Florida Truck Accident Lawyer

If you or a loved one have been involved in a truck accident in Florida, you may feel overwhelmed and unsure of what steps to take next. In such cases, it’s vital to seek a qualified and experienced truck accident lawyer to help you fight for your rights and navigate the legal process.

At Eltringham Law Group, we understand the physical, emotional, and financial toll an accident can take on you and your loved ones. That’s why we are committed to helping injured victims like you get the justice and compensation you deserve. Contact the Eltringham Law Group today for a free consultation with one of our experienced Florida personal injury attorneys.

Why Hire a Truck Accident Lawyer?

Hiring a truck accident lawyer can make a significant difference in the outcome of your case. Your lawyer will work tirelessly to ensure your rights are protected throughout the process. Here are some reasons why you should hire a truck accident lawyer:

Identify all liable parties

Truck accidents often involve multiple parties, including the truck driver, trucking company, manufacturer, and others. A skilled truck accident lawyer will investigate your case thoroughly to determine who is liable and ensure that all parties are held accountable for their role in the accident.

Get the right compensation

Truck accidents can result in significant medical bills, lost wages, and other expenses. A truck accident lawyer will work to ensure that you receive the right compensation for your injuries.

Get the appropriate legal strategy

Every truck accident case is unique, which is why it’s important to have a legal strategy tailored to your specific case. An accident lawyer will work with you to develop a strategy that fits your needs and helps you achieve your goals.

Handle complex negotiations

Truck accident cases often involve negotiations with insurance companies, trucking companies, and other parties. A truck accident lawyer has the expertise to handle such negotiations and protect your rights.

Common Injuries in Truck Accidents

Truck accidents can result in catastrophic injuries, often requiring extensive medical treatment and rehabilitation. Due to the size and weight of commercial trucks, the injuries sustained in these accidents are often more severe than in car accidents.

Some of the common injuries in truck accidents include:

  • Broken bones
  • Back and neck injuries
  • Head injuries
  • Internal injuries
  • Rib and torso injuries
  • Spinal cord injuries
  • Burn injuries
  • Death

Who Is Liable for a Truck Accident in Florida?

Determining liability in a truck accident can be complex, which is why it’s crucial to have an experienced truck accident lawyer on your side. While, in some cases, the truck driver may be solely responsible for the accident, the liability for commercial truck accidents can sometimes extend beyond the driver.

The following parties may also be held liable in a truck accident:

The trucking company or the driver’s employer

The trucking company that owns the truck or employs the driver can be held liable if the accident was caused by negligent hiring, training, or supervision. Unfortunately, it has become quite common for trucking companies to hire unqualified drivers with long histories of prior on the job accidents, moving violations & safety violations.

The manufacturer

The manufacturer can be held responsible if a defective part or equipment caused an accident. For example, if the truck’s brakes failed due to a manufacturing defect, the manufacturer may be liable for the accident.

The truck owner

If the truck is owned by a different entity than the trucking company, the owner can be held responsible for the accident if they were negligent in the maintenance or repair of the vehicle.

Third-party businesses or contractors

If the accident was caused by a third-party contractor, such as a maintenance company or loading crew, they might be liable for their negligence.

Types of Truck Accidents We Handle

At Eltringham Law Group, we are dedicated to representing clients who have been injured in truck accidents. Our experienced truck and semi-truck accident attorneys have handled a variety of truck accident cases, including:

  • Rear-end collisions
  • Head-on collisions
  • Underride accidents
  • Rollover accidents
  • Jackknife accidents
  • Brake failure
  • Lost load accidents

Compensation for a Truck Accident

When you are injured in a truck accident in Florida, you may be entitled to receive compensation for the damages caused. The process of obtaining compensation can be complicated, but with the help of a truck accident lawyer, you can receive the compensation you deserve.

The following are some of the damages you may be compensated for:

  • Medical bills: This includes the cost of treatment you have already received as well as the estimated cost of any future medical treatment that you may require as a result of the accident.
  • Future treatment expenses: If you are seriously injured and require ongoing medical treatment or rehabilitation, compensation for future treatment expenses can help you cover the cost of these ongoing treatments.
  • Pain and suffering: You may be entitled to receive compensation for the physical pain, emotional distress, and mental anguish you have experienced as a result of the accident.
  • Lost income: If you have had to take time off or have been unable to work due to the injuries sustained in the accident, you may be compensated for lost income.
  • Lost earning potential: In case you are unable to return to work in the same capacity as before the accident, or you are unable to work at all due to the injuries sustained, you may be entitled to receive compensation for lost earning potential.
  • Wrongful death: If a loved one has died due to a truck accident, you may receive compensation for funeral expenses, loss of companionship, and other damages.

