Truck Accident Attorney in Winter Park
Getting in an accident can be very traumatic, and can cause serious injury or even death to drivers and passengers alike. Accidents with a commercial truck, such as an 18-wheeler or semi truck, can cause even more damage and pose a greater risk of death. If you have been in an accident with a truck, it is likely that you already know how severe it can be. However, you may not be aware of the fact that the process of dealing with truck insurance companies can be much more complicated, and therefore, collecting the damages you are owed can be a lot more work.
If you have suffered injuries from an accident with a truck, contact Abercrombie, P.A. today to discuss your options. You may be entitled to compensation for your injuries and suffering, and we will use our time during a free consultation in order to discuss the details of your accident, the impact it has had on your life physically, financially, and emotionally, and determine how we can best move forward to fight for you. Our experience in dealing with personal injury cases, insurance lawyers, and truck accidents will be an enormous asset to you while you focus on recovery, confident that we are focusing on your financial wellbeing and compensation.
Contact us immediately to schedule your free consultation, and read more below about the complex process of seeking damages following a truck accident in Florida.
How Much Am I Entitled To After a Truck Accident?
There is no set amount that you are entitled to after you are injured in an accident with a commercial truck. Since no two accidents are alike, it is important that you work closely with your attorney to determine a fair amount to seek, and take all factors into consideration when determining a final amount. Read below to learn about economic and non-economic damages.
Economic damages cover purely financial matters such as medical bills, lost income, future medical bills and lost wages, and recovery costs such as physical therapy or medical devices. In order to include these in the total damages sought, we will simply compile all of your expenses and submit them as proof that these are core amounts that you need to be compensated for.
Non-economic damages can be more complicated to determine than the economic damages mentioned above, but that does not mean that they are any less important. In fact, some may argue that they are even more important, given that they address the real issues you face following a truck accident. These include your pain and suffering, loss of enjoyment, and other issues that do not come with a receipt, but are central to your life.
When you are working with an experienced attorney at our Winter Park firm, you can be confident that we are working to include any and all factors in your case that will accurately represent the amount you are truly owed for your injuries and accident.
Are Truck Accidents More Complicated?
By default, dealing with the claims process after an accident with a commercial truck is more complicated for a few reasons. One major reason is that oftentimes, the insurance policies for an 18-wheeler or other large freight truck can exceed $1 million, because of the increased damage they can cause, as well as the value of the cargo they are transporting.
In addition, there are many regulations that commercial truck drivers must follow that exceed those of a standard passenger vehicle. This is why truck drivers are required to have a CDL (Commercial Drivers License). In addition to a CDL, drivers are required to keep logs that show the miles and hours they have driven, and are limited to maximum hours per day and week in order to keep themselves and other drivers safe.
As a result, there are a lot more factors that we will need to consider while negotiating with the commercial insurance company in order to determine if there were any additional contributing factors to your accident, such as an overworked driver, improper or overweight loads, or anything else that could have played a role in the incident.
Contact Us Today
The sooner you begin your claims process with an experienced attorney, the better. We have a history of success with truck accidents in Winter Park, and will be happy to work with you to get you the compensation you deserve. Contact our personal injury attorney now to schedule a free consultation, and take another step towards getting your life back in order following this unfortunate situation.