What You Should Know About Truck Accidents in Florida

With the holiday season upon us, truck and delivery drivers across the state of Florida are struggling to keep up with intense workweek schedules, especially as online shopping has reached an all-time high in the wake of the coronavirus pandemic. Unfortunately, these conditions drastically increase the likelihood of truck accidents occurring. As you can imagine, being involved in an accident with a truck can be extremely devastating, in large part due to the sheer size and weight of 18-wheelers and other delivery trucks. If you have been injured in a truck accident, you are most likely now looking to obtain the financial compensation you need to heal. Please continue reading and speak with our experienced Jacksonville personal injury attorneys to learn more about truck accidents and how our firm can help if you have been injured in one. Here are some of the questions you may have:

How do most truck accidents happen?

Truck accidents occur for a wide variety of reasons, though they are generally due to negligence. In many cases, they are caused by negligence on the part of the truck driver him or herself. Some of the most common types of truck driver negligence we see are driving under the influence, texting/checking a GPS while driving, failing to brake on time, failing to check before changing lanes or merging, driving while fatigued, and more. However, these accidents also oftentimes occur due to negligence on the part of the truck company employer or employees. For example, when truck employers fail to adequately train their drivers or overwork their drivers, serious accidents can occur. In other cases, when truck company employees fail to safely load a truck, it can cause the truck’s weight to be unevenly distributed, increasing the odds of a tip-over.  

How do I know if I have a valid personal injury claim?

If you are injured in a truck accident, the most important thing you can do is retain the services of a knowledgeable Florida personal injury attorney who can work to prove that you were injured as a direct result of another party’s negligence. As long as we can satisfy the burden of proof, you should be entitled to financial compensation. 

The sooner that you file your claim, the better, as the statute of limitations for personal injury claims in Florida is four years, giving you four years from the date of your accident to take legal action against the liable party. If you have any additional questions, give us a call today. 

Contact our experienced Florida firm

Ansbacher Law is composed of knowledgeable attorneys who are ready to assist clients with various legal matters throughout North Florida. We understand the urgency of your personal injury claim and additional legal matters, which is why we provide each of our clients with compassionate and efficient legal assistance, every step of the way. Please contact our office for an initial consultation today.