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Lake Worth Truck Accident Lawyers

Truck accidents are some of the deadliest incidents on US roads, but you may not realize how the problem hits close to home until you review some statistics. According to the Florida Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles (FLHSMV), there are more than 3,400 collisions every year in Palm Beach County involving semis, 18-wheelers, and other large commercial trucks. These crashes cause hundreds of fatalities and injuries, leading to substantial losses for entire families. Sadly, many are preventable and only occur because of driver negligence.

At Smith, Ball & Báez, our team is dedicated to helping victims get their lives back after being shattered by a truck collision. We can assist with the entire legal process, from filing an insurance claim to fighting for your rights in court.

Please contact our office to schedule a free consultation with a Lake Worth truck accident lawyer, and read on for some background information.

Driver Negligence in Florida Truck Collisions

Because they fall under the umbrella of motor vehicle accidents, crashes involving trucks typically occur for one underlying reason: Careless acts or omissions by the operator. Examples include speeding, running red lights, failure to yield right of way, and driving while intoxicated. Plus, distracted driving is just as much of a problem for truck drivers as other motorists. Texting, talking on the phone, and other cell phone use increases the potential for deadly truck accidents.

In addition, there are some forms of negligence that are unique to truck crashes. A collision could be the result of:

  • The driver taking turns too quickly with a heavy load;
  • The operator’s refusal to comply with Hours of Service (HOS) regulations;
  • A shipping or logistics company failing to properly secure cargo;
  • Defective equipment or truck parts; and,
  • Many other factors.

Challenges in Truck Accident Cases

Like other traffic-related crashes, you would start the legal process by filing a claim with the truck driver’s insurance company. If you are unable to reach an agreement with the insurer, you will have to file a lawsuit in court to recover amounts for your medical costs, lost wages, pain and suffering, and other losses.

However, there are additional complications when seeking compensation in truck accident cases. Our attorneys at Smith, Ball & Báez are committed to tackling the hurdles that could affect your rights, such as:

  • The astronomical medical expenses you could incur for treatment of serious, catastrophic injuries;
  • Dealing with the insurance company on truck accident claims that range into the millions of dollars; and,
  • Handling multiple potential parties is a common factor in truck crash cases.

A Lake Worth Truck Accident Lawyer Will Help Overcome Challenges

If you were hurt or someone close to you died because of truck operator negligence, time is of the essence to retain experienced legal representation. For more information on your rights and remedies, please contact Smith, Ball & Báez to speak to a member of our team.

We can set up a no-cost case assessment with a truck accident attorney who can explain the relevant legal concepts. Call us at (561) 500-HELP or fill out our contact form.

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