When you’ve been involved in an accident with a commercial truck, the aftermath can be overwhelming. You’re left dealing with injuries, damage to your vehicle, and the complicated process of filing a claim against a trucking company. At this challenging time, it’s essential to remember that you don’t have to face these challenges alone. Our team of dedicated, experienced truck accident attorneys are here to help you navigate the complex legal landscape. 

At The Ruth Law Team, we understand the unique challenges that come with accidents involving commercial vehicles, from navigating federal trucking regulations to dealing with large trucking corporations and their insurance companies. We’re here to help you understand your rights, provide legal counsel, and fight to get you the compensation you deserve. 

To schedule a free consultation with a St. Petersburg truck accident attorney, call us at (727) 325-5155 or schedule a no-obligation case evaluation online.

Call us at (727) 325-5155 or contact us online to schedule a free consultation today.

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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 St. Petersburg, 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?
$63,000,000

Verdict For Family Of Man Killed By A Negligent Driver

A 27 year old male was tragically killed on his motorcycle while riding on Martin Luther King Jr Boulevard in south St. Petersburg, FL. A graduate of the United States… read more?
$750,000

Pedestrian Struck by Cement Truck

Verdict to a young victim hit by a cement truck. Our client sustained significant back injuries including syringomyelia. She is on permanent disability from her injuries.
$810,000

Rollover Accident

We settled this case for $810,000 after our client was injured in a car crash in Tampa. The at-fault driver failed to stop at a red light, causing our client’s car to roll over two times before coming to a rest.

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?
$250,000

Head-On Collision with Commercial Truck

Settlement for victim injured when hit head on by commercial truck. She experienced significant injuries including compound fracture of tibia and fibula that broke through the skin requiring surgical repair.
$100,000

Verdict After Tow Truck Pulls in Front Of Motorcycle

Our client suffered a number of injuries including a brain bleed and several fractures (despite wearing his helmet) after a tow truck pulled out in front of him in Manatee… read more?
$35,000

Passenger Injured in Drunk Driving Accident

We were able to settle this case for the full insurance policy limits on this case. Our client was a passenger in a vehicle when a DUI driver pulled out in front of them. This… read more?
$1,250,000

Girl Injured by Driver Who Ran a Red Light

We recovered 1.25 million dollars for a 12-year-old girl who was a passenger in a car when another driver ran a red light and hit the car in which she was riding.

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

Common Truck Accident Injuries

Being involved in a truck accident can lead to severe and sometimes catastrophic injuries due to the sheer size and weight of commercial trucks. Here are some common injuries sustained in such accidents:

  • Traumatic Brain Injuries (TBIs): These can range from mild concussions to severe brain damage, resulting in permanent cognitive and physical impairment.
  • Spinal Cord Injuries: These can lead to partial or complete paralysis, chronic pain, and other neurological and physical complications.
  • Bone Fractures: The force of a truck accident can break bones, sometimes leading to complicated fractures that require surgery and lengthy rehabilitation.
  • Internal Injuries: The impact can cause damage to internal organs like the lungs, heart, liver, kidneys, or spleen, often requiring immediate medical attention.
  • Burns: If a truck is carrying hazardous materials or if a vehicle catches fire after a collision, severe burns can occur.
  • Lacerations and Abrasions: Glass from shattered windows, windshields, or metal from the vehicle’s body can cause deep cuts or scrapes.
  • Whiplash and Other Soft Tissue Injuries: The force of the collision can cause severe neck and back injuries, leading to chronic pain and mobility issues.
  • Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD): After experiencing a traumatic event like a truck accident, individuals may suffer from PTSD, experiencing symptoms like flashbacks, nightmares, or severe anxiety.
  • Wrongful Death: Tragically, due to the severity of truck accidents, they often result in fatalities.

If you’ve been injured in a truck accident, seeking immediate medical attention is essential, even if you don’t think you’re seriously injured. Some injuries, especially internal and TBIs, may not be immediately apparent after the accident.

Call us at (727) 325-5155 or contact us online to schedule a free consultation today.

