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Truck Accident Lawyer Florida |Palm Beach & Broward County

The personal injury attorneys at Lyons, Snyder & Collin aggressively represent trucking accident victims throughout South Florida, including those hit by commercial vehicles, dump trucks, Freight-liners, tractor-trailers, box trucks, or 18-wheelers.

Trucking accidents are much different than car accidents as the damages are usually more significant.  As a result, insurance companies have teams of lawyers, investigators, accident reconstructionists and adjusters on call to immediately spring into action in the event of a crash. It is crucial that you also have someone on your side to quickly take witness statements, preserve video surveillance, preserve the truck, preserve the truck’s black box/electronic data recorder (EDR), take photos of skid marks, take photos of the scene, coordinate with the police and ensure you do not give a statement that could jeopardize your case. In almost every trucking case, the trucking company will deny liability and claim that you, or another party, are at-fault.    Trucking companies train their drivers to always deny liability. Do not speak to the insurance company without first speaking to an experienced attorney. They are NOT on your side. They are NOT looking out for your best interest.

In most trucking cases, our attorneys hire our own accident reconstructionist to inspect the truck and evaluate the truck’s black box/EDR. Like what is found in an airplane, the black box can provide us with:

 

  • The exact time the truck made impact with your vehicle
  • The speed at which the truck was traveling before the operator pressed the break
  • The speed at which the truck made impact with your vehicle
  • When the operator placed his foot on the break/distance before the crash
  • Whether the cruise control was engaged
  • Whether the truck had a governor restricting the top speed

The EDR can be crucial to counter the defense’s arguments that something or someone, other than the truck operator’s actions, caused the crash. We have eventually resolved cases for up to 50 times more than the defense’s initial offer as a result of our due diligence at the beginning of the case.

 

Trucking cases can be very complicated.  Do not hire a car accident mill to handle your trucking case.  You could be leaving a significant amount of money on the table by hiring the wrong attorney. 

 

You can trust on our trucking attorneys to be with you every step of the way, aggressively fighting to make sure the insurance company feels your pain. We will not let you get bullied around.  The trucking attorneys at Lyons, Snyder & Collin handle all trucking accidents cases on a contingency basis. This means if we do not collect, you owe us nothing. That is our no-fee guarantee.

 

Call us now for a free consultation so we can explain how we are the best attorney for your case.  We are also available for in-home and hospital consultations.

 

 

Get In Touch Today To Discuss Your Claim

 

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Elena B
Elena B
17:28 19 Feb 20
I found Sean Collin through Google search, I'm glad that I did! After having few lawyers and a bad mediation agreement, I came to Sean hopeless and insecure. He was able to give me solutions to the situation I was in. After going to court and trying to settle my mediation agreement, Sean was able to help in changing my mediation agreement and finalize everything towards my favor! Now, once is completely over, I could not be thankful enough to Sean Collin and his team for their understanding, professionalism and caring! I would definitely recommend them to anyone who is in need! I can't thank them enough for being there during difficult times!
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AYSUN TURAL
01:23 19 Feb 20
My experience with Lyons, Snyder & Collin , PA law firm has been a great one. I am very happy with how Mr. Snyder handled my car accident case with the results. I have nothing but good things to say about them.The staff is extremely professional. Anytime I had questions or concerns, I would call and Martha or my attorney Philip Snyder would always have an answer for me. Their follow up before and after my surgery was outstanding. They care about their clients well being.I have texted and called the staff at any time and have always received an immediate answer that was detailed.They exceeded my expectations . I have highly recommended them to family and friends and will continue. This is a very professional, courteous and caring group which work hard for their clients.Thank you Martha for always being so pleasant and to my Attorney Phill Snyder for all you did for me. I would definitely recommend this law firm…and would definitely use them again.
Lauren Pomerantz
Lauren Pomerantz
00:06 20 Dec 19
These are caring professionals! I would only recommend my family or friends to see them. I was fortunate to have the help of Phil Snyder who is one of the most helpful and thorough lawyers you will ever meet. He cares about his clients very much and it’s easy to see. Also, Martha was incredible in the office! She also is helping make the magic happen. I highly recommend!
Gaby Rodriguez
Gaby Rodriguez
16:56 19 Dec 19
Phillip, and his team excel in communication, and are ahead of the curb. Martha is lovely, and she is quick to reply. Part of being successful is the team you build, and surround yourself with. This is exactly that and more. Phillip is always considerate, caring and compassionate. He wants the best for his clients and is passionate about what he does. I had an unfortunate situation, and for him I am thankful. I could not have asked for a better team, and if ever I need anything legally, I feel confident in knowing that they will steer me in the right direction. Trust me, you want them to take care of you!!!! -Gaby
judy subachan
judy subachan
20:34 13 Dec 19
5.0 star rating 12/9/2019 I was going through a difficult divorce. I was a single mom with 3 children, and I was not receiving any child support. A friend referred me to Sean Collin. I went to see Sean. He was knowledgeable, helpful with all my concerns, and compassionate through the most difficult time in my life. The results of my divorce, are better then I hoped for. Sean and his team, went above and beyond, and always kept me informed. I would highly recommend Sean and his team to my family and friends. Thank you Sean, for everything you did for me and my children!!!
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Why Choose Us For Your Truck Accident Lawyer Needs?

