Coral Springs Truck Accident Lawyers
Dedicated Personal Injury Lawyers Committed to Getting Just Compensation for Coral Springs Truck Accident Victims
We have all experienced the fear that results when a huge semi-truck, tractor-trailer or other commercial truck barrels past us at seemingly dangerous speeds on the Coral Springs roadways. Although relatively few have experienced the real-time terror caused by being involved in a truck accident with one of these enormous vehicles, truck accidents are actually unfortunately common in South Florida. Truck drivers are commonly tired, distracted, unaccustomed to the weather patterns and may even be inexperienced in driving such a massive vehicle. Although truck accidents can result from any number of scenarios, the one commonality between these trucks is their size—trucks are always substantially larger and heavier than private motor vehicles.
This size differential also means that the damages caused by a truck accident are going to be correspondingly severe. When the accident was caused by negligence, whether on the part of the truck driver, truck owner or another party, the experienced truck accident lawyers at Lawlor, White & Murphey, P.C., are here to put our skills and resources to work in obtaining the highest possible compensation award in your case. We have both the knowledge and the passion for justice necessary to succeed in these cases, so contact us today to schedule a free case evaluation with our Coral Springs-area truck accident lawyers.
Understanding the Difference Between Coral Springs Truck Accidents and Typical Car Accidents
Any type of accident can cause injuries and give rise to the accident victim’s right to pursue a claim for compensation from the negligent party. Despite this, truck accidents differ in several significant ways, including:
- Severity of the injuries. When a huge truck strikes your vehicle in any way, the possibility of sustaining catastrophic injuries or an accident resulting in fatalities is magnified because of the vehicle’s size and weight.
- Severity of property damage. Many private vehicles involved in truck accidents end up as total losses. Large commercial trucks can easily crush a car or result in irreparable damage, which can also dramatically impact the property surrounding the accident.
- Increased medical expenses. More serious injuries generally result in significantly higher medical expenses and a longer recovery time, which increases the overall amount of money at issue in a truck accident case.
- Higher insurance coverage limits. In recognition of all of these factors, a truck’s commercial insurance policy is going to have much higher coverage limits than the $10,000 personal injury protection coverage required of private drivers in Florida.
Because the stakes are significantly heightened for all parties involved in a truck accident, negotiations to determine the level of fair compensation can be much more contentious than in other types of accident cases.
Seasoned Trial Lawyers Lawlor, White & Murphey Committed to Maximizing Compensation for Coral Springs Truck Accident Victims and Families
At Lawlor, White & Murphey, P.C., we know that the financial security of you and your family is on the line and we take our responsibilities in maximizing compensation for our injured clients seriously in every case. Because we are passionate about protecting the rights of our clients and the safety of our community, we are happy to put in the long hours necessary to thoroughly research and investigate every truck accident case we take on. Our fighting spirit and passion for justice help us secure the highest compensation package possible, including compensation for:
- Medical bills, both current and anticipated future
- All rehabilitative care
- In-home care and modifications
- Pain and suffering
- Emotional distress
- Loss of wages and future earning potential
- Loss of enjoyment
- Loss of support or consortium
Schedule a No-Cost Case Assessment with Our Skilled Team of Coral Springs Truck Accident Lawyers
Our truck accident lawyers offer all of our potential Coral Springs-area clients a no-cost assessment so that we can learn what happened in your case and explain the basic complexities that could arise in pursuing your truck accident claim. Every case is unique, and our lawyers put our specialized skills to work in every case we take on. To schedule your free case evaluation, call our offices or fill out this online contact form today.
About Coral Springs, FL
Coral Springs is located in Broward County, Florida, between Miami and Fort Lauderdale—making Coral Springs a prime tourist destination for year-round visitors. Although Coral Springs itself only has an estimated population of about 153,627 residents, its year-round temperate climate and proximity to much larger tourist destinations tend to cause that population to swell substantially. Coral Springs was established and developed by Joseph Young in the 1920s. Known as “Coral Springs by the Sea”, Coral Springs quickly became home to many “snowbirds”—or northern residents who flee the cold in the winter months by escaping to Florida. Coral Springs provides an early example of a planned community, home to many hotels, golf courses, country clubs, and shopping destinations.
Frequently Asked Questions About Coral Springs Truck Accident Cases
FAQ: Why are the trucking company’s inspection and maintenance records so important in a truck accident case?
A significant number of truck accidents are caused by improperly maintained trucks. To legally operate on the Florida roads, trucks must be routinely inspected and maintained in safe working condition. Tire blowouts, brake failures and other safety malfunctions commonly cause devastating truck accidents that could be prevented through proper inspection and maintenance. Evaluation of the trucking company’s records is one way to establish whether the trucking company may have skimped on these requirements in order to save money, putting lives at risk in the process.
FAQ: What types of regulations are in place to help prevent truck accidents in Florida?
Both federal and state regulations may apply to truck drivers. Regulations limit the number of hours a truck driver can be on the roads and mandate break periods for rest. Further, the legal limit for consuming alcohol is reduced from 0.08 percent to 0.04 percent for truck drivers operating a commercial truck. Regulations also govern who can qualify to drive a truck, inspection requirements, maintenance requirements, weight limits and more.