Florida Truck Accident Lawyer
Truck accidents can occur for a wide variety of reasons. It is common for improperly loaded cargo, failure to conduct inspections, faulty manufactured parts, worn out tires, or even a sleepy driver to result in tragic—and usually preventable—crashes.
If you were injured in a truck accident, you might want to retain one of the reputable and experienced Florida truck accident lawyers at Kogan & DiSalvo to represent your interests. Truck accident cases may involve liability for multiple parties and many complex legal concepts, including regulations established by both the Department of Transportation (DOT) and the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA). Therefore, it may be in your best interests to consult with a legal professional. While you focus on healing from your physical injuries, our dedicated personal injury attorneys could focus on addressing your financial losses and legal needs.
Evaluating Florida Truck Accident Cases
Most plaintiffs do not have experience with accident cases and may be unsure of what their case is worth. Although no Florida truck accident attorneys could provide an injured person with a guarantee regarding the value of the case, they could establish a general estimate based on the facts of the case. A lawyer could do this by investigating the wreck and establishing liability on behalf of the at-fault party.
Potential Plaintiff Liability
Liability assigned to an injured victim can significantly impact the value of their case. In many cases, defendants try to reduce their liability by working to convince the court that at least some of the responsibility for the accident in question lies with the plaintiff.
Although the defendant may still owe the victim compensation, proving comparative negligence typically reduces the compensation a plaintiff may recover in proportion to their degree of fault. Unlike in other states, though, plaintiffs in Florida can still recover partial compensation even if they bear more than 50 percent of the total fault for their injuries.
Truck Accident Settlements
The majority of truck accident cases in Florida are settled between the lawyers representing the plaintiff and defendant. The decision of whether to settle or proceed to trial ultimately rests with the plaintiff. However, it may be less stressful and possibly more productive to settle the case prior to trial.
Plaintiffs can discuss fair settlement amounts and benefits or disadvantages of a settlement with a truck accident lawyer in Florida before making a decision. Generally, though, it is good practice for a plaintiff to do so before speaking to the truck driver’s insurance company or lawyers. If they do not, the injured victim may leave money on the table that could have been part of their compensation.
Reach Out to a Seasoned Florida Truck Accident Attorney Today
A truck accident can result in painful injuries that leave you unable to work and dealing with expensive medical bills. To increase your chances of a successful case result that brings you the compensation you need, contact the knowledgeable Florida truck accident lawyers at Kogan & DiSalvo as soon as possible for your free initial consultation.