Truck Accident FAQs
If you’ve been seriously injured the first thing you should do is get medical care. If you’re able to, I would get a copy of the crash report as well as get names and phone numbers of witnesses. You also should photograph the scene, including your vehicle, the truck, any debris on the ground to preserve evidence.
The purpose of that is to protect yourself, because most drivers out there do not have enough insurance to cover not only your pain and suffering but your medical bills, and you want to make sure you’re protecting yourself.
An underwrite accident are the most dangerous accidents one can get into. It is when a vehicle collides with a semi truck, and goes under the semi truck itself.
A no zone crash is basically a blind spot crash on an 18 wheeler. It’s those areas that another vehicle is not visible to the truck driver in its side view mirrors.
Yes. In Florida, we have something that’s called comparative negligence. What does that mean? That means that if you were partially at fault, or comparatively negligent, you can still recover for damages.
No, and you should give those papers to your experienced trucking attorney. Importantly, remember that the trucking company is not there to protect you. They’re there to protect themselves.
Yes, under the Florida wrongful death statute, a claim can still be pursued by one, a spouse, or two, if there is no spouse, by the children of the deceased person.
You should immediately contact an experienced attorney. Why? Because one of the first things that attorney should do is hire a crash investigator to go out to the scene in order to preserve evidence. Additionally, you want your investigator to examine not only your vehicle, but also the trucks.
Yes you can sue the trucking company. One, if the driver was in the course and scope of his employment. Also, you can sue them for what’s called direct liability, if the trucking company did something that made that truck unsafe on the roads.
Yes, expert witnesses are needed, specifically if you want a crash investigator who’s going to be able to go out and investigate the scene of the accident, as well as investigate the actual truck that injured you.
You can recover from the driver of the truck if the driver was at fault or even partially at fault. Additionally, you can go after the trucking company that employed the driver if the driver was acting within the course and scope of his employment.