The Best Truck Accident Lawyers in Hollywood, FL

Let’s face facts: Car accidents are no joke.

After all, you’re talking about two metal structures, both of which weigh in at several tons, colliding into one another at high speeds. This creates a lot of room for serious injuries and major damages to personal property. Not to mention, now, you have to deal with the arduous task of bringing your case to court and fighting for what is rightfully yours. None of this is very fun. In fact, it’s all very stressful.

But, it could be worse. Imagine that you collide with a commercial truck weighing in at over 20,000 lbs instead of your average 1.5-ton personal vehicle. You don’t exactly have to be a physicist to know just how much that ups the ante. You’re much more likely to be seriously injured, and chances are, it’s likely that your car is going to end up totaled. All of these factors can easily put you out of work—or at the very least—make it difficult to perform tasks that you used to do on the regular. When the other driver is at fault, you have every right to seek compensation for all of these damages.

Of course, no insurance company is going to let that happen without a fight. Insurance company adjusters are highly skilled and extremely clever. They’re going to do everything that they can to minimize your claim, but you don’t have to stand for it.

The Ward Law Group is Here to Help

All of this may seem overwhelming. That’s because it is. But there are ways that you can minimize your stress following an accident. Out of the many avenues that you could take, the most important one is contacting a team of talented attorneys to handle your case. This is where The Ward Law Group comes in. Our firm has earned over a decade of experience in helping truck accident victims recover millions of dollars in damages. Additionally, our lawyers serve both the English- and Spanish-speaking communities. Language is never a barrier at The Ward Law Group. It’s our best feature.

Personal Injury & Truck Accident Statistics For Hollywood, FL

Commercial truck accidents don’t happen often, but when they do, there is a much higher chance of fatality than there is with regular collisions. In 2017, there were 27 fatalities from truck accidents that occurred throughout Florida. Twenty-seven may not sound like a high number, but it’s actually quite a high percentage when compared to other states.

Unfortunately, truck accidents tend to have an added layer of complexity. Remember: You’ll probably end up contending with the trucking company’s insurance policies rather than the other driver’s. As you can guess, this makes everything worse. The company that owns the truck is more likely to have the capital to hire a team of legal experts. This means that you’ll not only need a good lawyer, but you’ll need a better one than your opponent’s entire counsel. You’ll need someone with years of experience and the good results to back those credentials up. Someone like Jany Martinez-Ward and her husband Gregory Ward.

Types of Truck Accident Injuries

As mentioned, large commercial trucks are much bigger and heavier than your average motor vehicle. As a result, the injuries one might sustain in a truck accident are more likely to be devastating.

These injuries may include:

  • Soft Tissue Injuries
  • Disc Herniation
  • Spinal Cord Damage
  • Muscle Injuries
  • Bone Fractures
  • Lacerations & Burns
  • Paralysis
  • Traumatic Brain Injuries
  • Internal Bleeding
  • Wrongful Death
  • …and more.

Of course, it doesn’t help matters that Florida is known for having some of the most dangerous roads in the entire country. For Broward county, in particular, the most dangerous road is a stretch of I-95, which clocks a staggering 1.73 fatal accidents per mile.

The Ward Law Group understands just how debilitating these injuries can be. Moreover, our lawyers are passionate about making this entire process as easy as it can possibly be. It’s one thing to have to worry about your legal troubles when you have no injuries. But, when you’re suffering from chronic pain, it makes matters that much more difficult. Do yourself a favor by taking some of the weight off your shoulders. Contact The Ward Law Group today!

Florida Law & Auto Accident Compensation

First and foremost, you should be aware that Florida’s statute of limitations on car accidents is a period of two years. This means that you have two years from the date of your accident to file a claim. That being said, you should always try to get your case started as soon as you possibly can. Doing so will enhance your settlement greatly in the long run.

One of the most important aspects of Florida car accident law is the fact that Florida is a no-fault state. In Florida, all motor vehicle operators are required to carry $10,000 in personal injury protection (PIP) and $10,000 in property damage liability.

