Navigating Truck Accidents in South Florida: Legal Guidance and Compensation

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Have you Been Involved in a Truck Accident in South Florida?

Truck accidents in South Florida are often devastating to everyone who is involved. There are major highways, busy streets, heavy traffic, and road hazards that can lead to potentially more dangerous driving conditions. Unfortunately, accidents between semi-trucks, big rigs, and other heavy-duty trucks and passenger cars are not uncommon. The sheer size of the bigger and heavier vehicles can make these accidents extremely dangerous. A semi-truck with a loaded trailer can weigh up to 80,000 pounds, and a semi-truck hooked up to an empty trailer can still weigh up to 35,000 pounds, while the weight of an average passenger car is only about 3,000-4,000 pounds.

The Aftermath of Truck Accidents

Tragically, these accidents can lead to severe injuries. The aftermath of such an accident includes police investigations, insurance negotiations, medical expenses, and major financial pressures All these circumstances can be an entirely overwhelming process for someone to handle on their own and without the help of an attorney.

Getting the best medical treatment as soon as possible, and continuing to receive the best medical care after an accident, is always the top priority. The job of the elite accident attorneys at Clayton Trial Lawyers (“CTL”) is to take over the legal process so that you can focus on your health and recovery while we fight to obtain fair compensation for your injuries and suffering.

How to Secure Fair Compensation Within a Certain Time Limit

Because there is a statute of limitations, truck accident victims have up to four years from the date of the accident to file suit against the at-fault party. Once four years have passed, the accident victim loses their legal right to file a claim against the other party.

If you are within four years from the date of a truck accident, you can speak with a South Florida Truck Accident attorney at CTL about your options. Truck accidents can involve multiple parties, including individuals, businesses, and public entities; therefore, it can be confusing for anyone involved to know how the insurance negotiations will go.

At Clayton Trial Lawyers, we listen to your story, strategize, and develop a legal action plan so that you can be awarded fair compensation after the accident. After a West Palm Beach truck accident, there’s no waitin’ call Clayton today.