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Truck accidents in Naples involve different dynamics than typical passenger car crashes. Due to the sheer size of trucks, such as delivery trucks, garbage trucks, and tow trucks, the resulting injuries and damage can be catastrophic. Dealing with the aftermath of such horrific accidents can take a heavy toll on injured victims and their loved ones.

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Samuel Meirowitz is “Top 100 Trial Lawyer” and an accomplished NYC personal injury lawyer, trial attorney and relentless advocate for his clients. Previously, he served the State of New York for four years as a prosecutor in the Bronx District Attorney’s office. Mr. Meirowitz is admitted to practice law in New York and Florida State Courts.

Samuel Meirowitz is “Top 100 Trial Lawyer” and an accomplished NYC personal injury lawyer, trial attorney and relentless advocate for his clients. Previously, he served the State of New York for four years as a prosecutor in the Bronx District Attorney’s office. Mr. Meirowitz is admitted to practice law in New York and Florida State Courts.

If you were involved in a truck wreck, retaining the services of a skilled Naples truck accident lawyer becomes crucial. Established in 2011, our leading personal injury law firm boasts a talented legal team experienced in representing accident victims in cities across the United States, including Naples, Florida. We understand the nuances and complications of truck accidents and are ready to leverage our expertise to investigate and resolve your case.

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What Makes Commercial Truck Accidents in Naples So Dangerous?

If you use Florida’s highways regularly, you may be familiar with the anxiety that driving near big rigs can cause. Why are these trucks so scary, and what makes them so dangerous? There are various factors that explain why commercial truck accidents are so dangerous. 

Size and Weight

One of the main reasons truck wrecks are deadly is the sheer size and weight of these motor vehicles. Trucks can weigh up to 80,000 pounds, while the average passenger car weighs roughly 4,000 pounds. This huge discrepancy in weight increases the impact of truck collisions and can lead to catastrophic consequences for occupants of smaller vehicles.

Limited Maneuverability

Large trucks have a wide turning radius, which makes it difficult for truckers to navigate through congested areas, negotiate sharp turns, and react to sudden hazards. This can lead to tip-overs or trucks veering into other lanes, resulting in multi-vehicle crashes. Other reasons why commercial trucks are dangerous include:

  • Longer braking distances
  • Blind spots
  • Driver fatigue
  • Hazardous materials
  • Loose cargo
  • Rollovers
  • Jackknife accidents
  • Poor maintenance

Understanding the unique dangers truck wrecks present is crucial for both truckers and other motorists. Our experienced truck accident lawyers in Naples can investigate the incident and determine what led to your crash.

Why Should I Hire Meirowitz & Wasserberg for My Naples Truck Accident Case?

In a personal injury truck accident case, your lawyer’s experience matters a great deal. The attorneys at our Naples law office have over 15 years of experience handling truck accidents. 

Over the years, our nationally recognized trial attorneys have handled many different types of personal injury cases, recovering over $360 million in verdicts and settlements for our clients. Here are some case results that demonstrate our prowess in auto accident lawsuits:

  • $790,000 for a client involved in a three-car collision that caused spinal injuries requiring vertebral fusion surgery.
  • $700,000 for a 41-year-old client who was a passenger in a single-car crash in which she suffered fractures to her ribs, foot, and thumb. The driver was speeding and lost control.
  • $516,061 after our client was hit by a vehicle while waiting for a bus. The car jumped the curb, knocking her down and resulting in a hip fracture.

After an accident, don’t battle with insurers on your own. Let our Naples truck accident lawyers fight for your rights while you focus on resting and recovering from your injuries.

Who Is Liable in a Naples Truck Accident Case?

Truck wrecks differ vastly from most car accidents. One of the most significant differences is the numerous parties who may be liable after a truck accident. Our experienced truck accident lawyers in Naples can help you identify who is liable in your case. Defendants may include:

  • Truck drivers liable for their own negligent actions, such as distracted driving, speeding, or violation of hours-of-service regulations.
  • Trucking companies “vicariously liable” under the legal doctrine of respondeat superior for the negligent actions of truck drivers and other employees. They may also be liable for hiring unqualified drivers and inadequately training them.
  • Truck owners liable for failing to inspect and maintain their trucks.
  • Manufacturers liable for producing and distributing defective truck parts, such as brakes, steering systems, and tires.
  • Shipping companies liable for improperly loading or securing cargo.
  • Government agencies and contractors liable for poor road maintenance and inadequate traffic signals.

Determining liability in a truck accident case is a multifaceted process that requires an exhaustive investigation into the actions or inactions of all involved parties. We will explore and aggressively pursue all potential sources of compensation. 

How Do We Investigate Truck Accidents?

Having a skilled lawyer by your side after an accident can make all the difference for you and your family. Our Naples truck accident lawyers will thoroughly investigate your case to prove fault and establish liability by:

  • Visiting the accident scene.
  • Examining photos of the scene.
  • Talking to witnesses and experts.
  • Requesting documentation from the police, insurers, and doctors.
  • Examining the trucking company’s records.
  • Analyzing the truck’s data recorder (“black box”).
  • Analyzing evidence to determine what caused the accident.

Our truck accident lawyers will leave no stone unturned when determining what caused your accident. You can count on us to conduct a thorough, independent investigation.

How Long Do I Have To File a Truck Accident Claim in Naples?

In Florida, the statute of limitations for truck wreck claims is normally two years from the date of injury or death. However, the law does provide limited exceptions. For example, if the victim is underage, the deadline may be extended. In all cases, however, your claim will be dismissed if it is filed after the governing deadline. Do not wait to consult with our truck accident lawyers. 

What Compensation Is Available in a Naples Truck Accident Case?

Truck accident victims in Naples may recover compensation for both their economic and non-economic damages, including:

  • Medical expenses, such as emergency room visits, surgery, therapy, rehabilitation, and prescriptions.
  • Lost wages if they are not able to work due to their injuries, as well as their future earning potential.
  • Property damage repair and replacement costs if their vehicle or other personal property was damaged in the accident.
  • Disability and impairment, especially when they affect the victim’s long-term quality of life.
  • Pain and suffering, both physical and emotional. 
  • Loss of consortium, which includes loss of companionship, intimacy, and support suffered by the victim’s spouse and other family members due to the accident.

If the accident was fatal, surviving loved ones may also recover compensation through a wrongful death lawsuit. The court may also award punitive damages if the defendant’s actions were egregiously negligent or malicious. These damages are meant to punish the defendant and deter future misbehavior.

Contact Meirowitz & Wasserberg Today To Discuss Your Options

With nearly 173 million registered trucks in the United States, accidents are bound to happen when truckers and other motorists fail to obey traffic rules and engage in reckless behavior. If you are involved in a truck accident, our Naples truck accident lawyers can protect your right to compensation.

Our experienced legal team can help you examine your legal options and determine the best course of action for your case. We offer high-quality legal counsel and representation to clients throughout Florida and beyond. Our attorneys in Naples include Samuel MeirowitzKush Shukla, and Aleksandra Sikorska

Contact us online or call (844) 446-9529 to schedule your free consultation. We are here to help.

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