Williston Truck Accident Lawyer
Big trucks are the sluggish whales of the road. They’re not easy to maneuver, and stopping them quickly in an emergency is nearly impossible. Passenger vehicles are like paper in the path of a semi-truck, leaving the occupants at high risk of catastrophic injury or death when an accident occurs. Meldon Law’s Williston truck accident lawyers have seen the scope of damage car occupants and their vehicles sustain when hit by a big rig.
We apply our knowledge of the numerous and complicated federal and state trucking laws to such cases as we help injured clients pursue a full and fair compensation settlement or judgment. If you are a truck crash survivor or lost someone in an accident, contact our attorneys at (352) 373-8000 for a free case consultation. We will guide you through the complexities of the legal system, and we won’t back down from a fight. Ever.
Compensation for Truck Accidents in the No-Fault State of Florida
Florida’s no-fault laws direct drivers to carry personal injury protection (PIP) as part of their auto insurance. No matter who is at fault for causing the accident as a starting point, all injured parties go through their PIP for initial coverage of their medical costs and lost income. Passengers also use PIP, to begin with, either theirs or the driver’s, or there are other options they may access.
PIP doesn’t cover 100% of your losses. If your injuries are severe, your medical costs will likely soar past the maximum that PIP pays. You may file a claim with the liable driver’s insurance. If your claim is denied, you may be able to pursue compensation through the courts. Our Williston truck collision attorneys use their experience to find answers for you in Florida’s muddy insurance waters.
In addition to the limited amount PIP covers, you may recover compensation for such losses as:
- Medical expenses
- Property damage
- Lost income
- Loss of future earnings
- Pain and suffering
- Loss of consortium
- Impaired quality of life
- Wrongful death
Working With Our Williston Attorneys
Florida consistently ranks at or near the top in the nation for fatal truck accidents. Since establishing Meldon Law in 1971, we have spent decades interpreting and applying Florida’s personal injury, insurance, and trucking laws for our clients’ benefit.
When we prepare your case, we investigate the accident to determine who was at fault and gather evidence to prove liability and negligence. We also collect various kinds of evidence, including:
- Police and medical reports
- Witness statements
- Truck maintenance records
- The truck driver’s logbook
- CCTV or dashcam footage
- Data on the lighting, weather, and road conditions of the day
We drill down for the facts that show:
- The truck driver had a duty of care to follow the rules of the road and drive safely.
- The truck driver failed in his duty.
- That failure caused the accident in which you suffered an injury or lost a loved one.
- You have compensatory losses because of the accident and injury.
With this proof, we assess all your losses and file a compensation claim with the liable party’s insurance company. We then negotiate for the compensation you deserve. If the insurer denies the claim or we cannot agree on a settlement amount, we can file a lawsuit and represent you in court.
Compensation Settlements and Verdicts at Meldon Law
Because we have served Florida for decades, we have recovered millions in compensation settlements and judgments for our clients. Examples of recent truck accident case results are:
- $3,000,000 for a bicyclist who was hit by a commercial truck
- $425,000 and $337,500 were recovered after a semi driver hit a school bus as it dropped off students
- $135,000 for a car passenger injured when a semi-truck rear-ended the vehicle
- $110,000 was recovered for a motorcyclist who was hit by a car because the car driver’s view was blocked by an illegally-parked big rig
Estee is a client whose words reflect the experience of many others who have come to Meldon Law for help:
“I am pleased with the level of service and level of communication I’ve received so far from everyone at Meldon Law. Sheila is absolutely amazing, she is super caring and is always checking in with me and remembering what’s going on in my daily life. I feel like she has become more of a friend and a confidant . . . Angel actually saw my story on Facebook and reached out to me and was comforting and reassuring about the situation I have been facing. I have recommended a couple people to them already and I know they will do everything they can to help people who without Meldon Law might not have been able to help themselves. Davina is always so pleasant when she answers the phone, she always puts a smile on my face. 10 out of 10.”
Your Cost to Work With Our Williston Attorneys
Your initial visit is a free, no-obligation case evaluation. We listen to your story, answer questions, and offer guidance. If you move forward with Meldon Law, you will pay no upfront attorney’s fees unless we recover compensation for you.
When to File a Personal Injury Lawsuit for a WillistonTruck Accident
Florida generally allows you two years from the accident date to file a personal injury lawsuit. Lawsuits not filed by the end of two years will not be accepted, and you will lose your chance to pursue justice through the court.
There are a few exceptions to this rule, which our truck accident attorneys will explain should your case qualify for an exception.
Call Our Williston Truck Collision Attorneys Today for Help
The sheer number of laws associated with trucks and accidents in Florida can be overwhelming, especially if you are focusing on recovering from a devastating truck accident and if you do not have significant experience in this area of law.
Take advantage of our free case evaluation offer by calling (352) 373-8000. We will answer your questions and review your options with you. We will take on your fight like it was our own. Our clients are family, and we protect them.