From fractured vertebrae to paralyzing nerve damage, commercial truck wrecks can cause a number of serious back injuries. Get compensated for yours by working with a Miami truck accident spine injury lawyer.
A serious back injury can lead to incredible amounts of pain and severely limited mobility. If your spine was injured due to a commercial truck accident, you have the right to file a personal injury lawsuit and seek financial compensation for the many ways that your injury has impacted your life and finances.
The best way to receive the largest settlement possible is to work with a Miami truck accident spine injury lawyer from Lavent Law. We can help you determine what your claim is worth and how best to go about obtaining it.
Who’s at Fault for Your Spinal Damage?
After an 18-wheeler wreck, it can be difficult to determine who was to blame. This is not to say that there’s a question over whether the truck hit you, but that the relationship between the semi driver and trucking company may be complicated, and so is determining their liability.
When hit by an industrial truck, multiple parties could be to blame:
- The truck driver
- The trucking company
- The driver of another vehicle
Conducting depositions and gathering evidence is often necessary for identifying who is to blame and naming them in a lawsuit. Part of this process also includes investigating what happened and whether the accident was largely due to driver negligence, faulty truck parts, bad road conditions, or some other external factor.
When You’re Hit by a Commercial Trucking Contractor
If you were hit by a contractor, it becomes even more challenging to evaluate the nature of the relationship between the companies. Contracts between the trucker and the company who hired him or her may need to be reviewed to determine who would be financially responsible in the event of a collision.
Protect Yourself by Filing a Personal Injury Lawsuit
There’s a statute of limitations for personal injury claims that determines how long you have to seek compensation for your spine injury. If you wait too long and exceed this time frame, your case could be thrown out and a verdict will never be rendered.
To protect yourself, hire an attorney and file suit right away—even if your back injuries are still being treated.
More Money for Your Back Injuries
It is common for a back injury to make it difficult to work, maintain a good quality of life, and live without pain. While treatment can help, it is often not enough. Sometimes it may be necessary to continue the spinal treatment for months—if not years. This makes it important to get enough compensation to pay for ongoing medical bills and the impact that your back injury has had on your lifestyle.
Working with an attorney makes it possible to receive compensation for all of the damages and losses that have been caused by the truck wreck and your spine injury:
- Transportation expenses
- Mobility equipment, such as wheelchairs and scooters
- Wage losses from being unable to work
- Rehabilitation and physical therapy
- Damage done to your marriage and personal relationships
- Medical expenses
- Pain and suffering
- Emotional distress and lost sexual function
Get Help from a Miami Truck Accident Back Injury Lawyer
Make sure you are compensated for your truck crash spine injury, whether it resulted in chronic pain or paralysis. You can schedule a free consultation with Boris Lavent of Lavent Law by calling 305-440-0450 or by completing the form below.