Tampa Big Rig Accident Lawyer

Being in an accident involving a big rig can be very scary. You may not know what to do or who to call. But there are important steps that need to be taken quickly to help protect your well-being and to build evidence for your big rig accident case.

Seek Medical Treatment

For serious injuries, it’s important to seek medical attention as soon as possible. However, it’s also important to take even minor injuries seriously. These injuries could be worse than you think or could get worse later on. A prompt medical exam will can help you protect your health and will document any injuries for your claim.

Call the Police

Call the police to report the accident as soon as it happens. Police will create an official record of the accident which will be used as the basis of your claim.

Keep Quiet

After talking with the police, do not discuss the accident with anyone until you’ve spoken with your attorney. You will likely be upset after the accident; this is not the time to make any official statements about the matter. You should contact your own insurance company but you should not provide information to insurance investigators without first seeking legal advice.

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Take Photos

Take photos at the scene of the accident. Include any vehicles or other property that was involved. Even if you use your cell phone, it’s important to gather this evidence now before it disappears. You should also take photos of any injuries you sustain due to the accident. All of these photos will be used as evidence in your case.

Gather Information

While police will collect information on your accident, you should understand that your accident is one of many issues the police handle each day. It’s in your best interest to get involved and gather as much information as you can on your own. Exchange information with others involved in the accident. Include names, phone numbers and addresses, plus insurance information and information on the vehicles. If possible, get contact information from witnesses and have them speak with the police when they arrive. It’s important to gather information while it is available and while the accident is fresh in your mind.


Contact a Tampa Big Rig Accident Lawyer

After your accident, contact an experienced big rig accident lawyer in Tampa to discuss your case. At Capaz Law Firm, we understand that the physical and emotional distress, medical costs and loss of income can be overwhelming. We also know that while insurance may pay a portion of these bills, it may not be enough—especially if you have serious injuries that will require ongoing treatment and costs. If you lost a loved one in the accident, you may also need to file a wrongful death claim. In this painful and confusing time, you need someone by your side who will fight to hold the responsible party accountable and help you get on the path to healing. Call (813) 280-5555 for your free consultation.

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$202,230,000.00

Drunk driver crossed into Plaintiff’s lane of travel causing the crash. Plaintiff was pregnant at the time and trapped inside the vehicle until she was extricated. The heavy impact caused a placental abruption, cutting off the oxygen supply to Plaintiff’s unborn child. As a result, the child sustained a traumatic brain injury.

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$2,000,000.00

Defendant truck driver drove through a stop sign and crashed into the client’s vehicle. Initially, the defendant truck driver denied liability and tried to hide insurance coverage. The trucking company, who employed the driver and owned the truck, tried to hide data but we were able to obtain independent evidence.

2/10

$878,000.00

Defendant was using a social media application while driving at an unlawful rate of speed, and he crossed into the client’s lane of travel. The crash resulted in a fractured leg and broken clavicle. The insurance company failed to act in good faith and paid extra contractual money.

3/10

$1,125,000.00

Defendant was speeding and crashed into our client, a pedestrian. Our client sustained an injury to his head and fractured ribs. He was treated at the hospital and subsequently referred to doctors for treatment until he obtained a full recovery.

4/10

$567,661.36

Client was driving his motorcycle when the Defendant, who was driving an SUV in the opposite direction, made a left turn directly in front of our client’s travel path and struck his motorcycle. Our client sustained tibia and fibula fractures. Initially, defendant denied liability. The court granted Plaintiff’s Motion for Summary Judgment as to liability, and the jury awarded the Plaintiff a verdict in the amount of $567,661.35.

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$593,333.00

Clients were passengers in a vehicle involved in a rollover accident, and the defendant driver denied liability. One client suffered wrist and heal fractures, and the other client suffered a slight concussion. The court granted the Plaintiffs’ Motions for Summary Judgment as to liability. Both clients reached a full medical recovery. We were able to reduce all outstanding medical bills to a minimal amount, thus, maximizing the gross recovery for the clients.

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$200,000.00

Client was riding his bicycle at night on Tampa Street, when a vehicle struck him while it was merging onto the road. Client sustained a broken clavicle. The defendant driver denied liability and claimed that our client was responsible for the accident because he did not have a proper light attached to the front of his bike. The defense hired an accident reconstruction expert to argue that our client was liable for the crash. The jury disagreed and assigned 85% fault on the defendant driver.

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$760,000.00

Client was sideswiped by a driver causing his vehicle to roll. He was transported to the hospital with a compression fracture and was recommended surgery. The client was very active and fit prior to the crash and, thus, felt reluctant to surgery. Client was referred for a second opinion, and, ultimately, client recovered with a brace and physical therapy. After our thorough coverage investigation revealed multiple insurance policies applicable to the incident, we were able to negotiate a significant recovery from three of four insurance companies just before trial. The fourth insurance company disputed insurance coverage and refused to respond to the lawsuit filed on behalf of our client. A judgment was obtained and the insurance company filed a Declaratory Action, which resulted in a jury verdict in favor of our client and accessing costs against the insurance company for wrongfully denying the claim.

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$375,000.00

Clients were involved in an automobile accident with resulting injuries. The insurance company claimed the injuries were soft tissue and pre-existing, and presented a very low offer of less than $15,000. However, the auto accident resulted in surgery for one client and physical therapy for the other client. Ultimately, we recovered $375,000.00 on behalf of our clients. Our office worked to have the clients’ medical bills significantly reduced; thus, maximizing the gross recovery for the clients.

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$273,000.00

Pedestrian was struck while standing outside of his truck in a gated neighborhood and sustained a broken collar bone. The insurance company failed to act in good faith when it failed to timely resolve the claim. We alleged that the failure to act in the best interest of the insurer’s own insureds was tantamount to bad faith. The Court ordered arbitration, and an independent arbitrator heard arguments presented by both sides and ultimately awarded the Plaintiff $273,000.00. The insurance company subsequently agreed to resolve the matter for a negotiated amount that included resolution of any attorney’s fees and costs.

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601 South Blvd. Tampa, FL 33606

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