If you or a loved one were involved in a blind spot truck accident in Tampa, Florida, we may be able to help you hold the liable party responsible for the accident and recover financial compensation through a truck accident injury claim. You may be entitled to compensation for your:

  • Medical expenses
  • Property damage
  • Lost income

A Tampa blind spot truck accident lawyer from Distasio Law Firm can help you file a claim for damages. We can gather evidence, handle communications with the insurance company, represent you during settlement negotiations, and provide our services from the beginning of your case to the end.

Call Distasio Law Firm at (813) 259-0022 for a free case evaluation. We take truck accident cases on a contingency-fee-basis. This means that you only pay a fee if we obtain a settlement or award for you.

We Can Help You Hold the Negligent Party Accountable

There are many ways a truck accident can happen, and when the truck driver fails to check their blind spot and crashes into you, we can help you hold them accountable.

Negligent Driving Behaviors Cause Blind Spot Accidents

Inattentive or distracted drivers are a common cause of truck collisions.

Blind spot accidents occur when a truck collides with a vehicle because the vehicle is in the truck driver’s “blind spot.” A blind spot is an area around the truck that is hard to see. Tractor-trailers and other large commercial vehicles are so massive that the driver cannot see all the way around the vehicle.

Trucks often have blind spots:

  • Immediately in front of the truck’s front bumper
  • On either side of the truck
  • Up to 30 feet behind the truck

Vehicles in the truck’s blind spots may be virtually invisible to the truck driver. However, this does not automatically absolve the truck driver of liability for a blind spot truck accident.

If a truck driver hit you because you were in their blind spot, they may have been negligent and distracted by something else.

Truck Drivers Have a Legal Obligation to Drive Safely

Truck drivers have a moral and legal obligation to drive safely. Drivers should be aware of other vehicles, pedestrians, motorcyclists, and bicyclists at all times.

Truck driver blind spot accidents can be caused by:

  • Inadequate truck driver training
  • Trucking companies hiring unqualified truck drivers
  • Failure to use the truck’s mirrors to check blind spots
  • Improper positioning of mirrors
  • Sudden lane changes or erratic driving
  • Lack of safety accessories such as back-up sensors or fish-eye mirrors
  • Defective or malfunctioning safety equipment

If a driver’s negligent actions caused your accident, the trucking company or another party could be liable for your losses in a personal injury claim. A blind spot truck accident attorney in Tampa can help you identify the liable party and hold that party accountable.

Call us today at (813) 259-0022 for your free consultation.

Compensation You May Be Entitled To

A personal injury claim may allow you to recover financial compensation for the damages caused by a truck accident. You could be entitled to compensation for the financial losses you suffered due to a truck accident, including:

  • Medical expenses
  • Property damage
  • Ongoing medical costs such as physical therapy costs
  • Lost wages due to missed work
  • Diminished earning capacity
  • Pain and suffering
  • Mental anguish
  • Disability
  • Disfigurement

Wrongful Death Damages

If your loved one passed away due to truck accident injuries, Distasio Law Firm knows that no amount of money could make up for this tragic loss. However, a wrongful death claim may allow you to hold the at-fault party accountable for the accident and recover compensation for your damages.

Damages in a fatal blind spot accident claim may include:

  • The decedent’s lost income and benefits
  • Loss of the deceased person’s support and services
  • The loss of the deceased person’s companionship
  • The losses experienced by your loved one’s estate
  • Medical and funeral costs
  • Pain and suffering

Comparative Negligence for a Blind Spot Accident

Many blind spot truck accidents involve shared fault. Florida is a “pure comparative negligence” state. This means that an injured person or a deceased person’s family may have a valid claim even if the victim also acted negligently. When your actions contribute to the truck accident, we may still be able to help you recover partial damages.

The amount of damages that you may recover is reduced by your percentage of fault. For example, if you are found to be 20% at fault for the collision and the truck driver is 80% responsible, you would still get 80% of your damages. If your medical bills, lost income, and other damages totaled $100,000, you would still be entitled to $80,000 in compensation.

Distasio Law Firm Can Advocate on Your Behalf

Let a Tampa blind spot truck accident lawyer from Distasio Law Firm represent you during your truck accident claim. Our team can manage your case for you and provide strong legal representation and advice you can rely on.

Call Distasio Law Firm today at (813) 259-0022 for a free consultation.