Tampa Truck Accident FAQ
Tractor-trailer collisions are known for producing catastrophic injuries, and if you’ve been involved in an accident with a big rig, you may be entitled to compensation. Before you make the decision to pursue a civil lawsuit in Tampa, you may want to review this quick FAQ we have put together below. Any questions you still need answered can be discussed during your free consultation with an accident lawyer at our firm.
Can I still file a claim if the truck that hit me is from another state?
Yes, you can still file a suit if the truck is from out of state. What matters in these situations is that the accident itself occurred within the state of Florida. If it did, we may be able to help you with your claim. If not, you will need to seek legal representation with an attorney located in the same state where the crash happened.
Do I have to go to court to obtain compensation for a trucking collision?
Going to court is not always necessary, but it depends on the extent of your losses. If we can obtain a settlement from the insurance company that covers your costs after your truck crash, going to court may not be necessary. But if the insurance settlement doesn’t cover the full impact of your damages, in good or bad faith, it may be in your best interests to go to court and obtain the compensation you deserve.
How long do I have to decide if I want to pursue a civil claim in Tampa?
The Florida statute of limitations allows injury victims a period of four years from the day the accident occurred in which they have the opportunity to file their civil lawsuit. This is important, as letting the statute of limitations expire will bar your claim from being heard in Tampa court.
Get Help from a Truck Accident Lawyer in Tampa
For all the legal help you need after an 18-wheeler collision, get in touch with a Tampa truck accident lawyer at Anderson & Anderson. You can schedule your no-cost claim evaluation by giving our office a call at 813-251-0072 or submitting the quick contact form provided below.