Florida Truck Accident Attorneys
If you were hurt in an 18-wheeler wreck, you may be entitled to compensation for damages like medical expenses, lost income, and pain and suffering. In order to build a winning personal injury claim, though, you must present evidence to prove liability and damages. This is where our truck accident attorneys in Florida may be able to help.
Proving liability in a truck accident case can be challenging. Each claim is unique, and there are a number of factors to consider when identifying the liable party (or parties) and determining the kinds of evidence needed to build the strongest case.
If you have questions about your claim, turn to Donaldson & Weston. As a client of our law firm, you will not have to worry about navigating the complexities of your case alone. Our personal injury lawyers are well versed in all the statutes that could affect the outcome of a truck accident claim. Call 772-266-5555 to schedule a free case evaluation.
Damages Our Florida Truck Accident Attorneys Can Help You Pursue
Since every truck accident claim is different, there is no set checklist or formula that our attorneys use for calculating damages. If you end up filing a winning claim, your settlement or verdict will be influenced by a variety of factors. But generally speaking, personal injury claimants in Florida can seek compensation for the following types of damages:
- Past and future medical bills;
- Travel to and from doctor’s appointments;
- Lost income and benefits;
- Loss of future earning capacity;
- Childcare, domestic help, and/or home care;
- Home and/or vehicle modifications;
- Property damage;
- Scarring and disfigurement;
- Loss of enjoyment of life;
- Loss of domestic or household services; and
- Pain and suffering.
Depending on the circumstances of the truck accident, you may also have the right to pursue a punitive award. Unlike compensatory damages, which are those listed above, punitive damages do not actually correspond to any incurred losses. Instead, they aim to punish the defendant for behavior that was violent, fraudulent, malicious, or so grossly negligent that it demonstrated a wanton disregard for the rights and safety of others.
In other words, claimants may be entitled to punitive damages if they can prove the opposing party acted with intentional misconduct or exhibited total indifference to their lives. Two common scenarios that may warrant a punitive award are hit-and-run collisions and accidents caused by impaired drivers. You also may be entitled to a punitive award if the motor carrier attempted to cover up evidence of negligence.
Call Today to Speak with a Truck Accident Lawyer
Our truck accident lawyers in Florida will help you gather evidence to prove liability and damages against all responsible parties. Call 772-266-5555 or fill out our Contact Form to schedule a free consultation with one of the leading personal injury attorneys in Florida.