Not everything with trucks being on the open road is sunshine and rainbows, though. Why? Well, with so many big-rigs and passenger vehicles on the streets at any given time, collisions can occur from time to time. Sure, collisions between cars, trucks, vans, and SUVs are bad, but when eighteen-wheelers enter the equation, the events can become catastrophic. Due to the sheer size and weight of the tractor-trailers, head-on, rear-end, and side-impact crashes with standard vehicles can have significant consequences.
For one, death can enter the picture for the drivers and passengers of the smaller vehicles. Then, their loved ones are left to pick up the pieces. Additionally, truck accident victims can sustain severe and lasting injuries, which will be the focal point of this post. Ailments vary from one incident to the next, but they often include things such as broken bones, brain injuries, loss of limbs, paralysis, and more.
Victims Shouldn't Have To Pay To Recover When They Did Nothing Wrong
Truck drivers are just like other motorists, and they can make mistakes while behind the wheel. If they partake in negligent activities like speeding, distracted driving, or something else that causes an accident with injuries, victims might be entitled to fair compensation for their wounds. The Florida legal system is not a get-rich-quick scheme, but it can certainly assist Floridians in recovering restitution to recoup their losses. Compensation is typically calculated based on factors like...
• Current And Future Lost Wages
• Pain And Suffering
• Current And Future Medical Bills
• The Severity Of The Damages
Although injured parties may deserve the money, trucking companies usually don't simply hand over a check or cash. Rather, these organizations typically have legal teams on standby, waiting for claims to arise. The professionals don't mind taking the matters to trial, especially if it will help prevent their clients from having to pay fair compensation. However, victims do not merely have to accept this fate and take the situations lying down. Instead, they can hire a truck accident attorney to fight on their behalf and recover warranted restitution.
A Compensation Example From A Previous Case
Our team has proudly represented citizens of Ft. Myers, Port Charlotte, Sarasota, and other surrounding areas for more than 30-years. They will be more than happy to do the same for you. As mentioned earlier, compensation amounts vary from case to case. However, to give people an idea of what they could be in store for, an example of restitution recovered for a truck accident victim will be shared right here.
After obtaining a severe neck injury in a crash involving an eighteen-wheeler, our attorneys were able to recover $1-million for a woman after a motor vehicle versus a tractor-trailer collision. So, yes, it is possible for an injured party to score big bucks with the help of a lawyer. However, to obtain such a chunk of change, the damages must be extremely severe. Therefore, it is best for persons to avoid crashes whenever they can. If a catastrophe does happen to strike, though, just know that friendly, professional, and honest representation is only a phone call away.