Filing a claim after getting hurt by a speeding truck driver

A previous post on this blog talked about the dangers speeding truck drivers present to other motorists in the Hillsborough and other parts of the Tampa area. Not only do drivers who speed have less of a chance of being able to stop for an accident, but, should they get in to a wreck, the momentum of their speeding truck is far more likely to cause serious damage to whatever, or whomever, it hits.

Whether exceeding the posted speed limit or not, a truck driver always has an obligation to driver his or her vehicle slowly enough to be able to stop or, at a minimum, to mitigate some of the damage in the event of an accident.

When they fail in this responsibility, they can and should be held financially accountable by being required to compensate victims for lost wages, medical bills, pain and suffering and other losses a victim may suffer.

Not surprisingly, though, drivers and their employers are not always eager to accept full responsibility for their actions and thus might be unwilling to pay the compensation they rightly owe. Should this happen, a victim may need to resort to litigation in order to get the compensation they need to move on with their lives and, in the process, hold those responsible for the accident accountable.

Florida residents have for many years entrusted our law office with their cases when it becomes apparent that they will need to file a lawsuit. Our attorneys understand the laws and rules which apply to truckers, and we use that knowledge to help our clients.

Even in cases where a victim’s injuries are severe and complicated, we call upon our own knowledge as well as a network of medical and engineering experts that can help our clients get the best result possible in their case.

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Imagine you are driving along minding your own business when a semi hits a median after crossing three lanes of traffic, blocking your lane. Unable to stop in time, you strike the truck’s cab with your much smaller vehicle. We don’t have to imagine that scenario because one of our clients lived it. Though he was unable to walk away from the crash without injury, we were able to help him walk away from the incident with a settlement that will make things easier for him and his family.