Facing the aftermath of a truck accident is a tumultuous and challenging journey, whether it’s a semi-truck or even a pickup truck. If you’re here, you or a loved one are likely navigating through this difficult time, grappling with emotional distress, physical pain, and the daunting task of dealing with insurance and legal processes. At The Ruth Law Team, we understand the weight of what you’re going through, and we want you to know that you’re not alone.

For over 40 years, our team has been providing compassionate and professional legal service to trucking accident victims in Sarasota, Florida. We’re well-versed in the intricacies of these cases, and we’re dedicated to helping you shoulder your legal burdens. It’s our mission to guide you through this complex process and work diligently to strive for the justice you deserve.

We invite you to take that crucial step toward recovery and relief. Our skilled Sarasota truck accident attorneys are ready to listen, understand, and stand up for you. Let The Ruth Law Team be your reliable partner in this challenging chapter of your life.

Let’s start a conversation today – to discuss your case with a Sarasota truck accident attorney, please call (941) 366-9725 or schedule a free, no-obligation case evaluation online.

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My wife and I were very satisfied with Ruth Law Firm and their handling of our lawsuit regarding my motorcycle accident. They were always courteous and communicated with us in a timely manner whenever we needed assistance or clarification during the legal proceedings. We were satisfied with the final settlement and would not hesitate to use their services in the future if the need should arise. Thank you.

 
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St. Petersburg

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St. Petersburg

The Ruth Law Team was there for me from the day of my accident to the very end. The day after my accident they sent an investigator to my home to get the details of the accident. Which was amazing because I was in so much pain there is no way I could have gone to their office. They fought for me every step of the way and I am eternally grateful. They literally had to do so much work on my behalf. I can't thank them enough for turning a very traumatic event in my life into a supportive and nurturing experience. Nicole was my go to and she was phenomenal. She checked on me regularly and kept me up to date on the case. Thank you!

 
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I am very impressed how the Ruth Law team handled my motor vehicle accident. Eric Roslansky was a great lawyer who showed compassion for my injuries and well being. Always there to answer any concerns or questions I had along the way. The office staff very friendly and courteous. Would recommend them to others.

 
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St. Petersburg

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Why Should You Choose The Ruth Law Team?

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We have over four decades of experience representing truck accident victims in Sarasota FL, and throughout the state.

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Our firm has recovered millions in damages and compensation throughout our 40+ years of representing clients.

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Our firm values honest communication and open dialogue with clients, so you always feel connected and updated about the situation.

Our Truck Accident Case Results

$2,500,000

Settlement For The Family of a Truck Accident Victim

Our client was driving a dump truck on the highway when a driver (who was driving under the influence) failed to maintain his lane and collided with our client.  Our… read more?

Motorcycle Accident Settlement

Robert was involved in a motorcycle accident and initially hired another law firm. When they couldn't help, The Ruth Law Team took on the case and was able to get him financial compensation for his accident. Learn more about Robert's… read more?
$550,000

Car Accident Settlement

We resolved a serious car accident case in June 2019 for an Inverness woman who was hit by a driver who ran a stop sign. Our client’s car was a total loss, and she dealt with a number of injuries.
$200,000

Settlement for Bicyclist

$200,000 settlement for a gentleman who was bicycling on a city street and caught his hand/handlebar on a utility wire, causing him to sustain multiple fractures when he flipped over his bicycle.
$420,000

Car Collision with Garbage Truck

Recovery for victim who was severely injured in a car collision with a garbage truck. Victim’s vehicle completely crushed. Our client had a TMJ injury that required surgery.
$820,000

Settlement for a family after a company failed to properly secure a truckload of pallets

We represented the family of a gentleman who tragically passed after a motorcycle crash. This family contacted us when their loved one, who was riding his motorcycle, collided with a… read more?
$257,500

Victim Injured in Crash with Rock Hauler

Settlement for victim in significant crash with a rock hauler that ran a red light. The driver was ejected from the vehicle and suffered multiple fractures, abrasions and facial wounds.
$2,000,000

Car Accident Settlement

Settlement for a woman who was severely injured in a crash caused by a distracted driver. Our client suffered lifelong injuries including a traumatic brain injury and pelvic fractures and has spent a considerable amount of time in a rehabilitation center.
$145,000

Parking Lot Trip and Fall

Our client tripped and fell on uneven pavement in a parking lot, resulting in a fractured ankle, surgery, and ongoing rehabilitation.