In fact, there are not too many cases in which you are actually able to sue an at-fault driver, but there are some extenuating circumstances. It all depends on the nature and severity of your injuries. (For example, did you suffer the loss of a major bodily function?) In such cases, the victim may be able to directly sue the offending party (especially if the mandated PIP and PDL are not enough to cover the damages).

In applicable cases, however, you may be surprised at just how much compensation you could obtain from your settlement. It goes without saying that you can sue for medical expenses and property damage. But, you can also receive compensation for psychological and emotional trauma or loss of consortium—if you play your cards right.

Maximizing Your Claim: Immediate Steps to Take After an Accident

As with any accident, the first thing that you want to do is inspect yourself for possible injuries. Make sure that you’re ok first. Then, if you’re able, contact emergency services such as the police, ambulances, and even the fire department if necessary.

Once the paramedics arrive, get yourself checked out immediately. It is always important to seek out medical attention as soon as possible, as it may illustrate to the court later that your injuries were serious enough to warrant immediate inspection. Additionally, you should also make an attempt to obtain a copy of the police report as well as the contact information of all parties involved (including witnesses to the collision).

If it’s still functioning, you should whip out your smartphone and take as many pictures as you can. Take pictures of your vehicle, the commercial truck involved, and all of your injuries and clothes (as well as any further property damage to items such as laptops or other valuables). Remember: There is no such thing as too much evidence. Be a sponge. It can only help you in the long run.

How The Ward Law Group Can Help

Filing a claim is complicated business, especially if your primary language differs from the insurance adjuster. Don’t worry though. We have bilingual lawyers to assist you every step of the way.

Don’t forget. Insurance companies want nothing more than to minimize your potential settlement as much as possible. If they can avoid paying for your damages, you better believe that they are going to do everything in their power to do so. Don’t let them get away with it! The Ward Law Group knows how to deal with adjusters through years of experience and success. Contact The Ward Law Group today and begin filing your successful claim!

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Jany Martinez-Ward is a wizard!

I have no idea how she cut through all the hassles and nightmare situations but she figured it out! I never thought I would have a chance at claiming what was rightfully mine when all the cards seemed to be stacked against me.

The staff is also courteous and professional with a broad knowledge in their field. I would highly recommend The Ward Law Group to anyone in need…

- Christopher H.

A sincere interest in helping you!

This was the only firm I found that was willing to hear me and try to help me despite my position. Other firms went straight to weighing the odds of making money out of it and then discarded me without having any kindness toward the fact that I was injured and needed help…

Extra points as they all speak English and Spanish!

- Nela G.

Definitely recommend this law firm 200%!

Ward Law Group is the BEST law firm! The car accident attorney, Jany Martinez Ward, goes above and beyond to help her clients, and she’s passionate about the results. Their customer service goes beyond measure. Ancelys is always resolving all my issues and answering all my questions.

Jany Martinez Ward and her team are definitely heavenly sent!!!

- Eddie N.

The best personal injury law firm out there!

They helped me from the very beginning to receive the best medical attention, therapy, and legal advice.  Great service and super great energy as people. They never give up and are always ready to fight for the good cause.

I would recommend their service without hesitating. They won my case and thanks to them my injuries were treated. We won our case – settled for what we expected plus more!

- Oswaldo R.

Jany Martinez-Ward is the best car accident attorney in South Florida!

The Ward Law Group is an extraordinary firm that rendered absolutely impeccable service to me throughout the entire process of obtaining my car rental and fixing my vehicle. They fought to make sure that I received great compensation for my case while delivering the absolute best service possible. I would recommend this law firm 100% to anyone involved in a car accident!

- Ashley Z.

Best decision of 2017!

Late last year during hurricane Irma, I was heading home from work when an irresponsible driver T-boned me. I had heard of the Ward Law Group from a very close friend and decided to give them a call. I began treatment promptly after speaking to their investigator, Jonathan, and it was a complete success. My case manager, Amalia, along with her assistants, Karen and Lucy, helped my case go along smoothly and because of them, I received optimal results.

- Alex L.

Very thorough with long-distance service!

