Vero Beach Truck Accident Lawyer

If a careless or reckless trucker causes your accident and injuries, you can pursue compensation for damages such as your medical expenses, lost income, and pain and suffering. A Vero Beach truck accident lawyer from Lulich & Attorneys has experience bringing a personal injury claim on behalf of the victims of these collisions. We know how to build strong cases and recover fair compensation for our clients.

At Lulich & Attorneys, our team provides free legal consultations for crash victims. We can discuss your case, offer guidance about your next steps, and explain your options for pursuing financial recovery. An experienced truck accident lawyer can explain your rights after a crash. We can handle your truck accident case while you focus on healing. Reach out to us today.

Lulich & Attorneys Fights for Compensation for Vero Beach Truck Crash Victims

Lulich & Attorneys

The experienced truck accident attorneys at Lulich & Attorneys represent victims of Vero Beach truck accidents and other traffic collisions. We believe in holding the negligent truck driver and their employer legally responsible for our client's injuries and damages. This allows you to get the medical care, follow-up, and income replacement you need to heal without having to worry about how to pay for your necessary treatment.

Our team fights for our clients’ best interests throughout the legal process, filing insurance claims and lawsuits as necessary. We often negotiate fair settlements with the liable party’s insurer, but our trial lawyers represent clients in court when necessary. We can take a case to trial if that is what it takes to win an appropriate payout for our client.

Our lawyers represent clients in many personal injury cases, including traffic accidents, slips and falls, and premises liability cases.

Our Vero Beach Truck Accident Lawyer Can Serve You on a Contingency-Fee Basis

For traffic accident cases, we help clients in Vero Beach seek compensation without upfront fees. Our attorneys work on a contingency-fee basis. There are no charges before signing a contract with our team.

You will never receive a bill for attorney’s fees, either. We receive a portion of your financial recovery as payment. Our attorneys only get paid when you do.

Results for Past Clients

Our Vero Beach personal injury attorneys know how to go after results that matter, including these six-figure settlements:

  • $250,000.00 settlement for a motorcycle victim who was injured through no fault to his own. The accident resulted in serious injuries which led the victim to experiencing debilitating shoulder and back pain and resulted in a surgical operation. 
  • $275,000.00 settlement for a child who was injured in a motor vehicle accident. The accident resulted in serious back pain, PTSD, and lifelong injuries as a result of the negligent driver. 
  • $150,000.00 settlement for an individual who slipped and fell after her roofing company failed to properly secure and repair her roof. She sustained permanent injuries to her neck, shoulder, and lower back. 
  • $250,000.00 settlement for a client who was negligently rear ended by a semi-truck which resulted in permanent back pain, shoulder pain, and ultimately resulted in a shoulder operation. 

Under state law, drivers in Vero Beach must have no-fault auto insurance. This is commonly known as a personal injury protection (PIP) policy. All drivers must have at least $10,000 in coverage that pays for their own injuries and losses after a crash. This is the first policy most victims must turn to when they suffer injuries.

When the policyholder suffers emergent injuries in a collision, this policy could cover:

  • Up to 80 percent of medical care costs up to policy limits
  • Up to 60 percent of lost income up to policy limits
  • $5,000 in funeral expenses and death benefits if they pass away

In many accident cases involving large commercial trucks, the victim suffers catastrophic injuries. When this occurs, they likely meet the state's serious injury threshold. Having injuries severe enough to meet this threshold could permit you to pursue a fault-based case against the liable party for the injuries sustained in the crash.

Examples of serious injuries under state law include:

  • Significant impairments that prevent major body systems from functioning properly
  • Severe scarring or disfigurement
  • An injury with a substantial risk of death
  • Any injury that causes total or partial disability for at least 90 days

Victims with truck accident injuries could sue the at-fault driver or another liable party. This allows them to seek additional damages beyond what a PIP policy will cover. By holding the liable parties accountable through an insurance claim or personal injury lawsuit, the victim can recover money for their expenses and losses. This includes non-economic damages for their physical and psychological pain and suffering. 

Damages You Could Recover in a Vero Beach Truck Accident Case

When we seek compensation for our clients, we hope to recover the money necessary to cover their accident-related expenses and losses. This relieves the stress and allows the victim to focus solely on their physical recovery.

The damages recoverable in your truck accident case could include:

  • Medical bills, current and future
  • Ongoing care and support costs
  • Income lost because of missed work
  • Reduced ability to work and earn caused by lasting injuries
  • Property damages, including repairing or replacing the vehicle
  • Miscellaneous expenses
  • Pain and suffering

Wrongful Death Actions After a Vero Beach Truck Accident

When a truck accident victim passes away from their injuries, a wrongful death action allows certain family members to recover compensation. The decedent’s personal representative can file a wrongful death case. The personal representative is generally named in the decedent’s will or appointed by the courts following the party’s death.

A wrongful death action is somewhat different than a personal injury case. The recoverable damages in these cases are defined by Florida law. Generally, your family could recover compensation for medical bills, funeral and burial costs, income losses, and more.

Our attorneys know how to handle wrongful death truck accident cases. During your initial case review, we can assess your case and discuss your loved one's truck accident for free. If you have questions about how wrongful death cases work, a member of our team can answer them when you contact us.

