If you have been injured in a trucking collision in Homestead or any Florida community, you may wonder whether you have a legal claim or any options for securing compensation in your case. You may also have lots of other questions about your case, such as: How will I pay for my medical treatment? What will happen to my car? Will I be able to return to work?
One of the ways to answer your questions is to speak with a Homestead personal injury attorney. A skilled attorney can address your concerns and can work to answer some of your questions. He or she can determine the likely total costs of your injuries and can help you understand your rights. He or she can also help you find a mechanic or medical services, if you need them.
An attorney will have their own questions about your case, and the answers will have a big impact on your claim and your ability to recover compensation for your injuries:
1) Who is liable?
This is one of the first questions that arise after any truck or car accident in Homestead or any city. Determining liability means deciding who is responsible or at fault for the collision. Proving that someone was at fault for the collision can help the attorney pursue those negligent parties and seek compensation for the plaintiffs. In some cases, there are multiple liable parties and this can be beneficial, since it can mean an improved chance of securing fair compensation.
2) What injuries were caused by the collision?
Under Florida laws, a plaintiff must show that injuries or damages were caused by someone’s negligence or a wrongful act in order to claim compensation. One of the questions that an attorney will ask right away is what injuries and damages were caused directly by the actions of others. An attorney will need to show that the liable party acted wrongfully or negligently and this action then led to a plaintiff’s injuries. In addition, an attorney will need to prove how much financial damages an injury has cost a plaintiff and will likely cost in the future. This may mean tallying up hospital bills, medication costs, and incidental expenses, car repair costs, and other expenses and forecasting medical costs and incidental costs that are expected in the years ahead.
3) What money in available?
Another question that an attorney will almost immediately ask is what sort of money is available. Was the truck carrier insured? Was the truck driver insured? Does the plaintiff have uninsured motorist insurance coverage in the event of a hit-and-run? In commercial truck accidents, there is usually money to be pursued because commercial drivers are required by law to carry insurance, as are trucking companies. However if a trucking collision involves a light truck driven by an uninsured motorist, it can be more difficult to pursue damages, especially if the injured person doesn’t have uninsured motorist coverage.
A personal injury attorney will not only ask these questions but will do everything possible to uncover the answers. In most cases, the plaintiffs will simply need to provide the facts of the case and allow the attorney to pursue answers through their network of professional contacts.
Have you been injured in a trucking collision? Do you have questions about your situation? Contact Flaxman Law Group for a free, no obligation case review. Our attorneys can review your situation and the facts about your case in order to give you legal advice or to offer legal representation if you decide to pursue a claim. Your initial consultation with us is free and comes with no commitment or obligation, so contact us for free and honest legal advice about your situation.