Our Fort Walton Beach Truck Accident Attorneys Bring Decades of Experience and a Nationwide Reputation to Representing Victims and Families
Accidents involving tractor trailers, 18-wheelers, tankers, and other large commercial trucks can have devastating consequences. Innocent drivers and passengers can sustain life-altering injuries, and families can lose loved ones who simply happened to be in the wrong place at the wrong time. If you have suffered a disabling injury or lost a family member, we offer our sincere sympathies, and we want you to know that our Fort Walton Beach truck accident attorneys are here to help you in any way they can.Our attorneys have handled serious and fatal truck accident cases around the country; and, with offices in Tallahassee, we regularly represent clients in the Fort Walton Beach area. Whether your (accident occurred on the Mary Esther Cut Off or the Miracle Strip Parkway, or you live locally and were injured out of town, we can help you recover just compensation. However, it is important that we start working on your case as soon as possible. We offer free initial consultations and you pay nothing unless we win, so contact us now for a risk-free consultation about your legal rights.
Proving Fault in a Commercial Truck Accident
There are two main things you need to prove when seeking financial compensation for a truck accident. The first of these is fault. This fault can either take the form of negligence (i.e. a driving mistake that led to a collision) or placing a defective vehicle on the road. While most truck accident cases involve negligence claims, defect claims are common as well, and our attorneys have particular experience in this complex area of the law.When is a truck driver, trucking company, or truck manufacturer legally at fault? While determining fault requires a thorough investigation and an assessment of the particular facts and circumstances involved, common grounds for seeking financial compensation include:
Lack of driver training or experience
Distracted, drowsy or impaired driving
Speeding, merging errors, harsh braking and other common driving mistakes
Forcing truck drivers to exceed federal driving hour limitations
Failure to properly secure truck cargo
Failure to perform necessary truck maintenance or repairs
Brake, transmission, tire and other truck defects
Proving Your Damages Following a Serious Injury or a Loved One’s Death
The second thing you need to prove is the amount that you are legally entitled to recover. This, too, is a highly case-specific matter that requires an intimate understanding of the losses that you and your family have endured (and that you will endure in the future). Generally speaking, the damages that are available to truck accident victims and their families in Florida include:
Medical, rehabilitation and prescription expenses
Other out-of-pocket costs (including funeral and burial expenses in cases of wrongful death)
Loss of income and future earnings
Compensation for scarring, disfigurement, pain and suffering, and emotional trauma
Compensation for loss of companionship, consortium, support and other forms of non-financial loss
Schedule a Free Consultation With Our Fort Walton Beach Truck Accident Attorneys
Have you been seriously injured or lost a loved one in a commercial truck accident? For a free, no-obligation consultation about your legal rights, call us at 800-760-8607 or request an appointment online today.
* This amount represents gross verdicts and settlements obtained on behalf of clients over the last 40 years, without adjustment for fees, costs, or medical liens. In some cases, verdicts were amended or appealed, or were not fully recoverable due to the insolvency of defendants. The accounts of recent trials, verdicts and settlements contained in this website are intended to illustrate the experience of the firm in a variety of litigation areas. Each case is unique, and the results in one case do not necessarily indicate the quality or value of any other case. Omitting clients' names and/or defendants' names are the result of requests for anonymity.