We handle Personal Injury Claims of Commercial Vehicle Accidents in Ocala
Commercial or Work Vehicle Crashes in Florida
Personal Injury Attorneys and Negligence Attorneys Tania Alavi and Andrew Pozzuto know that a serious bike, car or truck accident or any injury or damage caused by the negligence of an employer, landlord or business owner may result in disabling injuries or financial difficulty that can affect every aspect of your life. If you suffered an injury, getting out of the hospital may only be the first step in your long road to recovery. The cost of lost wages, emergency care, surgeries, and other medical treatment can add up to a large financial loss. Damaged property may never be recovered. If your wreck or injury was caused by someone else’s negligence you should not be responsible for the damages.
Our Florida Accident Attorneys will evaluate your personal injury, negligence, or accident case for free to determine if you have grounds for a claim. We know what is at stake for you and your family. Our compassionate lawyers will guide you through every stage of the claims process and will make sure the insurance company does not try to force you into accepting a lesser settlement.
Commercial Accidents and Florida Law
Florida law states that any crash involving a commercial truck, regardless of the extent of the damage or injuries needs a written crash report by law enforcement. You or the truck driver should contact law enforcement as soon as possible after the crash. If you are both injured and not able to do this, Florida law requires witnesses to report the crash and to stop at the scene. Failure to do so may mean a third-degree felony, or if there is a fatality the charge can be a second-degree felony.
Because commercial vehicles are larger and heavier the injuries can be very serious and even life threatening. It is important to seek medical treatment. If possible, take photos of the scene to assist with documentation and help in the insurance process and assist you in remembering what occurred at the time of the accident. Taking detailed notes as you observe the scene, include the time the road and weather conditions and any other details you can remember will be helpful. Collect the names and contact information of anyone involved along with the names of any witnesses. Do not talk to the commercial vehicle’s insurance company. Refuse to answer their questions but ask for their information such as the adjuster’s name and contact information.
Talk to An Attorney Specializing in Commercial Work Vehicle Crashes
Accidents involving commercial vehicles is different from passenger vehicle accidents. It is very important to talk to an attorney that knows the regulations regarding commercial vehicles and can fight for the compensation that you deserve. Evidence can disappear once the trucking company gets involved so do not leave your compensation or your future to chance with an attorney not experienced with accidents involving commercial vehicles.
The personal injury lawyers at The AP Law Group in Ocala have over 55 years combined legal experience. We know you may be vulnerable, suffering, injured, or dealing with damage to your property. We will protect your rights and protect you from insurance companies who can take advantage when you are overwhelmed.
Contact Gainesville and Ocala Injury Attorneys at (352) 732-9191 or use this form and we will start evaluating your case immediately.