Lawyers Protecting the Seriously Injured in South & Central Florida
Truck accidents are complex, violent events that leave many survivors with serious impairments. At Dolan Dobrinsky Rosenblum Bluestein, LLP, our award-winning Pompano Beach truck accident lawyers have helped hundreds of people like you obtain compensation following a truck collision. We know how to file these claims the correct way to maximize your ability to receive fair monetary compensation for your injuries.
Call us today. One of our Pompano Beach truck accident lawyers will schedule a meeting, where we can review your accident and injuries. We will also discuss possible compensation, so do not delay reaching out.
If you were in an accident and escaped unharmed, you should consider yourself fortunate. No amount of money from a lawsuit is worth the pain and emotional trauma of a serious personal injury. If you have suffered a serious injury in Miami, you’ll need the help of the civil justice system.
Receiving compensation following an accident is crucial in recovery. Our team of Miami personal injury attorneys can help you negotiate with insurance companies and others who may be involved in the incident in reaching a full and fair settlement.
Help for Serious Truck Accident Injuries
Truck accidents generate so much force that many victims are hospitalized after a crash. Most injuries are so serious that victims cannot work while they rehab. Please contact us if you have suffered any of the following:
Whiplash and other neck injuries
Traumatic brain injuries
Complex regional pain syndrome
Fair Compensation for Truck Accident Victims
Our clients lose large sums of money following a crash. Some of the out-of-pocket expenses include:
Car repairs. A collision with a semi-truck or another commercial vehicle can wreck a smaller car. The cost of repairs has increased enormously over the past few years, and the person responsible for the crash should pay compensation to fix your vehicle or possibly replace it.
Car rental. You probably need to rent a vehicle while your car is in the shop. This is an economic loss caused by the defendant, so they should pay for the rental.
Medical expenses. Treatment can range from setting a bone to having surgery. Many people incur massive medical bills while they try to rehab their serious truck accident injuries. Even if you have health insurance, the at-fault party should pay your medical bills.
Lost wages. Painful injuries and emotional distress can keep someone out of work for weeks. Make sure the at-fault party pays for lost wages.
Other losses are less tangible in nature but still deserve financial compensation. For example, a truck accident injury in Pompano Beach usually causes incredible pain, depression, anxiety, and other negative emotions. You deserve compensation for this pain and suffering, as you do for any permanent scarring or disfigurement.
Who Do We Sue for Compensation?
At Dolan Dobrinsky Rosenblum Bluestein, LLP, our Pompano Beach truck accident attorneys are focused on identifying the correct person responsible for your wreck. We gather relevant evidence and analyze it to determine how the accident happened—which leads directly to identifying the at-fault party.
In some wrecks, only one person is to blame. In others, more than one person could be at fault. We typically seek compensation from:
Truckers. A negligent trucker is at fault for any accident caused by speeding, illegal lane changes, tailgating, fatigue, or distraction. Truckers are also responsible for performing pre- and post-trip inspections. Any failure to perform this inspection could result in a collision.
Trucking companies. The company that owns the truck and/or employs the driver could also be at fault. They might have let a dangerous truck on the road, or they failed to properly supervise or train employees. Trucking companies must follow a detailed list of regulations, and violations can result in liability. An employer is also responsible when their employee injures someone on the job.
Mechanics. A mechanic could have performed poor maintenance work on a truck. For example, they might have failed to note how an axle was cracked, or they failed to fix the brakes properly. If these defects cause a collision, then the mechanic shares responsibility.
Loading companies. The owner of the freight probably loaded it into the trailer. Unbalanced and unsecured cargo are major contributing factors to some accidents, like jackknifes.
Manufacturers. A component on the truck might be defective, which leads directly to an accident. Our lawyers attempt to inspect the truck directly to uncover any flaws in manufacture or design.
Comparative Negligence and Your Truck Accident Case
Like other states, Florida realizes your own carelessness could have contributed to your crash. You might have been speeding, tailgating, or texting while driving. If so, then your comparative negligence will impact your case.
