Florida Trucking Accident Lawyer

Truck accident claims and lawsuits require a different approach than personal injury and wrongful death cases involving a car crash or motorcycle collision. The truck accident victim may have to go up against the truck driver, the truck company, the company that hired the truck company, and more than one insurance carrier – all of them committed to proving that none of them are financially responsible for your personal injuries or the death of your loved one.

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Transportation Law deals with automobile, maritime, railroad, and aviation accidents.

According to automobile accident statistics of 1994, there were 206,183 serious automobile accidents reported in Florida, resulting in 223,458 injuries and 2,722 deaths. Recognizing that accidents often lead to lawsuits, Florida adopted a no-fault insurance system in which insured persons receive payment for injuries or damages from their own insurance company regardless of who was at fault. According to the opinion of Florida’s Transportation Law attorney a no-fault insurance enables persons to receive payment for medical, disability, or death expenses quickly and without having to sue in court. Under Florida’s system, every person who operates a vehicle in Florida for more than 90 days must have what is known as “personal injury protection” (PIP) insurance.

This insurance covers the insured, the insured’s relatives living in the same household, anyone driving or riding in the insured’s car, and anyone not in a motorized vehicle who is hurt as a result of the use of the insured’s car. An eminent personal injury lawyer of Florida says that the degree of PIP coverage is: up to ten thousand dollars per person for (1) medical expenses; (2) lost income; (3) funeral, burial, or cremation costs. The insured has no personal obligation to the extent that PIP benefits are owed for an injury. The statute of limitations in a negligence claim in Florida is governed by Fla. Stat. sec. 95.11. For a Car Accident Claim to be made against a third party, i.e. another person caused the accident and you are making a claim against their insurance, the statute of limitations is four years from the date of the accident.

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Car accident - $490,000

Client required surgery after a rear-end car accident causing injuries on neck and back.

Slip and fall - $100,000

Client slipped and fell at a supermarket causing her knee, hip and back injuries

Car accident - $250,000

Client was struck by another vehicle on the front left side of his car

Car accident - $85,000

Client hired an attorney who didn’t fight for her and dropped her case

Couple involved in a car accident - $300,000

Our clients’ vehicle was sideswiped on the highway

Car accident - $100,000

Car accident against delivery driver

Rear end car accident - $125,000

Car accident, client was rear ended while he was enjoying his vacations

Motorcycle accident - $250,000

Motorcycle accident due to a distracted driver

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Was born in Brooklyn, NewYork. He received his Bachelor of Science from University of Florida in 1988 and his Juris Doctorate from Georgia State University College of Law in 1991.

For over 25 years, The Law Offices of Scott J Senft have served South Florida as one of the top personal injury law firms.  If you or a loved one has been involved in any type of accident, do not hesitate to reach out immediately.
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If you have been involved in any type of accident, like a motorcycle accident, where an injury has occurred, please contact us and we will send someone to meet with you immediately.  It does not matter where you live, we will have a personal injury attorney or one of our accident investigators  travel to your location at your earliest convenience.  Do not wait after your car accident, contact one of South Florida's top auto accident lawyers today!

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