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Truck Accidents

Truck accidents, involving semi-trucks or other commercial vehicles, can lead to severe consequences. Ensuring you receive the benefits and compensation you deserve is crucial. Even if you believe you may be at fault, seeking the guidance of a Hollywood, FL truck accident attorney is a prudent step to protect yourself. Fault in these incidents can be more complex than it seems at first glance, and Attorney Garnes is here to help determine true accountability and understand your entitlements.

If you’re involved in an accident with a semi-truck or commercial vehicle, follow these steps:

Before leaving the scene:

  • Assess your condition for injuries, pain, or discomfort.
  • Call the police to report the incident and request paramedics if necessary.
  • When the police arrive, complete the accident report.
  • Exchange insurance and contact information with the other driver, regardless of fault. Include details such as name, contact information, insurance company, policy number, license plate number, driver’s license number, make, model, color of the vehicle, and location.
  • Seek emergency medical attention if necessary.

After leaving the scene:

  • Contact Attorney Garnes to discuss your case and receive guidance BEFORE speaking with any insurance companies.
  • Seek non-emergency medical attention within a day or two to assess injuries and establish an official record of the incident.
  • Contact your insurance company to report the accident and make a claim.

Attorney Garnes can help secure various settlements for truck accidents in Florida, including:

  • Compensation for pain and suffering.
  • Medical Expenses: Coverage for hospital stays, medications, exams, tests, physical therapy, and more. Settlements may also include compensation for medical accessories like crutches and walkers.
  • Lost Wages: A personal injury settlement can demand payment for lost wages, including future income losses, if you’re unable to work after an accident or injury.
  • Property Damage: Settlements can cover the repair or replacement of damaged property, including vehicles.
  • Emotional Harm: Victims may receive compensation for emotional distress or therapy to cope with the aftermath of the accident.
  • Rental Vehicle: Liability insurance often covers the cost of a rental vehicle while your vehicle is being repaired or replaced.
  • Replacement Services: In cases involving No-Fault insurance or Personal Injury Protection (PIP) coverage, insurance companies may offer reimbursement for hiring help with chores you would normally do if you weren’t injured.

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