Trucking Accident Injury Law
Experienced Commercial Trucking Injury Lawyers in Florida
Commercial trucking accidents take place frequently in the state of Florida. According to the Florida Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles there are approximately 2500 accident involving commercial vehicles in Florida each month, that result in around 10,000 injuries and roughly 200 fatalities. These cases are extremely serious, requiring the complete attention and dedication of an experienced personal injury attorney.
Trucking accident cases often occur as a result of:
At some point in time, almost all drivers will be on the road with some type of large commercial vehicle. Due the weight and size of these trucks, what might seem like minor collisions can result in significant injury or even death. Smaller vehicles drivers are particularly vulnerable in these circumstances, where being involved in trucking accident could result in injuries that may have lifelong effects. Our team of trucking accident personal injury lawyers at the Law Offices of Craig Goldenfarb, P.A. understand your legal rights and are not only committed to getting you the maximum amount of compensation possible, but helping you through the physical recovery process.
Even the most cautious of drivers can become a victim of a trucking accident through no fault of their own. Our attorney team at the Law Offices of Craig Goldenfarb, P.A. are familiar with both national guidelines of the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Regulations and Florida trucking laws. Trucking companies and drivers are held to strict regulations such as, making sure trucks are properly maintained, loaded properly, driver logs are accurate and up to date, and the driver has had ample rest prior to transport. We can provide you with effective representation that may award you with rightful compensation for injuries that you sustain due to the negligence of a trucking company or driver.
Trucking accident case types include, but are not limited to:
Injury types resulting from trucking accidents are often very severe and may include, but are not limited to:
- Catastrophic Injuries
- Broken Neck
- Traumatic Brain Injuries (TBI)
- Severe Burns
- Permanent Sensory Deprivation (Vision, Hearing, etc)
- Fatalities (i.e. Wrongful Death)
We are prepared to provide you with experienced legal representation you need to build a case for the compensation you deserve, if you happen to be a victim of a trucking accident due to the negligence of another party. Our trucking accident personal injury attorneys work on a contingency fee basis. This means that if and only if we secure compensation by way of a settlement with or a verdict against the defendant insurance company will we take an attorney’s fee. We also deduct the reasonable costs of the case at the end of the settlement or verdict. We must deduct the medical expenses and liens as well, though part of our job is to negotiate or reduce down the balance of your medical expenses and liens before paying them out on your behalf.
Liability & Damage Recovery
With thousands of commercial vehicles passing through our Florida communities everyday it is the responsibility for the trucking company and driver to stay within the legal guidelines of operating such a motor vehicle. When such precautions are neglected, trucks that are 10-15 times the size and weight of any given passenger vehicle, cause a disproportionate amount of damage and injury to the person operating the passenger automobile.
Trucking accident injury victims may recover compensation that includes:
Our commercial truck accident attorneys at the Law Offices of Craig Goldenfarb, P.A understand the problems associated with big-rigs and semi-trucks. Insurances companies try to convince people to accept their lowest offers, so it is imperative that you consult our team of experienced trucking accident attorneys on how to recover all the compensation that you are rightful entitled to.
In the fall of 2014, Mr. Craig Goldenfarb was featured in a Daily Business Review for the substantial settlement he obtained on behalf of the wife and surviving children of a major trucking accident which caused the death of a tow truck driver on the side of I-95. Mr. Goldenfarb obtained a $6,500,000 settlement for the family. Read the Daily Business Review Article.
Why Choose the
Law Offices of Craig Goldenfarb
Our team at the Law Offices of Craig Goldenfarb, P.A. will help you understand what your legal options are and work on your behalf to get as large of a compensation settlement as you are entitled under the law. We service our clients in a variety of ways, including:
- Reason 1: Finding Medical Treatment
We help you find immediate medical treatment within 14 days of your accident to protect your rights to compensation.
- Reason 2: Building your Case
We obtain, document and preserve evidence such as medical records, police reports, insurance information and material linked to lost wages.
- Reason 3: Providing Treatment Guidance
We help facilitate on-going medical care, document progress, and keep records of all expenses, that add value to your case.
