Florida Truck Accident Lawyers
Florida consistently has one of the nation’s highest rates of motor vehicle accidents. According to Florida Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles, as of August 2017 there were 23,277 traffic collisions involving at least one commercial vehicle. While some of these crashes and collisions resulted only in property damage or minor injuries, others resulted in severe and even fatal injuries to the occupants of other vehicles. The risk of a deadly collision involving a commercial truck is increased when the other vehicle involved in the wreck is a smaller passenger car that isn’t designed to withstand or protect against the forces involved in a truck accident.
The costs associated with a truck accident are significant. You or your loved one may be left to pay medical bills, ongoing treatment costs, prescription medication costs, loss of wages or future earnings, and pain and suffering. Monetary compensation through a Florida truck accident lawsuit may be available to you, so it is important that you call Zinda Law Group as soon as possible to learn how to protect and exercise your rights.
What Should I Do Following a Florida Truck Accident?
Protecting your health should be your top priority following a truck accident. Immediately following a truck accident, summon emergency medical assistance to your location or proceed immediately to a hospital emergency room. Even if you feel fine in the immediate aftermath of a crash, you may have suffered a head injury or internal injuries that need prompt treatment in order to minimize the long-term effects of the injury. Failing to seek evaluation and treatment can also impair your ability to recover full and fair compensation for your injuries. Similarly, failing to keep follow-up appointments with your doctor or abusing prescription medications can also limit the amount of compensation you might otherwise receive.
Next, you should attempt to write down or otherwise record as much information about the truck crash as you can. This includes recording your recollection of the events leading up to the crash, how the crash occurred, and anything about the driver of the truck or to whom the truck belonged that you can remember–this can help determine whether the truck driver or their employer ought to be named as defendants in a subsequent truck accident lawsuit.
Finally, it is important that you speak with an experienced truck accident law firm such as Zinda Law Group as soon as possible so as to protect your legal rights. Florida permits you to file a lawsuit to seek compensation for up to four years from the date of your accident: however, when you consider that during this time you must initiate and continue your physical recovery, investigate your crash to determine the parties responsible for the accident, and calculate the amount of damages you will need to address all of your past and future accident-related costs, this time can quickly pass. By engaging the services of an attorney early, you can focus on your physical recovery knowing that your legal rights and recovery are being looked after.
Why Choose Zinda Law Group for Your Florida Truck Accident?
You want to know that your Florida truck accident lawsuit will be handled by a law firm with the experience and resources to prosecute your case in a timely and efficient manner. Zinda Law Group has helped countless Florida trucking accident victims recover monetary damages for their expenses and losses, and we are prepared to use our knowledge and resources to help you do the same. Contact Zinda Law Group by calling 800-863-5312 to schedule your free and confidential consultation today.