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Maderal Byrne & Furst PLLC is a law firm dedicated to seeking fair compensation for truck accident victims. Our Florida truck accident lawyers represent families whose loved ones have lost their lives in trucking crashes. Contact us for a consultation about your case.

Representing Fatal Truck Accident Cases in Florida

Florida Truck Accident LawyerThere are thousands of trucks on the road in Florida at any time. These drivers, and their trucking companies, have a duty to act with reasonable care and caution. When they cause an accident, a victim deserves justice. Their family may bring a wrongful death claim to recover compensation.

Unfortunately, the trucking companies and the insurance companies try many tactics to avoid paying compensation. Victims may be left wondering how to get justice. The truck accident lawyers at Maderal Byrne & Furst can help.

Wrongful death attorneys for semi-truck and other truck accidents

Maderal Byrne & Furst includes a team of highly accomplished former federal prosecutors. We’ve conducted dozens of jury trials. Our law firm serves as leaders in complex litigation of national significance.

Your case matters to us. Our Florida truck accident lawyers strongly advocate for family members who have lost a loved one in a crash. We know the special considerations for truck accidents and the issues that may be particularly important. When you work with us, you have a professional team of leaders in litigation.

To see how we may assist you with your trucking accident case, please contact us. Reach out by phone, email, message, or stop by our offices to talk to our team.

Fault for a fatal truck accident

To receive wrongful death compensation for a truck accident, another party must have legal fault. This is usually shown by negligence, which means that the other person wasn’t careful enough. A responsible party may be a vehicle driver, company, or even a person and a corporation.

Some types of fault for a truck accident are:

  • Speeding, driving too fast for conditions
  • Improper lane change
  • Fatigued driving, logging too many hours without rest
  • Drunk and drugged driving
  • Failing to properly maintain the vehicle
  • Inadequate securing of a load for transport
  • Failing to account for weather or road conditions
  • Vehicle design flaws, improper maintenance
  • Hiring or maintaining unqualified drivers
  • Inadequate training

Fault for a truck accident may be complex. Multiple contributing factors may have played a role. A law enforcement report is a good starting point, but it may be incomplete. Our lawyers thoroughly investigate your case to identify fault. Then, we build the evidence to prove your right to compensation.

Laws for Truck Accidents in Florida

Do I have a truck accident wrongful death claim in Florida?

You may have a truck accident wrongful death claim in Florida if you are the:

  • Spouse
  • Parent
  • Child
  • Dependent

of the victim, and if the victim would have had a negligence action if they had survived. Usually, a traffic error is sufficient to amount to negligence. A case is determined by someone being at fault for the accident, either by a driving error or other unsafe act.

To learn if you may have a truck accident claim, we invite you to contact our Florida truck accident attorneys to discuss your situation.

What do you have to prove to receive truck accident wrongful death compensation?

To receive truck accident wrongful death compensation, you must prove:

  1. The defendant owed a duty of care
  2. They breached the duty of care by acting negligently
  3. A crash occurred
  4. The victim lost their life as a result
  5. Damages that are appropriate in compensation

Each element must be proven. Compensation may include both financial losses and an amount to reflect the personal suffering of losing your loved one.

What are commercial truck accident settlements?

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A commercial truck accident settlement is an agreement to resolve a legal dispute. The defendant and plaintiff agree on what amount the defendant will pay, and the case ends. A settlement is one way to resolve a claim, but a plaintiff also has a right to a trial.

Taking New Cases – Free Consultations

Maderal Byrne & Furst PLLC is dedicated to protecting the interests of our clients. We never back down. With a history as former federal prosecutors with trial and appellate experience, you can expect us to fully pursue your legal rights.

Consultations with our Florida truck accident lawyers are free. At your consultation, you will meet our legal team. We learn about your situation, explain the law and evaluate your case. Our team will answer all your questions and explore how we can pursue justice for your loved one and the compensation you deserve.

Time is limited, so contact us now. We are currently taking new cases representing families who have lost loved ones. Call, message, email, or come to our offices. We look forward to helping you.

In The News

Our team of attorneys has been featured in numerous national and international publications for victories in criminal and civil law:

Andrew Elfmont

I have known these lawyers for years and watched their careers as federal prosecutors. There is no firm I would recommend more or rather represent me.

January 3, 2023
Matt Giordano

John is an excellent lawyer and person. He has an excellent track record going back to his days as a federal lawyer. I fully recommend working with him and his team, you’ll be glad you did.

January 3, 2023
Jonathan Armstrong

John Byrne is a highly talented lawyer, very hardworking and experienced, and takes advocacy and his ethical duties seriously

January 5, 2023
Moss Levenson

I have not encountered better legal thinkers and strategists. John has worked many large cases, going all the way back to his time as a federal prosecutor. Excellent in trial.

January 17, 2023

Our Cases

Over 1 Billion Dollars Recovered

$1.12 Billion Building Collapse

More than 1 Billion Dollars awarded to victims and families of victims of the 2021 Surfside Condominiums Building Collapse

$66 Million commercial arbitration

$66 million awarded to our client in a confidential commercial arbitration agreement

$26 Million Ponzi Scheme Class Action

$26 million preliminary class settlement against bank relating to Ponzi scheme

$4 Million Auto Accident

$4 million, record, recovery against Miami-Dade County for infant injured in accident with police cruiser

$3.9 Million Wrongful Death

$3.9 million confidential wrongful death recovery

$2.5 Million Stolen Funds Tracked

$2.5 million in stolen funds tracked to and frozen in Germany on behalf of corporate client

Why Hire Us?

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Experienced

Recognized leaders in complex litigation who have secured multiple multi-million dollar settlements, and court-appointed leadership positions.
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High-Quality Representation

Your case will be handled by an experienced team of seasoned trial lawyers who have experience prosecuting and defending federal criminal cases as well as litigating national mass-tort matters.
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Constant Communication

Our team will keep you updated on the status of your legal situation throughout the duration of your case. You will always be kept in the loop through every development in your case so that you can make informed decisions.
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Above & Beyond

Our legal team will go above and beyond for your case, ensuring we do everything legally allowed to achieve a favorable result in your case.

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