Large Truck Accident Lawsuits: The Most Common Challenge Associated With Such Lawsuits and How to Overcome This Challenge
Large truck accidents cause many deaths on Florida roads, and these accidents seem to increase as the years go by. According to the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration, the number of Florida fatal crashes involving large trucks was 170 in 2010 and 295 in 2018. That shows that the number of fatal accidents involving large trucks in Florida increased by over 70% within eight years. Additionally, according to the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS), passenger vehicle occupants are more vulnerable than large truck occupants because large trucks weigh more and are taller than passenger vehicles. Large trucks also have greater ground clearance, and because of that, passenger vehicles often get trapped underneath them.
When large truck accidents don’t cause death, they are bound to lead to severe injuries. Fortunately, victims of large truck accidents and victims’ families can seek compensation from at-fault parties. Nonetheless, large truck accident lawsuits can be quite challenging. Some liable large truck companies and drivers will do everything in their power to ensure they protect their interests. Companies and individuals alike will embrace deceitful tactics to avoid paying victims what they deserve even when they know an accident greatly affected a victim or their family.
Defense Tactics Normally Used in Truck Accident Cases
Plaintiffs’ primary concern in large truck accident lawsuits is convincing the court to grant them the compensation they deserve. On the other hand, the defense team’s primary concern is convincing the court that the plaintiff deserves the least amount of compensation or no compensation.
Defense teams use deceitful tactics against plaintiffs, and fighting these tactics can be challenging, especially if you don’t work with an attorney.
The defense team in your large truck accident case might use the following tactics against you:
- Hiring an intimidating attorney to intimidate you.
- Unfairly claiming that you (or the deceased loved one) played a role in causing the accident.
- Trying to convince you to take a low settlement.
- Hiding or fabricating documents to try and hide any detail that indicates negligence.
How Can an Attorney Be of Help?
As a plaintiff seeking compensation for your injuries or wrongful death, you stand a good chance of beating any challenge associated with large truck accident lawsuits if you hire an experienced attorney. An attorney can:
- Assess settlement offers and determine if they are reasonable.
- Conduct a thorough investigation and prove liability and negligence.
- Defend you or your loved one when you or they are accused of being partly or entirely responsible for the accident.
Contact Us for Help Today
After a large truck accident, victims and victims’ families endure hardship, both financial and non-financial. The difficulty experienced after such an accident can last for a long time or even a lifetime, and that is why you deserve fair compensation for your injuries or for losing a loved one in a large truck accident. Our West Palm Beach personal injury attorneys at the Pendas Law Firm, are available to help you obtain the compensation you deserve. Whether you sustained a severe injury or lost a loved one in a large truck accident, we can help you fight the challenges that usually arise in such lawsuits. Contact us today for a free, no-obligation consultation.
The Pendas Law Firm represents clients in the Ocala, Orlando, Tampa, Bradenton, Fort Lauderdale, Daytona Beach, Fort Myers, Miami, and Jacksonville areas.