If you were hurt in a Sarasota traffic accident because of a negligent truck driver, you may be able to recover compensation by holding the driver and their employer accountable. A Sarasota truck accident lawyer with Distasio Law Firm may be able to navigate the claims process and take care of your accident case for you. We know you are likely facing a lot of stress and frustration related to your injuries and losses, and we are here to help.
At Distasio Law Firm, we offer complimentary case reviews for victims of Sarasota collisions. We will discuss your collision and injuries and offer advice to help you hold those responsible legally liable. Call (813) 259-0022 now to get started.
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A Truck Accident Attorney from Distasio Law Firm May Accept Your Collision Case
A Sarasota truck accident lawyer from Distasio Law Firm may be able to hold the liable party or parties responsible for the injuries and losses you suffered due to your accident. We believe that you should not have to pay for the damages you suffered when another person’s behavior caused an accident. Instead, they should be responsible.
If we pursue justice in your truck accident case, we will work to prove that the other driver caused the collision and your injuries. Florida law may allow us to hold their employer responsible, as well.
You can learn more about the services we offer at Distasio Law Firm and our commitment to our clients’ best interests. Call (813) 259-0022 now for your free consultation.
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Proving Liability in a Sarasota Truck Accident Claim
If you were hurt in a tractor-trailer truck accident in Sarasota, our team may be able to develop a strong case for holding the liable party or parties accountable. While we may find evidence to prove the truck driver responsible and pursue a case against them, Florida laws also allow us to hold the trucking company vicariously responsible in some cases.
When these cases go to trial, the Florida Standard Civil Jury Instructions state that vicarious liability applies when:
- The company employs the driver.
- The driver was working within the scope of their job duties when their negligence caused a collision.
We may be able to apply these rules to file claims against both the at-fault driver and their employer, which is generally a trucking company or large corporation. If we take your case, we will investigate what happened, confirm if the rules of vicarious liability apply, and identify the liable parties.
Our team will commit the money and time necessary to build an argument and show the insurance companies what a fair payout looks like in your case. We represent our clients on a contingency-fee-basis, expecting no upfront payments from accident victims.
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Securing Damages for a Truck Accident Victim
Distasio Law Firm pursues compensation for our clients’ damages. This is the best way we can hold the liable parties accountable for their actions. We may be able to negotiate a settlement outside of court, using proven techniques and a strong case to persuade the insurer.
In some instances, we need to go to trial. If so, we will prepare the paperwork and file it in a Sarasota County civil court. This paperwork will name the truck driver and their employer as defendants in the case.
Whether we take a case in front of a judge and jury or settle without filing a personal injury lawsuit, we will seek compensation based on our clients’ damages. This includes their medical bills, money lost from missed shifts at work, pain and suffering losses, and more. Our team will identify your damages and present the evidence of their value to the insurer or in court.
We also accept wrongful death cases for families that lost a loved one due to their accident injuries, seeking compensation in accordance with Florida Statutes §768.21.
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Time Limits on Taking a Sarasota Truck Accident Case to Court
There is a time limit for filing a civil lawsuit in Florida. This creates a deadline for reaching an out-of-court settlement, as we will need to file suit if we cannot settle. The deadline for filing the initial paperwork in a lawsuit is set by the statute of limitations, Florida Statutes §95.11.
In general, Distasio Law Firm has four years from the accident date to file a lawsuit based on an injury and two years for a wrongful death case. Missing the applicable deadline could mean not being able to file suit at all later.
Reach out to our team as soon as you can after the collision so we can determine your options and begin to investigate your case. Some evidence in these cases ends up with the trucking company, and we need to take quick action to ensure it is not lost, destroyed, or otherwise unavailable to us when we need it to build your case.
Speak with a Team Member Today About Your Sarasota Truck Crash
A Sarasota truck accident lawyer with Distasio Law Firm may be able to hold the truck driver and the company employing them accountable. You could recover a payout that includes the economic and non-economic damages you suffered.
You can speak with us today by calling (813) 259-0022. Our initial consultations are free for accident victims and their families. When we accept a case, we represent our client based on contingent fees. Let us evaluate your case and determine how we can help.