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West Palm Beach Truck Accident Lawyer

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If you are someone who has suffered personal injury due to one of Florida’s many commercial truck accidents, it is important that you contact a West Palm Beach Truck Accident Lawyer at Fetterman & Associates, PA. Often, those who have been injured due to a driver’s negligence, the fault of the trucking company, or because of another entity will put their case in jeopardy by waiting to contact an attorney. If you have suffered serious injury and had your life altered by a commercial truck mishap, seek help immediately.

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A fully-loaded 18 wheeler can weigh 80,000 pounds. The average car weighs less than 4,000 pounds. Injuries resulting from a truck collision can be devastating. Only an experienced lawyer knows where to find the responsible party who’s actually responsible. Is it the truck driver? Is it the trucking company? Is it the broker? All this evidence has to be determined. What are the trucking logs? What does the trucking computers say?
We’ve been doing this for a long time. We know where to look, we know how to help you, we know how to handle truck crash cases. If you’ve been hurt, give us a call.

Experience Counts in Florida Trucking Accidents

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There are numerous common mistakes that injured parties make when it comes to truck accidents. One of the most basic errors a plaintiff commits is to retain a law firm that has little to no experience in representing those who have been hurt in truck accidents. Experience counts in this area, as in these cases there are often various parties who might be to blame and figuring out who to sue is imperative to winning your civil lawsuit. Often, but not always, it is the trucking company that is the subject of a lawsuit. These companies come to court well armed with detailed evidence from the accident scene that their insurance team has gathered and a wealth of experience in negating claimant evidence. Fetterman & Associates, PA has a long history of successfully winning personal injury cases in civil court in truck accidents and in negotiating generous awards outside of court. We understand the complexity involved in investigating an accident involving commercial vehicles and understand, in detail, the laws governing them. Download PDF version of this page.

Truck Accident FAQs:

  • How can “good” weather cause West Palm Beach truck accidents?

It has been reported that tens of thousands of truck drivers are on the road with fraudulent commercial licenses. If a driver with this type of license causes an accident, you may wonder if you can still seek legal recourse. 

The answer in most situations is yes. Not only can you hold the driver personally liable for the accident (in many cases), but the trucking company for not properly vet the driver before hiring them. This is a unique issue and one you should contact our legal team to discuss further.

  • I was badly injured after my West Palm Beach truck accident. How can I get evidence in my case?

If you are severely injured after being involved in a truck accident, you probably won’t be able to collect evidence at the scene. While this can be problematic in some situations, you have a few options. 

You can ask a passenger in your vehicle to gather evidence for you or request that they call our law firm to handle the evidence-gathering process on your behalf. Our legal team at Fetterman & Associates, PA, understands the devastating injuries a truck accident can have, which is why we are here to help with each step of the legal process.

  • How do I know if an attorney is qualified to handle my West Palm Beach truck accident case?

If you are involved in a West Palm Beach truck accident, finding the right personal injury attorney is essential to ensure you receive the settlement you deserve. Some key factors to consider include the following:

  1. Reputation: Get word-of-mouth referrals from people you know or look at online reviews.
  2. Experience: It’s wise to hire an attorney specializing in personal injury law. 
  3. Resources: It may require several experts to testify on your behalf to establish liability, so you need an attorney with access to these experts. 
  4. Negotiation ability: Negotiating with the other party is a huge aspect of personal injury lawsuits. You need an attorney with good negotiation skills.
  5. Comfort: Take advantage of a free initial consultation to ensure you are hiring a lawyer you are comfortable with.
  • What if I already signed something after my West Palm Beach truck accident?

It is recommended that you wait to sign anything until your attorney looks it over. However, if you have signed something from the other party’s insurance company, it doesn’t mean you are out of options. If certain language is lacking in the document you signed, you may still be able to pursue a claim. We can review the documents to determine if this is possible.

  • The truck driver who hit me was operating with a fraudulent license. Does that affect my truck accident case?

It has been reported that tens of thousands of truck drivers are on the road with fraudulent commercial licenses. If a driver with this type of license causes an accident, you may wonder if you can still seek legal recourse. 

The answer in most situations is yes. Not only can you hold the driver personally liable for the accident (in many cases), but the trucking company for not properly vet the driver before hiring them. This is a unique issue and one you should contact our legal team to discuss further.

  • What is Trucker Fatigue?

Truck driver fatigue is considered the leading cause of truck accidents. This condition occurs when drivers lack adequate sleep, work long hours, or experience mental or physical exhaustion that inhibits their performance.

  • Could the truck company be liable if they were over the weight regulation in my West Palm Beach truck accident?

