If you are involved in a big-rig collision, the impact on your life of an accident involving a vehicle that weighs 25 times more than a typical passenger car can be catastrophic. The outcome of a personal injury claim typically determines an accident victim’s ability to obtain compensation for lost income, hospital bills, medical expenses, rehabilitation, pain and suffering, and other damages. Because some people do not immediately recognize the extent of their injuries, they procrastinate in terms of seeking legal advice and representation. Because plaintiffs are rarely successful in getting an adverse trial judgment reversed on appeal, time is of the essence in seeking legal representation from an experienced semi-truck accident attorney.
In this blog, our Florida personal injury law firm reviews a trucking accident case demonstrating the deference given to the verdict of a trial court on appeal. A married couple was driving on a wet road when another driver lost control of his pickup truck, which veered off the roadway into a ditch. The husband engaged the brakes, but a truck driver operating a tractor-trailer behind the couple was unable to stop. The couple sued the trucking company and the employee driving the big-rig. The jury returned a verdict of almost $4 million, and the defendants appealed. Continue reading →