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How Long Does It Take To Settle A Truck Accident Claim In Florida?


If you suffered injuries in a Florida truck accident because of no fault of yours, you deserve to be compensated. If you are planning to file a truck accident claim, you might be wondering how long it will take to settle your claim.

So, how long does it take to resolve a truck accident claim in Florida? There is no average time it takes to resolve a Florida truck accident case. No two cases are similar, and the circumstances of a case affect how long it takes to settle it. However, settling a claim for an accident involving a truck accident can be more complicated than settling a claim for an accident involving another type of vehicle.

Factors That May Affect the Timeline of Your Florida Truck Accident Claim

How long it takes to resolve your Florida truck accident claim will depend on several factors. While many different factors can impact the timeline of your Florida truck accident claim, the following are some of the most common factors that affect the timeline of truck accident claims;

Investigation of Liability

If it’s clear that the truck driver violated the law with their actions, establishing liability might be an easy task. For example, establishing liability might be easy if the truck driver was drunk driving. However, sometimes it’s not easy to identify what caused a truck accident. The timeline of your truck accident claim may be affected if there are disputes about how your accident happened. Also, multiple parties may be liable in a truck accident claim. Some of the other parties that may be liable for your truck accident include;

  • The trucking company
  • The truck manufacturer
  • Vendors providing services to the trucking company, such as maintenance companies

Investigating all the parties that may be liable for a truck accident can take time.

The Seriousness of the Accident

According to the FMCSA, trucks are twenty or thirty times heavier than regular passenger vehicles. Due to this difference in weight, an accident between a truck and a passenger vehicle can have severe consequences. Usually, the more serious the truck accident, the longer the case will take to settle. In a case involving a serious truck accident, several things need investigation and documentation.

Your Medical Treatment

One significant factor that can affect the timeline of your Florida truck accident claim is how long it takes you to heal or reach a point where more recovery is not possible. After filing a truck accident claim, you should wait until you fully recover from your injuries or get to a point where more recovery is impossible before accepting a settlement offer.

Don’t Take the First Settlement Offer

When dealing with a truck accident claim, patience is of utmost importance. No matter how badly you need the money, it is in your best interest not to accept the first settlement offer. Initial settlement offers are usually low. The first initial settlement offer is nothing close to the amount of compensation you deserve.

Contact Our Fort Myers Personal Injury Attorneys

If you need help with your Florida truck accident claim, contact our Fort Myers personal injury attorneys at The Pendas Law Firm. We have the experience you need to increase your chances of recovering the maximum possible compensation in your truck accident claim.

The Pendas Law Firm also represents clients in the West Palm Beach, Orlando, Ocala, Tampa, Miami, Jacksonville, Daytona Beach, Bradenton, and Fort Lauderdale areas.



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