Were you seriously hurt in a truck accident caused by a drunk driver? Read this article about suing a trucking company for drunk driving in Florida. Then call Paul Boone Law for a free legal consultation.
Can I sue the trucking company if the driver who hit me was driving drunk?
If you were involved in a truck accident caused by a drunk driver, you might be wondering what to do now. People often ask who we are going to sue in a trucking case, a commercial trucking case. We tell them we will sue as many people as we can think of. One issue is whether we can we sue the employer of the driver who was involved in this collision who was drunk. The answer is yes. The reason for that is that, in Florida, an employer who puts someone behind the wheel of a tractor trailer, a semi, is responsible for the conduct of that driver, whether they’re drunk or not. If they’re drunk, it puts the employer in a very difficult position. It can bring in issues of punitive damages. It’s the employer who usually buys the insurance policy. Whether you’ve got that issue or any other issue, call us. If you’ve been hurt in a trucking accident in Nassau County or Duval County, we’ll sit down. We’ll go over things and see how best we can help you.
People that have been involved in accidents in a commercial trucking situation where a tractor trailer semi or a logging truck has collided with them often want to know what’s the first thing to do. Without fail, without exception, we tell them go get medical treatment, even if you don’t think you’re hurt, because many times, pain and discomfort don’t show up for several days. If you don’t get treated or if you don’t go see a doctor within the first 14 days, your own insurance is not required to pay. Go get checked out. Go get treated. Then the treatment process can happen and you’ll be in good shape.
The next thing to do is call a lawyer. Let the lawyer do the things that are important, such as preserve evidence. This is regardless of whether you actually have a case or not. He can go out to the accident scene, photograph the scene because collision scenes change, particularly up here in Nassau County. He can photograph the damage to your car. Cars get repaired, particularly if you have your own insurance collision coverage— they want to go in and get those cars repaired quickly. If we can get in early, we can preserve that evidence. The more we can preserve, the more value your case will have. First and foremost, if you’re involved in a trucking accident, commercial trucking accident. go get treated so that your medical condition gets as good as it can get. If you’ve been involved in a commercial trucking accident in Nassau County, Duval County, call us. We’d be happy to sit down with you, go over those issues and many more.
Have you or a loved one been injured in a truck accident caused by a drunk driver and have questions about suing a trucking company for drunk driving? Contact experienced Florida truck accident lawyer at Paul Boone Law today for a free consultation and case evaluation.
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