Florida Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles data shows that thousands of people suffer from severe truck accident injuries each year. Negligent drivers and operators are responsible for covering serious injuries and related losses that they caused you under Florida law. However, their insurers may not have an accurate picture of the facts, resulting in unfair settlements and requiring legal advice from Sarasota truck accident lawyers.
Salter, Healy, Rivera & Heptner represent truck accident injury victims pursuing claims against truck drivers, operators, and companies. We understand the intricacies of state and federal laws, which heavily influence the outcome of your case. Find out how we have helped people obtain just outcomes for more than sixty combined years during a Free Consultation at (727) 321-HELP.
Causation is a legal concept referring to the event that caused your injuries, such as a collision. Establishing causation is essential since it is an important element in proving negligence. Negligence is the factor that gives you standing to file an insurance claim against the trucking company or driver.
Examples of causation discovered by our Sarasota truck accident lawyers at Salter, Healy, Rivera & Heptner include:
Poor road conditions
Inadequate vehicle maintenance
Take note; the causation of most trucking accidents is preventable, thus giving your claim standing when negligence plays a role. Our legal team will use our firm’s investigatory resources and deploy evidence-preservation methods that get to the bottom of how your accident caused your injuries.
Proving Negligence After Truck Accident Injuries in Sarasota
Determining the cause of your truck accident is just one piece of the bigger puzzle. Florida civil laws also require you to prove several other elements. Otherwise, you could face an insurance claim denial either in whole or in part.
The Sarasota truck accident lawyers at Salter, Healy, Rivera & Heptner will look into other elements, including:
The truck driver or company owed you a duty of care
The truck driver or company breached their duty of care
The truck driver’s or company’s breach in their duty of care caused your accident
The accident resulted in injuries and incurred financial losses
Our law firm will review the details of your car accident, point-by-point and use our findings to negotiate an equitable settlement that pays for current/future medical bills, current/future lost wages, emotional distress, punitive damages (rare), and other financial losses knowns as damages.
Deadlines on Florida Truck Accident Injury Claims
Physical evidence and eyewitness memories both fade over time. As such, a civil deadline known as the statute of limitations generally applies to personal injury claims, including truck accidents, under FL Stat. § 95.11(3)(a). This Florida statute gives up to four years to file a civil action.
Avoid Legal Errors by Getting Expert Legal Advice
Missing the statute of limitations will negatively impact your case. Ensure you file your claim with a Sarasota truck accident lawyer to avoid missing this and all applicable deadlines, which could be much shorter than the general period. Call Salter, Healy, Rivera & Heptner at (727) 321-HELP or online to schedule a Free Consultation about your legal options.