Injured in a Truck Accident in Tampa? What to Do Next

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If you have been injured in a truck accident, it is important to retain the services of an experienced Tampa truck accident lawyer who can assist you in filing a valid claim to recover the compensation you deserve. Our legal team at Merricks Law Group, P.A. will fight for the monetary compensation you need to cover the cost of your lost wages, medical bills, and more. To learn more about taking legal action after a truck accident, continue reading. Here are some questions you may have:

What are the most common causes of truck accidents?

Truck accidents can be complex. There are frequently several parties involved in a truck accident. In many cases, truck accidents are caused by the negligence of truck employers who have hired truck drivers who lack certification or are under-qualified. Truck employers can be partially responsible for truck accidents if they fail to ensure regular inspection of the trucks.

In other cases, truck accidents can be caused by truck company employees who are negligent and improperly load trucks, causing them to become unbalanced and at-risk of rollover accidents. However, truck accidents are most commonly a result of negligent driver drivers. For example, truck drivers who operate their vehicles under the influence of drugs or alcohol, while distracted, or while fatigued can cause severe accidents. Truck drivers may simply fail to account for the sheer size and weight of their vehicles. They may fail to allow for sufficient time to break, neglect large blind spots before merging or changing lanes, and more.

How can I prove my truck accident claim?

Immediately following a truck accident, it is important that you attempt to take a few steps. If possible, document the incident to gather sufficient evidence that can be used to satisfy the burden of proof in a personal injury claim. This may include calling the police so that they can conduct a police report, taking photos of the scene of the accident and your injuries, receiving medical treatment and collecting the documentation relating to the treatment, and retaining the services of an experienced Hillsborough County personal injury lawyer. Your attorney will work to obtain all additional evidence to support your claim. To learn more about taking legal action after a truck accident, do not hesitate to contact our firm. We are prepared to fight for your right to compensation.

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If you have been injured in an accident due to no fault of your own, you need an attorney who truly cares about your right to heal. Merricks Law Group handles a wide array of injury claims, including injuries sustained in auto accidents, slip and falls, and more. Contact Merricks Law Group today.

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