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Tallahassee Truck Accident Lawyer

Being injured in a truck accident is a traumatic experience that can haunt you for a lifetime. When a negligent truck driver causes an accident, the trucking company may be liable for your medical bills, pain, suffering, and lost wages. Our Tallahassee truck accident lawyers have been protecting you and your family since 1979. Call us today at (850) 446-2725, and let us put our big truck experience to work for you.

When you’ve been injured in a big truck accident, you may be left with a disability and facing an uncertain future. Trucking companies are large, wealthy corporations that use their wealth to put injured accident victims at a disadvantage.

Our award-winning personal injury lawyers in Tallahassee aren’t intimidated by big truck lawyers, and when you have our team on your side, you don’t have to be either. We’ll level the playing field so you can recover the compensation you deserve. We are committed to helping those who need it most. Contact us today for a free case evaluation.

Why Farah & Farah Is the Truck Accident Law Firm You Want Working for You

Truck accident cases are more complex than other car accident cases in nearly every aspect:

  • They are more dangerous.
  • Injuries tend to be more severe.
  • It takes more work to determine who is liable.
  • They are more complex to investigate.

"Truck companies may think they can get away with a small settlement after an accident, but at Farah & Farah, our team isn’t afraid to go toe-to-toe with them. Put our big truck experience to work for you."

When you choose our law firm, you get a team of proven attorneys who will share resources, strengths, and experience to determine the most effective strategy to get you the maximum compensation available. Our team approach is one way we put our clients first. You will always be able to reach your team when you have questions. You will never feel like a number because we treat clients like family, with honesty, dignity, and respect.

Our Successful Truck Accident Verdicts and Settlements

We have obtained over $2 billion in successful case results, including hundreds of six and seven-figure truck accident results, such as the following:

  • $3.4 million for a client who suffered a herniated disc and needed extended pain management after being rear-ended by a moving truck.
  • $2 million for a client who sustained shoulder, back, and neck injuries when a 12-ton tractor-trailer rear-ended him.
  • $1.5 million for a client who suffered neck and spinal injuries requiring multiple surgeries when a semi rear-ended him as he turned into his driveway.
  • $1.3 million for the family of a truck driver who was killed when a semi struck him on a loading dock.
  • $1 million for a woman injured by a postal truck.
  • $750,000 for a client struck by a tow truck that had turned in front of her
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Our Clients Love Our Caring Approach and Open Communication

Our big truck lawyers in Tallahassee are big on compassion. We take the time to listen and do everything we can to make our clients’ lives easier during some of the most difficult times of their lives. We regularly receive glowing client testimonials such as the following:

Erika Brenneman is by far the most compassionate, friendly, outgoing attorney I've ever met...She's like talking to a friend and makes you feel comfortable and at ease… She goes above and beyond. She responds extremely fast…to any little question…You will never find a better attorney, in my opinion.

Erika is one of the most compassionate attorneys I have ever met. She makes sure that no one pushes my case under the rug and not do what is supposed to happen. I would highly recommend Erika for your representation.

Erika is one of the very best. She has always met my needs and very promptly. She is kind and listens. I will highly recommend her to anyone looking for representation.

Compensation You Can Pursue in a Tallahassee Truck Accident Case

Truck accident compensation in Tallahassee may include economic, non-economic, and punitive damages. Economic damages compensate for monetary losses, such as past and future medical expenses, lost wages, and property damage. Non-economic damages compensate for your pain, suffering, and similar subjective losses.

If you can present clear and convincing evidence of deliberate misconduct or gross negligence, you may receive a punitive damages award.

Compensation for the Loss of a Loved One in a Truck Accident

If your family member died in a truck accident, you may be eligible to file a wrongful death lawsuit. Damages you can recover in a wrongful death lawsuit include the following economic and non-economic damages:

  • Your loved one’s medical expenses
  • Your loved one’s probable lifetime income
  • Your loved one’s pain and suffering
  • Loss of companionship, guidance, comfort, or support
  • Loss of love and affection
  • Loss of consortium
  • And more

Punitive damages are also available in wrongful death claims when there is clear and convincing evidence of deliberate misconduct or gross negligence.

