18-Wheelers And Personal Injury Claims
Large tractor trailer truckers are sometimes referred to as 18-wheelers. This is because the entire vehicle is moved along roads and highways on 18 wheels. The part of the truck where the driver sits to operate the semi has one wheel on each side and the large container for hauling product has eight wheels on each side. Because 18-wheelers are so immense, their size and weight can result in extensive damage should an accident occur.
If you were involved in a Florida wreck involving a semi, you may be trying to navigate a complicated claims process. Truck claims following collisions in Clearwater, Hudson, or Tampa are often complex because there could be multiple parties at fault. To be sure you receive full and fair compensation, talk to a legal professional.
More Than One Insurance Company
When multi-vehicle collisions happen, there could be multiple insurance companies all attempting to protect their own bottom line. On top of this, there could be a variety of companies involved with the insurance of the trucking company.
- Cargo businesses. It is possible the trucking company had a partnership with a cargo company that was in charge or properly loading a semi. If they did not balance the weight correctly, leading to a rollover accident, the cargo company’s insurance policy could be part of insurance negotiations.
- Defective parts. All motor vehicles, including semis, need to be maintained to operate safely. If a maintenance team did not see to issues, they could be liable. But if a part itself was defective, that manufacturer could be part of a settlement.
It is in your best interests to have a professional handle negotiations when there are multiple claims. Legal professionals can help because assigning fault may be difficult to assess and there could be a lot of separate filing deadlines and communications to juggle.
Talk to a Florida Lawyer
After an accident, you and your family can focus on healing until an experienced attorney talks to insurance adjusters. A representative from a trucking company could attempt to convince you to agree to an amount that is far too low. Do not agree to their terms, tell them to talk to your lawyer instead.
Commercial trucks, such as 18-wheelers, are huge machines. Life-long injuries can follow a crash, meaning extensive hospital care could be required. Medical expenses, lost wages, and emotional distress can be devastating to a family’s finances. When you talk over the facts of your case with a Florida personal injury lawyer, you may learn about options for damage recovery you had never considered.
Do you need help securing damage recovery after a Florida crash? Discuss your experience with the attorneys at Roman & Roman. Our skilled attorneys can determine the worth of your claim and fight for a maximum settlement amount. With extensive qualifications, our seasoned attorneys fight hard for our clients, because we know they need to secure the compensation in order to move forward and heal, physically and emotionally. To connect with over 100 years of combined experience, book your no-obligation, free consultation today.