TRUCK ACCIDENT LAWYER
IN BOCA RATON, FLORIDA
BY APPOINTMENT ONLY

If you have been involved in an accident with a truck or large vehicle, the Whisler Law Firm can help protect your rights and get the compensation you deserve. If you operate an automobile, motorcycle, bicycle, or simply decide to go for a walk, sharing the road with these types of vehicles is something you need to be prepared for.

Truck drivers are typically tasked with driving at a different pace than other motorists and the size of these trucks can make it tough to navigate and maneuver through city streets and highways alike. Challenges that drivers of automobiles don’t have to face. Unfortunately, this also makes them more vulnerable to being involved in an accident with one of these larger types of vehicles.

This is due, in large part, to the blind spots that exist when driving a truck. Another contributing factor is that trucks take longer to slow down when they brake. Both of these facets are critical to keep in mind when sharing the road with truck drivers and caution must be exercised at all times by motorists of cars and trucks alike.

TRUCKS AND SIMILAR CLASSIFIED VEHICLES

A truck might be classified in a variety of sizes and categories, but they all have basic attributes that define them including bigger wheel spans, accommodations for larger cargo loads and ample space for more than two passengers.

A motorist may share the road with any number of trucks from tractor trailers to construction trucks to fire trucks to garbage trucks. Buses and vans may also be categorized as trucks due to their increased size.

CAUSES OF TRUCK ACCIDENTS

But while truck operators are focused on obeying the rules of the road while driving these oversized vehicles, mistakes can be made and accidents do happen from time to time. Driver exhaustion and error are the leading causes behind the majority of truck accidents on the road.

Speeding has also been shown as a contributing factor to accidents involving trucks as well as adverse road conditions, where rain, wind, snow, sleet, hail and other related issues might make it difficult to control the vehicle.

A motorist may share the road with any number of trucks from tractor trailers to construction trucks to fire trucks to garbage trucks. Buses and vans may also be categorized as trucks due to their increased size.

INJURIES SUFFERED IN TRUCK ACCIDENTS

While not all truck accidents involve injuries sustained by the driver or other motorists, passengers, bicyclists, or pedestrians, there are some common injuries that have been suffered as a result of these types of incidents. If you have been involved in a truck accident, you could sustain blunt force chest or head trauma, brain injury, whiplash or neck injury, spinal cord injury, severed limbs, internal bleeding, facial contusions, or road rash, just to name a few.

Anyone who is involved in one of these types of accidents should seek out medical attention immediately, to help determine if you sustained an injury that needs to be addressed. We don’t always feel pain or discomfort in the aftermath of a crash, but once the adrenaline fades, the injuries could be more apparent.

If you were the victim in a truck accident and sustained one or more of these injuries, the Whisler Law Firm can help you get the maximum compensation for your pain and suffering.

STAYING SAFE ON THE ROAD

When someone gets behind the wheel of an automobile with the intention of driving it on public roads, that individual has a responsibility to obey the rules of the road and refrain from any behavior that could put him or herself and other drivers at risk. We all have a role to play in proper road safety. Here are some of the ways you can take sufficient precautions for ensuring that you and other motorists remain safe and secure at all times.

FIGHTING FOR THE COMPENSATION YOU DESERVE

Working alone to get any compensation from a truck accident could drastically reduce any award you might be able to secure for yourself. It might even prevent you from receiving any compensation whatsoever. There are too many obstacles in the way that you won’t be able to navigate successfully without a skilled personal injury attorney on your side, one who understands the complexities of determining the responsible parties who should be held liable for your injuries.

For starters, a truck could have multiple parties or entities tasked with the safe operation of the vehicle on public roads. In a majority of cases, truck drivers are not often using their trucks for personal reasons. They are typically hired by a shipping company or private corporation who owns the vehicle. As a result, liability could extend beyond a driver’s error or careless behavior. The owner of the vehicle or the entity for whom the driver was acting as an employee at the time of the accident could also be held liable.

One or more parties could be on the hook for paying you the compensation you deserve as a result of the negligence of those parties. That liability could be due to driver carelessness, poor maintenance of the vehicle in question, or a mistake in the loading of the cargo on-board the vehicle which may have caused the accident to occur.

The compensation to which you may be entitled might include medical expenses that you incurred due to the injuries sustained from the incident. If you are unable to work during your recovery from these injuries and you lost wages as a result, you could be compensated for that amount as well. You may even be feeling residual mental anguish or physical pain and suffering due to the accident and you could be compensated for those conditions. What about your vehicle? Was it badly damaged or totaled outright as a result of the crash? Your compensation may also rightfully include costs to repair your vehicle or replacement costs to get you a new one in the event yours was totaled and your insurance coverage is not sufficient to cover that cost.

WHY HIRE THE WHISLER LAW FIRM?

If you were injured in a truck accident through no fault of your own, you deserve to be compensated. However, the insurance companies are going to work hard not to pay you what you deserve. They may try to point the blame on you for the accident or they may offer you a settlement that is significantly less than what you should receive. Our attorneys have decades of experience dealing with the insurance companies and forcing them to pay what you are owed for your injuries.

Think about how a truck accident could impact you financially. Once you realize how much is really at stake, call the Whisler Law Firm to help you take on the insurance companies and their teams of attorneys who want nothing more than to deny your claims.

Call 911 whether or not anyone needs emergency assistance. Get a police report to document all of the details of the accident so you have an official report to back up any claim you may file. Try to gather additional photographic evidence of the scene and the vehicles involved in the crash and always collect information from any other driver or drivers.

Located in Boca Raton, South Florida, our Personal Injury Lawyers are at your disposal for all questions.

Contact us today for a free consultation and make sure you are paid what you deserve.

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