Who Is Responsible for Passenger Injuries in Truck AccidentsDecember 21, 2020 | Category: Truck Accidents | Share
Randall Spivey, a Fort Myers truck accident lawyer at Spivey Law Firm, Personal Injury Attorneys, P.A., says if you have suffered an injury as a passenger in a truck, you have certain rights. These rights include suing another vehicle driver who may be at fault and/or suing the truck driver’s employer if a negligent truck driver was performing various job responsibilities at the time of the accident. In Florida, the doctrine of vicarious liability (otherwise known as respondeat superior) lets a victim sue the employer for the negligence of its employee.
There are occasions when a trucking company may only be partially liable for an accident and a third party may be negligent. As an example, the third party could be the company that loads cargo unsafely, the manufacturer of the truck or any of its components erring in design or assembly, and the mechanic who maintains the vehicle.
If a third party commits an act of negligence that leads to a serious accident, it could be primarily liable for injuries suffered in an accident.
“Should you or a loved one be injured as a passenger in a truck, please contact our experienced Fort Myers truck accident legal team after seeking medical attention. When trying to reach an insurance settlement, the insurers of all potentially liable parties may argue that other persons or companies are responsible. An experienced Fort Myers truck accident attorney at our firm will be able to correctly ascertain how much liability should be borne by each party and be able to advocate on your behalf,” said Fort Myers Truck Accident Attorney Randall Spivey.
Regardless of who is found to be liable for the truck accident, you have the right to seek compensation for your injuries. This compensation may include payments for past, present, and future medical bills, any property damage, lost wages, pain and suffering, and loss of the enjoyment of life.
We represent people involved in numerous types of personal injury and wrongful death accidents throughout the state of Florida. All of our clients have unique personal injury cases. Our firm provides personal contact and communication along with aggressive representation.
Fort Myers Truck Accident Attorney Randall L. Spivey is a Board Certified Trial Attorney – the highest recognition for competence bestowed by the Florida Bar and a distinction earned by just one percent (1%) of Florida attorneys. He has handled over 2,000 personal injury and wrongful death cases throughout Florida. For a free and confidential consultation to discuss your legal rights, contact Spivey Law Firm, Personal Injury Attorneys, P.A., in Lee County at 239.337.7483 or toll-free at 1.888.477.4839, or by email to Randall@SpiveyLaw.com. Visit SpiveyLaw.com for more information. You can contact Spivey Law Firm, Personal Injury Attorneys, P.A. in Charlotte County at 941.764.7748 and in Collier County at 239.793.7748.