Collisions between a truck and a motor vehicle are often catastrophic. Commercial trucks are significantly heavier and larger than the average passenger car and can easily devastate the vehicle and the occupants inside. If you are injured in a Tampa truck accident, you can suffer from severe injuries and extensive financial hardship—but you may also be eligible for financial compensation. In these situations, the Tampa truck accident attorneys at Salter, Healy, Rivera & Heptner can fight for your right to recovery and secure the compensation you deserve.
Why Choose Us
Our attorneys have decades of combined legal experience and have recovered millions of dollars in settlements and jury verdicts for personal injury claims.
We understand how painful a truck accident can be. Our attorneys will handle all aspects of your case on your behalf so you can focus on recovery and healing.
Our firm operates on a contingency fee basis. If we do not secure an award in your case, you will not owe legal fees.
Liability for Truck Collisions in Florida
If you are injured in a truck accident in Florida, you have the right to file a lawsuit against the liable party. However, truck collisions may involve multiple at-fault parties, making these cases more complex than other types of motor vehicle accidents. Depending on the circumstances surrounding your accident, any of the following parties may be liable in your lawsuit.
The truck driver: If the driver’s negligent actions caused your accident, you can hold him or her accountable for your damages. Drinking and driving, violating federal trucking regulations, speeding, and many other actions could make a driver liable for your injuries.
The trucking company: If the driver is an employee of a trucking company, his or her employer is liable for his or her actions. If the trucking company’s actions caused your accident, such as failing to maintain vehicles or hiring unlicensed drivers, you can also file a claim against the entity directly.
A vehicle manufacturer: If your accident occurred due to a defective truck or vehicle part, you could file a product liability lawsuit against the manufacturer, retailer, or distributor of the defective product directly.
The attorneys at Salter, Healy, Rivera & Heptner can conduct an in-depth investigation into your accident and help you identify the at-fault party.
Damages Available to Truck Accident Victims
Through a truck accident lawsuit, you can recover compensation for the economic and non-economic losses you sustained. Economic losses involve your financial damages, such as medical expenses or lost wages, while non-economic damages refer to your physical and emotional pain and suffering.
The type of damages you are eligible to collect will vary based on the circumstances surrounding your accident and the severity of your injuries. Common damages that your Tampa truck accident lawyer can help recover include the following.
Past and future medical expenses
Lost wages and loss of future earnings
Rehabilitation and physical therapy
Loss of quality of life
Disability and disfigurement
Depression and anxiety
Post-traumatic stress disorder
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If you are injured in a Tampa, FL truck accident, you need an attorney on your side. In these situations, the lawyers at Salter, Healy, Rivera & Heptner can help. Contact us today to schedule a free consultation and discuss your legal options with a Tampa truck accident attorney.