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Truck Accident Claims in Florida

Semi Truck Driving on the Highway

Florida is one of the most trafficked states when it comes to commercial trucks. With all of the ports and ships that come in, it only makes sense for commercial trucks to transport the cargo up from Florida to the rest of the nation.

With such a high number of trucks on the highways, Florida sees quite a few devastating truck accidents each year. Commercial trucks can weigh up to 40 tons when filled to capacity and can cause catastrophic damage to a smaller vehicle in a crash.

If you've been in an accident with a commercial truck, you may have a claim against the truck driver or a negligent trucking company. Contact our truck accident lawyers in Orlando today to learn more about your options.

What to Do After a Truck Accident

Being involved in an accident of any kind is extremely stressful. It can be hard to remember what you need to do and what information you should gather. If you have been in an accident with a truck, first, keep calm and avoid saying anything that may hurt your personal injury case down the road.

After a truck accident you should:

  • Check you or any passengers for injuries
  • If someone is injured, call 911 and get medical attention as soon as possible. Your adrenaline could be preventing you from feeling your injuries so it is best to be seen by a medical professional even if you don’t feel any pain.
  • Remove your car from the road if you are able to, but make sure to remain at the scene of the accident
  • If there are no injuries, contact the police to report the accident and make sure to request a copy of their accident report
  • Take photos of the accident, your injuries, and any other potential evidence at the accident site
  • Note any other parties involved, including the company the other truck driver, is working for
  • Exchange personal information with the other party. You will want to get their name, address, phone, email address, insurance company, policy information, driver's license number, and any contact information of their employer
  • If there are witnesses, get their statements and contact information so they can be contacted down the line
  • Document your injuries by keeping a daily journal even if they are minor. This information may be used during a case.

It is important to remember to not admit fault or liability to anyone. Save the details of what happened for an experienced truck accident attorney. Also, do not make any posts on social media about your accident. If your accident ends up on social media networks, do not comment on the incident. Anything you post online can appear in court and be held against you.

What Are Common Causes of Truck Accidents?

Many people wonder, "can I sue for being hit by a semi truck?" The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration regulates what trucking companies and their drivers may and may not do, including how they should operate and maintain their vehicles, all to prevent accidents.

Truck accidents can be the result of driver negligence as well as the result of violations on the part of the trucking company. If your accident was the result of negligence, you may have a case.

Common causes of truck accidents include:

  • Driver distraction
  • Tired driving
  • Drunk driving
  • Improper maintenance
  • Improper loading
  • Improper equipment of commercial trucks

If you have been hit by a truck driver and need to fight for compensation, an Orlando trucking accident attorney from Florida Injury Law Firm has the experience that you need.

Contact an Orlando Trucking Accident Lawyer

The sooner you speak with an attorney, the sooner you can begin building a case to recover your damages after a truck accident. Catastrophic injuries can require extensive medical treatment, and you will need a capable lawyer to fight for the compensation that you deserve. Florida Injury Law Firm has successfully recovered more than $100 million in damages.

Our entire firm participates in numerous charity functions each year and is dedicated to the local community. If you are searching for a truck accident attorney in Orlando who cares and who can maximize your compensation for an accident, contact us today!

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