Sarasota Truck Accident Injury Lawyer
Sarasota Truck Accident Injury Lawyer
Did a negligent truck driver cause your injuries in Southwest Florida? If so, you may be entitled to compensation for medical treatment, lost wages, and pain and suffering. A Sarasota truck accident injury lawyer at David Harris Law possesses a strong command of state and federal trucking regulations that can help you understand your legal options.
We Can Get You Answers
We have recovered millions of dollars on behalf of injury victims and surviving family members. The Sarasota truck accident injury lawyer at David Harris Law wants to help you pursue an award, too. Call us now at (941) 667-6900 to schedule yours or message us about your case here.
David Harris Law Investigates the Cause of Your Accident
Due to their size and weight, semi-trucks are difficult to maneuver. It takes them longer to come to a halt, and they are unable to maneuver around obstacles quickly. There are also several rules that apply to these cases that do not apply to private passenger vehicle accidents.
A Sarasota truck accident injury lawyer on our legal team may recommend that you pursue a negotiated settlement or civil award if the truck or driver exhibited any of the following:
- Aggressive driving
- Distracted driving
- Driver exhaustion
- Driving under intoxication
- Improper cargo loading
- Poor truck maintenance
- Poorly trained drivers
- Runaway trucks
- Unsafe lane-changes
- Other negligent acts
Typically, there are many parties involved in these cases. Truck drivers, trucking companies, and cargo owners may all be distinct entities that could owe you compensation. David Harris Law will thoroughly investigate every aspect of your accident to determine what happened and hold at-fault parties accountable.
Would a Free Consultation Help You?
A Free Consultation is your opportunity to learn more about your legal options and rights at no cost or obligation. Call us now at (941) 667-6900 to schedule yours or message us here. Our firm does not get paid for our time and resources until you win your case.
Evidence Preservation Is Vital to Achieving Your Objectives
The vast majority of semi-truck accidents are the result of negligence. To establish negligence, you must establish and prove four elements, including duty, breach, causation, and damages. A preponderance of the evidence is the legal standard for negligence, meaning that you must establish that the defendant’s actions directly resulted in your injuries.
Your Sarasota truck accident injury lawyer at David Harris Law will preserve evidence that proves your allegations, including:
- Accident reconstruction evidence
- Driver drug test results
- Driver history
- Expert opinion and testimony
- Eyewitness accounts
- Medical reports and notes
- Police reports
- Traffic camera footage
- Truck maintenance logs
- Trucking company accident reports
- Trucking company records
- Victim’s pain and suffering journal
- Other forms of evidence
We sift through the evidence to build the strongest case possible. This includes defending your claim for damages as well as rebutting unjustified allegations of blame leveled against you. You will not have to face your detractors alone when fighting for a reasonable settlement or civil award.
A Sarasota Truck Accident Injury Lawyer Holds Liable Parties Accountable
Personal injury protection (PIP) coverage is required in Florida. After a crash, you will need to seek benefits from your own provider first. If your damages, or financial losses, exceed your policy limits or the provider simply refuses to pay, you may be able to sue or file a claim with the at-fault party’s insurance provider. We can assist you at this stage, well in advance of litigation strategies.
If your PIP does not cover your injuries, we will pursue the at-fault parties for your full compensation, including:
- Cargo loading company
- Cargo’s owner
- Dock company
- Maintenance providers
- Third-party drivers
- Truck operator
- Truck owner
- Other liable parties
Essentially, any party involved in the chain of events that resulted in your injury may bear some responsibility. It is easy to miss liable parties, which underscores the importance of working with a Sarasota truck accident injury lawyer. David Harris Law will review the facts and evidence to ensure that you hold the right negligent parties accountable.
Florida Provides Compensation Rights to Injury Victims
Determining how much your case is worth after a truck accident is challenging without getting legal advice first. There are several rules that apply to your case, and the presence of specific facts will influence the outcome. Our Sarasota truck accident injury lawyer can take a closer look at your situation so that you demand the right amount from the insurance company.
Types of awards that we have recovered in the past on behalf of clients include:
- Lost enjoyment of life
- Lost wages and benefits
- Medical costs
- Mental anguish
- Pain and suffering
- Travel to appointments
- Wrongful death
- And more
We retain the services of experts to assist us in valuing your damages. Not only do expert reports assist in obtaining an accurate and reasonable figure, but they also lend authority to the damages calculation. Even in the early stages of litigation, such reports can be persuasive and assist with settlement demands.
Let Us Fight on Your Behalf
The most critical aspect of pursuing a personal injury claim is that you seek medical attention immediately and then seek legal advice. Our Sarasota truck accident injury lawyer at David Harris Law is ready to protect your legal rights, help you find the best medical care possible, and hold liable trucking companies accountable.
However, FL Stat. § 95.11 prescribes a statute of limitations that your case must follow and missing this or any other applicable deadlines will negatively impact your claim. Avoid making any legal mistakes altogether by hiring a legal team that cares about the meticulous management of your case.
Call Us for a Free Consultation
Our Sarasota truck accident injury attorney in David Harris Law can help you devise the right case strategy after an accident. Get in touch with us for a Free Consultation at (941) 667-6900, or send a private message here. There are no attorneys’ fees unless we win your case.