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As the spouse, parent, or child of a fatal truck collision, you deserve answers. More than that, you deserve compensation to help the healing process, and to help provide some sense of justice. No amount of money will ever heal the pain of losing a loved one in a senseless truck collision, but compensation can help ensure that medical bills are paid, lost wages are covered, and mortgage payments stay on time. With over 75 years of legal experience, the Tampa fatal truck accident lawyers at The Matassini Law Firm have the ability to ensure that you are fairly compensated for your loved one’s tragic death.

Damages in a Fatal Truck Collision

As a survivor of your deceased loved one, Florida grants you the ability to seek compensation on behalf of your loved one’s estate. Depending on the relationship you have with the victim, you may be able to seek the following types of damages:

  • Medical bills;
  • Pain and suffering that your loved one endured;
  • Lost lifetime earnings;
  • Your own loss of joy of life;
  • Loss of consortium, or companionship;
  • Property damage;
  • Funeral and bureau expenses; and
  • More.

Proving Fault

As with any traffic collision, you must be able to establish fault in order to be compensated. In order to do that, we work with police, expert witnesses, eye witnesses, and others to re-create the crash and find out what truly happened. Do not expect the truck driver or trucking company to take responsibility and admit their faults. In fact, the driver, trucking company, an insurance carrier will almost certainly do everything in their power to deny fault, place blame on your loved one, and reduce the value of your claim. As sad and horrible as it sounds, insurance adjusters have one single job to do—protect themselves and their clients by denying blame and liability.

Common Causes of Fatal Truck Collisions

Truck crashes usually happen in one of six ways: distracted driving, aggressive driving, drunk driving, drowsy or fatigued driving, improperly loaded cargo, or defective parts. Common causes of fatal truck collisions include the following:

  • Truck driver fell asleep at the wheel;
  • Truck driver failed to check their mirrors before turning, changing lanes, or merging onto the highway;
  • The truck suffered a tire blowout due to defective or overly worn tires, and the driver lost control;
  • The truck driver was distracted and rear-ended a slowing or stopped vehicle;
  • Truck driver was speeding and lost control of the vehicle;
  • Truck driver was drunk or high, and caused a head-on collision; and
  • The truck was improperly loaded, and debris or cargo fell off, resulting in a crash.

Call Our Tampa Fatal Truck Accident Lawyers Today For Help

There is never a good time to file a wrongful death claim. In the months after the fatality, loved ones are too devastated to take on such a huge legal task. But if years pass, so too does the statute of limitations, and seeking compensation becomes impossible. As such, an attorney is invaluable in this difficult, sensitive matter. Let us take this burden off your shoulders. Call the Tampa fatal truck accident attorneys at the Matassini Law Firm today at 813-217-5715 to schedule a free consultation.

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The experience you need in your pursuit of justice

The greatest distinguishing feature among attorneys is their level of experience. Our firm has more than 60 years of legal experience, much of it spent in the courtroom at trial. As a result, our Tampa personal injury lawyers rarely encounter an unfamiliar situation and can thoroughly answer your urgent questions. Our criminal defense practice features a board certified criminal trial lawyer and two former prosecutors with impressive knowledge of trial tactics and procedures.

The resources to provide quality representation for the length of your case

Whether your case involves medical malpractice, an auto accident or a wrongful death, your attorney must be prepared to take the case all the way through trial to verdict. Many personal injury attorneys advance the cost of litigation, so they can only last so long before financial pressures start to mount. As a client, you have to wonder whether an attorney's advice to settle your case reflects the quality of the offer or your attorneys need to get paid. Fortunately, The Matassini Law Firm has the resources to pursue civil verdicts and settlements that reflect the actual value of your case.

Call our Tampa Bay car accident lawyers for a free consultation

A crisis in your life calls for capable and compassionate assistance. The Matassini Law Firm, P.A. addresses your needs all the way through the legal process. For your free initial confidential conference with one of our Tampa car accident attorneys, call us today at 813-217-5715 or contact us online.

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