When someone in Florida is involved in a collision with a truck, the risk of injury or fatality is significant. A truck driver who negligently caused a truck accident can be held responsible, and the trucking company that the driver works for may also be considered accountable. This is because the employer typically bears financial responsibility for the negligent acts of its employees and as such, can be held liable. A truck accident victim (or the surviving family when the accident was fatal) has the right to pursue a civil claim for money damages, based upon evidence of negligence.
Here at Silver & Silver, we have been in practice for over two decades, representing victims who have been hurt as the result of a crash with a truck. There are several parties who may be responsible for a particular accident, including the truck driver, the truck company, the manufacturer of the truck and/or other liability scenarios. No matter who is to blame, we will investigate the matter thoroughly to determine how best to proceed.
Sometimes insurance companies are reticent to pay an injured party as much as he or she deserves. We are well-versed in the many different means that an insurance company may use to avoid paying for a claim. The rights of a victim in these cases should be put first and we will do what it takes to ensure that it happens.
If you or someone you love has been hurt in a truck accident here in Florida, you may want to read our webpage on truck accidents for more information. We welcome any questions you might have and will gladly provide answers. We take accidents involving trucks very seriously and work to fully honor the rights of victims.