How long do I have to bring a lawsuit against those who are legally responsible for my personal injuries?
In the state of Florida, we have specific statutes that indicate how much time you have to file a lawsuit after a certain type of accident or event. General personal injury cases in the state of Florida, like a motor vehicle accident case that results in injury, the statute of limitations is four years…. Read More »
Not without speaking with a lawyer or consulting with a lawyer that has experience in handling cases against trucking companies. Ultimately, your case may resolve by an amicable resolution or settlement, without the need for litigation or without the need for a jury trial. The decision to settle with a motor carrier or a… Read More »
Yes, you absolutely can sue the company or the motor carrier that owns the tractor-trailer, the commercial motor vehicle that was involved in the accident, and also the company that employs the driver of the truck. In Florida, we have what’s called the dangerous instrumentality doctrine. Thus, owners of commercial motor vehicles are responsible… Read More »
You should. You should contact a lawyer if you’ve been the victim of a truck accident or an accident involving a commercial motor vehicle. Truck companies or motor carriers, that’s what they’re known as, motor carriers, they have extensive experience in investigating truck accidents. They have what are called rapid response teams that get… Read More »
They’re not necessarily more difficult than a car accident claim, but they can be different. That’s the important thing to know that when handling a truck accident case, there are different laws that apply, for example, the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Regulations. It’s very important for the lawyer that’s involved in that case on… Read More »
Yes, the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Regulations that are promulgated by the federal government have been adopted in the state of Florida by Florida Statute Section 316.302. A truck driver in the state of Florida, whether driving intrastate, meaning within the state of Florida only, or interstate going from state to state, they must… Read More »