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We Fight for Those Who Deserve Compensation After a Serious Crash

There is no such thing as a simple truck accident claim. First, these types of crashes often involve serious injuries, which require extensive medical treatment and thorough documentation. Second, the sheer number of parties involved in a truck’s operation can necessitate an in-depth investigation to prove exactly who was at fault and should be held responsible.

At Rosenthal, Levy, Simon & Ryles, our experienced truck accident lawyers have been securing maximum compensation for crash victims in West Palm Beach, Port St. Lucie, and surrounding areas for more than three decades. Our knowledgeable legal team understands the federal and state regulations that govern trucking companies, and we have the skills needed to fight aggressively for crash victims’ rights.

If you or a loved one has been hurt in a truck accident, you can trust our dedicated team to:

Complete a free case evaluation. Our attorneys will review the details of your case and discuss all of your options for pursuing full and fair compensation. You do not need to worry about paying anything upfront to get started on your claim. Rather, our firm only gets paid if we secure money for you.

Document all the evidence in your truck crash. This may entail tracking down the truck’s black box, driver logs, GPS and cellphone data, maintenance records, and police accident reports. We will also talk to any witnesses about what they remember and send an accident reconstruction expert to the scene to prepare a breakdown of what happened.

Keep track of your medical records and details regarding the extent of your injury. Our attorneys stay in contact with you throughout the claims process to get updates on how you are feeling. We may also hire medical specialists to evaluate your injuries and help determine how you will be affected into the future.

Identify every potentially at-fault party. Trucking accidents are different from other auto accidents because there are so many parties involved in keeping a truck on the road. In some cases, multiple parties may be to blame for an accident, so it is crucial to have a knowledgeable attorney on your side who has the resources to thoroughly investigate what happened.

Our attorneys always fight for maximum compensation, whether that comes in the form of a truck accident settlement or a jury verdict. Call or fill out our online form now to schedule a free case consultation. We are also available to discuss your case in Spanish.

Compensation We Fight for in Truck Accident Injury Cases

The catastrophic injuries that often come with trucking accidents can leave victims with overwhelming medical bills. In many cases, victims must take an extended leave from work, and many are never able to go back to the jobs they had before the crash.

If a crash with an 18-wheeler or other large truck has left you with life-altering injuries, our dedicated South Florida truck accident attorneys may pursue:

  • Compensation for your medical bills, including projected expenses for treatments and medicines you may need in the future
  • Lost wages if you are missing work, as well as reduced earning capacity if you are not able to do the same work you did before the accident
  • Payment to repair or replace your vehicle
  • Compensation for your pain and suffering
  • Punitive damages, which are awarded in extreme cases to punish the at-fault party

Do not wait to get started on your truck accident claim. Schedule a free consultation now to learn what types of compensation you may be entitled to.


Who May be Held Responsible for in a Truck Crash Claim?

After a truck accident, it is crucial to conduct a thorough investigation into exactly what happened to determine who should be held responsible. Depending on the circumstances of your case, this could include:

  • The driver. Truck drivers have a duty to drive with care in order to avoid a crash. When a truck driver fails in this duty, serious harm can result. Distraction, drug or alcohol use, fatigue, or violations of traffic or equipment safety laws can all result in tragedy.
  • The trucking company. Trucking companies have a number of serious safety responsibilities. They must make sure the drivers they hire are fit to drive, have proper credentials and follow rules regarding hours of service. They must ensure that the equipment they provide is maintained to meet federal and state requirements. They must provide the training and tools that drivers need to operate their vehicles safely. When a company fails in any of these duties, it may share the fault for a crash. Even if the trucking company itself didn’t do anything wrong, it may still be held responsible for the actions of its driver.
  • The shipper. Some truck accidents are triggered by a problem with the cargo. For instance, cargo may shift during travel, throwing a vehicle off balance, or it may contain unstable elements that are not separated properly. If the cargo causes an accident, a shipper who did not properly prepare it for transport may be to blame.
  • A manufacturer of defective trucks or truck parts. A truck or truck part that fails when the truck is in motion may cause an accident. If the failure is a result of a hidden defect in the part’s manufacture or design, the company responsible for creating or designing the part may be held responsible.

    The trucking industry has a number of safety regulations in place to keep drivers from being overworked and to make sure vehicles are properly maintained. Our West Palm Beach truck accident lawyers will determine whether any of the parties involved violated these regulations, resulting in your crash. Contact us today to learn more about who should be held responsible for your truck accident.
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