mmm / 07-19-2023 / Truck Accident

Recovering Compensation for a Truck Accident Caused by Mechanical Failure

Countless commercial trucks travel Florida’s highways daily to deliver goods and keep our economy running. While these massive vehicles and their drivers provide an essential service, they can also pose a significant risk to other motorists, especially when mechanical failures occur. In Florida, victims of truck accidents caused by malfunctioning parts have the right to pursue compensation for their injuries, emotional distress, and financial losses. However, navigating the legal process on your own can be overwhelming.

At Wooten, Kimbrough, Damaso & Dennis, our attorneys have over a century of experience helping truck accident victims pursue damages for the full extent of their injuries and other losses. We understand the unique challenges of recovering from a severe accident and will handle every aspect of your claim as you focus on healing and recovery. When you retain one of our highly-qualified attorneys, you can have peace of mind your case is in the dependable hands of a seasoned legal professional. 


Possible Compensation Available After a Truck Accident Caused by a Mechanical Failure

Although Florida follows a no-fault insurance system, you have the right to pursue damages from the party responsible for the truck’s mechanical failure through a lawsuit if your injuries are permanent or disabling. Your attorney can investigate your case to determine the best path forward to pursue compensation for your injuries and other losses. A few types of damages our experienced attorneys may be able to help you secure include the following:

  • Current and future medical expenses
  • Lost wages and earning potential
  • Significant disfigurement or disability
  • Emotional trauma
  • Loss of enjoyment in life
  • Property damage
  • Pain and suffering

Shortly after your accident, you will likely be contacted by the insurance company, which offers a quick settlement to compensate you for your injuries. Unfortunately, the insurance company often does not have the best interests of accident victims in mind and may try to offer you the lowest amount possible for your injuries and other losses. Your attorney can negotiate with the insurance company on your behalf to protect your rights and the full value of your claim.  


Proving Liability in a Mechanical Failure Truck Accident Claim

When one of our talented attorneys takes your case, we will conduct a thorough investigation into the cause of your accident to determine the cause of your accident and all liable parties. Depending on the circumstances surrounding your claim, the trucking company, truck driver, and parts manufacturer may all bear some responsibility for your injuries. During our investigation, we will work to collect evidence to support your claim, including the following:

  • Photos and videos of the accident scene and your injuries
  • Witness testimonies
  • Cell phone records
  • The truck’s black box data
  • The trucking company’s inspection records
  • The truck driver’s service record
  • Police reports

At Wooten, Kimbrough, Damaso & Dennis, we understand that every truck accident is unique and will individualize our approach to your case as we fight for the best possible outcome on your behalf. 


Discuss Your Case With a First-Class Attorney at Wooten, Kimbrough, Damaso & Dennis

If you have been injured due to a commercial truck’s mechanical failure, do not hesitate to contact the talented attorneys at Wooten, Kimbrough, Damaso & Dennis. We understand how stressful and confusing the aftermath of a truck accident can be and are here to support and guide you through every step of the legal process. Our award-winning attorneys have a proven track record of successfully recovering the maximum compensation available for our client’s injuries and other losses and are ready to apply their expertise to your case. 

To learn more about our services, schedule a free consultation today by calling (407) 843-7060 or completing our contact form.

Disclaimer: All verdicts and settlements listed here are gross amounts before deductions for attorney fees and costs. Past results do not guarantee similar results in the future. Most cases result in a lower recovery. It should not be assumed that your case will have as beneficial a result. Before choosing a lawyer, ask for written information about the lawyer's legal qualifications and experience.