NOTE: Client may not obtain the same or similar results.

Common Truck Accident Injuries

In a collision involving a large commercial truck and a smaller passenger vehicle, the size and weight disparity often lead to severe, and sometimes catastrophic, injuries, including (but not limited to):

  • Traumatic Brain Injuries (TBI): These injuries can range from mild concussions to severe brain damage that can cause cognitive and physical impairment or disability.
  • Spinal Cord Injuries: A collision can cause damage to the spinal cord, leading to partial or complete paralysis.
  • Broken Bones: The force of a truck accident can break or fracture bones in the body, requiring extensive treatment and long-term recovery.
  • Internal Injuries: Damage to internal organs, such as the lungs, heart, kidneys, or liver, can be life-threatening. These injuries often require immediate medical attention.
  • Burns: If a truck carries hazardous material or the collision leads to a fire, victims may suffer from mild to severe burns.
  • Psychological Trauma: A truck accident can cause severe emotional distress, including conditions like Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD).

This list is not exhaustive, and every accident is unique. However, these are some of the most common injuries sustained in truck accidents. The Ruth Law Team is well-versed in handling cases involving such injuries. 

At The Ruth Law Team, we stand by your side, ready to support you through these challenging times. We’re here to help you navigate the complex legal landscape so that you can focus on your healing and recovery. Remember, you don’t have to go through this alone. Contact our personal injury lawyers in Sarasota today to start your journey to justice.

Call us at (941) 366-9725 or contact us online to schedule a free consultation today.

Potential Damages Available to Sarasota Truck Accident Victims

In the aftermath of a truck accident, victims often face mounting medical bills, loss of income, and other significant expenses. When you search for legal options, you’re taking a stand for your rights, asserting that you should not be responsible for these financial burdens resulting from an accident that was not your fault. Depending on the specifics of your case, you may be eligible to receive compensation for a variety of damages:

  • Medical Expenses: This includes costs for emergency treatment, surgeries, hospital stays, medication, rehabilitation therapy, and any future medical needs related to the accident.
  • Lost Wages: If your injuries prevent you from working, temporarily or permanently, you could receive compensation for the income you’ve lost.
  • Pain and Suffering: This relates to the physical pain and mental anguish you’ve endured due to the accident.
  • Property Damage: If your vehicle or other personal property was damaged in the accident, you may be compensated for the repair or replacement costs.
  • Emotional Distress: Accidents often result in psychological impacts such as anxiety, depression, or PTSD, for which compensation can be claimed.
  • Wrongful Death: In the tragic event that a truck accident results in the loss of a loved one, family members may be entitled to compensation for funeral and burial expenses, loss of financial support, and emotional suffering.

Every case is unique, and the potential compensation depends on your circumstances. At The Ruth Law Team, our dedicated Florida injury attorneys have the experience and knowledge to handle these complex cases and help you pursue the compensation you deserve.

In the difficult times following a truck accident, knowing your rights and having an experienced legal team on your side can make a significant difference. Reach out to The Ruth Law Team today. We stand ready to assist you, fight for your rights, and walk with you toward justice.

