Fort Myers Truck Accident Lawyer
When truck drivers and other commercial carriers are negligent, reckless or careless while driving or maintaining their vehicles, serious accidents can occur. These accidents can cause significant damage to other vehicles on the road, which are typically much smaller than large commercial vehicles. Commercial truck drivers are required to comply with special licensing requirements and must exhibit reasonable care when on the road. Unfortunately, this is not always the case, considering the frequency of commercial carrier accidents.
If you have been injured by a commercial carrier or truck driver, the Fort Myers truck accident attorneys at Wolf & Pravato can help. We have handled many lawsuits involving large commercial trucks and we can help you pursue all damages for your losses from a commercial truck accident.
What Damages Can I Receive After a Truck Accident?
After we prove what caused your accident and the extent of your injuries, our lawyers will work toward getting you compensation for:
- medical expenses;
- lost wages;
- physical and emotional pain and suffering;
- wrongful death damages following a fatal accident; and
- any other losses as a result of the accident.
Who Can Be Held Liable for a Commercial Truck Accident?
Accidents involving commercial trucks can be devastating because of the sheer size and weight of the vehicles involved. These kinds of accidents could be caused from not only a collision, but also from debris flying from a truck or mechanical failure. No matter the cause, you may be entitled to compensation for your injuries and property damage if it can be shown that negligence was involved.
Dealing with a commercial trucking company and insurance companies after an accident can be complicated, so it is important that you contact a Fort Myers truck accident attorney from Wolf & Pravato. One major issue is determining who should be held liable for the accident. While truck drivers can be named in commercial truck accident lawsuits, the driver may not have enough insurance. However, the trucking company will likely have more financial resources, and can be held liable for a negligent truck driver under two legal theories:
- vicarious liability for employee actions; and
- negligence if the employer failed to properly screen the driver, set unreasonable schedules or didn’t have reasonable safety measures in place.
Fort Myers accident cases involving commercial trucks and carriers can also become complex if the driver or trucking company is located out-of-state. This makes finding the appropriate defendant more difficult, and interfacing with the insurance companies and filing truck accident lawsuits more challenging. Despite the challenges, we have successfully obtained compensation for plaintiffs injured in accidents involving large trucks from both Florida and out-of-state drivers and the trucking companies that employ them.
Commercial carrier accidents can be settled either in or out of court. The attorneys at Wolf & Pravato are shrewd negotiators, but we won’t hesitate to demand a trial to get the compensation you deserve. You can count on us to help you to gather the evidence you need to prove that the driver and/or trucking company should be held responsible for the accident.
Ft. Myers Truck Accident Attorney
We understand the effect truck accidents can have on victims and their families. If you have been injured or lost a loved one in a commercial carrier accident in Fort Myers or in Boynton Beach, contact a Boynton Beach commercial truck accident lawyer at the Law Offices of Wolf & Pravato today – 954-633-8270.