In many cases, it is possible to hold the trucking company liable for an accident involving a truck over the weight regulation. This is because trucking companies can be held responsible for drivers’ negligent actions, including overloading their truck that is involved in an accident.

  • Can the truck company be held liable if my accident was due to an aggressive West Palm Beach truck driver?

It is possible to sue a trucking company if their driver engages in reckless or negligent actions and causes an accident. It’s necessary to provide proof of what happened, which is something we can help with.

  • Can a company or truck driver be held liable for truck accidents that occurred due to violating the hours of regulation?

If a truck driver does not adhere to the hours-of-service rule and an accident results from this, the driver and the trucking company that employs the driver may face liability. Both parties in this situation are considered negligent for violating federal laws.

  • Does the fact that I was in a truck driver’s blind spot or “No Zone” mean I am not entitled to compensation in a serious truck accident?

It is possible to hold a trucking company or truck driver liable in accidents where you were in a blind spot or “no zone.” However, since Florida follows the comparative negligence rule, you may share the blame in this situation. In this case, your compensation would be reduced by the percentage of fault you are determined to have.

Retaining a Florida Truck Accident Lawyer

After you are injured in a trucking accident, it is very important that you retain legal representation as quickly as possible. Of course, if you have been injured to such a degree that you can bring a personal injury claim to court, chances are you will have a difficult time taking action. A quick call or email from you or a relative is all it takes to secure a meeting with one of the experienced Florida truck accident attorneys at Fetterman & Associates, PA. One of our best West Palm Beach personal injury attorneys experienced in representing those who have been severely injured in truck accidents will meet with you quickly, discuss your case, and begin our investigation.

Documenting Evidence after a Florida Truck Crash

If it is possible, it is best to document the accident scene immediately. If you are hurt badly, but someone with you is uninjured, they may be able to gather the names and contact information of witnesses, document the scene with the camera or video on their phone, and get information from police, including the number of the accident report. Fetterman & Associates, PA will continue the investigation, interviewing witnesses, reviewing all evidence, including police and medical reports, driver logbooks and driving history, and truck maintenance records, and we will work with you to develop your case so that it is as strong as it can possibly be. We will also dialogue with the insurance company, working towards a possible out-of-court settlement that will best benefit you.

Aggressively Working for You

It is essential that when you are injured by a commercial truck driver you hire an West Palm Beach truck accident attorney who will aggressively pursue your case. The fact is trucking companies are able to launch strong defenses. Their legal team and insurance companies possess a great deal of experience in negating the legitimate claims of those of those who have been injured by one of their drivers. At Fetterman & Associates, PA our Florida truck accident lawyer possess in-depth knowledge of truck accidents and personal injury law, and we are passionate about seeking justice and optimum compensation for those who have been seriously injured.

Florida Truck Accident Lawyers with Office in West Palm Beach and Port St Lucie.

Fetterman & Associates, PA is ready to fight for you if you have been the victim of negligence in a truck accident. We offer comprehensive legal services to those who have been involved in serious commercial truck accidents. Contact us today at 561-845-2510. In addition to English, Spanish is spoken fluently in our office. We’re ready to represent you and ensure that you receive justice.

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“I have been a personal injury lawyer for more than forty years in South Florida. My law firm Fetterman & Associates, PA has been helping people deal with insurance companies and injury problems for all that time.”

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Thank you for the best “first accident case” I’ve ever had… I was referred to Fetterman and Associates by a coworker from a previous job I had. Once my car was totaled out, I contacted them. Not only were they friendly and understanding - they took over the whole process which helped me. I was stressed and panicking about it all and thankfully, I didn’t have to worry as the process began. I had no idea what I was doing or going to do. I am glad I chose them because everything was a breeze for me. They are kind, respectful, responsive and great to work with!
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The entire staff in the Fetterman office are available always to help. No matter what time of day I called or left a message I have always received a call back. I was made to feel like one of the family and treated with respect and dignity. The lawsuit was handled quickly, professionally, and with all bases covered. Whenever I had a question or needed help the staff was there to make sure that everything was done accurately. The positive attitude of the entire staff made me comfortable and assured me that all was done accurately.
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Looking for a good team they are the way to go… I was referred from a family member to seek advice due to my accident. I was contacted back the same day I called over the weekend. I experienced great service from Fetterman and Associates and my lawyer did an awesome job with closing my case. I appreciate what they went beyond to help my case and was very professional. Thank you Mr Cavataro and Sylvia.
- Stacey P.
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Mr. Fetterman and his team were excellent! They listened and cared and fought for me and my family. My son and I were able to get the closure we needed! I would recommend Fetterman and Associates to anyone looking for a great law team!

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