Truck Accident Attorneys
At The Law Offices of Michael B. Brehne, P.A., our lawyers represent people who are injured in Central Florida truck crashes. We know how the presentation of personal injury or wrongful death claims against trucking companies and their insurers can differ from car accident litigation. Our experience with the proof and recovery of damages in complex accident cases can give you and your family an important advantage.
Truck Accident Claims in Central Florida
Contact our corporate office in Altamonte Springs, FL, for a free consultation for all insurance and injury cases about your legal options in the aftermath of an accident involving a semi-truck, a delivery van or any other commercial vehicle. Truck accident litigation demands a different set of skills on the part of your lawyer from those necessary to settle auto accident claims. Here are some of the main differences:
- Severe Injuries: Survivors of 18-wheeler wrecks or collisions with other heavy vehicles are likely to need long-term treatment or life-care assistance for serious brain or spinal cord injuries. In a car accident case, you can usually settle catastrophic injury claims at the policy limits. In a truck accident case, your legal team will need to prove your damages in detail, including projected future needs.
- Proof of Liability: Because the insurance companies at-risk for truck accident liability have so much at stake, your attorneys must be ready to present a strong case of negligence against one or more defendants. The defense will usually argue that the crash was the injured party’s fault, and will often use forensic experts to support the claim.
- Insurance Issues: While car accidents seldom involve liability policies that exceed $100,000 in coverage, commercial fleet policies typically start at $1 million. Different defendants might seek indemnification from each other, and the trial lawyers defending truck accident claims tend to be more experienced and accomplished litigators than the attorneys who defend auto accident claims.
Holding Negligent Truckers & Trucking Companies Accountable
At the Law Offices of Michael B. Brehne, P.A., we can meet the challenges of complex truck accident litigation. Accident victims benefit from our experience with accident investigations, proof of serious injury claims, difficult insurance coverage problems and the safety regulations that cover the operation of semi tractor-trailer combinations.
Many of the same considerations apply to damages claims related to other commercial vehicle accidents as well, such as those involving maintenance trucks, limos, taxis, airport shuttles, hospitality vans or delivery vehicles.
To learn more about our approach to the investigation and proof of these cases, contact the Orlando auto accident attorneys of the Law Offices of Michael B. Brehne, P.A. for a consultation.