West Palm Beach Truck Accidents Lawyers
Serving West Palm Beach, Boca Raton, Orlando & throughout Florida
If you have been the victim of a commercial truck accident, Scott J. Sternberg & Associates, P.A., with offices in West Palm Beach, Boca Raton, Florida, can provide you with skilled and experienced legal representation in your civil lawsuit. West Palm Beach Truck Accidents Lawyers at our firm have worked with clients who have been severely injured in or lost loved ones in mishaps that have been caused by negligent truck drivers.
We Have Following Locations To Serve You:
- West Palm Beach, Florida
- Boca Raton, Florida
- Orlando, Florida
You Need a Truck Accident Attorney
If you have been hurt in a commercial truck accident in Florida and your injuries are considered to be life altering and ongoing or the accident has caused the death of a loved one, then you have the right to sue for damages and be compensated for medical bills, lost wages, pain and suffering, and other such expenses.
Injuries must exceed limits imposed by Florida’s no-fault car insurance laws and must be of the severity and have the type of impact as described above. If this is your situation, then you need help from a Florida personal injury lawyer who has experience and success in truck accident claims.
West Palm Beach truck accidents lawyers, who offer professional legal representation for plaintiffs who have been the victims of negligent truck drivers, possess the qualities needed to make sure that you have the best opportunity to win the type of compensation that you deserve.
Florida Truck Accidents and Negligence
When someone is injured in a truck accident oftentimes the driver of the truck is negligent. Personal liability lawsuits in such mishaps are often the result of a driver operating their commercial vehicle while being distracted, fatigued, or confused.
Other common causes of such accidents include driving too fast for road and/or weather conditions, improperly loaded trucks, the inexperience of the operator, and ill-maintained equipment.
A fully loaded semi tractor-trailer weighs anywhere from 20 to 30 times more than a car and the sheer force of such an object hitting a smaller vehicle can be devastating to the driver and their passengers.
The mass, speed, and force created by a tractor-trailer is life changing when it crashes into another vehicle.
If You Have Been Injured In an Accident
CALL FOR HELP 561-687-5660
18 Wheeler Accidents Statistics And Facts
The statistics and facts concerning truck-driving accidents in the U.S. are alarming. They reveal the prevalence of these events that can damage and destroy people’s bodies and lives in an instant.
- In the U.S., a person is either injured or killed in a commercial truck accident every 16 minutes.
- There are over 400,000 accidents that involve commercial tractor-trailers every year in the U.S.
- The total number of injuries in truck accidents each year is approximately 140,000.
- Of those who are killed, about 3,700 are passengers in the vehicle that has been hit by the truck.
- On a yearly basis, approximately 700 people are killed while operating or riding in a commercial tractor-trailer.
Accident Injury Lawyers in Trucking Mishaps
Bringing suit against a truck driver, a trucking company, and/or trucking company owner can be extremely tricky, as it is often difficult to assess whom one sues.
Plus, commercial truck companies often have teams of high-powered attorneys working for them; these legal professionals are dedicated to defending their client and ensuring that plaintiffs receive as little as possible in damages, and, preferably, nothing at all, for their legitimate claims.
If you are going to sue for negligence in a civil court, you’ll need a team of passionate, devoted lawyers who are experienced in the complex legal realm that involves commercial truck accidents.
One of the most important aspects of the process is determining who is at fault, and thus, who should be sued. Often, multiple parties, such as the truck driver, their supervisor, and the company owner, may be named in a lawsuit.
Investigating Your Truck Accident Injury Claim
In the Boca Raton and West Palm Beach areas of Florida, Scott J. Sternberg and Associates, P.A., will endeavor to fully investigate your accident, utilizing the latest technology and methods in evidence gathering and analysis.
We will interview witnesses, review all evidence, such as police reports, emergency response team reports, hospital records, trucking log books and maintenance records, and consider the driving record of the operator of the truck.
Plus, if the commercial tractor-trailer has a black box, we will utilize the important data collected in that device to discover and analyze important factors that may have led to the accident.
Although not all commercial trucks have black boxes, many do, and these devices, not unlike those used on airliners, can offer essential facts and information that may be used in our investigation.
Throughout the entire process, we will work with you, keeping you up-to-date regarding any changes or progress in your case, developing and implementing a strategy designed to ensure that you get every benefit of the law, and working towards winning you the compensation that you deserve.
The skilled and successful team at Scott J. Sternberg and Associates, P.A., will also create a dialogue with the defendant’s lawyers and insurers in an attempt to win a fair and equitable out of court settlement that will benefit you.
Many times such settlements are preferred, as they save the plaintiff time, money, and stress associated with going to court, while also forgoing what can be an unpredictable jury trial.
West Palm Beach Truck Accidents Lawyers Ready to Fight for You
The truck accident attorneys at Scott J. Sternberg and Associates, P.A., in Boca Raton and West Palm Beach, Florida, are ready to discuss your case with you.
If you have been the victim of a truck driver’s negligence and feel that you may have a viable claim for a personal injury lawsuit, contact our law offices at 561-687-5660.
We will review the facts regarding your compliant, determine if you do have a case, and work tirelessly to get you the benefits that you deserve.
Make sure that you are properly compensated for all damages that you have incurred as the result of a Florida truck accident. Contact us today.
Expert Lawyers Working in West Palm Beach
- Scott J. Sternberg
- Eli J. Brotman
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West Palm Beach Office
560 Village Boulevard
West Palm Beach, FL, 33409