How Our Tallahassee Truck Accident Lawyer Can Help

“Truck accidents aren’t like car accidents. They’re different. These cases are harder to win because trucking companies rush to the scene to protect their interests. You need someone to protect you. Our lawyers specialize in truck accidents. We know the federal trucking regulations, and we can gather the evidence needed to hold them accountable…Our knowledge and experience can make all the difference.”

We’ll Investigate Your Accident

When we take on the big trucking companies, we invest our own resources to investigate the accident. We don’t leave any unanswered questions. Our investigation aims to determine who is liable and gather evidence to prove it. We analyze the following evidence and more, depending on where the investigation takes us:

  • The truck’s black box data
  • Toxicology reports
  • Driver logs
  • Inspection records
  • The condition of the tires, brakes, and airbags
  • Dashcam video
  • Surveillance video from nearby businesses
  • Eyewitness reports
  • Forensic data gathered by our accident reconstructionists

We’ll Find Out Who Is Liable

We’ll use our evidence to determine who is to blame for your accident. We may identify multiple parties, such as the driver, the trucking company, a parts manufacturer, a government agency, or the company responsible for loading cargo. Identifying all the responsible parties allows us to recover compensation from multiple sources and maximize the amount you receive.

We’ll Negotiate the Settlement You Deserve

We’ll learn everything we can about your life before the accident and how the accident has affected your quality of life. We’ll consider all of it when we calculate how much compensation you deserve. Our success in the courtroom and the strength of the evidence against the defendants provide leverage to negotiate a settlement. If the liable parties refuse to pay reasonable compensation, we’ll fight for you in court.

We’ll handle the entire process for you so you can focus on getting better. There is no upfront cost to start your Tallahassee truck accident claim, and you pay nothing unless we win.

What You Need To Know About Truck Accident Claims in Tallahassee

Filing a claim against a large truck insurer can be intimidating, and insurance companies often use their position to take advantage of injured accident victims. They won’t hesitate to blame you for the accident, accuse you of exaggerating your injuries, or use stall tactics to run down the clock. No matter what the claims adjuster tells you, the insurance company is not on your side.

Your Truck Accident May Not Be Your Fault

Trucking companies pressure truck drivers to meet unrealistic schedules with heavier and heavier loads. These practices motivate truck drivers to speed, overload their cargo, take unsafe shortcuts, and exceed their maximum driving time. Federal regulations prohibit long-haul truck drivers from driving for more than 11 hours in a workday. They must be off duty for at least 10 hours between shifts. Florida truck drivers who only drive within the state may drive for up to 12 hours per day.

Even if they stick to their allotted time, the fatigue risk is high. However, many exceed these hours. An international road check analysis by the Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance found that 39.4 percent of truck drivers in the United States violated the hours-of-service restrictions, and 27.4 percent falsified their logs. Driving while fatigued can be almost as dangerous as driving drunk.

We have also represented hundreds of clients injured in truck accidents caused by the following and more:

  • Poorly maintained trucks
  • Inexperienced drivers
  • Unqualified drivers
  • Distracted truck driving
  • Truck driving under the influence

What To Do If You Are Partly at Fault for the Accident

If law enforcement has assigned fault to you, don’t let it stop you from contacting our Tallahassee truck accident attorneys. Police reports are not admissible in court as proof of fault, but the insurance company hopes you don’t know that. Even if you have received a ticket for your alleged role in the accident, it is not conclusive proof against you, no matter what the insurance company tells you.

Truck companies have a financial motive for blaming you for the accident. Under Florida’s comparative negligence laws, you cannot recover compensation if you are more than 50 percent responsible for the accident. If you are partly to blame—but less than 50 percent at fault—your compensation is reduced in proportion to your fault.

All that counts in court is hard evidence. We know what it takes to clear you of wrongly assigned blame and get you the compensation you deserve.

