Considerations after you are in a commercial truck accident
Being involved in a collision with a commercial truck can be an exercise in how you perceive "good news" and "other news."
The good news is, if you are reading this you survived. Considering the size and weight disparity involved between the truck and your car, that is something to be grateful for.
The other news is, chances are your car did not survive and you also have some personal injuries. This is going to mean replacement costs and potentially substantial and long-term medical rehabilitation expenses.
The good news is, the company that owns the truck probably has an insurance policy that can pay for your property loss and injuries.
The other news is, that insurer sees itself in business not to help people like you, but to make money by minimizing claim-related payouts. You should anticipate having a fight on your hands to receive the full and fair compensation you deserve.
The good news is, you have an ally in your contest with the insurance company. At the Law Offices of Brent C Miller, a significant part of our practice includes personal injury cases involving commercial trucking firm defendants. We have the experience and knowledge to effectively investigate the accident and interview witnesses, identify the relevant responsible individuals and companies, and prepare the strongest possible case on your behalf for settlement negotiation or – if need be – litigation.
The other news is, the clock is ticking. You only have a limited period of time within which to take action before your claim for damages is precluded by the Florida statute of limitations. Moreover, the longer you wait the more witness and even your own recollections of the accident can become hazy, and your medical expenses continue to mount. Time is not your ally after you are involved in a personal injury accident.
We encourage you not to delay, but rather to begin by taking a look at our truck accident webpage to make sure that your claim is not time-barred and to begin preparing your case while the evidence and memories of the incident are still fresh.