Another type of motor vehicle accident which typically involves very severe injuries or death is an accident involving an 18-wheeler semi tractor-trailer truck. Trucking accidents tend to be more serious because the sheer size and weight of the semi overpowers the smaller vehicle, resulting in more grievous injuries. Another aggravating factor is that these accidents generally occur on Florida highways, where higher speeds can contribute to the severity of the injuries.
As with other accidents, you, as the victim of a trucking accident, deserve compensation for your injuries. These damages can include pain and suffering, unpaid medical expenses, lost wages, any costs of rehabilitation and retraining for a new career, loss of enjoyment of life, and modifications that need to be made to your home. However, you will need an experienced attorney to help you get all of the damages that you deserve.
At the law firm of Wasserman & Thomas, P.A., our experienced attorneys can help you find out who is liable for a particular trucking accident and examine all of the different theories of liability under which you can hold not only the operator of the truck but possibly even his or her employer liable for your injuries. Our reputation for aggressive trial preparation and giving everything for our clients means that the opposing side is likely to attempt to resolve the matter to avoid a trial. Of course we will only act in your best interests and you always have the final say as to whether a settlement is accepted or not. But we will always work to get the best possible result for you.
If you have been injured or a loved one has died as a result of a truck accident, you should consult with a lawyer immediately to learn your legal rights. We handle cases throughout the state of Florida from our offices in Miami and Fort Lauderdale. If you have questions or concerns about injuries suffered as the result of a truck accident contact our offices at (305) 895-7547 or toll free at (866) 895-7217 to discuss your case for free. We offer free initial consultations and work on a contingent fee basis, which means that there is never a fee unless we successfully resolve your case.