Trucking Accidents (or those hurt by someone with commercial policies)

Truck accidents are often more serious and more complicated than other road accidents, which is why it is advisable to consult a truck accident lawyer.

When someone is the victim of being struck by a commercial/trucking vehicle, simply because of the greater size, weight, and load that the commercial vehicle is carrying, we often see far greater and sometimes even catastrophic injuries. These types of cases may also involve layers of insurance coverage commercially, individually and on a corporate level. Commercial vehicles unlike private vehicles in Florida are required to carry bodily injury (BI)/liability coverage. These types of cases can be complex as they sometimes involve self-insured/corporate entities, or high retention deductible even before insurance kicks in.

How a truck accident lawyer can help you

Your truck accident lawyer will perform the following five essential tasks:

  • Prove liability and attempt to find all responsible parties: With a car accident, often there are only two – possibly three – motorists to deal with, so it is comparatively easier to prove liability. In the event of a truck accident, it is much more complex. Is it the driver who is at fault or the trucking company that employs that driver, or perhaps the truck manufacturer or the owner of the workshop that last serviced the vehicle or any combination of the above? A truck injury attorney will investigate to locate the responsible person/people/entities.
  • Handle negotiations: Having located the responsible parties, your lawyer will then likely conduct negotiations with them and/or their insurance companies to try to reach a reasonable settlement.
  • Develop a legal strategy: With a complete understanding of the specifics of the case and the responsible parties, your lawyer will then develop a strategy that you can then pursue to get the compensation you deserve.
  • Advise you through the process: Your lawyer will advise you every step of the way, keeping you informed about the latest developments and the next steps to be taken. They will do this in addition to dealing with the trucking company, their insurance company, and their legal counsel on your behalf.

If you are struggling with your insurance company over a recent claim, 
feel free to contact Sokoloff & Weinstein and book a consultation with a homeowner’s insurance claims lawyer.