Truck accidents yield severe injuries, including spinal cord injuries that can lead to paralysis. Whatever your truck accident injury, you deserve compensation so you can pay your medical bills, provide for your family while you miss work, and cover any other damages you have suffered as a result of this accident.
Florida truck accident lawyers at Chalik & Chalik Injury Lawyers want to work with you on a personal level. We will put you at ease with the knowledge that we are championing your personal injury needs. Call us today for a free consultation at 855-529-0269.
Common Causes of Truck Accidents in Florida
The Federal Motor Carrier Association (FMCSA) worked with the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) to conduct the Large Truck Crash Causation Study (LTCCS). With the study, these groups aimed to uncover causes of serious (resulting in fatality or injury) accidents with large trucks.
The study analyzed the events behind the truck accidents in the sample.
Top Truck Accident Events
- 32 percent of the large trucks in the study ran out of their travel lanes
- 29 percent of the large trucks experienced a loss of control
- 22 percent of the trucks in the study rear-ended another vehicle in the truck’s lane
The study also investigated the reason behind the events.
Top Critical Reasons for Truck Accident Events
- Driver fell asleep
- Driver experienced a physical impairment (heart attack, seizure, etc.)
- Driver was not paying attention
- Driver was distracted
- Driver was not aware of the driving circumstances
- Driver was driving faster than what was safe for conditions (road or weather)
- Driver did not maintain a safe distance from other vehicles
- Driver did not accurately judge the speed of other vehicles on the road
- Driver did not control the truck
- Driver overcompensated for a road condition
- Driver panicked
The study finally matched associated factors with each large truck and its driver in the sample.
Risk Factors Associated With Truck Accidents
- Malfunctioning brakes
- Unusual traffic flow
- Use of prescription medications
- Driving at excessive speeds for weather or road conditions
- Driver not familiar with the road
- Less than ideal road
- Crosswalks, traffic signals compelling a stop
- Use of over-the-counter medications
- Inferior surveillance
The personal injury team at Chalik & Chalik Injury Lawyers will pinpoint the cause of your truck accident and work to see that the negligent party is held liable for your damages.
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Proving Fault and Liability for Your Truck Accident
We have just reviewed some of the many possible causes for a truck accident. Chances are, your accident happened as the result of a truck driver who exhibited one of the risk factors in our list, and it resulted in one of the reasons for the accident and, ultimately, the event that caused your accident.
A Florida truck accident lawyer will take on the mission of establishing that the driver had a duty to drive in a way that kept other motorists from harm. We will then prove that he or she failed in that duty. We will show that his or her actions or failure to act caused an accident that resulted in your injuries, and we will prove that those injuries have resulted in damages (financial, emotional, professional, and other) to you.
Obtaining Evidence and Other Important Tasks to Accomplish in Your Case
To pull off the proofs needed to establish fault and liability, our legal team will seek and apply the following forms of evidence:
- Medical records
- Police reports
- Witness statements
- Employment records and paycheck stubs
- A report from accident reconstruction specialist
Common Types of Truck Accident Injuries
You do not have to be a medical professional to figure out that the injuries sustained from a truck accident are going to be severe—much more so than those resulting from an accident with a standard car.
We often see the following types of injuries in our truck accident cases:
- Spinal cord injuries
- Fractured bones
- Internal bleeding
- Traumatic brain injuries
- Back and neck injuries
Death is another, all too common outcome of truck accidents.
Damages You Can Seek to Recover from Your Truck Accident
The injuries that arise from a truck accident come with a hefty price tag. Not only are you paying medical costs, but you also are still on the hook for everyday living expenses—for you and your family. How are you expected to make ends meet when you have been laid up in a hospital bed since the accident, instead of working for a paycheck?
This is what we mean when we talk about damages. You have them, and we are going to work to recover them for you.
Among the damages you might recover are:
- Past, current, and future medical expenses
- Replacement services (lawncare, housekeeping, childcare)
- Emergency transportation
- Mental anguish
- Lost wages
- Other lost income
- Lost benefits
- Repair or replacement of your vehicle
- Diminished enjoyment of life
- Diminished future potential earnings
- Physical therapy and rehab
If a member of your family dies from the injuries he or she sustained in a truck accident, you can pursue a wrongful death action. The team at Chalik & Chalik Injury Lawyers will help you.
Expert Opinions Add Credible Weight to Your Truck Accident Case
Expert opinions can go a long way in helping to prove and calculate damages. Chalik & Chalik Injury Lawyers will tap the expertise of medical, vocational, and economic experts to illustrate the extent of your injuries, the impact they have on your ability to work now and in the future, and the financial burden you have suffered and will continue to suffer.
Florida Truck Accident Lawyer at Chalik & Chalik Injury Lawyers is Ready to Help You
The Florida truck accident lawyers at Chalik &Chalik Injury Lawyers have seen its share of truck accidents. We know the devastation your injuries can wreck on your life, and we want to help you recover financiallyso that you can recover physically. Call us today for a free consultation: 855-529-0269.
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