If you have been injured in a truck accident in Miami or any other city in Florida, you may be wondering if you have a legal claim for obtaining compensation. An experienced Florida car accident attorney will be able to address your inquiries, as well as estimate the overall cost of your injury and help you in understanding your legal rights. Your claim and ability to collect compensation for your injuries will be significantly affected by the answers to the following questions that an attorney will ask about your case:
Who is liable?
One of the initial inquiries after any truck or car accident is figuring out who is responsible or at fault for the collision. This is known as determining liability. The attorney can pursue those culpable parties and obtain compensation for the plaintiffs by showing that someone was responsible for the accident.
What injuries did the accident cause?
In order to obtain compensation under Florida law, a plaintiff must demonstrate that injuries or damages were caused by someone’s negligence or wrongful action. One of the first inquiries a lawyer would ask is whether injuries and damages were directly caused by the actions of others. An attorney must demonstrate that the negligent or wrongful conduct of the defendant caused the plaintiff’s harm. In addition, a lawyer will need to demonstrate how much a plaintiff’s injury has cost and will likely cost in the future.
What funds are available?
Another topic an attorney will almost directly inquire about is the type of available funds. Is the trucking company insured? Was the driver of the truck insured? Does the plaintiff have coverage for uninsured motorists in the event of a hit-and-run? Because commercial drivers and trucking businesses are required by law to have insurance, there is typically compensation to be obtained in commercial truck accidents.
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