West Palm Beach Truck Accidents Lawyer

While West Palm Beach offers comforts and luxuries in terms of the natural beauty, living in the area would not be possible without imports from various parts of the country, most of which arrive on large trucks. But while large trucks and their drivers are absolutely integral to our way of life, they can also be dangerous–the Florida Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles reported that in a single year, there were 129 incapacitating medium/heavy truck accidents in our state, and 39 fatal accidents.

Truck accidents are not only devastating, but the truck accident claim process can also be incredibly confusing and, unfortunately, may fail to provide victims with the damages award they need in some cases. If you have been in a truck accident, please call our law firm directly to speak to our West Palm Beach truck accidents lawyer and learn how we can help you.

Injuries from a Truck Accident

Large truck accidents are often much more severe than standard passenger car accidents because of the size and weight of the trucks involved. Passenger cars are often crushed in truck accidents, leaving occupants with severe or fatal injuries. If injuries do not take a person’s life, they may be permanently disabling. Severe injuries include head and traumatic brain injuries; back and neck injuries, including spinal cord injuries; crush injuries; amputation injuries; burn injuries that cause permanent scarring and disfigurement; internal injuries; and psychological injuries.

In addition to the injuries that can change the course of a person’s life, a truck accident victim will also face high medical expenses, property damage costs, lost wages, and emotional and physical pain and suffering.

Determining Liability for a Truck Accident

Truck accident liability is based on fault, or negligence. In a truck accident case, there are many potential causes of the accident and liability for damages, including:

  • A shipper or loader of cargo who fails to properly load or secure the cargo;
  • The trucking company for its failure to maintain trucks, screen or train drivers, etc.;
  • The truck driver for an error or unsafe action, such as speeding or drinking while driving;
  • The manufacturer of a defective product that causes the crash, such as a defective tire;
  • A third-party driver who commits an action that causes the crash, such as swerving in front of the truck.

How Our Law Firm Can Help

Our law firm can help you by investigating your case, hiring experts, determining liability, bringing forth a claim for damages, calculating your damages, negotiating your settlement, and filing a lawsuit on your behalf if necessary.

At Smith, Ball & Báez Injury Lawyers, our West Palm Beach truck accident lawyers have years of experience and a history of recovering large settlements for our clients. If you have been in a truck accident, our firm can help. Please reach out to us directly for a free consultation or send us a message telling us more about your accident. We will aggressively advocate for you.

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