Car and Truck Accident Attorney in Orlando

Every year, 20-50 million people are injured or disabled in road accidents and roughly 10 million car crashes occur in America alone. One person’s carelessness behind the wheel can mean a lifetime of pain for someone else.

 

Car accidents can be devastating, traumatizing and highly inconvenient, especially if you have been injured or your car has been damaged. Car accidents are also situations where sufficient insurance coverage may not exist to pay for the damages suffered.

The Life-Altering Effects of Car Accidents

If you have been in an accident, it is possible you have sustained life-long injuries. Cars can easily be repaired or replaced, but humans cannot. Injuries can also causes all sorts of issues: affecting work performance, creating issues with spouses, and even depression when a former activity or hobby is no longer possible.  

Benefits for Car Accident Victims

Depending on your vehicle accident, you may be able to recover benefits for:

If the your injuries prevent you from working, you may also have a claim for disability.

What is Uninsured Motorist Coverage?

If an at-fault driver does not carry bodily injury coverage or only has minimal coverage, your harms and losses from their carelessness will only be paid for if you have uninsured motorist coverage.

Uninsured Motorist coverage, also known as UM or UIM for Underinsurance Motorist, helps to fill in coverage gaps when a driver needs additional benefits in a car accident claim. This coverage is optional and some drivers may think that it is unnecessary.

Even though UM is not required by law in Florida, it can be a very valuable asset in the case of a serious car accident. Click here to learn more about Uninsured Motorist coverage. 

Truck Accidents

If you or a loved one were involved in a trucking accident, you most likely have experienced serious loss and damages. Traffic accidents are complicated enough, and accidents involving trucks can increase the amount of complications.

Most trucking accidents should not be taken lightly as they can include multiple parties, and also tend to cause more harm due to the greater size and weight of the truck. Therefore, the amount in damages in most trucking accidents may be substantially larger.  

The Different Parties in Truck Accidents:

  • Driver of the truck
  • Owner of the truck
  • Owner of the trailer if it’s a tractor trailer
  • Person or company that leased the truck from the owner
  • Manufacturer of the vehicle and/or parts
  • Other involved parties

Since more than one party may be responsible, you can see how pursuing an injury claim for a trucking accident may become complex.

Aspects of a Truck Accident Investigation: 

  • The truck involved
  • Witness statements
  • Police report
  • Investigation to obtain the truck’s tracking information and any video surveillance
  • Preserving all information on the accident (it is vital that no property or information be altered or destroyed).
  • Notifying the trucking company that you are making a claim.

In short, settlement of a trucking case may require coordination and negotiation with multiple insurance carriers and national companies, a task most people are not equipped or desiring to do on their own.

The Danger of Handling Your Case Alone

Harmful mistakes can happen when handling car accident or truck cases without an attorney. For this reason, make sure you are very familiar with all aspects of a case if you are handling an accident yourself.

Areas of the law that you don't know or don't fully understand can cause you the most problems. The most common thing we hear when someone comes to our office several months after an accident:

"I wish I knew then, what I do now."


Call 407.648.4940 or contact Coye Law Firm today for a free, private strategy session about your case.

The expert injury attorneys at Coye Law Firm are experienced with Florida, New York, Michigan, and District of Columbia law and are here to help the injured.

If you'd like to learn more about injury law and your rights, read my book, Sharing the Secrets, Learning the Lies: A Guide to Florida Personal Injury

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  1. The ONE THING you must do within 14 days of your accident (page 42)
  2. The two most important factors in determining case value (page 10)
  3. How to understand what your insurance will and will not cover (chapter 3)
  4. 6 critical steps you must take after an accident (page 65)
  5. Why you should not trust the insurance company’s repair shop (page 72)
  6. How to choose the right doctor (chapter 5)
  7. A claim you could make against your own insurance company if your car is damaged, but not totaled (page 86)
  8. The secrets to getting a fair settlement (chapter 10)
  9. An 8-step breakdown of the normal process for lawsuits (page 109)
  10. The one 4-letter word that might cost you (chapter 12)
  11. How to start gathering the most important evidence you need (page 75)
  12. …and more!

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Wade Coye
Wade Coye- serving consumers legal needs for over 25 years