This law firm was very professional and thorough! I was living in North Carolina throughout the process and although they are located in Florida, they made my experience very pleasant and straightforward! Cindy was in constant communication with me and would explain all the details needed for my case! Cindy never hesitated to help and answer all my questions from start to finish!

- Diego G.

You can count on my recommendation!

I am very thankful to the Ward Law Group. My case was a bit old, but still within the statute of limitations, which meant we all had to work as quickly as possible. Special thanks to Javier, my first point of contact, who listened very carefully to my long, long dissertation and always provided me with a positive attitude. You can count on my recommendation for any future client!

-T. Lopez

Great fit between knowledge & competitiveness!

My experience with the Ward Law Group was impeccable from beginning to end. Each and every person in our process was professional, respectful, and knowledgeable.

It’s not easy to strike that balance between knowledge and competitiveness. Ward Law has it. Thanks!

- Gonzalo S.

Amazing law firm! Amazing team! Amazing results!

Amazing law firm! Amazing team! Amazing results! Beautiful office!

My case manager was Francis and she did a phenomenal job on my case. I will definitely recommend this firm to anyone. Thank you Ms. Ward!

- Willy M

Phenomenal, dedicated, gets work done!

At first, I was having a hard time with my previous adjuster… Then, God sent me Francis, and all I can say about her is “wowww.” She is phenomenal, dedicated, and above all, she gets work done. I will definitely use the Ward Law Group again if needed.

- Gaby R.

Personalized & professional attention!

If you ever need a lawyer to fight for your rights, The Ward Law Group is the one. You will receive their personalized & professional attention.

- Luis C.

All around amazing!

The Ward Law Group made sure that I got the medical care I needed and kept me informed the entire way. They showed that they truly care about their clients.  I only wish I knew about them when my husband was in a car/motorcycle accident last year. Dealing with other lawyers had left me with a negative outlook on the whole process. But it’s safe to say The Ward Law Group restored it.

- Susana L.

Works day & night to take care of you!

I was blessed to have this wonderful team behind me through this journey. Thanks to Ancelys’ and Jany’s hard work, we won the lawsuit. Lawsuits come with mental anguish that can translate into depression or anxiety. My case was long and filled with constant roadblocks. This did not deter The Ward Law Group in the least. If anything, I felt it made them work harder. This team is so multifaceted, they were able to help me with every aspect of my case.

- Jamie L.

Would recommend them with my eyes shut!

This was the first time that I have ever had such an amazing experience with a law group. They have been very supportive and not just regarding my car, health, and financial compensation. In less than 5 months, they satisfactorily solved all of my problems, one by one.  I would recommend them with my eyes shut. Amazing job!

- Lili V.

Definitely the lion in the room!

Gregory Ward is definitely the lion in the room. He takes pride in defending his clients and carries a powerful family energy. Greg has the wisdom and force to show his magnificent mane and ferocious roar when working his cases. He protects his clients as members of his family. Greg shows strength and a willingness to win the case. Professionalism and honesty. I recommend The Ward Law Group highly.

-Anon

Fought tooth & nail for our case!

I can’t even begin to say how amazing this group of people is. Back in March of 2016, I was involved in a car accident with another person. Since then, The Ward Law Group has fought tooth and nail for our case.  They never ceased to amaze me. We could email Ancelys at 11pm and she wouldn’t hesitate to answer. We are fortunate to have come across such talented professionals. Thank you from the bottom of our hearts.

-Kayleen B.

Above & beyond “excellent!”

Being in an accident is very stressful and not just the emotional part of it. My car was damaged and I sustained some injuries to my spine. Since the moment I contacted The Ward Law Group, everything was so much easier. They have gone above and beyond “excellent.”  I highly recommend that if you are ever involved in a car accident that you immediately contact The Ward Law Group to assist you in the whole recovery process.

-Gloria C.

Increased settlement over 10x the initial amount!

The Ward Law Group provided excellent support and clinical accommodations throughout the entirety of my case. Their responses were prompt with regard to my case or any questions about therapy also. They did an absolutely extraordinary job with my settlement as well, being able to increase the initial settlement offer to over 10 times the amount! I really can’t say enough good things about the way I was treated and how my case was handled.

