What to Do After a Deadly Truck Accident

Representing Orlando, Tampa, Miami and Nearby Areas of Florida

What to Do After a Deadly Truck Accident | Orlando, FloridaTruck accidents are often the most devastating and fatal auto accidents on our Florida roadways. These trucks carry large, heavy trailers that can do severe damage to you, your vehicle and several others on the road. The aftermath of a deadly truck accident is an emotional and trying time for friends and family members. You may be dealing with funeral arrangements and costs for your loved one, but our lawyers can help you file your wrongful death claim so you can focus on grieving without worrying about fighting for compensation or justice.

There are three main steps you can take on behalf of your lost loved one including:

  1. Call our lawyers. The first step you should take following the death of your loved one is to call our lawyers in Orlando who specialize in truck accidents. We can help you through the legal process and make sure you receive full compensation.
  2. Identify the cause of your accident. Truck accidents often have to do with fatigued drivers, overloaded or oversized trucks or large blind spots. Our team of experts can find out who is responsible and pursue damages in court.
  3. Gather evidence, medical paperwork and any hospital or funeral expenses. This is an important step in your case, and it's vital for you to avoid speaking with the trucking company and their insurance. Insurance companies tend to offer settlements well below what you're owed and pressure you to accept before you know the full extent of your expenses. Gathering all of the relevant information can help you receive full damages for your pain and suffering and the wrongful death of your loved one.

Trucking companies often have a team of lawyers ready to fight for an early settlement or case dismissal. You need experienced attorneys who know how to reach the best possible outcome for your case.

If you've lost a loved one in a truck accident, please contact our lawyers in Orlando today at (407) 712-7300 to schedule your FREE consultation. Colling Gilbert Wright & Carter serve clients in Orlando, Florida and nationwide.