If you were a victim of a tractor-trailer accident, you may be able to build a case against the driver or their employer and recover compensation. A Tampa big rig truck accident lawyer from Distasio Law Firm can offer to represent you based on contingency.
Do not wait to seek the compensation you may qualify to receive for your or your loved one’s injuries. A dedicated truck crash attorney from Distasio Law Firm will review your case today for free. We offer complimentary consultations and accident case reviews to victims of truck accidents. Call to learn more about your legal rights and how our services may be able to help.
Big Rig Accidents Cause Serious Injuries and Cost Thousands
The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) points out that large trucks tend to weigh between 20 and 30 times heavier than other vehicles on the road, significantly increasing the force of an impact. Thus, when a big rig collides with a smaller vehicle, the occupants of that smaller vehicle often suffer the most serious damages. This may include injuries to the spinal cord or brain and other catastrophic injuries that call for extended hospitalization, rehabilitation, and ongoing care in some cases.
Even when injuries are less serious, the costs of this type of accident can add up quickly. Our team understands the financial stress and frustration that big rig accidents can cause. This is one reason why our Tampa big rig collision attorneys dedicate our time to seeking fair compensation for our clients.
Vicarious Liability in Big Rig Collisions
In general, our proactive Tampa lawyers pursue a case against the trucking company that employs the at-fault driver in a big rig truck accident case. This is advantageous because the trucking company generally has a larger corporate liability policy with a higher limit than an individual driver would.
The legal concept of vicarious liability often makes companies responsible for their employees’ actions, as affirmed by the Legal Information Institute (LII). We can generally hold the trucking company liable following an injury accident when both:
- The driver worked for the company at the time when the accident occurred.
- The driver was working within the scope of their job when they acted negligently and caused the accident.
When our team reviews your case, we will determine the liable party or parties. If we work together and seek compensation in your case, one of the first steps we will take is to identify the insurance policies in place.
Distasio Law Firm Believes in Accountability
A Tampa big rig truck accident attorney from Distasio Law Firm may be able to secure compensation for you based on your injuries and losses. We commit ourselves to putting our clients first, including dedicating financial resources and time to investigating their accidents and proving negligence and liability.
We seek to hold the trucking company or another liable party accountable in a big rig collision to recover compensation for our clients. We do not believe accident victims should have to cover the cost of their own collision losses when they did not cause or contribute to their own injuries and damages. The trucking company should pay when its employee acted negligently and caused others’ injuries, vehicle damage, time away from work, and more.
You can learn more about how we approach truck accident cases and the viability of your claim by speaking with a team member from Distasio Law Firm for free today.
Securing Recoverable Damages in a Big Rig Truck Accident
When Distasio Law Firm files an insurance claim on behalf of a client injured in a big rig truck accident, we demand justice by presenting evidence of their losses and seeking a fair settlement. We may need to negotiate, but we can often recover current and future damages that include:
- Treatment and related medical expenses
- Lost wages, other income, and benefits
- Diminished earning capacity for lasting injuries
- Repair or replacement of your damaged vehicle
- Out-of-pocket expenses related to your injuries
- Mental anguish and other intangible losses
- Wrongful death damages, per the state’s wrongful death statute
We will not settle for less than you deserve based on the evidence we collect to support your case. If the driver or trucking company refuses to accept responsibility or will not agree to a fair payout, we can take additional action. We can name them as defendants in a truck accident civil suit, asking the court to award you a fair financial payout.
Statute of Limitations on Big Rig Accident Cases
Under a state’s statute of limitations, we generally have a limited time to file a negligence claim in a civil court. For a wrongful death case, we may have even less time to file the paperwork and name the liable party as a defendant in your case.
If our Tampa attorneys miss the timeline that applies in your big rig truck wreck case, it may be impossible to take the trucking company or other at-fault party to trial and resolve this matter. This could hamper our ability to recover fair compensation in your case.
Talk to a Tampa Big Rig Truck Accident Attorney from Our Firm
If we believe we can help you, a Tampa big rig truck accident lawyer from Distasio Law Firm can represent you and navigate your case based on contingency. You will not pay any upfront legal costs to discuss your case or receive our services. Instead, we only get paid if and when we secure a financial recovery for you in your case.
You can speak with a team member from Distasio Law Firm for free today. Call now to get started. We can explain your rights and consider the possible routes to seek compensation based on the details of your case.