Strong Representation For Florida Truck Accident Victims
If you or a family member has been seriously injured as the result of a tractor-trailer or 18-wheeler wreck on Florida’s crowded roads, there are surely many things on your mind. One of them is probably getting proper financial compensation to help rebuild your life.
If you have suffered a serious injury, we can help you. At Panter, Panter & Sampedro, we are an experienced personal injury and motor vehicle accident law firm that has obtained verdicts and settlements in excess of $100 million for our clients over the years. Call 305-662-6178 for a FREE CONSULTATION to discuss your specific case. Based in Miami, we serve clients throughout South Florida.
Truck Accidents & Personal Injury Law
We represent truck accident victims and surviving family members in negotiations with those responsible for their losses and in litigation at every level of the state and federal courts.
Common types of negligence seen in truck accident cases include:
- Reckless driving (usually excessive speeding)
- Improperly maintained vehicles (mechanical failure)
- Fatigue (state and federal regulations impose mandatory rest periods and breaks)
- Driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs
- Overloaded or improperly loaded cargo
- Road design defects
Truck accidents can be very complex. Our Miami truck accident lawyers’ experience with these difficult, hard-fought cases has made us a trusted personal injury law firm for referrals from other attorneys and outside sources. Our success has been no accident. Preparation is the key. To maximize results in each case, we work with accident reconstruction experts, highway safety engineers and other professionals to put together a clear picture of what happened and why.
We then take that picture and use sophisticated courtroom models, demonstrations, medical illustrations, computer simulations and other materials to frame that picture in the most compelling way we can. Often, this meticulous preparation helps persuade insurance carriers and corporate representatives to settle a claim rather than have our evidence presented to a jury. Mitchell J. Panter and Brett A. Panter are Florida board-certified trial attorneys.
File Your Truck & Auto Claim Within The Legal Time Limit
You only have a certain amount of time to file a lawsuit for an auto accident as dictated by your state’s personal injury statute of limitations. In Florida, the statute of limitations for filing a car accident claim is four years from the date of the incident. Failing to file a claim within that time means that you can no longer obtain compensation, and the liable party will not be responsible for paying any damages for the accident. The earlier you act, the better off you and your case are likely to turn out.
*On March 24, 2023, Governor Ron DeSantis signed House Bill (HB) 837 reducing Florida’s statute of limitations for general negligence cases from four years to two years. In other words, a lawsuit alleging negligence which accrued after March 24, 2023 must now be filed within two years of the date of the alleged negligence or the claim will be forever barred.
Our skilled truck accident lawyers at Panter, Panter & Sampedro can help you understand your options and seek compensation to cover medical expenses, lost wages, pain and suffering, and other damages. We understand the significant effect that a truck or auto accident can have on your life. Let us take care of the heavy lifting while you rest and recover from your injuries. Call us today at 305-662-6178 for a FREE CONSULTATION with our experienced South Florida truck and auto accident attorneys.