Florida has recently revised their comparative negligence law. Any fault will reduce your damages by a like percentage, so someone who is 45% at fault will receive 45% less in damages. Under the new law, a victim cannot receive any compensation if they are more at fault than the defendant.
Let our truck accident attorneys review the facts. Our firm has experience presenting cases in such a way that we minimize your own contribution to an accident. That will increase the amount of money you take home.
Evidence for Truck Accident Cases
Your ability to obtain fair compensation rests on your ability to show who is at fault. This requires high quality evidence. At DDRB, our lawyers know how to find the best evidence to use in your case. For example, we might rely on your memories that a large truck made an illegal lane change on the highway. But we can also strengthen your claim with additional evidence:
Third party witnesses. They can bolster your claim about what happened. These witnesses might be passengers in your car or other motorists on the road who stopped to help after the crash.
Dash cam footage. Your car (or another car) might have a dash cam installed, which recorded the accident. These cameras are more common than you think.
Truck data. Most commercial rigs today have electronic data recorders, which continuously record information about the truck, such as speed and any driver inputs. This data is enormously helpful in truck accident cases. Relying on it, we can piece together what actions a trucker took in the fateful moments before a wreck. Our lawyers will make sure the trucking company preserves this information.
Freight manifest. This information helps us identify who loaded the trailer and can reveal if the trailer was overloaded.
Toxicology tests. Federal law requires that truckers take a drug test after most accidents. We can use the results to see if the trucker was intoxicated or high. This evidence is powerful proof the trucker is at fault for your collision.
Physical evidence. For example, the damage to your car shows the forces generated and the angle of collision. For this reason, we highly recommend you contact our firm before getting your car fixed.
How Insurers View Truck Accident Claims
The defendant on the other side of your case will probably have a large Florida insurance company representing them. Even if you sue the trucker, his employer will be heavily involved, which means their insurance company is involved.
Insurers view all personal injury claims suspiciously. They also begin building a case against you from the very moment the accident happened. Investigators will swoop onto the accident scene to collect evidence within an hour of the collision, if not sooner. These investigators will talk to witnesses and take video or photographs of the scene.
Insurance companies might also try to get you to admit to contributory negligence—which reduces the value of your claim. They often call in the weeks following a crash to ask for a recorded statement. Even though you are in pain—and possibly not thinking clearly—they still want to ask questions. Investigators might also sift through your social media accounts, looking for any information to use.
Insurance companies negotiate aggressively. Although it ‘s often possible to settle out of court, victims and their families should never accept a low settlement. Instead, our legal team can review an offer and analyze whether you should request more. And a Pompano Beach truck accident lawyer at our firm can take the lead on negotiations on your behalf.
Experience You Can Rely On
The lawyers at DDRB have earned some of the highest honors in Florida for our personal injury work. Peers in the industry recognize our outstanding client service and legal skill in the personal injury field, including truck accidents. Our attorneys have enjoyed recognition from SuperLawyers®, Best Lawyers in America®, and the American Board of Trial Advocates.
Our dedication to our clients shows in everything we do—including the many settlements and verdicts we have won for gravely injured truck accident victims. There is no case too complicated for our lawyers to tackle.
The best news of all? You can afford our services. We never charge any fees unless we win your case. There is no risk to contacting our firm to review how we can help your claim.
Dolan Dobrinsky Rosenblum Bluestein, LLP, is prepared to jump in and help any truck accident victim with their personal injury claim. The road to recovery is long and rocky. You deserve to focus entirely on your physical and emotional recovery. Let us handle all the legal work, freeing you to focus on your family. Call us today to schedule a free consultation where you can ask questions and learn about your chances of receiving a favorable settlement for your injuries.
Mr Dobrinsky and his team represented me and advocated on my behalf with such care, eventually reaching a settlement from a large corporation that demonstrated it had the resources and willingness to rebuff my case and my injury as long as served them. They were constantly sensitive to my personal experience but also keen enough to identify the best ways to lean into the merits of my case and how best to make me whole. I am so grateful to them, their heart and their acuity as a firm.