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How can I make sure I’m getting a fair settlement after a Florida Truck Accident?

Posted by Guy DiMartino | Jun 11, 2014 | 0 Comments

Leesburg Florida truck accident lawyer discusses how to get a fair settlement after an accident.

If you've been injured in a crash with an 18-wheeler, dump truck or any other commercial truck, the claims process can be much more difficult than if you'd been hit by another car. There are a number of reasons why truck accidents are different, and here a few issues that you need to be concerned about a Florida trucking accident:

  • Truck accident injuries are often very severe. The large size and weight of these trucks means that passenger cars are often totaled on impact, and victims of semi accidents often have severe injuries.
  • There may be many additional parties involved. Aside from the trucker who hit you, you may also have to deal with the trucking company, the trailer company, the person who loaded or maintained the trailer, and insurance companies for everyone involved.
  • The trucking company and its insurance company may try to trick you. Many trucking companies are self insured up until a certain amount of money. That means the initial money paid on the claim will come directly from the trucking companies check book.
  • The trucking company and its insurance company do not want to open their checkbooks and cut you a big fat check, they will do everything in their power to minimize your injuries.

Unlike car accidents, which many folks can handle on their own if they choose to, it is not true for a truck accident. So, if you want to make sure you receive a fair settlement, you should at least have a consultation with a lawyer to protect your rights.

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Guy DiMartino

I have loved helping people in need for almost three decades.  It has been my privilege to serve people as their pastor, chiropractor, and lawyer.  The current focus of my legal practice and life’s passion is helping the seriously injured receive complete compensation for their injuries. I am a Florida Board Certified Civil Trial Attorney. What that really means is that I am no stranger to the courtroom.  I have successfully tried and handled serious cases in state and federal courts.  My backgrounds in both law and chiropractic medicine have given me a unique perspective, extensive knowledge, and wide experience to serve those I represent. For years as a chiropractic physician, I treated my patients to alleviate their pain and suffering. Now as their lawyer, I fight to bring them financial compensation for their pain and suffering. During my years of service, I have handled many traumatic injury cases ranging from the traumatic amputation of a limb to brain and spinal cord injury.  I consider it an honor to serve you and your family. When a person entrusts me and I accept to represent them, I don’t take that relationship and responsibility lightly. My approach is that we work as a team. We are partners and our goal is the best outcome for you and your family with the highest level of communication throughout. I am always available by phone or email to discuss my potential representation of your injury case. I handle cases throughout Florida. Education: National University of Health Sciences – BS (1984), DC (1986) Valparaiso University School of Law – JD, summa cum laude (1999) Bar Admissions: Florida (2000), Indiana (1999), Illinois (2000, expired); US District Courts of Appeals (11th Circuit, 7th Circuit); United States District Courts: Southern and Middle Districts of Florida; Northern and Southern Districts of Indiana; Northern and Central Districts of Illinois; and District of Colorado. Certification:  Civil Trial, Florida Bar Guy DiMartino on Google+ – Circle Guy on Google+ Guy DiMartino on Google+

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