Accidents involving trucks on Florida’s roads can be extremely common. Many commercial trucks are involved in accidents across the state regularly; there are over 38,000 of these accidents each year. Because of the size of a commercial vehicle, serious injuries are much more frequent. If you are involved in one of these accidents, it is important to know what your average accident settlement will be.
When injuries are involved, the average accident settlement begins to increase significantly. Severe injuries from a multi car accident could lead to an insurance company quickly using up the commercial driver’s insurance. If you are a commercial driver and you have had to place your work on hold as a result of an accident, you could be entitled to a variety of settlement options that can include pain and suffering, the loss of quality of life, the impact on your business and more.
Any Settlement Will Include Items Like
Tangible Losses: These are documented and financial losses such as the direct financial impact of the accident. This could be damage to your vehicle, the need to purchase a wheelchair or other equipment, a need to change jobs and more.
Intangible Losses: These losses are considered pain-and-suffering, evidence of the need for therapy, lowered quality of life and more. A court will need to see proof that your intangible losses are real.
Punitive Damages: Punitive damages are detailed as intangible losses that will punish the driver of the company. If the company is overlooking laws, such as driving time for their drivers, safety mechanisms and more, a company could be responsible for paying out punitive damages to other drivers affected in the car crash.
Every truck accident settlement in Florida is different but one thing remains the same. You need to come up with great evidence in order to receive a proper settlement. Contacting a professional attorney today will give you access to an experienced professional who knows how to deal with settlements. Contact us today if you need assistance with a Florida car accident settlement case!
This post was written by Wendy Doyle-Palumbo. Wendy is a practicing attorney at Wendy Doyle-Palumbo, Esq. Wendy has over 25 years of experience practicing law and has won several cases in helping those get the compensation that they deserve! The information provided on this website does not, and is not intended to, constitute legal advice; instead, all information, content, and materials available on this site are for general informational purposes only. Information on this website may not constitute the most up-to-date legal or other information. This website contains links to other third-party websites. Such links are only for the convenience of the reader, user or browser; the ABA and its members do not recommend or endorse the contents of the third-party sites.