We Will Be There for You on Your Long Road to Recovery

A fully loaded tractor-trailer in Florida can weigh as much as 80,000 to 100,000 lbs., while the average car weighs between 3,000 and 4,000 lbs. That means getting hit by a truck is like being hit by 20 cars simultaneously. Not surprisingly, the resulting injuries can be catastrophic. We have seen firsthand how much a severe truck accident can affect you and your entire family.

We have won substantial compensation for truck accident victims with a wide range of serious injuries, such as the following:

In addition to handling all the legal details, we will help you find the best medical care, coordinate your appointments, provide emotional support, and connect you with local support groups and resources. You’ll get through this, and our attorneys can help. Call us today at (850) 446-2725 for a free case review.

When To Consult a Lawyer for a Truck Accident Claim in Tallahassee

After a truck accident, the trucking company will quickly launch an investigation, hoping to avoid liability and shift the blame to you. The only way to get a fair shot against the trucking company is to have a team working for you as early as possible.

Our knowledgeable truck accident attorneys in Tallahassee have the resources to level the playing field by doing the same thorough investigation as the trucking company. However, the longer you wait, the more time the trucking company has to gain an advantage. Evidence in a truck accident investigation can disappear quickly, especially if the trucking company gets to it first.

Florida’s personal injury statute of limitations imposes a two-year deadline for filing most truck accident lawsuits. Truck accident investigations can take several months or years to complete. Your lawsuit cannot be filed until the investigation is complete. If you miss the deadline, you will lose your right to file your truck accident lawsuit forever. Contact our Tallahassee accident attorneys today for a free consultation.

What To Do After a Tallahassee Truck Accident

When you have been injured in a truck accident, the trucking insurance company will look for grounds to deny your claim. Following the guidelines below will protect your claim from the beginning:

  • Complete your medical treatment, and don’t miss any appointments.
  • Don’t admit fault to the insurance company or anyone else.
  • Don’t talk about your accident publicly or on social media.
  • Don’t provide the insurance company with a recorded statement.
  • Don’t sign any documents or accept a settlement offer without an attorney.
  • Contact an experienced personal injury lawyer as soon as possible.

The insurance company will request a copy of the police report. When you have Team Farah on your side, we’ll handle everything for you, including obtaining your police report.

If you would like to request it yourself, you can contact the Records Unit at the Tallahassee Police Department Headquarters by calling (850) 891-4221 or visiting 234 East 7th Avenue.

How Much Is My Truck Accident Claim Worth?

Your truck accident claim value can range from a few thousand to millions, depending on the unique characteristics of your accident claim. Below are a few examples of the factors that influence your truck accident settlement:

  • The severity of your injuries
  • Whether you sustained a disability
  • Your earning capacity before and after the accident
  • The severity of your pain and suffering
  • The identities of the liable parties
  • The applicable insurance coverage
  • The conduct of the truck driver and trucking company
  • The types of treatment you need
  • The strength of your evidence
  • The lawyer you choose

How Long Do Truck Accident Settlements Take?

Truck accident investigations can take several months to complete. If your injuries are severe, it can also take several months to determine how fully you will recover. Therefore, most truck accident claims take a year or more to settle. If your case goes to trial, it could take multiple years.

We understand how urgently you need income when you’re dealing with disabling injuries. We’re committed to helping you find pre-settlement funding while you wait for your compensation. Possible alternatives could include Social Security Disability, short-term disability compensation from your job, an umbrella insurance policy, and other sources our Tallahassee truck accident attorneys find.

Contact Our Big Truck Lawyers in Tallahassee for a Free Case Evaluation

We have the resources to stand up to trucking companies and win. Our big truck lawyers have a proven track record of advocating for truck accident victims in Tallahassee.

“If you’ve been in a truck accident, you need attorneys that know trucks. Call Farah & Farah, and put our big truck experience to work for you.”

Contact us today at (850) 446-2725 or online to schedule a free consultation with a Tallahassee truck accident lawyer. We’re here for you and here for good.

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You & Your Family Since 1979

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