Potential Damages Available to St. Pete Truck Accident Victims

If you’ve been involved in a truck accident and decide to pursue a claim, there are various types of compensation, also known as damages, you might be entitled to. Here are some potential categories of compensation:

  • Medical Expenses: This can include costs for emergency room visits, hospital stays, surgeries, medication, physiotherapy, future medical care, and any other healthcare costs related to the accident.
  • Lost Wages: If your injuries cause you to miss work, you may be compensated for your lost income during that time. If your ability to work in the future is affected, you may also receive compensation for loss of earning capacity.
  • Property Damage: This refers to the cost of repairing or replacing your vehicle and any other personal property damaged in the accident.
  • Pain and Suffering: These are non-economic damages intended to compensate for the physical pain and emotional distress caused by the accident and the injuries sustained.
  • Punitive Damages: If the truck driver or trucking company’s behavior was particularly negligent or reckless, the court may award punitive damages to punish the wrongdoer and deter similar behavior in the future.

It’s important to note that the specific compensation you may receive can depend on numerous factors, including the extent of your injuries, the circumstances of the accident, and the applicable state laws. An experienced vehicle accident attorney can help you understand what types of compensation may be available in your particular case.

Next Steps After a Truck Accident

Being involved in a truck accident can be a frightening experience. It’s crucial to know what steps to take immediately after the accident to protect your health and preserve your rights. Here’s a guide to help you navigate the situation:

  1. Ensure Safety: Your immediate safety is paramount. If possible, move your vehicle to the side of the road to prevent further accidents.
  2. Call 911: Even if you think your injuries are minor, call the police and get an official report of the accident. This could be important when you file a claim.
  3. Seek Medical Attention: It’s not uncommon for the full extent of injuries to only become apparent hours or even days later. Also, follow up with your healthcare provider after the accident.
  4. Gather Information: Collect the truck driver’s name, contact information, insurance details, and license number. Take note of the truck’s license plate, the company name on the truck, and the make and model.
  5. Document the Scene: If you can, take pictures or video of the accident scene, including damage to your vehicle, the truck, the road, and any visible injuries. This can provide crucial evidence for your claim.
  6. Talk to Witnesses: If there are any witnesses, try to get their contact information. Their accounts may help support your version of events.
  7. Avoid Discussing Fault: Be careful with your words at the accident scene and when speaking with insurance representatives. Do not admit fault or make statements that could be interpreted as such.
  8. Consult an Attorney: Truck accidents involve complex laws and oftentimes multiple parties, including trucking companies and insurers. An experienced truck accident attorney can protect your rights, navigate the claims process, and work tomaximize the compensation you receive.
  9. Follow Your Doctor’s Advice: Attend all medical appointments and follow your healthcare provider’s treatment plan. This shows that you’re taking the necessary steps to recover, which can strengthen your claim.

Remember, the steps you take after a truck accident can significantly impact the success of your claim. Acting promptly and wisely can ensure you have the best chance of securing the compensation you deserve.

Call us at (727) 325-5155 or contact us online to schedule a free consultation today.

Should I Talk to the Insurance Company?

Speaking with an insurance company before consulting your attorney is not advisable. Any statement you give could potentially damage your claim. Inform any insurance representative that your attorney will handle all future communications.

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Additional Truck Accident Resources

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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 St. Pete Truck Accident Attorneys

If you or a loved one has been involved in a truck accident, don’t face the aftermath alone. Our experienced team of injury attorneys in St. Pete is here to fight for your rights and help you secure the compensation you deserve. We understand the complexities of truck accident cases and the severe impact these accidents can have on your life. With our team by your side, you can focus on healing while we handle the legal details. Contact The Ruth Law Team at (727) 325-5155 for a free case review by our dedicated truck accident attorneys.

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Our St. Petersburg Injury Law Offices

We offer free in-person and virtual consultations and are ready to serve your legal needs with compassion and dedication. As we have for more than four decades, 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 main main office:

Physical Address:
8600 4th Street North
St. Petersburg, FL 33702-3104
By Appointment Only
(727) 325-5155

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 (727) 325-5155. Our lines are open 24/7.

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