Truck Accident Lawyers
According to the National Center for Injury Prevention and Control, an organization that gathers injury statistics, in 2015 alone, there were approximately 36,000 deaths caused by motor vehicle accidents in the United States, including truck accidents. Aside from deaths, statistics demonstrate that motor vehicle accidents, including truck accidents, cause over 2,000,000 injuries per year in the United States. Accidents, unfortunately, are an inevitable aspect of our society, but what’s most disturbing is the fact that many accidents could be avoided simply with the exercise of reasonable care.
Common Causes of Truck Accidents
Truck accidents can be caused by many factors. Negligence is the most common factor, as well as defective vehicles, and unsafe roadways. Sometimes accidents are caused by more than one factor. In order to determine whether another driver is negligent, or whether another party was an fault for the accident due to another reason, you should consult with an attorney to evaluate your case. For example, in order to prove negligence, you must be able to demonstrate that the driver failed to act as a reasonably prudent person should have acted under similar circumstances. Common examples of negligence that may cause truck accidents include:
- Texting or talking on a cell phone while driving
- Ignoring traffic signals
- Driving while intoxicated
- Poorly maintained roadways
- Defective trucks or motor vehicles
- Falling asleep at the wheel
- Driving too aggressively
You may be entitled to recover money damages if the negligence of another driver contributed to the accident. Tragically, many truck accidents could be avoided if people simply abstained from certain unsafe driving practices. We understand the enormous emotional and physical pain involved with suffering catastrophic injuries or the loss of a loved one in a truck accident and at Barbuto & Johansson, P.A., we will handle your case with compassion. Contact the firm at (561) 444-7980.
How are Truck Accident Injuries Evaluated?
Insurance companies are notorious for settling truck accident cases for less than what an injured party may be entitled. Most people injured in truck accidents have little or no experience negotiating with insurance adjusters. It is our belief that insurance companies are in the business of settling truck accident personal injury claims for as little as possible because insurance adjusters want to save insurance companies money. This makes it challenging for injured people to receive fair compensation for their accident-related injuries without the help of an experienced personal injury attorney.
We recognize that physical and psychological injuries resulting from a truck accident may have a substantial impact on your ability to carry on with normal life. Truck accident injuries may affect your ability to do several tasks such as commuting to work, participating in family activities, pursuing hobbies, sports, etc. You may also lose income and potential job opportunities. The bottom line is that you are entitled to compensation for all of these losses. Our truck accident personal injury attorneys are determined to match the value of your case with the value of your loss. In addition to medical bills and wage loss, you may also be compensated for your pain and suffering.
How Barbuto & Johansson, P.A. Can Help
No matter the type of auto accident you’ve been involved in (speeding, drug or alcohol impairment, highway accident, lane change accident, side or rear impact collision, truck accident, pedestrian accident), our motor vehicle injury lawyers are qualified to help you. We know about the types of injuries that these accidents cause.
The accident and injury categories we handle include:
- Auto accidents
- Motorcycle accidents
- Moped accidents
- Trucking accidents
- RV accidents
- ATV accidents
- Golf cart accidents
- Bicycle accidents
If you or someone you love has been involved in a serious truck accident, the Barbuto & Johansson Law Firm may be able to recover a wide array of damages for you. These damages include and are not limited to: compensation for your pain and suffering; reimbursement of medical expenses; lost wages; payment for reductions in your future earning capacity; compensation for diminished enjoyment of life; loss of comfort and support of a spouse. If the negligence of another driver, public entity, or manufacturer has caused the wrongful death of a loved one then you may be entitled to additional damages.
Call us today for a free case evaluation at (561) 444-7980.
Truck Accident Attorneys serving Wellington, Loxahatchee, Loxahatchee Groves, Palm Beach, Royal Palm Beach, Green Acres, The Acreage, Westlake, West Palm Beach and throughout the states of Florida, California and New Jersey.