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
There 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:
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:
- The defendant owed a duty of care
- They breached the duty of care by acting negligently
- A crash occurred
- The victim lost their life as a result
- 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?
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.