- Reason 4: Negotiating for Compensation
We identify the defendants and available insurance coverage, so we may negotiate effectively with insurance companies over the value of your case. We also negotiate to lower the balance of medical bills that become due, putting more money in your pocket.
- Reason 5: Legal Advice and Direction
We aid you in the decision-making process throughout your case and are available to represent your future personal injury legal needs, including those of a family member or friend.
What to do if you have been in a
Commercial Trucking Accident.
- Step 1: Stay on the Scene
Leaving the scene of an accident you are involved in, especially if some has been injured or even killed, is a criminal offense. Doing so could result in significant criminal charges and even jail time. It is always best to wait for the appropriate time to leave, which will be indicated by a present law enforcement officer.
- Step 2: Check on Everyone Involved
First make sure that you are OK, and that you have not sustained any injuries. Some of your own injuries may not be immediately apparent, so be cautious before rushing to the aid of another. If anyone on the scene needs emergency medical attention, contact an ambulance immediately. If anyone is unconscious or in severe pain, do not move them unless they are in eminent danger, otherwise wait until qualified medical professionals arrive.
- Step 3: Call the Police
The police deal with auto accidents frequently. Having a law enforcement authority on the scene will allow you to have an official police report filed detailing the occurrence, and ensure that the appropriate information has been exchanged. Do not move your vehicles so that when the police arrive, the scene can be reported as accurately as possible.
- Step 4: Gather Evidence
It is important to be as prepared as possible even in situations that seem less significant. Don’t simply rely on the police report, but gather all the information necessary from drivers, which will include:
– Full Name
– Phone Number
– Drivers’ License Number
– Vehicle Registration Information
– License Plate Number
– Insurance Information
– Take Pictures!
If there are any passengers or witness, collect their names, phone numbers and addresses also. Makes sure to take pictures, and if possible draw a small diagram of the accident. Take pictures of the accident site and of any damages to your vehicle as soon as possible, this helps ensure that you receive the appropriate amount of compensation for vehicle damage and help you recall details that might otherwise later escape your memory.
- Step 5: Contact a Lawyer
A major car accident is one of the most terrifying and stressful events that may occur in a person’s life. Besides having to deal with the pain of your injuries, there are other considerations, such as the damage to your vehicle and working with the insurance company that can become a headache for you to experience.
Contact an experienced attorney like the Law Offices of Craig Goldenfarb, P.A. to represent you if you suffer a personal injury in an auto accident. A skilled attorney will be dedicated to serving your interests and can assist you in recovering financial compensation and additional aid for future expenses resulting from your injury.
- Step 6: Get Medical Treatment
Sometimes due to the rush of adrenaline as a consequence of the car accident, your injuries may not be immediately apparent, as you may have sustained internal injuries that reveal themselves several days after the auto accident. Make sure to see a doctor as soon as possible, even if you don’t have insurance, and keep a detailed account of medical expenses which could bolster your case. You may be entitled to compensation for such expenses. Our attorney team at Law Offices of Craig Goldenfarb, P.A. will actually guide you through this process, so that you get the appropriate treatment for your needs.
- Step 7: Be Extra Cautious!
DO NOT admit fault or claim liability to anyone on the accident scene.
DO examine your surroundings, be vigilant or additional dangers, and document the scene to the best of your ability.
DO NOT call a “lawyer referral service” for help;
DO hire a lawyer who can refer you to medical treatment within 14 days of the accident.
DO NOT allow anyone to solicit you after an accident, either by phone or in person, to either hire an attorney or visit a clinic;
DO report the incident to the Division of Insurance Fraud at 1-800-378-0445. You may be entitled to a reward for the successful prosecution of solicitor crimes.
DO NOT sign anything you are uncomfortable signing nor agree to an insurance settlement prematurely;
DO ask any lawyer you are considering to hire for a free consultation.
Here at the Law Offices of Craig Goldenfarb, P.A., we are recognized for our ability to achieve great case results for our personal injury clients.
We understand that an unexpected trucking accident can be traumatizing, and we want to be the law office that fights for your interests so that you can get the compensation you deserve for your injuries.
Our office is located West Palm Beach and we service the entire state of Florida.
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