, you are probably trying to determine what damages you may recover from the truck driver and trucking company. Their insurance company may even try to make you an offer before you get an attorney involved so that they can settle your claim for a fraction of what it’s worth. Unfortunately, this happens all the time. The insurance companies have no problem using what you don’t know against you. That’s why we write articles like this one. We’re here to help.

Below, we’re going to be talking about the types of damages that are often recoverable for folks that have been injured in an accident involving a truck, big rig, semi truck, 18 wheeler, tractor trailer, garbage truck, dump truck, fuel truck, cement truck, or some other big commercial vehicle. If you read this article and have some questions, please don’t hesitate to reach out to us. We offer free legal consultations, and we have no problem putting you in touch with a Florida truck accident attorney for a free conversation about your potential claim. Now, let’s talk about truck accident damages.

Types of Damages Available After a Truck Accident in Florida

Infographic showing damages available in Florida truck accidentFlorida truck accidents cause millions of dollars in damages every single year. Truck accidents on Interstate 4, Interstate 95, and Interstate 75 are far too common. As business continues to grow in Florida, there will be more and more trucks on our highways. Unfortunately, this means that Florida will likely experience an increase in truck accidents.

People who are victims of truck accidents often have hundreds of thousands of dollars in damages. To recover for these damages, it’s critical that you and your attorney document all your losses so that you can get all the money you deserve for the losses you’ve suffered. Without proof of your damages, you’re not likely going to get proper compensation.

Here are some of the more common examples of damages truck accident victims are entitled to after being injured in a truck accident in Florida:

  • Medical bills (i.e., emergency room, surgery, etc…);
  • Rehabilitation bills (i.e., physical therapy, psychological therapy, chiropractor, etc…);
  • Personal assistance and care (i.e., cost of household chores and tasks you can’t perform because of your injuries);
  • Loss of past income (i.e., missed work because of the truck accident);
  • Loss of future income (i.e., work you will miss because of your injuries);
  • Scarring and disfigurement;
  • Disabilities and permanent injuries;
  • Emotional and psychological injuries (i.e., PTSD, depression, anxiety, fear of driving, etc…);
  • Traumatic brain injury (i.e., concussions, whiplash, head impact, etc…); and
  • Damage to your property (i.e., damage to the vehicle and/or contents of the vehicle).

Each truck accident is unique. In other words, nobody gets into the same accident and suffers the same exact injuries, and nobody has the same exact damages. Unfortunately, however, many people get less money than they deserve for their truck accident damages. That’s why it’s critical to hire attorneys that will fight for you like family and make sure you get the money you deserve. At our firm, we take only a fraction of the cases that come through our doors so that we can provide the best level of care possible to folks that are suffering and need constant access to their attorney.

Contact a Florida Truck Accident Attorney for Your FREE Legal Consultation

If you want to speak with an actual attorney about your case, we offer free legal consultations with a Florida truck accident attorney. In other words, you won’t get matched up with an intake specialist or some other customer service representative to review liability in your case. All you have to do is contact us on our website or call us at (321) 352-7588 to schedule your free legal consultation. After that, you will get to speak with a Florida truck accident attorney for free about your case.