The Villages Truck Accident Lawyer
Considering their massive size and weight, you probably expect that truck accidents are among the most deadly types of motor vehicle crashes, and the statistics support this assumption. According to Crash Facts 2017 published by the Florida Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles, there were 347 collisions involving commercial trucks in Sumter County. Three people died and another 88 suffered serious injuries in these incidents, causing significant physical, emotional, and financial losses.
Fortunately, Florida law provides you with rights and our attorneys at the Glover Law Firm can assist with enforcing them. Please contact our office to schedule a free consultation with a member of our team. We can explain more about how a Villages truck accident lawyer can help with your claim.
Common Causes of Truck Accidents
In general, truck crashes typically occur because of driver carelessness. In the practice of law, the term is negligence. To recover compensation, you must prove that the truck operator failed to drive safely, directly causing the accident in which you were injured. Some common factors behind truck accidents include:
- Speeding in excess of the posted limit;
- Driving while under the influence of alcohol or drugs;
- Texting, talking on the phone, or other forms of distracted driving;
- Driving while fatigued or in violation of Hours of Service regulations;
- Taking turns too quickly; and,
- Many other forms of negligent driving.
Recover Compensation for Your Losses
Like other motor vehicle accident matters, you typically initiate a truck accident case by filing a claim with the driver’s insurance company. The claims process may seem straightforward, but you’re likely to encounter pushback in dealing with the insurer. These companies look out for their own best interests, not yours. The response to your claim may be a lower counteroffer or an outright denial. In such a situation, you may need to file a lawsuit in court to recover monetary damages.
Retaining an experienced attorney to represent you is essential, from the initial filing of a claim to final resolution of your case. A lawyer knows strategies to counter insurance company tactics, so you can obtain the compensation you deserve for your injuries in a truck accident. If the insurer won’t settle for a reasonable amount, your attorney will take the matter to court.
Unique Factors Regarding Truck Collisions
As if dealing with an insurance company isn’t difficult enough, there are other complicated issues that arise in a truck accident, such as:
- Multiple parties beyond the truck driver and insurer, including a trucking company, employer, business partnership, and others;
- The potential for catastrophic injuries and sky-high medical costs;
- Insurance coverage in the millions for truck drivers, which means insurers assign their best employees to fight your claim.
Consult with a Truck Accident Attorney in The Villages
If you or a loved one was injured in a truck collision, please contact the Glover Law Firm to set up a no-cost case evaluation at our offices in The Villages. We can provide more information on your rights and legal remedies after reviewing the details of your case.