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The Difference Between a Truck Accident and a Car Accident

Although from a practical standpoint, a car and truck accident may appear to be relatively similar, from a legal point of view there are several important differences. One the one hand, because of the sheer size of a truck, injuries and damages sustained during a truck accident tend to be more severe. For example, when a truck is involved, the damage to the other vehicles tends to be much more extreme. Further, the physical injuries one sustains to the neck, back or even brain are often critical. Thus, a victim of a truck accident will likely be overwhelmed with significant medical bills.

All too often, the truck company’s insurance provider will pressure you to accept an offer that is far below what your actual medical costs and expenses are. This is why you need to seek the advice of a personal injury attorney experienced in Tampa truck accidents. A truck accident attorney such as James O. Cunningham knows how these insurance companies operate. Your attorney will explain that all commercial delivery vehicles are legally required to carry insurance and oftentimes have policy limits that are much higher than the typical automobile insurance policy’s are. Knowing this, your attorney will push back against the insurance company to ensure they offer the compensation you deserve.

Protecting Your Rights

If you or someone you love has been involved in truck accident, it is important that you take specific steps:

  • Immediately check yourself, other passengers and, if able, other victims for any injuries
  • Always call 911
  • Get the name, contact number and insurance information of the truck driver and of the truck company
  • Take notes and photos of the truck accident scene
  • Report the accident to your insurance company
  • If the truck company’s insurance carrier contacts you, never provide a recorded statement as these may be taken out of context and used against you
  • Seek medical attention, even if you do not believe your injuries are serious
  • Contact your truck accident attorney

Carefully following these steps will ensure that you do not jeopardize your claim. As with any accident, time and attention to detail are always important.

Your Tampa Truck Accident Attorney

Florida Personal Injury Office Locations

Main Office

Orlando Personal Injury Office:
3117 Edgewater Dr.
Orlando, FL 32804
Phone: 407-425-2000
Toll Free: 877-FL-INJURY
                 (877-354-6587)
Fax: 407-843-8274

Seminole County

Lake Mary Office:
1001 Heathrow Park Lane
Suite 4001
Lake Mary, FL 32746
Phone: 407-487-4408

Osceola County

Kissimmee Office:
17 S. Orlando Ave.
Kissimmee, FL 34741
Phone: 407-966-4408

Volusia County

Daytona Beach Office:
1301 Beville Rd., Suite 8
Daytona Beach, FL 32119
Phone: 386-243-4994

DeBary Office:
465 Summerhaven Drive, Suite C
DeBary, FL 32713
Phone: 386-320-3911

Deland Office:
Downtown Executive Center
120 South Woodland Blvd.
Deland, FL 32720
Phone: 386-206-1264

Citrus County

Inverness Office:
110 North Apopka Ave.
Inverness, FL 34453
Phone: 352-205-4341

Polk County

Lakeland Office:
1102 S. Florida Ave., Suite 104
Lakeland, FL 33803
Phone: 863-968-7551

Winter Haven Office:
325 Avenue A, N.W.
Winter Haven, FL 33881
Phone: 863-968-7173

Hillsborough County

Tampa Office:
100 S. Edison St. Suite D
Tampa, FL 33606
Phone: 813-355-9772

Marion-Sumter Counties

The Villages Office:
3420 U.S. Hwy. 27/441
Fruitland Park, FL 34731
Phone: 352-419-0825

Lake County

Mt. Dora Office:
602 East 5th Ave.
Mt. Dora, FL 32757
Phone: 352-436-4696

Clermont Office:
900 W. Highway 50
Clermont, FL 34711
Phone: 352-503-4674

Brevard County

Titusville Office:
506 S. Palm Ave.
Titusville, FL 32780
Phone: 321-222-7300

Cocoa Office:
96 Willard Street
Suite 206,
Cocoa, FL 32922
Phone: 321-757-1373