Panama City Speeding Truck Accident Attorneys
Each year, hundreds of lives are lost as a result of high-speed vehicle accidents. These collisions take a devastating toll on their victims, who can be left with serious injuries and fatalities. If you or a loved one have been involved in an accident with a speeding truck, there’s no need for you to manage the challenges ahead on your own. An experienced attorney can guide you through the process of filing your claim and proving you’re owed compensation for your injuries and losses.
The Panama City truck accident attorneys of The Bruner Law Firm are here to help. For over twenty-five years, our team of attorneys has been faithfully representing victims of truck collisions, including speeding accidents. Our hard-working lawyers, dedication to justice, and successful legal strategies have been getting results since 1992. We are well-equipped to walk alongside you to help you get the compensation you deserve.
Don’t wait another minute. Call The Bruner Law Firm today at (850) 769-9292 to speak with one of our attorneys and to schedule a free, confidential consultation regarding your speeding truck accident. Let today be the first step on your journey towards receiving the compensation you need.
Why You Need a Lawyer
Building a speeding truck accident case on your own can be a difficult process. Dealing with insurance companies, determining which of the many potentially liable parties is at fault, and negotiating compensation are just a few of the many factors that play a large role in your case. While these factors are challenges on their own, you’re also dealing with the stress and grief that speeding accidents cause.
At The Bruner Law Firm, we’re dedicated to providing our clients with excellent legal care as we walk beside them throughout the legal process. Our team of attorneys has been handling cases just like yours for over twenty-five years. With The Bruner Law Firm, you’ll have a network of connections, a wealth of successful strategies, and a resourceful team of attorneys to help you while we build your speeding truck accident case.
Often, victims of truck accidents are overwhelmed by the process of communicating with the other parties involved. At The Bruner Law Firm, we handle all communication on our client’s behalf. We manage all communication with the insurance companies and other involved parties so that your information is protected and so you don’t have to worry about accidentally saying something that can be taken to mean you were liable for the crash.
With a lawyer from The Bruner Law Firm, you have years of successful experience on your side. Having handled speeding truck accident cases for more than two decades and knowing the local laws and regulations surrounding such accidents, our firm is well-equipped to help you build a strong claim for compensation after your accident.
Why Choose The Bruner Law Firm?
Our team at The Bruner Law Firm has been receiving recognition for our incredible legal strategies since the firm’s foundation in 1992. We’ve been recognized by the American Association for Justice and the Million Dollar Advocates Forum, and in 2020, we were rated the Best Car Accident Lawyers in Destin. The Bruner Law Firm has also been rated as having the Highest Level of Professional Excellence by Martindale-Hubbell AV Preeminent Attorney Peer Ratings. In choosing The Bruner Law Firm, you’re choosing the hard work and excellence that has come to be associated with our firm.
Our success is measured in more than the national acclaim we’ve received. We’ve reached millions of dollars in settlements for victims of speeding truck accidents and have won numerous speeding accident case trials. Vince Bruner, our founding attorney, has been serving the area for over twenty-five years. In addition to his work as a lawyer, Bruner has served as a Florida senator, giving him the opportunity to become better acquainted with the legislation he has since put into practice.
Bruner’s children, attorneys Vince Bruner Jr., Peggy Bruner and Drew Gordy Bruner, have achieved similar success, with Vince Bruner Jr. becoming a member of the Florida Bar in 2014, Peggy Bruner joining the Florida Bar in 2018, and Drew Gordy Bruner being AV-Preeminent rated by Martindale-Hubbell. All work alongside their father, reaching favorable settlements and winning impressive trials for many clients in their speeding accident cases.
This dedication to excellence extends to every case our attorneys at The Bruner Law Firm decide to take on. Because of our careful case evaluation process, our firm operates on a contingency fee basis. This means that you don’t pay any money upfront when we take your case. When we obtain compensation for you, either by settlement or award, we’ll take our fee from those funds. Because we operate on a contingency fee basis, we can provide high-quality legal care to all clients, regardless of the size of their wallets. And if we don’t win, you don’t owe us anything at all.
