If you or someone you know has suffered injuries as the result of a truck accident or a car accident, you may be wanting to file a lawsuit for all of the pain and suffering the accident has caused you. At The Law Place, we strongly recommend that you seek the guidance of a skilled personal injury lawyer at a reputable law firm as soon as possible after suffering your truck accident. You may be entitled to compensation if you file a personal injury lawsuit.
Most of the time, truck accident victims do not need to go to court to receive compensation for their injuries. With the help of a skilled personal injury lawyer, victims are often able to reach a satisfactory settlement that will guarantee them the compensation that they are entitled to.
At The Law Place, we strongly recommend that you seek the help and guidance of a truck accident attorney if you are planning on filing a lawsuit for injuries and/ or property damage that you have suffered in a trucking accident. Contact us today for a free case evaluation. You must act quickly because of the statute of limitations in Florida on personal injury and wrongful death claims.
We have practice areas all over Florida, and our offices are open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, to listen to your call. Someone will always be available to help you. Call us today to schedule a free consultation at (941) 444-4444.
What Is a Statute of Limitations?
In Florida, the “statute of limitations” is a legal rule that imposes a time limit on the time that accident victims have to file a claim for damages against the party legally responsible for causing harm. Victims of truck accidents can seek damages or file a lawsuit against the trucking company and/or insurance company.
As simple as these statutes of limitations may sound, our law firm has received many frequently asked questions about how statutes of limitations work in practice. When does the “clock” start running following a truck accident? Do some claims have a shorter period of time to file for than others? Does the time period to file an accident claim different for children than the period that applies to adults? The answer to these questions is that it depends.
We highly recommend that you contact a personal injury attorney at our law firm if you have specific questions. An attorney will be able to offer you a free case evaluation and answer any questions that you may have.
What Is the Statute of Limitations on Suing for a Truck Accident?
A truck accident can be incredibly traumatic and have severe consequences for its victims. It is vital that you file a personal injury claim for compensation, a claim for wrongful death, or a lawsuit within a certain amount of years if you wish to receive the compensation that you are entitled to. At The Law Place, we recommend that you file a claim for compensation or file a lawsuit as soon as you are well enough to do so following your truck accident or car accident.
The clock for an adult victim of a truck accident to file a lawsuit and claim for compensation begins as soon as their injury occurs. Florida’s statute of limitations is outlined in Florida Statute 95.11. The statute of limitations states that injured victims only have four years from the date of their accident to file an injury lawsuit against the liable party. Unfortunately, after these four years have passed, victims of truck accidents will be unable to claim for their injuries. After this, any claims made will be barred as the time to file the lawsuit will have expired.
However, the statute of limitations differs for those truck accident and car accident cases where victims have died. If you want to file a lawsuit for wrongful death after losing a loved one in an accident in Florida, the amount of time that you have to file that claim is reduced greatly. This is because you will not be filing a trucking accident claim but a wrongful death claim, and this is governed by a completely different statute. If you want to file a lawsuit for wrongful death in Florida, you only have two years to file that claim.
How Much Money Can I Get From a Truck Accident Lawsuit?
The amount of money that you can expect to receive after you file an injury claim and in Florida will very much depend on the specifics of your case. Each truck and car accident case differs, and therefore, there is not a specific amount that we can promise you will receive in compensation. If you are looking for an idea of what your accident case could expect to receive because you plan to sue following a trucking accident, contact our law firm. One of our skilled legal attorneys will be able to examine your case and all of the evidence to estimate how much compensation you could get in a settlement for your injuries. Contact The Law Place today to schedule a free consultation.
To help determine what your accident case may be worth if you file a lawsuit for your injuries, it is important to establish what damages you are eligible to receive. If you or someone you know has been the victim of a truck accident or car accident in Florida, with the help of a lawyer, you may be able to receive damages for the following in a settlement.
After suffering a truck accident, you may be entitled to damages for medical expenses. These damages can help to cover the costs of the medical bills you received as the result of your injuries. A truck accident can cause severe injuries that can last for years, so it is crucial to seek compensation to cover the medical bills.
Following a truck accident, it is not uncommon for the trucking company or insurance company to offer the victims a settlement immediately. At The Law Place, we strongly recommend that you get the legal guidance and advice of a reputable personal injury lawyer before you accept any settlement handed to you by the trucking and insurance companies. Often, these companies will offer you a settlement worth way less than what you are entitled to for your injuries.
If you have suffered a serious injury in a truck or car accident, you may have needed to take time off work to recover. Not only this, but your injury could be affecting your physical or mental ability to do your job. This could then result in you taking a lower-paying job or giving up work entirely. Losing wages can make it very difficult to pay medical bills.
You can claim damages for lost wages in a lawsuit, as well as damages for the value of your reduced earning capacity if the accident affected your ability to work. Always seek the advice of a reputable lawyer and listen to all the legal information they can offer you. A lawyer can prevent you from agreeing to a settlement worth far less than what you deserve. Take your time before agreeing to a settlement.
Pain and Suffering
Pain and suffering damages cover the physical pain you feel as a result of your accident, the emotional distress, and other effects on your life. For example, you could receive damages for a reduced quality of life.
Often, insurance companies will not consider pain and suffering in the settlement they offer you. This is usually because they claim it is very difficult to quantify. Nevertheless, you are entitled to damages for pain and suffering. A victim will need the guidance of a lawyer to fight for the pain and suffering damages they deserve. The statute of limitations for pain and suffering claims is four years.
Call The Law Place Today!
If you or someone you know has been the unfortunate victim of a truck accident in Florida, you may have a case worthy of compensation. At The Law Place, we have a legal team with a wealth of experience helping clients receive the compensation they deserve after suffering traumatic accidents. A truck accident lawyer will be able to guide you through the complex laws in Florida. We will do all that we can to ensure that you avoid having to take your case to court and have the smoothest legal process possible.
We understand how traumatic truck accidents can be, and this is why we offer our clients free case evaluations. We want to ensure that victims of truck accidents are aware of all the legal information surrounding their cases and know what their next best steps are.
At The Law Place, we have practice areas all over Florida, so we can give you all the guidance you may need if you have been the victim of a truck or car accident. Our offices are open 24 hours a day, seven days a week, to listen to your call. The sooner you call us after suffering an accident, the greater the chance you will have of winning the full amount of compensation that you deserve. Call us today to schedule your free case evaluation at (941) 444-4444.