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Deadly Florida Truck Accidents

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration reports that approximately 8 percent of all motor vehicle traffic deaths involve a large / commercial truck. While the number of motor vehicles dominant as to the type of vehicle on the road, it is clear that the size differential between a large commercial truck and other common motor vehicles contribute to this statistic and the tragic deaths that result from these crashes.

Based in Jacksonville, Florida, truck accident attorney David Wolf handles personal injury cases throughout the State of Florida. Unlike many law firms out there, when you contact David Wolf, you get David Wolf. That's right you will get an attorney with over 30 years of experience on the telephone to talk about your case and then David Wolf will commit his time, expertise, skills, and resources to being the lead attorney on your case. He is the author of 12 books that focus on personal injury and safety issues including the book titled - Big Trucks - Big Problems - When a Truck Driver Wrecks Your Day and Life - Legal Rights of the Victim and Family. This book has chapters on Commercial Driver's License Requirements and Training, Florida Truck Driving - Rules of the Road, Safety, Negligence, and Crashes, Florida Truck Accidents - Wrongful Death, and other topics.

Insurance Companies Are Well Represented . . . You Should Have Your Own Attorney As Well . . .

When there is a deadly truck accident, many people think that liability, damages, and compensation are automatic; however, there are many issues and challenges that arise in the aftermath of a deadly truck accident. Before any decisions are made, the family of the victim should consult with a Florida Truck Accident Attorney for advice as to the insurance, causes of action, and, yes, compensation. Insurance companies are quite experienced in handling claims and bring with them investigators, adjusters, and, yes, attorneys. The family of the truck accident victim should have advice, guidance, and legal representation as well.

The Florida Wrongful Death Act Designates the Relatives Who Can Seek Damages . . . .

The Florida Wrongful Death Act codifies how a wrongful death case is handled and who can act on behalf of the Estate of the victim. The statutes define the relatives who have a right to compensation and who can claim damages for pain, suffering, mental anguish, loss of services, and loss of companionship due to the wrongful death of a loved one. Unless there is a government entity involved in a deadly truck accident, there are typically no caps or limits that apply; however, from a practical standpoint, the applicable insurance policies and coverage limits should be considered when making a decision as to the settlement of a wrongful death case.

A Traffic Homicide Report Will Be Completed. . . .

When there is a traffic fatality or deadly crash in the State of Florida, a traffic homicide investigation is initiated on the scene and then completed over the ensuing weeks or months until completion. The traffic homicide investigation will report on the cause, mechanism, and preventability of the accident; however, it should be noted that the results, conclusions, and findings in the traffic homicide report are not binding on the civil case or claim brought on behalf of the family of the victim. In other words, the family of the victim can hire, through an attorney, their own experts and conduct an independent analysis of the crash and to cause, liability, and preventability.

Contact David Wolf for a Free Consultation . . .

David Wolf strongly believes in the rights of individuals and their families. He does not represent big businesses or insurance companies who can handle their own affairs and battles quite well. It is the injury victim that needs the help, assistance, and legal representation from an experienced Florida Truck Accident Attorney. For all personal injury cases, attorney David Wolf provides a Free Consultation. Get D. Wolf On Your Side - At Your Side.

Client Reviews
I was in need of legal advice and David was there to assist. I was given advice most attorneys would charge outrageous fees for. When I called David promptly replied, got a grasp of my issue and gave wonderful advice and then referred me to someone who could better handle my issue. I would highly recommend him and if anything else comes up, my first call will be to him. Tracey
David did a great job representing my family in a recent legal matter. He provided great communication in a clear, concise and timely manner. He thoroughly outlined what our options were and answered all our questions. We were extremely pleased with the outcome and highly recommend anyone seeking legal counsel to contact him. David
David Wolf has provided legal advice and representation to me on a variety of issues. I have referred family members and friends to him as well. Whenever a legal issue arises, he is the first person I contact because I am always provided prompt and practical legal advice. I know that I am not David’s only client but he sure does his best to make me and others feel that way. Jill Kestner
David did an outstanding job with my case from start to finish. He was professional and courteous throughout the process and he made sure that I stayed informed. I would recommend him to anyone seeking legal counsel. Adam
David Wolfe was very prompt in returning my call for advice. He was sensitive to my issue, gave clear legal advice, with creative options. Extremely thorough and caring. Will use him in future if in need again and will refer him to family and friends. Jo