Collisions involving large tractor-trailers can be destructive, leaving victims with serious, sometimes deadly injuries—not to mention the burden of medical bills, lost income and other expenses. While victims have a right to file a claim, they must often face large insurance companies who will do everything in their power to minimize the compensation awarded. Tampa truck accident attorney Dereck Capaz can help you level the playing field and fight for a fair settlement.
Dereck Capaz is an experienced truck accident lawyer in Tampa who understands the differences and complexities of these types of cases, including their numerous causes and the injuries they leave behind. Mr. Capaz will know what to look for and will conduct a detailed investigation into all aspects of the accident to gather evidence to establish that the other party is at fault.
Dereck Capaz also understands the legal tactics often used by insurance companies and how to counter them. When choosing a lawyer, it is in your best interests to select someone with extensive experience in accident cases who can help you pursue the full compensation you deserve for your injury.
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Recovering a payout in the wake of a serious truck wreck is rarely a straightforward process. Not only are you likely going up against the combined resources of a trucking company and their insurer, but any errors you make along the way could also compromise your case. As such, your success—or failure—often hinges on the actions you take both immediately after the crash and during the weeks that follow.
Let’s take a look at some of the most important steps below:
If you have lost a loved one due to a truck accident, you may be able to file a wrongful death lawsuit on behalf of their estate. An experienced truck accident lawyer can help bring justice for your loved one by holding the at-fault party responsible.
In Florida, a personal representative of the deceased’s estate is typically the person authorized to initiate a wrongful death claim. He or she is required to act in the best interests of both the estate and the deceased’s surviving family members. As such, when the executor brings a suit, he or she will have to name the list of potential beneficiaries in the claim.
Let’s take a look at some of the damages that might be available to you and your family:
In addition to the damages listed here, the deceased’s estate may also recover compensation for a wide range of damages, such as:
You will have up to two years after the deceased’s death to file a lawsuit against the liable parties. However, this deadline may be extended under certain circumstances. For instance, if your loved one’s death was caused by medical malpractice, and you only became aware of the cause of death after statute of limitations had expired, the courts may grant you additional time to take legal action.
If you or a loved one has been injured in an accident, choose a truck accident lawyer who has the litigation skills necessary to provide quality representation. Capaz Law Firm is dedicated to providing personalized legal services to innocent victims who have been injured due to the negligence of others.
Contact us today to speak with an experienced accident attorney who will help you through this difficult time. Call 813-440-2700 for your free consultation.
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Dereck Capaz is a proud member of the Million Dollar Advocates Forum. The Million Dollar Advocates Forum is one of the most prestigious groups of trial lawyers in the United States.
Dereck Capaz was selected for inclusion and named in the 2009 – 2015 editions of Florida Super Lawyers.
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Dereck Capaz has earned the AV-Preeminent Rating for legal proficiency and ethical standards from Martindale-Hubbell and lawyers.com.
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