Smart, Aggressive Truck Accident Attorneys In West Palm Beach, Port St. Lucie & South Florida

There is no such thing as a simple truck accident claim — for two reasons.

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.

OVER THREE DECADES HELPING SOUTH FLORIDA RECOVER FOR SERIOUS TRUCKING ACCIDENT INJURIES

At Rosenthal, Levy, Simon & Sosa, our experienced truck accident lawyers have been securing maximum compensation for crash victims in West Palm Beach, Port St. Lucie and surrounding South Florida 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.

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HERE’S WHAT OUR TEAM WILL DO FOR YOU

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, including compensation for past, present, and future medical bills, lost wages, vehicle repairs, and pain and suffering. 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.

GATHER THE NECESSARY 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.

PROVIDE REGULAR UPDATES ABOUT YOUR CASE

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.

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Our attorneys always fight for maximum compensation, whether that comes in the form of a truck accident settlement or a jury verdict.

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.

Call 561-478-2500 or fill out our online form now to schedule a free case consultation. We are also available to discuss your case in Spanish.

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COMMON CAUSES OF SOUTH FLORIDA TRUCK ACCIDENTS

Truck accidents that occur in and around West Palm Beach can happen for a variety of reasons. One of the most common causes of South Florida truck accidents is truck driver error and negligence. In some instances, these accidents happen when a truck driver is operating his or her vehicle in a reckless, aggressive, or careless manner under the circumstances.

For example, the truck driver may have violated a Florida rule of the road, such as by failing to yield the right of way to the proper vehicle, running a red light at a traffic intersection, or running a stop sign and colliding with another vehicle. The truck driver might have also been unlawfully tailgating another vehicle or weaving in and out of traffic without using the proper turn signals. Likewise, the truck accident may have occurred because the truck driver did not comply with federal or state motor carrier regulations – including those regulations that apply to load limits, weight limits, and overhead/undercarriage lighting on the tractor and trailer.

At other times, truck accidents occur when drivers operate their vehicles while distracted. For example, the truck driver might have been paying attention to a tablet, smartphone, or another device instead of watching the road like he or she was supposed to be doing. Serious truck accidents might also occur when drivers are intoxicated or fatigued while they are operating their vehicles on highways around West Palm Beach.

Some truck accidents are completely or partially the result of trucking company negligence. Trucking companies are responsible for hiring responsible drivers to operate their vehicles, and when they fail to hire, retain, or supervise their drivers, and those drivers are involved in accidents, the trucking company could be fully or partially to blame for the resulting accident.

These are only a few examples of possible causes of truck accidents. The experienced West Palm Beach truck accident lawyers at Rosenthal, Levy, Simon & Sosa can investigate the factual circumstances which led to your truck accident. We can then pursue the necessary insurance claims or lawsuit against all potentially responsible parties for your accident. We will also ensure that your claim or lawsuit is filed in a timely manner and well within the Florida statute of limitations that is applicable to personal injury claims – including those that involve truck accidents.

SEEKING COMPENSATION FOR LOSSES ARISING FROM A TRUCK ACCIDENT

If you have been involved in a truck accident in which you suffered injuries, you might be able to file one or more claims. Since Florida is a no-fault state, accident victims are first required to turn to their own insurance companies for medical damages and lost wage compensation. However, if your damages exceed the limits of your personal injury protection (PIP) coverage (which must be $10,000 at a minimum), or if you suffered a threshold injury, you will then be eligible to file a legal action against the responsible truck driver and/or the trucking company that employs that driver.

A knowledgeable South Florida truck accident attorney will be able to help you pursue the necessary claim or lawsuit that seeks monetary compensation and damages on your behalf. We will fight for your right to recover the compensation that you deserve for your truck accident injuries and losses.

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POTENTIAL TYPES OF FINANCIAL RECOVERY AVAILABLE IN WEST PALM BEACH TRUCK ACCIDENT CASES

When a large semi-truck, 18-wheeler, or big rig collides with a much smaller vehicle, it is usually the driver and occupants of the smaller vehicle who are injured the most severely. When this happens, the accident victim or victims could pursue monetary compensation for all of the injuries which they suffered in their accident.

Truck accident injuries, including fractures, broken bones, soft tissue injuries, head injuries, and back injuries, often require a significant amount of medical treatment. For example, the accident victim might need to undergo an expensive surgery in order to fully recover from an accident-related injury. In addition, the accident victim might need to undergo physical therapy and rehabilitation for his or her injuries. All of this treatment is legally compensable.

In addition, the accident victim might need to miss time from work in order to attend medical appointments and recover from the injuries he or she sustained in the accident. As a result, the accident victim could lose a significant amount of income – especially if he or she has to miss weeks or months of work time in order to recover.

A truck accident victim with serious injuries can also bring a claim for noneconomic damages. These damages are meant to compensate the accident victim for all of his or her pain and suffering, mental distress, inconvenience, emotional anguish, and other intangible damages that flow from the accident. The truck accident victim could also file a claim for loss of use of a body part, permanent disability, or loss of enjoyment of life related to injuries suffered in the accident. In order to claim these types of damages, a qualified health care provider must usually state that the accident victim sustained a permanent injury.

The knowledgeable truck accident attorneys at Rosenthal, Levy, Simon & Sosa will help you pursue the monetary damages that you need for your truck accident injuries. Our legal team will help you pursue a settlement in your case, but if necessary, we can litigate your case in the court system to seek the favorable conclusion that you deserve.

SPEAK WITH AN EXPERIENCED WEST PALM BEACH TRUCK ACCIDENT LAWYER ABOUT YOUR INJURIES TODAY

The skilled legal team at Rosenthal, Levy, Simon & Sosa can help you pursue the damages that you need to financially recover for your truck accident injuries and losses. Our team will zealously advocate for your legal interests and will attempt to pursue a favorable settlement on your behalf with insurance companies. If that is not forthcoming, we welcome the opportunity to litigate your case, and if necessary, represent you in court.

For a free legal consultation and case evaluation with an experienced South Florida truck accident attorney, please call us today at 620-374-9299 or contact us online for more information about how we can assist.

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