Motor Vehicle and Trucking Accidents
Auto accidents can be caused for a variety of reasons; however, the most common reason is driver negligence. All too often, drivers behave recklessly while operating their motor vehicles and do not pay enough attention to driving cautiously and with the safety of others in mind.
In Florida, common reasons for auto accidents include:
- Negligent or inattentive drivers
- Poor weather conditions
- Poor road conditions
- Excessive speed
- Driver fatigue
- Driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs
- Failing to obey traffic signals or signs
A major distraction on the road today is cell phones use. Whether texting or updating Facebook, experts say that looking at a phone may be more dangerous than most drivers will admit.
Under the Florida no-fault insurance laws, your insurance company is responsible for covering your medical costs. However, your insurance company may not reimburse you full costs, or may dispute your claim. In this event our firm will work to protect your rights and obtain payment for all related medical expenses and wage loss.
John J Diaz, Jr. represent clients throughout Tampa Bay area who have been injured or have lost a loved one in a car accident. Even a minor collision can cause serious or fatal injuries to a driver, passenger or pedestrian. Although airbags and seat belts can help minimize injuries to drivers, nothing can be done to altogether eliminate car accidents.
In many cases, our office can assist you in recovering lost wages, medical bills, property damage, and other related costs. We will also help you handle your auto insurance company to make necessary claims, and we will handle the case against the at-fault driver’s insurance company, and fight to get you fairly compensated for each and every element of damages allowed by Florida law.
If you have been injured or lost a loved one in a truck accident, there are a number of parties, including the truck driver and their employer, who may be liable for your losses; however, it is not uncommon for these parties to deny fault or liability for a crash. An attorney can help establish liability for your crash, collect evidence to strengthen your claim and help ensure compensation is sought from the appropriate parties.
Typically, these claims will be filed against the trucking company that owns the vehicle.
If you or a loved one believe you may have been injured as a result of motor vehicle or truck accident, call the offices of John J. Diaz, Jr. to schedule a consultation to discuss the legal rights, options and alternatives that are available to you. Your initial consultation is free.