Speeding Truck Accident Injuries
We handle a wide variety of truck accident cases, including speeding accidents. Truck drivers are often under pressure to get the load they’re hauling to a specific destination by a deadline. They may have to speed to get to the dropoff location on time. The problem is, speeding is dangerous behavior multiplied by the size and weight of the big rig doing the speeding. A passenger vehicle involved in a crash with a speeding truck is likely to come off much worse, and it’s the occupants of the smaller vehicle that will suffer the most damage.
Accidents that are a result of speeding can include T-Bone collisions, rear-end collisions, and collisions with stationary objects. Because these accidents are, by nature, high-speed, they are also high impact, causing their victims to sustain serious injuries. Examples of such injuries include:
- Broken bones
- Head trauma
- Traumatic brain injury
- Internal organ damage
- Amputated limbs
- Neck trauma
- Spinal cord injury
- First, second, or third-degree burns
Compensation for Speeding Truck Accidents
When you’re injured in a speeding truck accident that wasn’t your fault, you’re likely entitled to compensation to cover a variety of losses you experienced because of the crash. Eligible expenses you may get money for include medical bills, prescriptions, lost wages, costs of transportation to and from medical appointments, and potentially future lost wages or ongoing daily medical care. You may also be eligible for compensation for your intangible losses, such as pain and suffering, disfigurement, permanent disability, or loss of enjoyment of life. Your attorney from The Bruner Law Firm has a wealth of experience in assessing the value of your claim based on your injuries and expenses. We can provide an accurate valuation of your claim.
In the state of Florida, regardless of who caused the accident, all drivers involved are required to first seek compensation from their auto insurance company. After that coverage is exhausted, then you can turn to the insurance of the person or entity who caused the accident for additional compensation. If the trucking company’s policy limits won’t cover the compensation your attorney believes you require, you can file a lawsuit for additional compensation. In Florida, there is a four-year statute of limitations. This means your lawsuit must be filed within four days of the date of accident, or it can be dismissed by the court.
Because we often handle speeding truck accidents, we’ve encountered many of the same questions repeatedly. We’ve answered some of those for you here.
How much does it cost to hire an attorney with The Bruner Law Firm?
Because each case is different, we cannot tell you precisely what our legal fees will be in your case. However, you will not have to pay any money out-of-pocket. Because of our contingency fee method of working, you’ll owe nothing until we have obtained compensation for you. At that point, we’ll take an agreed-upon percentage of your compensation for our fee.
Where will my compensation come from?
The state of Florida requires motorists to purchase personal injury protection insurance, which can potentially cover your medical costs and lost wages. If you’ve exhausted this coverage, you may be able to seek compensation from the insurance company of the at-fault party. Since you were involved in a collision with a speeding truck, you’ll likely be dealing with the insurance company of the trucking company that employs the truck driver. Your attorney can negotiate with the insurance company to obtain sufficient compensation to cover all your medical and other expenses related to the accident, both present and future.
I’ve been involved in a speeding truck accident. What should I do?
If you’ve been involved in a speeding accident with a big rig, call 911. After making sure those who need serious medical attention are cared for, take photos of the scene, including the damages to property and your injuries. Avoid talking excessively to the truck driver or any insurance company representatives so you don’t accidentally claim fault for the crash. Contact one of our attorneys at (850) 769-9292 to discuss your case and determine the best course of action for pursuing compensation.
Call The Bruner Law Firm Today
Speeding truck accidents can be devastating. The injuries, medical costs, and property damage that these collisions create are often overwhelming. If you have been the victim of a speeding truck accident, never fear. You don’t have to go through this trying time on your own.
Call one of our attorneys today at (850) 769-9292 to discuss your case and schedule a free, confidential consultation. Take the first step toward getting the compensation you need to recover from your speeding truck accident today.