What to Know About Truck Accidents

Personal Injury & Car Accident Attorneys Serving Fort Myers, Cape Coral, Naples & Nearby Southwest Florida

Posted: February 28, 2018

truck accident naples ft. myers florida personal injury attorneyAny accident on the road can be traumatic. This is especially true if you’re involved in an accident with a large truck. These truck accidents can cause tremendous damage and leave you and your passengers with serious personal injuries. The experienced lawyers at the Kelleher Firm understand how difficult these accidents can be and are here to help you during your time of need.

If you’re injured in an accident with a truck because of some form of negligence on their behalf you have the right to pursue a personal injury claim. Unfortunately, however, truck accident cases can be significantly more complex than other accident cases. There are many factors to consider when dealing with a truck accident and determining liability can be a challenge. That’s why you need knowledgeable attorneys on your side to navigate this area of law so you can focus on your recovery while we seek the compensation you deserve.

The injuries that result from truck accidents can be severe. In fact, truck accident-related fatalities are not uncommon, as over 3,800 people died in accidents with large trucks in 2015, according to the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety. If someone you love was killed in an accident with a truck, you may have a wrongful death claim.

Other common injuries that can result from these accidents include:

  • Traumatic brain injuries
  • Spinal cord injuries
  • Amputations
  • Disfigurements
  • Broken bones
  • Burns

These injuries may require significant medical and rehabilitation care to treat and can cost tens of thousands of dollars, if not more, depending on the severity. While insurance is there to help with these costs, our attorneys can make sure that you receive the maximum compensation you deserve not only for medical costs but for any time you missed from work, diminished future earning capacity, and pain and suffering.

Another reason it’s important to have a skilled truck accident attorney on your side is to hold the responsible party liable. This is often more complicated than negligence on behalf of the truck driver. Many other factors may be involved and thus other parties may be held liable as well. Some examples of who may be held liable in a truck accident may include:

  • Truck drivers
  • Trucking companies
  • Owners of the truck
  • Cargo loading companies
  • Hiring and training companies
  • Maintenance companies

These cases can be complicated because large trucks, especially commercial trucks, drive in multiple states, meaning that both state and federal laws need to be assessed. With our experience handling these cases, as well as by using experts in the field, doctors, and reconstruction specialists, we are prepared to fight on your behalf so that you can receive the justice you deserve.

If you’ve been in an accident caused by a large truck, please contact the Kelleher Firm today at 833-546-3675 for a free case evaluation. We proudly help those in need who live in and near the Ft. Myers, Cape Coral, and Naples areas of southwest Florida.

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