An industrial truck crash can leave you with life-changing injuries and massively expensive medical bills. Get compensated for your losses by working with a Miami 18-wheeler accident lawyer.
Don’t get pushed around by the trucking company or their lawyers after an accident with an 18-wheeler. If you’ve been hurt in a semi-truck accident, you deserve as much compensation as possible for your injuries, and a Miami 18-wheeler accident lawyer from Lavent Law can help you get it.
First, file a claim with your own insurance company so that your personal injury protection can begin paying for your injuries and medical bills. Next, speak with Attorney Boris Lavent about your case and the best way to move forward.
How Do I File an Injury Claim After a Semi-Truck Wreck?
When working with an attorney, you don’t have to worry about how to file a lawsuit. The process of filing your claim will be completely handled on your behalf. While you will need to provide basic information and access to things like accident-related medical records, insurance documentation, pictures, and witness contact information, hiring an attorney means that you won’t have to worry about building the actual case.
Your Miami 18-wheeler accident lawyer will represent you in court and present evidence for why you deserve compensation. You will need to provide testimony—but that’s it.
Who Caused Your Commercial Truck Crash?
After being hit by a semi-truck, the biggest question that needs answering is “who was responsible?” The answer can be difficult to determine because of the complex relationships between the truck driver, trucking company, and the company who hired them. Dissecting those relationships to prove negligence requires conducting discovery.
As your attorney, Boris Lavent will need to perform the following tasks in order to build the strongest case possible:
- Interview witnesses
- Request documents such as hiring records and rest logs
- Conduct depositions
- Have questions answered through interrogatories
- Review maintenance records
- View accident reports
- Speak with your doctor and examine your crash-related medical records
This is all part of the discovery process. The information gathered can be used as evidence to prove fault and why you deserve compensation.
Settling Your 18-Wheeler Accident Claim
Once your claim has been filed, the trucking company’s attorney or insurance company may try to settle the case out of court. In this situation, it is likely that they will make a lowball settlement offer in the beginning.
This is why you need a Miami 18-wheeler accident lawyer in your corner. A settlement offer is simply an invitation to negotiate. For it to be a good offer, a settlement needs to compensate you for all of the following that apply to your case:
- Medical bills (including future expenses)
- Lost wages and income
- Transportation costs
- Pain and suffering
- Rehabilitation and therapy
- Cost of retrofitting your home (if necessary due to your injuries)
- All other expenses or non-economic losses associated with your accident
If the offer fails to cover all of your damages, you may be better off going to court for a verdict.
Consult a Miami Semi-Truck Accident Lawyer
Get help with your injury case by speaking with Boris Lavent, an experienced Miami 18-wheeler accident lawyer. You can make an appointment with Lavent Law by using the form below or by calling 305-440-0450.