Next Steps After a Truck Accident

Navigating the aftermath of a trucking accident can be overwhelming. During these chaotic times, knowing the right steps to take to protect your rights and interests is crucial. Here are some key steps you should follow:

  1. Prioritize Your Safety: Your priority is to ensure the safety of yourself and others. If possible and safe, move out of the traffic to a secure location.
  2. Call Emergency Services: Dial 911 immediately to report the accident. Medical professionals can assess and treat any injuries, and police can document the accident scene.
  3. Document the Accident Scene: If you are physically able, gather as much information as possible. This can include taking photos, noting the location, time, and weather conditions, and getting contact information from any witnesses.
  4. Seek Medical Attention: Even if you don’t immediately feel injured, it’s crucial to seek medical attention as soon as possible. Some injuries may not be apparent immediately after an accident.
  5. Contact a Sarasota Truck Accident Attorney: Before speaking with insurance companies, it’s important to consult with an experienced truck accident attorney. The Ruth Law Team can provide essential guidance and help protect your interests.
  6. Preserve Evidence: Maintain documentation of which doctors you see, receipts of expenses incurred due to the accident, and any correspondence related to the incident.

At The Ruth Law Team, we understand the challenges that follow a truck accident. We’re here to guide you through this process, advocate on your behalf, and work toward the justice and compensation you deserve. Contact us today to start this journey together. Remember, with The Ruth Law Team, you are never alone.

Call us at (941) 366-9725 or contact us online to schedule a free consultation today.

Should I Talk to the Insurance Company?

If you’re involved in a truck accident, it’s essential to exercise caution when dealing with insurance companies. Without the guidance of an experienced truck accident attorney, you may unintentionally say something that could be used to devalue your claim or deny it entirely. Therefore, it’s strongly recommended that you consult with The Ruth Law Team before engaging in any conversations with insurance companies. We’re here to protect your rights and interests, ensuring your voice is heard and your claim is given the fair consideration it deserves.

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Additional Truck Accident Resources

What if I’ve been hurt in a car accident?

When you have been in a car accident, truck accident or motorcycle accident, understanding what to do next is of vital importance. Obviously securing the safety of everyone in the accident is the first priority. Call 911 if anyone is injured. Get the name and address of the driver of each vehicle. The owner of the vehicle may not be the same as the driver, so be sure to also get the name and... read more?

What do I do if the insurance company is not offering me enough for my car?

https://youtu.be/EnKRcZvgKw8 Just like when buying a new car, the best thing you can do is arm yourself with knowledge.  The internet is your best resource. Kelly Blue Book and NADA are the standards in the industry to find the actual cash value (ACV) of your car.  Check out the classified advertisements in your local newspapers, search websites like Craigslist, and check with the car... read more?

What does it mean if my car was totaled?

Your car is considered totaled if the damages are not repairable or if price of the repairs will cost more than the actual value of the vehicle. Do your homework. Check the internet (such as Kelley Blue Book) or NADA for the actual cash value (ACV) of your car, check out the classified advertisements in your local newspapers, and check with the car dealerships in your area. Look for the prices... read more?

Contact Our Sarasota Truck Accident Attorneys

When a truck accident disrupts your life, having knowledgeable and compassionate legal aid can make all the difference. At The Ruth Law Team, our Sarasota truck accident attorneys are committed to standing up for your rights, navigating the complexities of your case, and striving for the compensation you deserve. With over 40 years of experience, we are here to guide, support, and fiercely advocate for you. Let us help turn a challenging situation into a path toward recovery and justice.

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Our Sarasota Injury Law Offices

We offer free, no-obligation in-person and virtual consultations and are ready to serve your legal needs with compassion and dedication. As we have for more than 40 years, The Ruth Law Team remains committed to fighting for justice on behalf of our clients. Reach out to us today, and let us guide you through this challenging time.

Contact our Sarasota office:

Physical Address:
677 North Washington Boulevard
Sarasota, FL 34236
By Appointment Only
(941) 366-9725

Mailing Address:
P.O. Box 16847
St. Petersburg, FL 33733

About The Ruth Law Team

For over 40 years, The Ruth Law Team has been helping those who were injured due to an accident, defective product, nursing home abuse, and more. If you or someone you love was wrongfully hurt, The Ruth Law Team will guide and support you through the legal process.

Our team of passionate and experienced personal injury attorneys will fight for what you deserve. If you would like to speak with one of our attorneys and have your case evaluated, please don’t hesitate to give us a call at (941) 366-9725. Our lines are open 24/7.

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