Ocala Truck Accident Lawyer
Trucks are an extreme threat to other road users. It makes little sense that such large vehicles even share the same roadways as passenger vehicles, motorcycles, bikes, and pedestrians. Semi-trailer trucks can easily weigh 50,000 pounds or more, as the weight maximum is 80,000. By contrast, a typical passenger vehicle weighs between 3,000 and 6,000 pounds. A non-oversize single trailer 18-wheeler can be as long as 51 feet in Florida, according to the Florida Highway Patrol. The size difference between trucks and passenger vehicles does not only make collisions likey, but it makes injuries extreme, and one sided. As a victim of an Ocala truck collision, you need to work with an experienced attorney to recover the significant financial compensation that you are owed. The Ocala truck accident lawyers at The Pendas Law Firm are here to help you and your family in your time of need.
Common Causes of Truck Collisions
- Distracted driving;
- Aggressive driving;
- Excessive speed;
- Drunk driving;
- Drowsy driving;
- Overloaded cargo or improperly loaded cargo; and
- Defective truck parts or mechanical failure.
Whether a truck abruptly merged into your lane of traffic on the highway; the truck slammed into the back of your vehicle because it could not slow down in time; clipped you while making a wide turn through an intersection; or caused a crash in any other manner, it is vital that you immediately seek legal assistance to begin the process of proving the truck driver’s negligence and accurately compiling the severity of your injuries and other damages.
How Much is My Claim Worth?
The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration reports that motor vehicle collisions cost the U.S. over $242 billion. But individuals are not interested in the economic impact that their truck accident injury has on society at large. Seriously injured victims have medical bills to pay, mortgage payments to make, and a laundry list of other expenses that are at risk of going unpaid while they are forced to take time off work to recover. You, like most people, want to know what your claim is worth and what you can expect in terms of compensation to keep from going bankrupt. There is no easy or quick answer to that, other than saying “it depends” on how serious your injuries are, how much in wages you lost, whether your future earning capacity was impacted, how large of a policy the insured trucking company carried, and a dozen other factors that only an experienced personal injury lawyer is qualified to investigate. The good news is that trucking companies generally carry very large insurance policy to protect their considerable business assets. A catastrophic injury, such as paraplegia, for example, could be worth in excess of $5 million, and because the injury was caused in a truck collision, not a collision with another car, the insurance policy could be large enough to pursue the full value of such a claim.
An Ocala Truck Collision Lawyer is Here to Help
Our Ocala truck accident lawyers understand the gravity of your situation, and how big of a role financial compensation will be during your road to recovery. Here at The Pendas Law Firm, we assist clients by maximizing their settlements, and pursuing the case in court when the other party refuses to agree to your terms. To get started today, call 1-754-800-0000 to schedule a free consultation.