Florida Truck Accident Attorney
If you were hurt in a crash involving a tractor-trailer, it’s likely that you are facing steep healthcare bills and lost income. You may also be struggling to cope with severe physical pain and emotional suffering. Our truck accident attorneys in Florida can help you pursue a settlement that accounts for all of the economic and non-economic damages you have incurred as a result of the collision.
We will evaluate your case for free, and we will only charge attorneys’ fees if we win. Call (954) 880-9500 to speak with a member of our team.
What Evidence Should I Bring to My Free Initial Consultation?
Sitting down for a consultation with a truck accident attorney not only can give you a sense of how they interact with clients but also can equip you with the knowledge needed to make informed decisions. Your lawyer will want to assess the evidence you’ve gathered to determine the most strategic way to proceed with your case.
Here are a few items you should bring to this meeting:
- Your Description of What Happened: You should write a detailed account of everything you can remember about what happened before, during, and immediately after the incident that caused your injuries.
- Medical Records: The types of injuries you suffered, the extent of those injuries, and their long-term implications will influence how your attorney approaches the case. For example, if you suffered a traumatic brain injury, it’s likely that the insurance company or opposing parties will commit significant resources toward disputing your claim since the potential settlement will likely be substantial. The nature of your injuries or your condition will also help your Florida truck accident lawyer determine which evidence needs to be gathered to build your claim. For instance, if you suffered a spinal cord injury, your lawyer might need to depose a variety of medical experts—such as neurosurgeons, nursing care planners, and general practitioners—to help prove the value of future damages such long-term nursing care, physical therapy, and other medical interventions. If you had a preexisting condition that was exacerbated in the accident, your attorney may need to review your medical records to determine whether you will face a causation dispute.
- Evidence of Damages: Many types of damages may be recoverable as part of your claim including lost wages, medical bills, pain and suffering, and property repairs. You will need to provide evidence to prove these damages. Examples of such evidence might include a personal injury journal, medical records, financial documents, and invoices for services such as domestic assistance and childcare.
- Evidence from the Scene: Evidence you gathered immediately after the accident could play a crucial role in helping you pursue a fair settlement. This evidence can include eyewitness statements, photos of your injuries, video footage, an official police accident report, and the contact details of the other parties involved. This evidence can create a strong foundation for your lawyer as they begin building your case.
- Your Insurance Policies: There are many potential sources of compensation that might be worth considering after being involved in an 18-wheeler collision. Typically, personal injury claims are brought against the insurance company of the liable party or parties. This is known as a “third-party insurance claim.” However, if your case does not meet the serious injury threshold, you may have to bring a claim against your own PIP insurance.
Speak with a Truck Accident Lawyer in Florida
You can reach us at (954) 880-9500 to set up a free consultation. A member of our team can come to you if you cannot come to us.