Fort Walton Beach Truck Accident Lawyers
Injured in a Truck Crash? We’ll Fight for Your Rights!
Large truck accidents often result in life-altering injuries for those involved, primarily due to their scale. (The average big rig can weigh up to 80,000 pounds with cargo.) Severe burns, brain injuries, spinal cord injuries, paralysis, and amputation are among some of the worst injuries truck accident victims may suffer.
If you or someone you love has found yourself in this situation, our truck accident attorney team at Michles & Booth will advocate for you. Not only will we fight to recover your full compensation, but we will also work to get you the closure and peace of mind you deserve.
Why Work with Michles & Booth?
At Michles & Booth, we accept a variety of truck accident cases. The unfortunate truth is that at-fault parties and their insurance companies rarely admit to their actions; rather, they try everything under the sun to avoid paying money. Having a lawyer on your side can work to your advantage. We will proudly represent you in negotiations with the insurance company, as well as in civil court.
We mean it when we say there is no case too big or too small for our firm. Since we first opened our doors, we have held it as our goal to hold negligent parties accountable in the name of public safety. And we are happy to say that we have been very successful in doing so: We are known in Fort Walton Beach and beyond for our trial-ready strategy, one-on-one legal counsel, and record-breaking jury verdicts.
Contact Michles & Booth online to arrange a free consultation with a Fort Walton Beach truck accident attorney.
Who Can File a Truck Accident Lawsuit?
In Florida, only those who have suffered severe injuries can file a lawsuit against a negligent party. Sadly, personal injury protection (PIP) insurance prevents those who have suffered mild-to-moderate injuries from filing suit. (For reference, the law considers any injury that endangers a person’s health or leads to the serious impairment of a bodily part, organ, or function a “severe injury.”) This is not much of an issue for most truck accident victims, as truck accidents almost always result in a severe injury.
Who Is Liable for a Truck Accident?
There are countless factors that could lead to a truck crash. The question of who is liable for an accident can be answered by identifying the root cause of the accident, then determining the negligent party at fault for that cause.
A truck driver will be considered liable for an accident if they engaged in some form of negligence outside their job duties. Drunk driving, driving while fatigued, speeding, trying to eat while driving, and other forms of distracted and reckless driving are common examples of such negligence.
However, if a trucking company forces their drivers to work for long hours or eat on the clock (and behind the wheel), the company may be considered liable for the accident. Other times these companies may be liable include when they keep their trucks in poor maintenance, knowingly overload their trucks with cargo, or fail to adequately train their drivers, cargo loaders, in-house mechanics, etc.
If a defective truck part is to blame, either the manufacturer, designer, or distributor will have to answer for what happened. And finally, another motorist could be at fault if they were the one driving recklessly.
With so many potential liable parties, truck accident cases are often complex. To give yourself the best chance at recovering compensation, it is recommended that you work with a seasoned attorney.
Start with a Free Consultation
With a team of more than 80 staff, Michles & Booth’s clients are provided a high level of care typically only found at boutique law firms. We guide each client through the ups and downs of litigation, maximizing their compensation while minimizing stress. When you are ready to talk to a capable, effective legal team, we are here to take your call!
To get in touch with an experienced truck accident lawyer, call our Fort Walton Beach office at (850) 204-4144.
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