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Fighting For Truck Accident Victims in Florida

An accident with a commercial truck is among the most devastating motor vehicle crash types.

Semi-trucks and other commercial shipping and industrial vehicles are:

  • Massive
  • Heavy
  • When loaded, can take 20-40% longer than cars to come to a full stop

Usually, when a truck and another motor vehicle are involved in a collision, it is those traveling in the smaller vehicles who end up with debilitating injuries—if they manage to survive at all.

At Idrizi Law Group, our Clearwater truck accident attorneys understand how catastrophic and traumatic these crashes can be for everyone involved, as well as their families. We know that you are dealing with immense stress and pain and want to help by taking charge of the legal aspects of your case. While we collect evidence and calculate the compensation you are owed, you can process the accident at your own pace.

Let us deal with the legal paperwork and procedures so you can focus on making your best possible recovery. Contact us online or call (727) 202-5499 to work with a local truck accident attorney on your case.

Common Causes of Truck Accidents

Truck accidents can have many causes, all of which would be impossible to list. However, there are some common treads among big rig accidents, the majority of which tend to be caused by human error. Truck drivers often have tight schedules and work long hours, so accidents regularly happen because they fall asleep at the wheel, for instance.

The most common causes of big rig accidents include:

  • Driver drug or alcohol use
  • Driver fatigue
  • Improper cargo loads
  • Insufficient driver training
  • Lack of truck maintenance
  • Poor weather conditions
  • Reckless driving
  • Distracted driving
  • Improper lane changes
  • Speeding
  • Unfamiliarity with roadway
  • Unfamiliarity with weather
  • Vehicle part malfunctions
  • Vehicles in truck’s blind spots

Determining Semi-Truck Accident Liability in Florida

Due to the devastation that often results from a truck accident, determining the cause can be quite a challenge. An investigation will likely be needed to uncover the cause of the crash—and to pinpoint who is at fault. Determining liability after a big rig accident is far more complicated than other motor vehicle accidents for that reason as well as because numerous individuals and companies are often responsible for a single truck. This is why it is important to determine if the crash was caused by driver error, improper loading, a faulty tire, or something else.

One or more of the following may be held liable for a truck accident:

  • The truck driver
  • The truck’s owner
  • The trucking company
  • The loading company
  • The truck’s manufacturer

For example, the person who drives the truck is probably not the same person who owns it. So, did driver error cause the crash, making the truck driver at fault? Or did a mechanical failure lead to the collision, placing the blame on the person responsible for maintaining the truck? It is crucial that the cause of the crash be determined without a doubt in order to hold the right person accountable. An experienced truck accident lawyer will be able to find who is responsible.

What to Do After a Truck Accident

The aftermath of a truck accident can be chaotic and disorienting. However, if possible, it is crucial that you take certain steps to protect both your health and your truck accident claim.

Do the following as soon as possible after you have been in a truck accident:

  • Seek medical attention: Get to a hospital right away if you are seriously injured; if you are okay, check on any others involved in the crash. Only do the next steps once everyone’s safety is assured.
  • Call the police: The local authorities will take down information for a crash report. This documentation can act as valuable evidence for your claim. They will also conduct an investigation into the crash to determine the cause.
  • Collect your own evidence: If you can, take pictures of the crash scene and write down what you can remember about how the crash occurred while your memory is still fresh. Also, take down the contact information of the truck driver and any witnesses for your own records.
  • Don’t apologize or talk to insurance agents: It is best not to say anything about the accident to anyone other than the police. Even saying “sorry” can be seen as an admission of fault. Don’t talk to your family or friends about the crash in detail and do not post anything regarding it on social media. Never speak to the truck driver’s insurance company because they will try to find a way to place the blame on you. If they call, tell them nothing except that you have a lawyer and give them your attorney’s contact information.
  • Contact a lawyer: Most truck accident lawyers in Florida offer free legal consultations, so take this opportunity to discuss your case with an attorney. At the very least you get free advice concerning what to do next; if you choose to move forward with a lawsuit, a lawyer will also help you put your claim together and can represent you if the case goes to court.

Contact Our Clearwater Truck Accident Lawyer Today

Having a Clearwater truck accident lawyer experienced in such cases can be a vital asset to your case. By having a lawyer on your side, you ensure not only that you are following the proper protocol and submitting your documentation correctly, but also that you receive the maximum amount of compensation available. If you want to make your best recovery possible following a truck accident, we highly encourage you to consult with a lawyer to see what your options are.

If you have been in a truck accident, Idrizi Law Group are here to help. Call (727) 202-5499 to get the compensation you deserve.

Settlements & Verdicts

  • 275,000 No Witnesses No Property Damage

    Even after all the witnesses denied seeing a collision between the defendant’s and our client’s vehicles causing our client to drive into oncoming traffic and investigative pictures depicting no damage to the defendant’s vehicle whatsoever, Idrizi Law Group fought hard to recover policy limits amounting to $275,000.00 for our client.

  • $250,000 Serious Injuries

    In May 2018 we recovered the bodily injury policy limits of $200,000 and the underinsured policy limits of $50,000 for both the driver and passenger of the crashed vehicle.

  • $200,000 Hit & Run Victim

    Client was using the Clearwater Beach roundabout when a distracted driver collided with him and left the scene of the accident.

  • $161,000 Serious Injuries

    In October of 2016, our clients were involved in a motor vehicle accident that results in spinal injuries to the driver.

  • $150,000 DUI Victim

    Due to the velocity of the at-fault party’s vehicle, the victim’s car was forced to collide with the other vehicles stopped in front of her. The impact our client suffered caused injuries that required significant treatment for recovery.

  • $150,000 Serious Injuries

    The at-fault party was looking at the accident across the street instead of the traffic in front of him and hit our client without braking at a speed of over 50 MPH.

Hear From Our Past Clients

    “Very grateful for their support.”
    “I had so much stress and worry lifted by Ms. Idrizi after my car accident. She was sure to explain everything that I needed to know and make me feel at ease through the process. Very grateful for their support and assistance during a really tough time!”
    - Brynn R.
    “Personable, Knowledgeable, and a True Professional”
    - Jeremy
    “Mortgage Broker”
    “Her character and work ethic are second to none.”
    - Kurt
    “Best Attorney in Florida”
    “Shpresa is an amazing attorney and really keeps the interest of her clients first and foremost. Her attention to detail makes her the best in the industry! She knows the law and always treats her clients with complete professionalism but with a very person”
    - Former Client
    “She knows the law!”
    You won't find more committed, compassionate, and dedicated legal representation than Shpresa Idrizi. As a former state prosecutor, she knows the law! Whether you've been injured in an accident due to someone else's negligence or need criminal defense, I cannot recommend her highly enough.
    - Steve C.
    “You're in confident and capable hands.”
    Shpresa is a caring and FEISTY attorney. The feelings of anxiety and worry that you feel after being involved in an accident are immediately relieved when Shpresa becomes involved. She is responsive, timely in her follow-up, expresses genuine concern for the patient's plight, but most importantly she gives you the peace of mind that you're in confident and capable hands, leaving the worries to her.

    - Micaela M.
    “Wouldn't have wanted it any other way”
    “She helped me the along the entire process never once did i feel left out , ignored or wondering whats going on. Besides getting into an accident, it was a great experience having Shpresa handle my case.”
    - Former Client
    “Highly recommend!”
    “She guided me through the steps and got me what I deserved. Shpresa is an amazing and awesome lawyer and I would highly recommend her anyone!”
    - Irma S.

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