You won’t be surprised to hear that there is plenty of choice when it comes to picking a personal Injury attorney that specializes in Truck accident compensation in Plantation or anywhere across Broward County. The same can be said for the truck accident injury lawyers in Delray Beach, or in fact pretty much anywhere in South Florida. That said, they are not all built to the same standards as Lyons Snyder & Collins, nor do they have the special combination of experience, a high performance track record and a reputation that speaks for itself. So please make sure you take a moment to read the below demonstration of our capabilities and competences. When it comes to personal injury law, you need an attorney that can deliver for you and as you can see below, we always have done for our wonderful clients. 

Our Awards

Our Victories

 

WRONGFUL DEATH CAR ACCIDENT  

$1,250,000

WRONGFUL DEATH: NEGLIGENT HIRING  

$1,250,000

TRUCKING ACCIDENT

$905,000

HEAD-ON CAR ACCIDENT

$775,000

SIDESWIPE ACCIDENT

$730,000

T-BONE PICK UP TRUCK ACCIDENT  

$575,000

HEAD-ON / T-BONE CAR ACCIDENT   

$500,000

REAR-END TRUCKING ACCIDENT  

$415,000

WRONGFUL DEATH CAR ACCIDENT  

$1,250,000

WRONGFUL DEATH CAR ACCIDENT  

$1,168,000

HEAD-ON CRASH  

$815,000

PEDESTRIAN CRASH

$800,000

REAR-END BOX TRUCK ACCIDENT  

$615,000

T-BONE ACCIDENT  

$525,000

REAR-END CAR ACCIDENT  

$525,000

REAR-END ACCIDENT AND DIMINISHED VALUE  

$445,000

Our Client Reviews

Our Industry Reputation

As Seen On CNN, Fox News, HLN…

When we are not in court, Marc P. Lyons and Philip M. Snyder serve as legal commentators for CNN, FOX News, and HLN.

Truck Accident Lawyer in Florida FAQ’s

How Common Are Truck Accidents?

 The truth is that they are more common than you would think as according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, trucks accidents account for roughly 8% of all fatal crashes and nearly 3% of all injury related crashes in the United States.

 

How Are Truck Accident Investigations Conducted?

 

The best truck accident attorneys in South Florida would first of all request the driver qualification file (DQF) from the company that the truck driver works for. This file must be held by all truck drivers as a requirement of the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration. It will hold important information about the driver’s history, records, and medical test results which may be submitted as evidence in your claim. At Lyons Snyder, our truck accident lawyers will also review the electronic on-board recorder as part of our investigation as well as collect eye-witness testimony, review the police reports and conduct accident scene examinations to understand what occurred as best as possible. Then lastly we would of course examine the truck itself as the final piece in  the complete truck accident investigation report.

 

Who Is Responsible in a Trucking Accident – The Driver or The Trucking Company?

 

Depending on the circumstances, both the company and the driver involved in the accident maybe held liable in a truck accident in South Florida. How much liability is allocated will depend on the results of the investigation? It is not uncommon for trucking companies to claim the driver isn’t employed by them or that the company doesn’t own the vehicle involved as an attempt to avoid liability. We’ve seen all the tricks in the book and that’s why it is so important to have a truck accident attorney by your side throughout the process so that we can help reveal the truth of who is responsible and why.

 What is my truck accident case worth?

There are many factors to take into consideration when determining the value of a car accident case. Some factors include: (1) contested or clear liability; (2) severity of property damage; (3) severity of injuries; (4) length of treatment; (5) types of treatment; (6) types of “invasive” treatment (i.e. injections/surgery); (7) out of pocket medical bills / boardable medical bills; (8) future prognosis / future treatment; (9) your age; (10) pre-existing conditions, if any, etc.

Are There Special Laws and Regulations That Apply to Truck Drivers?

Yes, there are many federal and state regulations that truck drivers must abide by. These include traffic and civil laws (such as speed limit, weight and height maximums on roadways) and Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration and Department of Transportation regulations (including how many hours a driver can be on the road, training and licensing, etc). A truck accident lawyer will be able to uncover what laws and regulations have been violated during the accident investigation.

 

The Trucking Company’s Insurance Adjustor Wants a Statement from Me. Should I Give Them One?

Absolutely not! This can influence your outcome and so to best protect your legal rights, our advice is to please not speak with anyone from the trucking company least of all their claims adjusters. Furthermore it is vital that you don’t agree to or sign anything before speaking to a truck accident lawyer that can assist you. Our best advice is that you politely decline their invitation to speak and have your attorney speak on your behalf with them instead.

What are common injuries after a truck accident?

Some common injuries after a car crash include:

  • Upper Back / Lower Neck injuries
  • Lower Back injuries
  • Mid-Back
  • Brain Injuries​​
  • Numbness to extremities
  • Strength loss in extremities
  • Headaches
  • Shoulders, Elbow, Wrist and Hand
  • Knees and Feet
  • Hip
  • Burns
  • Broken Bone

Do I need a personal injury attorney to handle my truck accident claim in Plantation or Delray Beach?

You will certainly need a lawyer, and it goes without saying that a highly skilled personal injury attorney that specializes in truck accidents in Broward County will be better positioned to win more money than you could get negotiating on your own or with a more generic attorney. 

Injury Compensation Claims We Excel In

Meet Our Personal Injury Attorneys

Marc P. Lyons

Marc P. Lyons

Attorney

Mr. Lyons is an award-winning attorney specializing in the field of personal injury, including car accidents, trucking accidents, Ride Share & more.

Philip M. Snyder

Philip M. Snyder

Attorney

Philip Snyder is an award-winning attorney specializing in the field of personal injury, including all types of car accidents, trucking accidents, bicycle accidents, motorcycle accidents and more.

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