Truck Accident Lawyers in Boca Raton and Plantation
Eltringham Law Group in Boca Raton offers truck accident Attorney legal services and lawsuits for individuals in Boca Raton, Delray Beach, Plantation, Boynton Beach and West Palm Beach. Our South Florida truck accident lawyers are very experienced with helping clients receive the compensation they deserve following motor vehicle accidents involving trucks or automobiles.
Statistics related to the number of motor vehicle accidents that occur throughout the state of Florida each year are staggering. When these accidents involve a truck, whether an 18-wheeler, a box truck or any type of commercial vehicle, the chance of serious injury and property damage increases exponentially. Unfortunately, trying to receive compensation from large trucking companies or commercial insurance providers is not an easy task.
It is extremely important in these cases to hire experienced truck accident lawyers who can act quickly to preserve important evidence that may be critical to proving your case. Such evidence can include ECM and/or GPS data. All modern heavy truck engines have an Electronic Control Module, or ECM, the primary function of which is to control the engine’s performance and monitor the operation of the vehicle. In the event of an accident, the ECM may also record data that is useful in determining what happened. ECM data is critical to truck accident analyses since it often records data surrounding a hard-braking event by the vehicle. Additionally, some ECMs can record Last Stop data. The type of data recorded varies by manufacturer, but typical data associated with these events include: Vehicle speed, Brake application, Percent throttle, Engine RPM, and Cruise on/off. Our truck accident attorneys understand what it takes to build a solid case against an insurance company, a trucking company or an individual driver following a truck accident. We are also well-versed in Federal Motor Carrier Safety Regulations found in Chapter 49 of the Code of Federal Regulations (49 CFR) and Florida Statutes Section 316.302 which subjects all owners or drivers of commercial motor vehicles that are engaged in intrastate (Florida) commerce to the rules and regulations.In some cases, you may be entitled to significantly greater compensation resulting not only from the the truck driver’s wrongdoing in causing the crash but also the trucking company’s negligence in hiring or retaining the driver and other non-compliance issues pertaining to these important laws and regulations. Whether you or a loved one has sustained serious personal injury, property damage, permanent impairment or wrongful death due to a truck accident in Florida, you can rest easy knowing we are on your side, ensuring your rights are protected and fighting to get you the settlement you are entitled to.
If you have been involved in a truck accident involving serious personal injury, impairment or death, now is the time to call the Eltringham Law Group. Evidence quickly fades but by calling now, we can give you the best shot at receiving a satisfactory settlement.
Call the Eltringham Law Group at 561-338-0420 for a free consultation if you have been injured in a truck accident in Florida.
Serious Injury Due To Truck Accidents
It’s not hard to visualize how much more devastating injuries can be when a motor vehicle collision involves a truck. Although most truck drivers are trained to safely and effectively operate these large motor vehicles, there are many factors that can result in a truck crash, contributing to serious injury.
If you or a loved one has sustained serious injury in a truck accident, it’s important to obtain experienced legal counsel to help you get the compensation you deserve. Injuries may include:
- Head injuries
- Spinal cord injuries
- Joint injuries
- Eye injuries
- Broken bones
- Loss of limbs
- Organ damage
- Burns and lacerations
- Disfigurement and scarring
- Permanent disability
- Wrongful death
Compensation sought may include current and future medical expenses, lost wages or loss of earning capacity, pain and suffering, mental anguish and punitive damages.
To find out more about your eligibility for compensation following a truck accident, contact the Eltringham Law Group at 561-338-0420.
Florida Truck Accident Lawsuits
A collision involving a truck can result from a wide variety of causes, including:
- Driver negligence
- Lack of driving experience
- Distracted driving
- Operating truck for long periods of time / sleepiness
- Failing to perform proper pre-trip inspections
- Failing to maintain required driver logs
- Driving trucks on restricted roadways
- Driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs
- Overloading or over-weighting trucks
- Improper vehicle repair or maintenance
- Vehicle or trailer defects
- Road or weather-related hazards
When a collision involves a truck, there can be numerous complications in getting things sorted out easily. This is because there may be many parties involved in the situation in addition to the truck driver, including the owner of the truck, the truck leasing company, the owner of the trailer, the packer of the trailer, and the manufacturer of the truck and trailer, among others. All of these commercial players have a lot vested in limiting the amount of compensation you may receive if you are in an accident with one of their trucks.
If you are involved in a truck accident, contact the truck accident lawyers at the Eltringham Law Group in Boca Raton at 561-338-0420. We’ll help you receive the compensation you deserve.
What to Expect if in a Truck Accident
If you are involved in a truck accident in Florida, it’s important to act quickly so that a solid case can be built before evidence is no longer readily available. If you choose to have the experienced truck accident attorneys at the Eltringham Law Group represent you, here is what you can expect to happen:
- We start by offering you a free consultation during which time we will evaluate your case, answer your questions and provide you with any additional information you need.
- We’ll build a solid case. Mounting a legal case following a truck accident can be met with a lot of obstacles and the key is to build a solid case based on factual evidence. Therefore, we will be in contact with medical personnel, witnesses, insurance providers, police, attorneys and anyone necessary to settle your claim. We will also check camera footage, driving logs, maintenance history and anything else we believe is pertinent to your case.
- No need to lay out any money up front. We work on a contingent fee basis, meaning that we don’t get paid until you recover damages or receive a monetary award.
For more information about how we work to get you the settlement you deserve following a truck accident, call the Eltringham Law Group at 561-338-0420.
Truck Accident Legal Questions
We understand it’s scary to be involved in a truck accident and if you have been injured in a crash involving a truck, you likely have many questions, including:
- What do I do after a truck crash if I have been injured?
- There are so many parties involved in my case, how do I know who to deal with?
- Do I have a chance of getting a fair settlement if I am dealing with large-scale truck companies and insurance providers?
- Does Florida’s personal injury protection (PIP) coverage apply to truck accidents?
- How will I deal with losses I’ve incurred due to a trucking accident in addition to medical bills?
- Does it matter who was at fault in the crash?
- Will every truck accident attorney provide me with the same level of protection?
Law firms that are experienced in handling truck accident lawsuits and claims, such as the Eltringham Law Group, can answer all of your questions and will be able to reduce the anxiety and stress you’re likely experiencing following a truck accident resulting in personal injury. Give us a call and we’ll help you better understand what you are up against and what your chances are of receiving a fair settlement following a truck accident.
Call the Eltringham Law Group at 561-338-0420 for a free consultation and we’ll answer all of your questions regarding your rights following a truck accident.
All Truck Accident Law Firms Are Not Equal
Going against a large-scale trucking company or insurance provider can be a daunting task and one that requires a great deal of work and resolve, but one that can be well worth the effort. Don’t settle for a law firm that will just take your case with a promise to get you the “quick and easy” $10,000 minimum Florida personal injury protection coverage required by law without doing all they can for you. If you have been injured in a trucking accident in Broward County, Miami-Dade Country, Palm Beach County, or anywhere in Florida, you deserve an attorney who will fight for your rights to get you the settlement you deserve.
Contact the Eltringham Law Group at 561-338-0420 to talk to one of our experienced and compassionate truck accident lawyers in Florida.