Florida Catastrophic Accidents FAQ
A catastrophic accident results in fatal life-altering injuries. For those who haven’t been through such an ordeal, it’s hard to imagine the tremendous impact these accidents have on all areas of life.
If you’ve been through a catastrophic accident, or lost a loved one, you likely have many questions about your legal options. Our lawyers at Valrico Law Group can help. We provide experienced personal injury representation for Florida residents, visitors and tourists who have endured tragic accidents.
Below are answers to common questions we hear about catastrophic accidents.
Can I sue someone if my family member died in a trucking accident?
Sadly, many truck accidents result in fatalities. Loved ones are left to struggle with the aftermath of making ends meet while planning for the future after such a devastating loss.
A wrongful death lawsuit may offer a way to seek justice and compensation. If the truck accident resulted from negligence on the part of the truck driver or their employer, you can file a personal injury lawsuit against them. Our attorneys can review your situation and advise you of whether you have a case.
Will my Florida car accident case go to trial?
In many car accident cases, we can negotiate a strong settlement that fully addresses your financial needs without having to go to court. Our lawyers know how to use the right leverage to your advantage. However, in some cases, it is necessary to go to trial. We can skillfully represent you in court if needed.
Who might be legally responsible for Florida truck accidents?
It depends on the circumstances. The responsible parties (in legal terms, the “liable parties”) might include:
- The truck driver
- The trucking company
- The mechanic or maintenance company
- The truck manufacturer
Finding out which parties are liable can be difficult, which is why it’s so important to work with lawyers – such as ours – who are well-versed in truck accident cases.
What are the most dangerous roads in Florida for truck accidents?
In the Tampa area, some of the most high-risk roads with the heaviest truck traffic include:
- Interstate 4
- Interstate 275
- Interstate 75
- S. 301
- Veterans Expressway (SR-589)
Of course, accidents can happen anywhere, so it’s important to stay vigilant whenever semi trucks are in the vicinity.
Have More Questions About Catastrophic Accidents?
Our lawyers are here to help. We offer free consultations for personal injury victims. Learn more by calling 813-661-5180 or sending us an email. Based in Valrico, we handle cases throughout Lakeland and the greater Tampa area.