If you were hurt in an accident caused by a construction truck driver or another vehicle owned by a construction company, you may be able to hold that company accountable. A Tampa construction truck accident lawyer from Distasio Law Firm will take action on your behalf if we believe we can help you secure compensation for your injuries, losses, and more.
You can speak with an experienced truck crash attorney from Distasio Law Firm today at no cost to you. We provide complimentary case assessments and consultations about collisions. Call to get started right away. We have a team member available now who is familiar with truck accident claims.
Construction Utilizes Many Types of Trucks and Heavy Machinery
Construction projects may seem like a good sign of growth. However, construction projects carry many unique risks. Each of the projects requires a team of workers, many supplies and materials, and heavy machinery.
Common vehicles aiding in construction projects include:
- Work trucks
- Cargo vans
- Dump trucks
- Delivery trucks
- Heavy equipment haulers
Most of these vehicles are larger and weigh significantly more than a typical passenger car, meaning those in the smaller vehicle are at an increased risk for injuries in a collision. If this happened to you or a member of your family, it may be possible to build a case to hold the construction company or another liable party responsible.
Depending on the type of vehicle involved, a construction truck driver may also have to comply with hours of service regulations as determined by the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA). These regulations determine the maximum number of hours truck drivers may be on the road within certain timeframes. Certain truck drivers also must abide by FMCSA requirements for break periods. If a driver failed to comply with these regulations, your lawyer may be able to use this as evidence of negligence.
Additionally, heavy trucks must also abide by vehicle weight limits set by the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA). Total vehicle weight may not exceed 80,000 pounds if they are driving on the Interstate Highway System. When a truck driver does not comply with these limits, this may also be a form of negligence relevant to your case.
Unlike a typical car accident case where the negligent driver would be accountable, construction truck accidents in Tampa often involve vicarious liability. The driver’s employer may be vicariously liable for their worker’s careless actions when:
- The truck driver was a company employee.
- The at-fault driver was acting within the scope of their job description at the time of the collision.
As you can imagine, dealing with a construction company could change the outcome of your case. Construction companies generally have corporate liability policies with higher coverage limits, but they also require negotiating with the company’s legal team as well as the insurer. If a lawyer from our firm in Tampa accepts your construction truck collision case, we will do so on a contingency basis. We will commit the financial backing and time necessary to investigate the case, file your claim, and negotiate with the insurer.
Distasio Law Firm Is Committed to Helping Accident Victims
When you work with a Tampa construction truck accident attorney from Distasio Law Firm, we take pride in our client service and compassionate legal representation. We hope that our commitment to putting our clients first results in less stress and easier navigation of the claims process for you. We believe in accountability and seek to hold the liable party or parties responsible for the injuries and losses you sustained in your collision.
We seek financial recovery for our clients based on the losses they suffered and the argument we build on their behalf. From the initial claim filing to representing you at trial, if necessary, our team can take care of your legal case from beginning to end. You do not have to worry about the legal details and can focus on healing from your injuries instead.
If you are ready to talk about your construction truck collision and options for seeking compensation with a Distasio Law Firm team member, call a Tampa attorney today. We are ready for your complimentary case review.
Securing a Financial Recovery Based on Your Construction Truck Accident Case
Many successful construction truck collision cases conclude with an out-of-court settlement negotiated with the insurer representing the construction company. This process requires us to file an insurance claim and present evidence to show:
- The cause of your accident
- The negligence of the driver
- That the construction company is vicariously liable
- The value of your accident losses
However, if necessary, Distasio Law Firm will take your case to court to pursue compensation and hold the liable parties accountable.
The goal of an insurance claim or civil suit is to recover compensation for the economic and non-economic losses you suffered in the accident. This commonly includes:
- Current and future medical treatment and expenses
- Current and future lost income, including lost wages and benefits
- Diminished earning capacity
- Property damage
- Pain and suffering
- Mental anguish
- Other related losses
- Wrongful death damages for family members who qualify
Statute of Limitations on Filing a Construction Truck Accident Suit
In most states, you only have a limited time to start a civil suit based on a construction truck collision case. We must begin the process of filing a personal injury lawsuit before this deadline arrives, or you could potentially lose the right to do so in the future.
To keep your legal options open, we advise that you get started on your case as early as possible after your injuries occur. This allows us to take over all communication with the insurance companies and manage other aspects of your case, protecting your right to pursue compensation. It also gives us time to identify, collect, and analyze the evidence in your case. This is especially important in construction truck accident cases when the liable party has important evidence in its possession.
Work with a Tampa Construction Truck Accident Attorney
If you suffered injuries in an accident caused by a construction truck driver, you may be able to pursue compensation and hold their employer accountable. A Tampa construction truck accident lawyer from Distasio Law Firm may represent you on a contingency-fee-basis, meaning you will not need to pay any upfront fees.
Call today to speak with a team member about your collision. We will review and assess your case for free today.