Although vehicle occupants injured in trucking accidents have the right to pursue a lawsuit in Florida without legal representation, the decision to do so will virtually guarantee disastrous results. Commercial carriers and their insurance companies expect that truck drivers will be involved in accidents, so trucking companies anticipate litigation. Commercial carriers have rapid response investigation teams, a network of accident reconstruction experts, and extensive litigation resources all focused on denying or limiting the recovery for the injuries and fatalities caused by careless truck drivers and unsafe tractor-trailers.
Along with these reasons for not attempting to handle a trucking accident claim without an experienced Miami trucking accident lawyer, unrepresented plaintiffs also must navigate the rules of civil procedure, local court rules, evidentiary rules, and many other technical and procedural “rules of the game.” If you do not understand these procedural requirements, you are like a participant in a highly complex game without knowing how the game is played. In this blog post, our Miami tractor-trailer injury attorneys review a recent case that demonstrates the folly of trying to proceed without legal representation in complex trucking litigation.
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