- Eric M.

Peace during a stressful time in my life!

I highly recommend The Ward Law Group without any reservation and I thank them for giving me much peace during a stressful time in my life. The Ward Law Group put my mind at ease every step of the way and handled my case efficiently and professionally. Very few times we actually find good lawyers who work because they enjoy helping others. Much gratitude!

- Maggie K.

Professionalism & speedy turnaround!

The Ward Law Group is just amazing. The day of my accident was confusing, but they walked me through all the details step-by-step and answered all my questions that day and even during the weeks thereafter. No matter the question, they had an answer. I recently used their services again for a civil matter and experienced the same professionalism and speedy turnaround.

-Victor M.

Secured over $100K for my car accident!

I want to thank The Ward Law Group for their excellent treatment, including my accident lawyer Jany Martinez Ward and her work team. Cindy, Lucy, Karen, and Amalia were all there for me when I needed it the most. They fought for me and were able to secure me $100,000 for my automotive accident. I am eternally grateful for the work that they did – 5 Stars! THANK YOU, Ward Law Group!

- Kevin R.

Effortless for me!

Such a great experience. The entire process from beginning to end was almost effortless for me, the client. They handled the majority of the process/legwork and kept me informed along the way. Francis handled my case and she is extremely professional and courteous as well as great at explaining the next step along the way. Would recommend to anyone. Thank you Jany Martinez Ward! So pleased with my outcome.

-Kathy G.

What a success story!

What a success story! The Ward Law Group was so professional and informative with details. At the end of my case, I was very satisfied with the process and my results. Gregory and Jany were very sweet and personable. They made me feel comfortable which is very important due to me being in a major car accident while pregnant. I highly, highly recommend them! Thank you, WARD LAW!

- Pamelha M.

VERY good compensation; very professional!

I got into an accident at the beginning of the year. I was hit by a truck from the rear side. I called The Ward Law Group the next day and came to their office. They treated me with the most utmost respect and were very professional. They made everything easy and helpful. At the end, I received a VERY good compensation. I am very happy with their services and highly recommend them to anyone involved in any type of motor vehicle accident. Thank you to the accident attorney Jany Martinez-Ward!

- Franklin A.

Angels waiting to help those in need!

This law firm is the best you can find. Service is amazing. They are always available. Super attentive and ready to do anything in their power to achieve the objectives that will be needed to obtain success. Don’t hesitate to call this firm if you are ever in a situation involving a personal injury. We won our trial thanks to Jany and Greg Ward. You can’t get a better firm than them for this type of service. They are truly angels waiting to help those in need.

-Mariana R.

Greeted me like I was family!

I want to thank accident attorney Jany Martinez-Ward. The whole process was amazing. My car was a total loss and they helped me with that process. When it was time to pick up my check, I went to the beautiful office they have in Miami Lakes. The receptionist greeted me like I was family. I love how they offered me some Cuban coffee – MY FAVORITE! I am extremely happy with my results. Amazing, professional team at Ward Law. I recommend this firm to anyone who is involved in a car accident.

- Jacqueline A.

Amazing, fast, & effective!

The Ward Law Group is amazing, fast, and very effective. I was in a car accident this year and they really helped me out. I had the pleasure of meeting Jany Martinez-Ward who was my attorney. She is awesome. I also worked with Karen and Lucy and they are two of the nicest ladies I have ever met. They took really good care of me. I recommend this law firm to anyone who really needs help.

- Steve W.

Impeccable guidance!

I am very pleased with the service at Ward Law. From beginning to end, their friendliness, availability, walkthrough, and council has been impeccable. I needed guidance and here I found an efficient guide. Thanks again.

-Miguel M.

The best all around!

I want to thank the Ward Law Group for such a positive experience handling my case! Amalia, Karen, and Lucy went above and beyond, always keeping me up-to-date on my case and getting back to me as fast as they could with any questions I had. Very professional, compassionate, and efficient team. I would highly recommend! Extremely satisfied with their service. Thank you again, Jany Martinez Ward and the entire team for everything. The best all around!

- Nathali H.
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