Jupiter Truck Accident Lawyer
Truck accidents are unique in the types of catastrophic, sometimes fatal injuries they can cause to occupants of the other vehicle, and statistics from the Florida Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles are proof. Every year, there are more than 27,300 truck collisions in the state, 3,200 of which occur in Palm Beach County. Hundreds of individuals are killed or suffer serious injuries, leading to devastating losses for victims and their families.
Our attorneys at Scott Smith Injury Law understand how being involved in a truck accident is life-changing, which is why we’re committed to getting you the compensation you deserve. Please call our firm today to schedule a free case evaluation with a member of our team today. We can explain how a Jupiter truck accidents lawyer can assist, but some general information may be useful.
Causes of Truck Crashes
Driver carelessness is the underlying cause of most truck collisions, referred to as negligence in the practice of law. You must prove that the truck operator breached the duty to exercise reasonable care when driving, and this failure was the direct cause of the accident. Some examples of truck driver negligence include:
- Speeding above the posted limit;
- Traveling too fast for conditions;
- Driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs;
- Taking curves too quickly;
- Failure to yield;
- Illegal lane changes; and,
- Many others.
Note that a truck accident can also be caused by other individuals who had a hand in loading cargo, making repairs, regular maintenance, conducting inspections, and other acts. Plus, the driver’s employer can also be liable for the negligence of its employee. Therefore, there may be additional potential parties beyond the truck driver, trucking company, and insurer.
Seeking Monetary Damages for Your Losses
The first step in a truck accident case is filing a claim with the driver and/or truck company’s insurer. The process can be challenging, since these policies provide coverage far beyond that of a typical motorist. When hundreds of thousands of dollars – or even millions – are at stake, the insurance company will fight your claim every step of the way. If the insurer refuses to settle for a reasonable amount, it may be necessary to go to court.
Our lawyers at Scott Smith Injury Law will be at your side in dealings with the insurance company, and we’re prepared to fight for your rights in court. We develop a strategy to recover top compensation for your losses, including:
- Medical costs to treat your injuries;
- Lost wages, if you were unable to work;
- Emotional distress;
- Pain and suffering;
- Diminished quality of life; and,
- Many others.
Contact a Jupiter, FL Truck Accidents Attorney to Discuss Your Rights
You can see that the legal process for truck collision claims is more complicated than other motor vehicle crashes, so it’s essential to retain experienced representation. You can trust our team at Scott Smith Injury Law to assist throughout the legal process, so please call 561.500.HELP (4357) or go online to set up your complimentary consultation.