The Best Truck Accident Lawyers in Kissimmee, FL

There’s no doubting it: large commercial vehicles are the lifeblood of the American economy. At any given time, there are hundreds of thousands of trucks on the road. And, these are very large vehicles indeed. Many carry hundreds of thousands of dollars in merchandise, which only adds to their tremendous weight. When you think about it, it’s scary to imagine what might happen should one of these incredibly large vehicles slam into another vehicle. The results are often catastrophic, with roughly 1 out of every 8 of these accidents resulting in fatalities.

Of course, there is no avoiding it. We need these large commercial vehicles out on the road in order to sustain many of our industries. Unfortunately, there are some natural problems that come with this distribution model. For one, many truck drivers are overworked and a good portion of these trucks haul hazardous materials inside. Large truck accidents are much more common than one might think. Hence, you should be wary of this very fact while driving on the road. Even in perfect conditions, trucks still have considerable disadvantages while maneuvering, such as massive blind spots and large turning radiuses.

Hopefully, you will never become a victim of a truck accident, but it does happen. And when it does, you’re going to want to be prepared. Most likely, considering the nature of these accidents, you will not walk away entirely unscathed—whether it be through a personal injury or financial damages. That’s why you’re going to want an experienced legal team, like The Ward Law Group, behind you every step of the way. The Ward Law Group has nearly a decade of experience and offers bilingual (English & Spanish) services to their clients. Contact The Ward Law Group today to learn how you can maximize your truck accident settlement!

Personal Injury & Truck Accident Statistics for Kissimmee, FL

According to Florida’s Integrated Report Exchange System, there have been 11,137 commercial vehicle crashes as of 4/7/2019. So far, that accounts for roughly 11% of total automobile accidents in Florida for 2019. In the grand scheme of things, that may not seem like a lot, but it is important to remember that these vehicles clock in at roughly 20-30 times the weight of the average automobile. Therefore, the injury rate from these accidents is typically much higher.

Truck accident cases are a bit more difficult to contend with than your average case. For example, distribution organizations will often purchase company-provided insurance for their operators. This means that, yes, you’re going to be pitted against a company with a much larger array of resources in both a legal and financial sense. All the more reason for you to enlist an experienced team of lawyers behind you who are well-versed in taking on such high profile cases. The Ward Law Group is one such team. Our lawyers will work tirelessly to ensure that you walk away from your case with the compensation that you rightfully deserve. Don’t let these slick, big-name insurance adjusters get the best of you. Contact The Ward Law Group of Kissimmee, FL as soon as you possibly can.

Types of Truck Accident Injuries

According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, commercial transportation operations and construction/extraction occupations had the highest number of workplace fatalities in 2017. Of these 76 total fatalities, 38 of them came from commercial transportation accidents out on the open road.

As with any accident, there is a large variety of possible injuries that one may sustain, varying from mild to severe. In rare instances, you may even walk away from a truck accident with no personal injuries whatsoever. (Although doing so would be rare.) That being said, here are some of the possible injuries that truck accident victims may sustain from commercial vehicle accidents:

  • Burns
  • Bruising & Lacerations
  • Internal Organ Damage
  • Traumatic Brain Injury
  • Spinal Cord Injury
  • Soft Tissue Injuries
  • Disfigurement
  • Broken or Fractured Bones
  • Wrongful Death
  • …and more.

As you can see, some of these injuries are mild, while others are much more severe. Regardless of your situation, however, you should always seek out medical care for any injury after an accident. Doing so will help you and your team of lawyers obtain the maximum possible reparations for your case. And that is what The Ward Law Group excels at. Our team cares about how your accident affects you and the welfare of your family. Don’t let this bad situation get the best of you. We are here every step of the way to ensure that you succeed in your pursuit of accident compensation.

Kissimmee, FL Law & Auto Accident Compensation

When you are a part of an automobile accident of any kind, figuring out who is at fault is already a difficult task. This is only more complicated in the state of Florida as the Sunshine State operates on the theory of comparative negligence. In layman’s terms, this often boils down to splitting the blame in many cases. Unfortunately, this also translates into splitting the responsibility for paying the resultant damages. For example, let’s say that driver A and driver B get into an accident. Driver A claims that driver B owes them $100,000 in damages as a result of the incident. However, through investigation, the courts find that driver A contributed to 20% of the negligence related to the accident. This means that driver A will only be able to recover $80,000 in damages, providing that the maximum settlement is reached.

Proving negligence is often a complicated ordeal. But with the right team of lawyers behind you, you may find that you are eligible for the following forms of compensation:

  • Property Damage: Not only does this include damages to your vehicle, but it also covers personal belongings such as clothes, handheld electronics, jewelry, and more.
  • Loss of Income: Personal injuries may put you out of work for a period of time or may prevent you from being able to carry out your occupational duties. Either way, you may be able to receive compensation for these losses.
  • Medical Expenses: Personal injuries—even with insurance—are expensive. You may need surgery, multiple doctor visits, prescription medicines, and more. This category covers these areas.
  • Intangible Damages: In some cases, you may be able to receive compensation for psychological distress or emotional suffering.

Contact the Ward Law Group

The Ward Law Group cares about your situation and the welfare of your family. Big-name insurance adjusters are on the opposite end of that spectrum. They will do everything in their power to ensure that you walk away with the smallest settlement possible. After all, they are out to make a profit. Don’t let them take advantage of you. Get the legal help that you deserve, and contact The Ward Law Group today!

Maximizing Your Claim: Immediate Steps to Take After an Accident

First things first. Whenever you are involved in an automobile accident of any kind, you are going to want to stay at the scene until it is appropriate to leave. Leaving early, especially if a party was injured or killed, may result in serious criminal charges. Before assessing any property damage, make sure that everyone is ok and seek out medical attention for those who need it.

You also want to get the police involved as soon as possible. They will write up a useful report that will later come in handy during your court hearing and they will likely help facilitate the exchange of information between parties. Make sure to get names, numbers, addresses, basic insurance information, and any other relevant information. Doing so will make pursuing legal action much easier in the near future.

It is also wise to inform your insurance company of the incident. Give them explicit details of the encounter and make sure to tell the truth about the situation, no matter who is at fault. If you lie about the situation, you may get into a lot of trouble later on and your coverage could be denied. Police reports at this stage will help keep everyone in check.

Lastly, get in touch with an experienced team of legal advisors. The sooner you do this, the more time your legal team will have to collect evidence and make a case. This is sometimes an easy step to forget, especially after a traumatic event. But, try to make an effort to get this done as soon as you possibly can.

How The Ward Law Group Can Help

Remember, truck drivers are often protected by the insurance that their company provides. This means that you will be going against a group with a massive amount of both legal and financial resources. Undertaking this task is no easy feat. And, it is almost impossible to succeed alone. Having an experienced legal team behind you is paramount to ensuring that you walk away with the compensation that you deserve.

Don’t forget, sometimes other people will take advantage of you if your primary language is not English. Luckily, The Ward Law Group also serves the Spanish-speaking community. So, never let an insurance adjuster intimidate you into not pursuing legal action. You deserve compensation just as much as anyone else does. Contact our expert Kissimmee, FL attorneys immediately to ensure that you get started off on the right foot. We are here to represent you and protect the welfare of your family. Contact us today!

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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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