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Best Truck Accident Lawyers in Sunrise

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Our goal is to connect people with the best local professionals. We scored Sunrise Truck Accident Lawyers on more than 25 variables across five categories, and analyzed the results to give you a hand-picked list of the best.

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17150 Royal Palm Blvd #2, Weston, FL 33326

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5.0 (12)
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5.0 (8)
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5.0 (6)

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Brill & Rinaldi provides legal guidance and representation to clients in Sunrise both inside and outside of court. It handles truck accident cases caused by a negligent driver or trucking company. Its team helps injured victims and families of a deceased loved one seek compensation for economic and non-economic losses. Brill & Rinaldi managing attorney David W. Brill has over 30 years of legal experience. The firm has recovered $844.6 million for a collision between a car and a scooter.

  • Personal Injury

300 SE 2nd Street, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33301

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JPD Injury Law represents victims of motor vehicle accidents in Sunrise. Primary attorney Joseph Patrick Discepola represented a client against a dump truck driver who ran a red light and t-boned the plaintiff, which resulted in recovering $1.2 million in compensation from the negligent party's employer. He has worked on other car-related accidents, including speeding, distracted driving, failure to stop, and extreme weather conditions. Discepola is a member of the American Association of Justice and the Broward County Trial Lawyers Association.

  • Personal Injury
  • Traumatic Brain Injury

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Attorney NameBar StatusExperience
Joseph patrick Discepola - PrincipalActive15 yrs

150 S Pine Island Rd Suite 307, Plantation, FL 33324

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Orlan Injury Law helps Sunrise-based families requiring legal support in personal injury and wrongful death matters. Its team handles truck accident cases and navigates complex commercial liability laws to determine who is responsible, whether it is the truck driver, the fleet owner, the vehicle manufacturer, or maintenance personnel. Founder Joshua Orlan has recovered more than $20 million for clients, and Cara Orlan, the firm's medical researcher, serves on expert review committees for leading medical journals.

  • Personal Injury
  • General Negligence

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FAQs

  • What does a truck accident attorney do?

    A truck accident lawyer is a personal injury attorney specializing in truck accidents. These lawyers help their clients navigate the legally complex terrain of truck accident law by gathering evidence, sending demand letters, negotiating with insurance companies, and preparing the case for trial.In most cases, they are personal injury lawyers who specialize in this particular type of claim.

  • Who can be sued in a truck accident case?

    Truck accident liability is a notoriously complex area. In car accidents, liability is typically shared by one or more drivers, but that’s not always the case with truck collisions. These are just a few of the parties that may be responsible for truck accidents and subsequent injuries:

    • Equipment owners, including leasing companies
    • Truck drivers who are reckless, intoxicated, or make mistakes
    • Trucking companies accountable for hiring and keeping records
    • Maintenance providers who are negligent or fail to perform routine tasks
    • Loading personnel in accidents caused by shifting loads
    • Third-party drivers, especially in multi-vehicle collisions
    • Equipment manufacturers that sell defective parts
  • What do I need to know about truck accident cases in court?

    In truck accident cases, as in all personal injury cases, the burden of proof rests on the plaintiff or party filing the lawsuit. To prevail in court, the plaintiff must prove four things:

    • The plaintiff must show that the defendant owed him or her a duty of care, such as having a legal responsibility to hire qualified drivers and maintain safe equipment.
    • In negligence claims, the plaintiff must prove that the defendant breached this duty.
    • The plaintiff must show that they suffered damages or experienced harm.
    • Finally, the plaintiff must prove that these losses were a direct result of the defendant’s breach.

  • What are the common causes of truck accidents?

    Driver error is the single most common cause of motor vehicle accidents, but a variety of factors come into play on busy highways and secondary roads. Other potential causes of truck accidents include the following:

    • Inadequate or improper driver training
    • Severe weather, including rain, sleet, ice, and fog
    • Dangerous roadways, potholes, and construction zones
    • Improper loading, excess weight, and shifting cargo
    • Reckless driving involving intoxication or distractions
    • Faulty equipment, such as failing brakes

  • Can I sue if I was hit by a truck owned by a big company?

    Yes, all trucking companies are responsible for hiring qualified drivers and maintaining safe equipment. However, a lengthy investigation may be required to document the scene, establish contributing factors, and hold the company responsible. Personal injury attorneys generally focus on the following points during the investigation:

    • Checking the truck driver’s record
    • Securing phone records to prove distracted driving
    • Photographing skid marks and road conditions
    • Verifying the truck’s weight and maintenance history
    • Establishing the driver’s physical and mental health
    • Reviewing logbooks to identify times of service violations
    • Checking for previous violations to establish a pattern of misconduct

  • How many semi truck accidents are there per year?

    In the U.S., it's estimated that there are 500,000 large truck accidents per year with an average of nearly 1,400 per day, according to data collected from police reports. Of those 500,000 accidents, approximately 4,000 result in a death. The majority of semi truck accidents are caused by mechanical defects and driver fatigue.

  • Can I sue for being hit by a semi truck?

    If you have been injured in an accident with a semi truck that is not your fault, you are entitled to compensation for the damages to your vehicle as well as for your medical bills, time missed from work, and other damages suffered. You can sue if the person or company refuses to offer fair compensation.