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Seeking Maximum Compensation After A Florida Truck Accident

If you or a close family member was injured in a truck accident in Florida, chances are your damages and injuries were significant. You may wonder if you will walk again and how you will pay the bills. Meanwhile, the truck driver or trucking company will seek to limit their liability.

For your own good, seek legal counsel. I am personal injury attorney George C. Kezemides. I am an accomplished litigator with extensive experience helping clients overcome legal and financial obstacles while recovering from truck accidents. At my Tarpon Springs truck accident law firm, George C. Kezemides, P.A., you will have the benefit of working directly with me, a former prosecutor. As you and your loved ones courageously face many practical problems, I can tackle your legal problems.

Common Causes Of Many Severe Semi-Truck Accidents

Causes of truck accidents vary and may include the following:

  • Traffic congestion
  • The difficulty that a truck driver may have stopping quickly
  • Speeding
  • Driving while fatigued
  • Distracted driving
  • Driving under the influence of controlled substances
  • A trucking company’s pressure on drivers to deliver too many loads in a short time
  • A truck’s large blind spots
  • An insecure or off-balance load
  • Lack of proper maintenance and/or inspection before a truck’s operation
  • Truck driver negligence

With me as your personal injury lawyer, you will find the caliber of advocacy that you need to overcome a strong defense on the other side.

Answers To Your Pressing Questions About Truck Accidents

Truck accidents and their aftermath are incredibly complicated. If you have questions, you are not alone. As a truck accident and car accident attorney, I can answer all of them. To get you started, here are some frequently asked questions to which I have responded.

What should I do after a trucking accident?

You will probably feel disoriented after a crash. That’s understandable; but, if possible, try to follow these steps:

  1. Call the police to have them file a report.
  2. Get medical attention, even if you feel fine and do not have visible injuries.
  3. Get the truck driver’s name and contact information.
  4. Take photos of the accident scene.
  5. Do not speak with any insurance company employees.
  6. Contact a Florida truck accident attorney.

If you take care to follow this list, you can increase your likelihood of recovering maximum compensation for your damages.

How are truck accidents different from car accidents?

In most car accidents, there are only two sources of liability: each driver. Many truck accidents have additional sources of liability. Trucking companies also fight personal injury cases aggressively, often hiring teams to visit the accident site just minutes after the crash.

What is third-party liability?

Third-party liability is when a third party – someone aside from the truck driver – contributed to your damages. Some common examples of third-party liability in truck accident claims include:

  • Trucking companies
  • Maintenance companies
  • Trucking parts manufacturers
  • Cargo loaders
  • Municipalities (for uneven roads, potholes, etc.)

I have extensive experience determining and proving liability, even with multiple potential sources.

What damages can I seek?

You might have damages including:

  • Medical bills, including rehabilitation and therapy
  • Long-term disability accommodations
  • Lost wages
  • Loss of enjoyment of life

As a former insurance defense attorney, I am well aware of the tactics that companies and insurers may use to try to keep from paying what you deserve.

Your Life May Be Different Now, But You Can Take Back The Reins

If I represent you, I will do so on a contingency fee basis. You will not owe attorney fees until I recover compensation for you. For a free consultation with Tampa Bay lawyer after a collision involving a semi, delivery truck, utility truck or any large commercial vehicle, call 727-490-9303 or use my online contact form.