Truck Accident Lawyers in Boca Raton
Tough Representatives for Severe and Complex Injury Claims
In a collision with a big rig, passenger car occupants face a higher risk of injury than the truck driver. Unfortunately, victims of truck accidents are at a disadvantage when it comes to pursuing compensation. Most truck drivers are insured through their employer. This means injury victims must file with against a large organization that is prepared to challenge or deny accident claims.
Our team fights to help accident victims secure the compensation they are due. Grossman Roth Yaffa Cohen is not afraid to take on big insurers or companies in injury cases. For more than 30 years, our attorneys have been fighting tough and complex claims, because we believe all accident victims deserve justice. Reach out to learn about your rights and options after a truck accident.
Schedule a free consultation by calling our Boca Raton office at (866) 629-1061. With a team of experienced lawyers, investigators, and other support staff, we give each case the attention it deserves.
Determining Liability After a Trucking Accident
Trucking accidents involve professional drivers and vehicles that are covered by commercial insurance held by the trucker’s employer. Companies have more resources to fight back against accident claims than most individuals do. They are also incentivized by the desire to keep insurance premiums for all their vehicles low. Trucking companies are known for sending investigators to crash sites in search of evidence that will shift the blame to another party.
A victim’s settlement decreases when they are found to share blame in an accident. For those injured in serious truck accidents, this loss can be devastating. We recommend you protect your right to compensation by retaining a skilled personal injury law firm. Our attorneys can handle complex liability issues such as the ones below.
The Freelance Question
Trucking companies often decrease their liability by hiring contractors to drive for them rather than paying employees for full-time work. Contractors carry their own insurance and are individually liable for any accidents they cause. However, some drivers are unfairly made to shoulder these costs.
Driver misclassification—i.e., considering a trucker an independent contractor even when their role is not sufficiently autonomous—is commonly done to save trucking companies money. This practice is unfair both to drivers who are denied benefits and to accident victims who must bring a claim against an individual trucker’s commercial insurance rather than a larger policy backed by a company.
In claims involving a truck driver who works as a contractor, our attorneys will investigate their relationship with the company they were driving for at the time. Proving a case of driver misclassification can mean making your claim against a company’s insurance that has much higher policy limits. For lasting injuries, this can make the difference in securing sufficient compensation.
When a Truck Breaks Down
Breakdowns are bound to happen in trucks that travel tens of thousands of miles each year. Liability in accidents caused by a malfunction may rest with the:
- Company that owns the truck
- Company responsible for maintaining the truck
- Manufacturer that designed or made faulty parts .
Proving truck defects requires technical knowledge and the ability to demonstrate complex topics in front of a judge and jury. Our team has the resources to put together a compelling product liability claim if your accident was caused by a bad part or botched repair job.
Damages in a Truck Accident Claim
The first step in filing an injury claim is determining who is liable. The second step is identifying every loss and challenge related to the injuries you sustained. Insurance adjusters will not do this for you. They make settlement offers based on a partial accounting of your damages.
Depending on the severity of your injuries, medical bills may only be a portion of your damages. Our team can help you identify all the expenses you may be able to recoup, including:
- Future medical needs
- Physical/vocational rehabilitation
- Lost wages
- Lost earning capacity
- Pain and suffering
- Future pain and suffering
- Emotional distress
- Loss of consortium
Suffering a catastrophic injury can render you unable to work or take care of yourself and your family like you used to. This means rearranging your entire life as well as dealing with the difficult emotions associated with these losses. Your injury claim should reflect hardships like these. Our lawyers can help you identify these less obvious effects to maximize your settlement request.
Start Your Truck Accident Claim Today
If you are wondering whether it’s worth it to reach out to an accident attorney, we want to make it clear: Our team has provided invaluable help and support to thousands of clients. After an accident, you will have to go through an insurance claim no matter what. Retaining an experienced attorney can take the work of doing so off your shoulders, so you can spend your time and energy on your recovery
Our firm has skilled attorneys, medical and legal investigators, and other support staff who are all ready to fight your case. Trucking companies may have well-funded legal teams, but Grossman Roth Yaffa Cohen has the resources and experience to match. Our goal has always been to help individuals stand up for justice when they’ve been wronged. If this is the situation you find yourself in, reach out today.
Call Grossman Roth Yaffa Cohen at (866) 629-1061 for a free consultation with one of our truck accident attorneys. We are proud to have a legacy 30+ years strong.
Changing Lives by Changing The Law
Since our firm opened, we've made it our mission to get justice for our clients and their families. We've not only taken on cases that other firms had turned down, but we've also fought to get unjust laws and restrictions overturned or modified.
A Team of Legal Professionals
Complex legal cases require extensive research, trial experience, and industry knowledge, which is why we always have a team of attorneys working on every case we take on. Our team-centric approach to litigation means that we're able to really focus on getting our clients the best possible outcome.
There Are No Upfront Legal Fees
We handle all of our claims on a contingency fee basis and will handle all legal fees, court costs, and expert fees related to your specific case. With decades of experience in this industry, we have a wealth of experts we work with routinely to ensure your case is handled with the utmost care.
We Understand the Medicine
Our attorneys not only take the time to understand the evidence in your case, but also the pathology and medical techniques used in your specific situation. We believe that any attorney that takes on these types of cases needs to be on equal footing with medical professionals and physicians.