Get in Touch With a Florida Truck Accident Lawyer

The Eltringham Law Group is a dedicated personal injury law firm that can help you navigate the complexities of a truck accident case and fight for your rights. To schedule a free consultation with one of our truck accident lawyers in Florida, contact us or call us at (561) 338-0420.

Truck Accident Case FAQs

What should I do in case of a truck accident?

In case of a truck accident, seek medical attention, report the accident to the authorities, document the scene, gather information from witnesses and contact a truck accident lawyer.

How can a truck accident lawyer help me with my case?

A truck accident lawyer can help you navigate the complexities of a case, protect your rights, and pursue the compensation you deserve.

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I usually never leave reviews, good or bad, but for this instance, I most definitely had to. David and Marnie were both AMAZING. They made me feel comfortable and confident in their ability to resolve my case. I was walking in a crosswalk and was hit by a vehicle resulting in having to go to the hospital. I sustained injuries from this that I am still in the midst of dealing with. I contacted the firm and was able to speak with them via zoom immediately. I decided to sign with them on a Monday evening (3 days after my accident) and by Tuesday afternoon (the very next day) my case was settled. And settled for the very max that was able to be obtained. I attribute a lot of this to not only the expertise of the firm, but the relationships that Marnie has built with her experience working as a lawyer within a major insurance provider, which just so happened to be the insurance provider involved in my case. This is incredibly atypical for a case to be settled this quickly, especially with this outcome. It has been two weeks to the day today that my accident has happened and my case has already been resolved. I am blessed and more than happy that I decided to hire this firm. Every case is different, but I can bet that this firm will handle your case with care and the utmost professionalism. I pray I never have to go through a situation like this again, but if I did, I wouldn’t hesitate to call this law firm. Thank you guys very much!!

Shekeara

I highly recommend Eltringham Law Group to anyone seeking legal advice after having a car accident. David Eltringham and his entire staff gave me the personal attention I needed during a very difficult and painful time. David took the extra steps needed to ensure that I received the medical care I needed as well as the financial compensation I deserved. Harold Torres, Paralegal updated me every step of the way. Thank you Eltringham Law Group!

Laura Lauri

I had such a great experience with Eltringham Law Group! I was always kept in the loop and the experience was so personal. I was always in close contact with Teresa who was an absolute pleasure to work with. I would definitely recommend Eltringham Law Group again and again – I couldn’t have asked for a better experience!!!

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Recent Case Results

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$1M

COMMERCIAL TRUCKING ACCIDENT

March 2022

$600K

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$125K

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Lighthouse™ is a system unique to Eltringham Law Group – Personal Injury & Car Accident Attorneys, it’s what makes us different from other personal injury attorneys. We built this program to hold our own attorneys accountable and make sure our clients are getting the care and consideration they deserve.

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Client Onboarding
Client Onboarding

The client meets with our Lighthouse Concierge Team to discuss the details of their potential case. A dedicated Lighthouse Team Member is assigned to the case to gather information and maintain constant communication with the client.

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Investigation Case Analyzer
Investigation Case Analyzer

The assigned Lighthouse Team Member gathers and assess all information related to the case. A majority of the information is processed, paperwork is submitted and any questions/concerns the Lighthouse Team has for the client are clearly communicated and addressed.

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Client Success Maximizer
Client Success Maximizer

The client meets with their Lighthouse Concierge Team Members to conduct a full review and explanation of the process. Both legal and medical records are reviewed and our team sets realistic and achievable expectations for the client.

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Phase 1 Medical
Phase 1 Medical

The client is undergoing treatment at this point of the process and the Lighthouse Concierge Team maintains consistent communication to monitor the treatment scheduled. Additional medical referrals and testing may be required at this point if recommended by the current medical provider.

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Phase 2 Medical
Phase 2 Medical

The client finalizes initial medical treatments that may include referrals to specialists, medical procedures, further testing and/or additional treatment recommendations by their medical providers.

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Resolution or Litigation
Resolution or Litigation

The Lighthouse Concierge Team is in communication with those involved with and/or responsible for the damages incurred in your case. Two possible outcomes at this stage are 1) an achieved settlement agreement or 2) the inability to achieve a fair settlement that will result in the Eltringham Law Group filing a law suit on your behalf.

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Post-Settlement Process
Post-Settlement Process

The case has completed and an agreement/resolution has been achieved with maximum in the best interest of the client. The Lighthouse Concierge Team meets with the client to fully explain the results and work diligently to finalize their case.