What Is the Deadline for Suing a Trucking Company for Damages in Vero Beach?

Every state has a deadline for filing a lawsuit after a crash. This is known as the statute of limitations. Missing this deadline could mean losing the right to sue in your case. After a Vero Beach truck crash, Florida law generally gives crash victims up to four years to sue. The statute gives up to two years for a wrongful death lawsuit.

We encourage crash victims to contact our team when their injuries allow. This allows us to identify and preserve evidence that could disappear later. The sooner you ask us to start on your case, the better.

Our Vero Beach Truck Accident Lawyers Develop Strong Cases for Compensation

When our attorneys handle a Vero Beach truck accident case, we aim to show how commercial truck drivers, trucking companies, or other parties acted negligently and caused the collision.

We must prove these four elements of negligence:

  • Duty of care: The liable party needed to keep you safe.
  • Breach of duty: They breached their duty of care by demonstrating negligence.
  • Causation: Their negligence was the cause of your truck accident.
  • Damages: You suffered damages as a result of the wreck.

To understand what happened and who is legally responsible, our attorneys gather evidence to build a compelling case.

Evidence Your Truck Accident Attorney Can Collect in Vero Beach

Our truck accident case investigation often turns up evidence such as:

  • The accident report filed by police officers
  • Eyewitness statements
  • Accident scene surveillance footage
  • Accident reconstruction
  • Photos and videos of the crash
  • Relevant medical records
  • Expert testimony
  • Documentation of damages

Your Truck Accident Attorney Can Prove Liability

In most motor vehicle accidents, the negligent driver is legally responsible. They are the liable party, and we build our case against them. We sue them or file a claim based on their auto liability policy. Things are not always this straightforward in a truck accident case.

The trucking company might be liable for the accident and injuries suffered under some circumstances.

This could include:

  • They pressured the driver to meet strict deadlines, skip breaks, or otherwise violate hours of service regulations
  • They failed to ensure the driver had the necessary training and experience
  • They retained the driver on staff despite serious concerns
  • They failed to repair, maintain, or provide safety equipment for the truck

You can hold the trucking company vicariously liable in some commercial truck accident cases.

This means we could sue the trucking company instead of an individual driver. We can also pursue damages from their large corporate liability policy instead of an individual’s coverage.

Taking Action in Your Vero Beach Truck Accident Case

Vero Beach Truck Accident Lawyer

No easy answers can cover our clients' many questions about their truck accident cases. The value of a case, how long it could take to settle, and even how we approach it all depend on your accident's specific circumstances.

Generally, there are two ways we seek compensation for our clients. These include filing an insurance claim and filing a lawsuit. If we work together, our attorneys can discuss your legal options with you and explain why we plan to approach your case the way we do.

Insurance Claims and Settlement Negotiations in Vero Beach Truck Accident Cases

Many crash victims recover compensation through an insurance payout. We help our clients understand the potential settlement value of their case and pursue that compensation from the liable parties. We do not back down from any insurer or law firm, regardless of the size company they represent. We can file a case with the liable party to help you seek fair compensation.

If the insurer refuses to provide a fair payout, we protect our client’s option to sue the trucking company, driver, or both.

You Could File a Personal Injury Lawsuit in Civil Court

We can prepare and file a personal injury lawsuit against the trucking company and/or at-fault driver. This would allow you to seek compensation for the damages you suffered in the accident.

Sometimes, our attorneys may recommend that you file an insurance claim and a lawsuit simultaneously. This is not unusual in personal injury cases. We can continue negotiating for a fair settlement while navigating pre-trial motions, discovery, and preparation for trial. Some courts require mediation, which could produce a settlement. If there is no settlement by the time the trial date arrives, we can take your case to trial.

Vero Beach Truck Accident Victims May Recover Compensation To Treat Their Injuries

Because of their large size and weight, collisions involving commercial tractor-trailers and other large trucks often cause significant injuries.

Victims of these crashes could suffer painful and life-changing injuries, such as:

  • Traumatic brain injuries (TBI)
  • Spinal cord injuries
  • Head and neck injuries
  • Burns and scarring
  • Internal injuries
  • Amputation
  • Fractures
  • Major lacerations
  • Broken bones

Stabilizing and treating these injuries can cost thousands of dollars, sometimes more. They require emergency transportation from the scene to a nearby emergency department or trauma center, assessment and initial care, surgery, hospitalization, follow-up care, rehabilitation, and more.

Truck accident injuries also lead to an inability to work, whether temporary or permanent. Missed work often means no income, making the financial costs of an injury even more stressful to victims and their families. 

Steven Lulich
Steven Lulich, Vero Beach Attorney

At Lulich & Attorneys, our team provides free case consultations for victims of truck accidents in Vero Beach. We can assess your case and explain your options for seeking justice and compensation. Get answers to your questions and learn your rights as a crash victim under state law. We can help you navigate your insurance claim and lawsuit.

Contact us today at (772) 589-5500 to speak with a team member and learn more about working with our truck accident lawyer. Reach out to a Vero Beach personal injury lawyer.

Vero Beach Office

Address: 1612 20th Street,
Vero Beach, FL 32960

Phone: 772-589-5500