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Do you need help after you’ve been injured in a truck accident in Florida? Leighton Law has decades of experience helping people like you recover from trucking accidents, which can be devastating and life-changing. If you’ve been involved in an accident involving an 18-wheeler or commercial vehicle and you need an accident lawyer, truck and commercial vehicle injury specialty is a must.

Get an Accident Lawyer  in Miami who is Professional and Preserves Your Rights

It’s important to contact a truck accident attorney as soon as possible after the accident to preserve your legal rights. These accidents are usually serious and typically require medical attention. You may be left in shock after the accident, and getting medical treatment is certainly your top priority. Still, it’s important to receive a medical evaluation even if you have no apparent injuries. Some injuries are not apparent at first or not visible to the naked eye, such as back injuries or brain trauma.

After medical attention is received, the next step is reviewing the police report and gathering evidence. Notes should be taken about the weather conditions, time of day and any hazards on the road. If possible, pictures can be taken with a cell phone. Any witness information should also be gathered. Never discuss the cause of the accident or admit fault. Retaining an accident lawyer who is a skilled practioner is the most important step to retaining your rights and ensuring you receive compensation for the accident.

Recovering Damages after a Truck Accident

Once you contact Leighton Law to represent you after the accident, we will investigate the crash to determine liability and responsibility. This determines who is actually responsible for your property loss and injuries. Depending on the accident, damages may be collected from the driver of the truck, the trucking company that operates the vehicle, the government agency that maintains the roadway, the truck maintenance company, the truck manufacturer or the insurance carrier.

If you are not at fault for the accident, you may be entitled to receive compensation for your injuries and losses. Compensation will cover your medical expenses, pain and suffering, lost wages and even your reduced earning capacity, if this applies. Depending on the truck driver’s conduct, you may even receive punitive damages.

Truck accidents are devastating and almost always serious. We have dealt with thousands of individuals who have suffered loss after an accident with an 18-wheeler, semi-truck or other large commercial vehicle and we can help you, too. If you or a loved one have been involved in a trucking accident and suffered injury, property damage or even loss of life, we will represent you to recover the compensation you’re entitled to.

Our experience in truck crashes is extensive.  Founding partner John Elliott Leighton has been litigating and trying trusk accident cases since 1985.  His victories on behalf of truck crash victims have been significant, most recently resulting in a $7.35 million verdict in Osceola County against a truck driver and a trucking company.

 

 

Disclaimer

The information about past verdicts and settlements of the firm`s cases are based on the unique facts of each case. These amounts reflect the gross recovery in each case (before attorneys fees, expenses and medical costs are deducted).  Although these results were obtained by our firm, they may not indicate the success or value of any other case.  By clicking on portions of this web site you are acknowledging that each case is unique and must be evaluated on its own merits. The information contained here has not been reviewed or approved by The Florida Bar.

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