Sarasota Truck Accident Lawyer
There are multiple major interstates coursing through and around Sarasota, so you’re probably not surprised to learn that heavier commercial vehicle traffic means an increase in truck accidents. It’s also not shocking that these incidents can be devastating for the occupants of the passenger vehicle. Statistics from the Florida Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles (FLHSMV) reveal that around 1 in 5 victims of truck accidents are killed or sustain serious injuries. The massive size of semis, 18-wheelers, delivery trucks, and other commercial vehicles is most definitely a factor.
Your losses can be catastrophic if you were hurt or lost a loved one in a truck accident, but there are additional reasons that these cases are more complicated than car crashes. As such, it’s wise to retain an experienced lawyer to assist with the claims process. You can count on our team at Barbas, Nuñez, Sanders, Butler & Hovsepian, Attorneys and Counselors at Law to handle the legal complexities. Please contact our office to set up a free case assessment with a Sarasota truck accident lawyer. An overview of the basic laws may also be useful.
The Claims Process for Florida Truck Accidents
The legal basis for most motor vehicle crashes is negligence, and truck collisions are no different. The process typically starts by filing a claim with an insurance company that provides coverage for the responsible motorist. In a truck accident, there may be many potential parties, such as:
- The truck operator;
- The driver’s employer;
- The trucking company;
- The owner of the rig;
- A partnership;
- A manufacturer for the truck, trailer, or components; and/or,
- The company that loaded the cargo.
Still, even when fault in a truck accident seems clear, you could be denied compensation by an insurance company that puts its own interests first. Most truck insurance policies cover $750,000 or more in losses, so there’s a lot at stake for the insurer. The adjuster might try to blame you for the crash or contest the severity of your injuries. At that point, it’s necessary to file a lawsuit in civil court.
Monetary Damages for Victims of Truck Accidents
Considering that trucks massively outweigh passenger vehicles, your losses could be catastrophic. Our attorneys at Barbas, Nuñez, Sanders, Butler & Hovsepian are relentless in dealing with insurance companies and will fight for you in court. We will seek all available compensation allowed by law, including:
- Costs of your medical treatment, such as surgery, hospitalization, emergency care, pain medication, physical therapy, long-term rehabilitation, in-home care, and related services;
- Lost income and future earning capacity;
- Pain and suffering;
- Scarring and disfigurement;
- Losses that affect your personal relationships;
- Diminished quality of life; and,
- Many other losses.
Consult with a Sarasota Truck Accident Lawyer About Your Options
For more information about your rights and remedies as the victim of a truck crash, please contact Barbas, Nuñez, Sanders, Butler & Hovsepian, Attorneys and Counselors at Law. You can schedule your no-cost consultation with a member of our team by calling our Sarasota office at 800.227.2275 or check us out online.