A Wesley Chapel truck accident lawyer from Distasio Law Firm may be able to represent you and help you hold the liable parties accountable for your collision injuries. We understand how difficult it is to manage the claims process for a financial recovery while also undergoing treatment for your physical recovery. Our team can alleviate this stress by handling your legal case.
You can discuss your case with a Distasio Law Firm team member today for free. We will review your accident case to determine fault, liability, and other details, including your legal options for seeking compensation. Call our team today at (813) 259-0022 for your complimentary consultation.
For a free legal consultation with a truck accidents lawyer serving Wesley Chapel, call (813) 259-0022
Liability in a Florida Truck Collision Case
Suppose your Wesley Chapel collision and injuries occurred because you were hit by a big rig or another commercial truck. In that case, we may be able to pursue a case to hold both the driver and their employer responsible. This could help us to recover compensation for the money you lost and the expenses you face.
Florida Statutes §324.021 outlines insurance requirements and liability in traffic accidents. Per this statute, drivers whose negligence behind the wheel causes an accident—as well as the vehicle owner and the driver’s employer—may be liable for injuries and expenses following an accident.
Unique to these cases is the concept of vicarious liability. This is the legal doctrine that allows us to pursue a case against the truck driver as well as their employer. The Florida Standard Civil Jury Instructions outlines how the trucking company or another employer may be vicariously liable when:
- The driver was an employee; and
- The driver was performing duties within the scope of their work when the collision occurred.
This means that the majority of traffic accident cases involving a professional driver involve vicarious liability claims, as well. At Distasio Law Firm, our attorney regularly pursues this type of case. Our team can determine if we can help you with your truck accident case during your complimentary case review.
If we work together on your case, you can count on our team to put in the financial resources needed to build your case and the time it takes to do it right. We handle these cases on a contingency basis. Your family will not need to pay us for our representation upfront.
Call Distasio Law Firm now at (813) 259-0022 to get started today.
Wesley Chapel Truck Accidents Lawyer Near Me (813) 259-0022
Recovering Damages Based on Your Accident Losses
When Distasio Law Firm seeks a client’s financial recovery, we base it on the losses and expenses they experienced due to their accident and any related damages they are likely to experience in the future. Since each case is individual and relies on the facts of that accident to determine the victim’s losses, there is no way for your attorney to calculate your case’s value without first investigating your crash and documenting your damages.
Once they do this, they are able to put a fair settlement range on a case. When we file a car insurance claim on your behalf, we will use the estimated value of your case and the evidence to prove it as support for the claim. This allows us to demand a fair payout from the insurance companies involved.
We may be able to secure compensation for collision damages that include medical bills, future medical treatment related to accident injuries, and other related expenses and losses. We know being out of work is one of the most stressful parts of suffering injuries, so we may pursue a payout for the wages you lost, as well. Pain and suffering and other intangible damages may also be recoverable. We know how to put a monetary value on these non-economic damages.
Our team also accepts wrongful death cases and files claims for family members who can pursue compensation under Florida Statute 768.21.
Let Distasio Law Firm Help You Hold the Liable Parties Accountable
A Wesley Chapel truck accident lawyer from Distasio Law Firm can fight for your rights and ensure your best interests come first throughout the claims process. We are committed to providing services that make our clients’ lives easier. This allows them to focus on healing from their injuries while we work toward holding the liable parties responsible in their cases.
If we work together, we will handle the investigation, case development, and claims process. Along the way, our team will keep you updated about your case and answer your questions. We will enlist the help of experts and work to prove negligence, liability, and the value of your damages.
Per Florida Statutes §95.11, there is a statute of limitations that applies in your case. This means we need to reach a settlement with the insurers before the date set by this statute arrives, or we must file paperwork to begin a lawsuit. The deadlines are four years for an injury claim and two years for a wrongful death claim, although there are some exceptions.
A truck accident lawyer from Distasio Law Firm may be able to help if you suffered injuries in a crash. Call (813) 259-0022 today to learn more.
Complete a Free Case Evaluation form now
Speak with a Team Member Serving Wesley Chapel
A Wesley Chapel truck accident lawyer from Distasio Law Firm may be able to hold the truck driver and trucking company accountable on your behalf. Let a member of our team review your options during a free initial consultation today. Reach out to our office and let us evaluate your case against the liable party or parties. We want to hold them responsible for your injuries and losses.
Call Distasio Law Firm now at (813) 259-0022. We can get started with your accident review today.