The Best Truck Accident Lawyer in Orlando, FL

Sharing the roads with trucks can be intimidating. Simply passing a truck on the highway too closely can have many people gripping their steering wheels with white knuckles. After all, our cars—even SUVs—are dwarfed by these massive vehicles.

Also, the Orlando metropolitan area can be difficult to navigate for both commuters and truck drivers. Like any densely populated area, more vehicles on the road means an increased risk of accidents. In addition, tourists driving around the area sometimes make reckless decisions while trying to find their destinations. Even the safest truck driver may not be able to avoid accidents in congested areas. Especially where lost tourists may decide to quickly stop and change directions…

And, let’s face it. Truck drivers are prone to human error just like anyone else. Long hours on the road, hazardous weather conditions, and the need to fulfill tight shipping schedules all contribute to truck accidents. Unfortunately, big rig drivers have a much smaller margin of error when it comes to avoiding accidents. Being exhausted, distracted, or not following safety protocols can put your life and well-being at risk.

Don’t Let A Truck Accident Put Your Family’s Future in Jeopardy

Your car is trashed. The pain seems unbearable. You want to go to work, but you know there is no way you can perform your duties. And the worst part—the accident wasn’t even your fault.

Truck crashes happen every day. They disrupt lives and families. And, sadly, some people will never be the same. Victims of truck accidents shouldn’t have to jump through a bunch of hoops to get the compensation they deserve.

Sadly, insurance and trucking companies don’t make it easy for victims to obtain the money they need. This includes important compensation to pay medical bills, cover property damage, and keep their family afloat. This is exactly why Gregory Ward founded The Ward Law Group.

Gregory Ward used to represent the insurance companies. He witnessed how both English- and Spanish-speaking people in the Orlando area were being taken advantage of by claims adjusters. In his heart, he knew this was wrong. The Ward Law Group began as a way to help individuals and families going through difficult times. Our bilingual team helps to break down any language barriers that would prevent deserving families from receiving their fair share.

Personal Injury & Truck Accident Statics for Orlando, FL

Did you know that the Orlando area has one of the most dangerous highways in the country? According to Click Orlando.com, Interstate 4—a 132-mile stretch that connects Orlando, Daytona Beach, and Tampa—has more traffic fatalities than the actual length of the road. Between 2011 and 2015, for example, I-4 had 165 traffic fatalities. That’s about 1.25 deaths per mile. And the most dangerous part of that interstate runs from Lakeland to Orlando. From 2016 to 2017, 775 crashes were reported on that stretch. The most dangerous time to drive that section of I-4? Saturday mornings.

Of course, it’s not only I-4 that you need to be worried about. The year-round heavy presence of tourists—estimated just under 70 million in 2016—puts a lot of drivers on the road who are unfamiliar with the area. This can create dangerous conditions for both car and truck drivers.

In fact, Florida’s Orange County had more than a 17% increase in commercial truck accidents from 2016 to 2017. These accidents accounted for over a thousand injuries and 17 fatalities.

Types of Truck Accident Injuries

Did you know that a typical eighteen-wheeler truck filled with cargo can weigh up to 80,000 pounds? In contrast, an average car weighs between 3000 – 5000 pounds. It’s no wonder truck accidents cause such significant injuries, property damage, and even, the loss of life.

If you survive a tractor-trailer accident, consider yourself lucky. Of course, you may be dealing with long-term or even permanent injuries that affect your ability to work, enjoy time with family, and function normally.

Common truck accident injuries include:

In addition, a truck accident can lead to psychological issues. Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) is common for those who endure significant accidents. Also, long-term injuries and chronic pain can trigger depression, anxiety, and even chemical dependence.

When these physical and mental issues are caused by a negligent truck driver, you may be entitled to compensation. The Ward Law Group can help you pay medical bills and recover any other losses caused by your injuries. Proving burdens like pain and suffering or lost potential for wages can be difficult if you try to settle your claim alone. Our experienced truck accident lawyers take all of your injuries into consideration to secure you a fair settlement.

Florida Law & Auto Accident Compensation

As you may or may not know, Florida’s insurance laws are different than many other states. Florida has “no-fault” car accident compensation laws. This means if you were injured in a truck accident, you need to file a claim with your insurance agency. Your personal injury protection (PIP) covers a certain amount of your expenses—after you meet your deductible.

What if you sustain a serious or permanent injury and your policy doesn’t cover all the bills? Then, you could sue the other party for additional compensation. In addition, you could go after the driver’s insurance for any property damage caused by the truck accident. Of course, the process gets complicated.

Florida uses “pure comparative negligence” laws when determining the payout of a settlement. This means if your case goes to trial, a judge or jury decides the percentages each party is at fault. For example, say you sought $10,000 to help pay for medical bills, therapy, and lost wages. The judge determined that you were 20% at fault for the accident. As a result, you would only receive $8,000 in the settlement.

Sound confusing? It sure can be. Of course, The Ward Law Group takes care of all the confusing litigation and paperwork. Those who hire personal injury attorneys often secure more money than those who try to settle a claim alone. After all, truck accident litigation can have added dimensions you never even considered. An untrained eye may easily miss out on certain key facts or negotiating tactics.

For example, one of our truck accident clients was initially offered $200,000 by the insurance companies. Given the nature of his accident and injuries, we rejected the unfair offer. Instead, we negotiated with the insurance companies and secured him a $700,000 settlement.

Why miss out on the money that you deserve?

Maximizing Your Claim: Immediate Steps to Take After an Accident

The physical and emotional trauma of a truck accident can be devastating. Immediately after an accident you may be shocked, disoriented, and in pain. Your car probably has extensive damage. The sheer chaos of the scene can make it hard to think clearly and rationally.

Knowing what to do after an accident can protect your safety and make the claim process run more smoothly.

The first thing to do after a truck accident is to make sure that you are safe. Shut off your car. If your injuries permit, relocate to a safe area away from traffic. Call 911 or your local emergency number immediately. The police will draft an accident report, which needs to be sent to the insurance company during the claims process.

If you feel pain or suspect an injury, seek medical help right away. This is no time to be stoic. Contact emergency services if necessary. Even if you don’t think you have any major injuries, get checked out by a doctor a day or two after a truck accident. After all, some injuries don’t start showing symptoms until days, even weeks, after an accident. Also, if you wait too long to see a doctor, then it may affect the success of your accident claim.

Try to take pictures of the accident scene. If you can’t do it yourself, ask someone to send them to you. Also, try to get the names, addresses, and phone numbers of any witnesses. Their statements could help determine who was at fault.

If you believe your injuries and property damage were the result of a negligent truck driver, consider contacting a truck accident attorney as soon as possible. Your attorney can investigate the accident, secure medical records, and take all the necessary steps to initiate a successful personal injury case.

How The Ward Law Group Can Help

The insurance companies want to give you the least amount possible for your claim. This is how they make profits. The Ward Law Group doesn’t want you to be short-changed because of corporate greed.

When you call The Ward Law Group, you have an ally throughout your claims process. We make sure that insurance companies don’t trick you into settling for less than you deserve. Let our law firm take care of filing paperwork, negotiating with adjusters, and handling any litigation while you focus on recovering from your injuries.

Florida law limits the time you have to file a personal injury claim. Don’t hesitate to call our offices today so you can secure your family’s future!

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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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