St Petersburg Semi Truck Accident Attorneys

Have you been in a truck accident? You may have a right to seek compensation from the person responsible for your injuries. The St. Petersburg truck accident lawyers at Jack Bernstein, Injury Attorneys can help you bring a claim for compensation. Helping people is our business. Let us show you how we can assist you to get the compensation that you need.

How We Help Truck Accident Victims

A truck accident can be a life-changing event. You may be in a great deal of physical pain. Injuries may interfere with your ability to earn an income. It can be frustrating not to be able to do the things that you used to do before.

Florida law protects truck accident victims. If a truck driver causes you severe or permanent injuries, you can go outside of Florida’s no-fault system and pursue a traditional legal claim. The truck driver and their employer may owe you monetary compensation that can help make things right.

What Are Some Common Causes of Truck Accidents?

There are lots of ways that a truck accident can occur. Some of them are obvious, like driving too fast for rainy conditions. Others are not so obvious like failing to train employees properly. Here are some of the common causes of truck accidents in St. Petersburg:

  • Speeding
  • Drunk driving
  • Driving too fast for conditions
  • Failure to yield
  • Disobeying a stop sign or traffic signal
  • Improper lane change
  • Failing to properly train employees to handle the complexities of driving a truck
  • Requiring an employee to drive with too little sleep
  • Not conducting a background check before hiring a driver with a poor driving history
  • Not terminating an employee after previous accidents
  • Failing to ensure that the truck is in proper working order before operation

Trucks are large compared to the average vehicle on the road. They have large blind spots, and their mechanics work differently than other vehicles. Truck drivers have a special duty of care to avoid accidents and be careful for others on the roads.

What Do I Have to Prove to Win a Truck Driving Accident Case in St. Petersburg?

Truck driving accident claims in Florida are based in negligence, recklessness or intentional conduct. Negligence means that the truck driver didn’t exercise reasonable care and caution. Reckless conduct disregards the safety of others. Intentional actions hurt someone on purpose. Most truck driving accident claims are based on negligence.

The standard for reasonable care and caution depends on all of the circumstances present at the time of the crash. To win your claim, you show how the truck driver’s carelessness resulted in your injuries. Even a simple traffic violation can amount to negligence under Florida law. What might seem like an accident to you might look very different to our experienced legal professionals. Let us evaluate your claim to determine if you may be able to recover.

What Can You Recover If You Win Your Claim?

There are many types of damages that you can include in your claim for recovery. Don’t make the mistake of only counting your emergency room bills or the cost of the ambulance. Any financial expense that you have because of your accident can be part of your claim. Even things like replacement services for taking care of your home or caring for others who depend on you are things you can include in your claim.

There’s also an element of non-financial damages. Are you in physical pain because of the accident? You can ask for compensation that values your physical pain. Are you emotionally distressed with flashbacks, PTSD, guilt or depression? These are also devastating injuries that you can take into account when you determine the value of your case. Even though money alone can never make things the same, it can help you cover your expenses and rebuild a new life.

Will My Case Go to Trial?

Many truck accident victims that we meet in St. Petersburg are worried about their case going to trial. The vast majority of cases don’t go to trial. We carefully and strategically build your case. When we show the strength of your case to the other party, they often agree to pay you a fair amount. Our team has experience negotiating fair settlements through formal mediation sessions and informal discussions with the opposing party or their attorney. Most truck drivers work professionally, and they often carry insurance policies that can help them pay a settlement if they cause injuries on the road.

If you want to take your case to trial, we prepare the evidence and present it enthusiastically on your behalf. If it’s in your best interests to settle your case, we explain why we believe that’s the best course of action. We can be your guide as you make the right decisions for you at each stage in the case. You can be confident in knowing that you’re doing everything that’s within your power to pursue a fair recovery after a truck accident in St. Petersburg.

Can I Afford a St. Petersburg Truck Accident Attorney?

We offer representation without a fee unless we win. That’s how confident we are in our services. When you’re hurt in a truck accident, we want you to focus on your recovery first and your legal claim second. We don’t want you to have to worry about paying for a lawyer.

We offer fee agreements that are in writing. Our fee agreements are written in a way that’s easy to understand. Let us show you how we can handle your case with no cost to you until you have a check in your hands.

Contact The Team at Jack Bernstein, Injury Attorneys

Are you suffering after a truck accident? You’re not alone. Our team of St Petersburg injury lawyers is here to do our part to help you rebuild a new life. To us, your case is personal.

We invite you to meet with members of our legal team. We can meet you at our offices or in another place that’s convenient for you. We can explain how Florida law works to protect victims of truck accidents in St. Petersburg. Call us today to talk with our friendly team.

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