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Florida Truck Accident FAQs

The steps that you would take after getting into a train accident are similar to those you would take after getting into a ​car accident.


  1. Seek emergency medical treatment
  2. Contact law enforcement
  3. Follow up on your medical treatment
  4. Contact a Florida train accident lawyer (even if you don't hire one!)
  5. Report the accident to YOUR insurance company
  6. Keep a journal of your recovery
  7. Keep track of missed time at work​

What should I do if I am injured in a Florida truck accident?

​What insurance covers me if I am injured in a truck accident?

Sometimes truck accident claims can be more complicated than regular car accident claims. Large trucks, tractor trailers and the like can be owned by large corporations and it is not necessarily as simple as calling the at-fault driver's insurance company. If, for some reason the truck driver or trucking company does not have adequate insurance, your own car insurance and health insurance might be able to cover some of your injuries.

The trucking industry is regulated by the State of Florida and also by the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) so there might be more ways to prove fault available to the experienced truck accident attorney than simple negligence. Still, Florida is a comparative negligence state​ and a truck accident victim can be held liable for their own contributions to the accident.

Is a large truck always at fault in an accident?

What compensation can I get if I am injured in a truck accident?

Truck accidents are often very serious. Victims of truck accidents can have brain injuriesburnsback injuriesneck injuries, and of course there is the risk of death. Like other personal injury claims, the amount of money a victim can recover depends on the extent of the injury and who is liable.​

Do I even need a truck accident attorney?

Not every truck accident claim requires the use of an attorney. Claims that involve only personal property damage can probably be settled on your own. However, it doesn't hurt to consult with an attorney. You need to protect yourself in case injuries manifest later. We offer free truck accident consultations and we'll help you find the right attorney even if we can't take your case.

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Will it Impact My Case If I Do Not Immediately Seek Treatment?

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If An Injury Does Not Manifest Until Later, What Are My Options for Filing a Claim?

If you have immediately apparent injuries or injuries that manifest later due to the truck accident, then not seeking immediate medical attention will most likely impact your case negatively. 

A common occurrence is when a victim of an truck accident has seemingly minor injuries and they can feel fine after the accident. Instead of taking the ambulance to the hospital, they get a ride home. Later on, however, the pain manifests. It could be that night, or days later.


Once the adrenaline from the accident wears off and your body starts to feel pain, you might realize you have a claim for auto accident damages in Florida.  It is important to seek medical attention as soon as pain manifests if you haven't already been treated.


When seeking medical attention, it is important to tell your doctor that you have been injured in an auto accident and that the accident is listed as a cause of the pain. Medical providers and insurance companies use specific coding when treating injuries and auto accident victims tend to receive similar types of care.


So if you have sustained a back injury, neck injury, or other type of injury in a train accident, it is important that the physician notes that in your medical records.

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