Proving Fault After a Truck Accident in FL

On Behalf of Rosenthal, Levy, Simon & Sosa | July 9, 2022 |

A motorist who drives carelessly and causes a crash must be held responsible for the resulting damages. When seeking compensation in a truck accident claim, your lawyer will work to collect evidence to prove the cause of the crash and determine who is at fault. To do this, your lawyer will investigate the causes and potential variables that contributed to the crash.

Why Proving Fault for a FL Truck Accident Can Be Complicated

Typically, drivers make reckless or careless errors that result in traffic crashes, which is the case for most road accidents. But more stringent regulations and requirements apply to truckers and their employers, which means that there are more circumstances for which their actions can be considered reckless or negligent. These typically include:

Moreover, cases like these are more complicated, given that the driver is usually not the only one liable for the crash. If this applies to your case, you can file a claim or bring a lawsuit against the trucker’s employer, which can be held vicariously liable for their employee’s negligent acts.

What Do You Need to Prove Fault for a Truck Accident?

When building a case for compensation against a liable party in a truck accident, you must act fast to collect the necessary evidence that will support your claim. Failing to do so may result in crucial evidence getting lost. When investigating the accident to prove fault, your lawyer may:

Once your lawyer has determined how the liable party’s carelessness or negligence led to the truck crash, they can build a solid claim for the compensation you’re owed by documenting all your injuries, medical treatment, and accident-related expenses. This may involve the following:

Depending on the specific circumstances surrounding your case, your lawyer may succeed in negotiating a settlement, but only if the insurance company is willing to pay you what you’re entitled to. Otherwise, your lawyer will take your case to trial to make sure that you recover the compensation you rightfully deserve.

Consult with an Experienced West Palm Beach Truck Accident Lawyer Now

Injured in a truck accident? Please contact Rosenthal, Levy, Simon & Sosa to get started on your claim. Contact us online or call 561-867-3859 to set up a free case review with our West Palm Beach truck accident lawyer.