Who We AreDolman Law Group Accident Injury Lawyers, PA are the premier personal injury law firms in Florida, with a nationwide reputation for representing victims of the worst kinds of accidents and injuries. We have recovered millions of dollars for our clients, including a $3.2 million settlement in a case for our client who suffered a brain injury in a semi-truck accident, and $1.75 million for a client who sustained injuries after being struck by a semi-truck on I-275 in St. Petersburg. While these are simply past examples and not a guarantee of an outcome in a particular case, our track record nonetheless speaks to effective representation on behalf of our clients. Dolman Law Group Accident Injury Lawyers, PA only represent individuals suffering from personal injuries and the families of those who have tragically died in accidents and incidents that weren't their fault. We have the experience and resources of a large law firm, which gives us the ability to go up against even the largest corporations and insurance companies in and out of court. For our clients, though, we offer the kind of personal, one-on-one attention you'd get from a small law firm. We take the time to listen to our clients so we can serve their needs, not ours or the insurance company's.
What We Do For Clients Harmed by a Dunedin Truck AccidentAs a team of skilled, street-smart personal injury lawyers, we aim first and foremost to build the strongest possible cases for our clients to recover maximum compensation from anyone who has legal liability to them for their injuries. Here's how we typically approach our cases for clients harmed by a Dunedin truck accident.
We ListenFirst and foremost, we listen to our clients to hear about how truck accidents have affected them, and what they need to recover and move forward with their lives. We handle hundreds of cases every year, but we treat every single one of them as unique. Our lawyers and case managers take the time to meet with clients and their families one-on-one wherever and whenever it is most convenient. We never forget our first priority is to serve our clients' best interests.
We InvestigateThere is nothing simple about a truck accident. The sheer size and weight of a truck—particularly one that's fully-loaded with cargo---mean that it will inflict massive damage and injury when it collides with other vehicles, jackknifes, or rolls over. Because most trucks operate in connection with business, multiple individuals and companies often have an interest in a single truck involved in an accident. As personal injury lawyers, one of our jobs is to untangle as best we can the complicated facts and legal interests tied up in a truck accident. This means we:
- Identify who was involved in the accident. The typical truck carrying cargo for a business person usually has at least two, and often more, parties who have a connection to it. There's the driver, of course. There's the driver's employer. There are the owners of the truck, trailer, and cargo (which can be three separate parties). There's the truck's manufacturer. There's the truck's mechanic. And there's the party who loaded the truck. In an accident, all of these parties may have potential legal liability. But, that's not all. There are other parties, not necessarily directly connected with the truck, who could also have liability for damage caused by an accident. These include other motorists, road agencies, and even doctors and drug companies.
- Identify how the accident happened. One critical step in any case involving a truck accident is figuring out how the accident happened. Occasionally this is easy, such as when there are witnesses and video footage. But, most of the time, it takes a fair amount of work to piece together the second-by-second timeline of a crash to understand what happened. At Dolman Law Group Accident Injury Lawyers, PA, we often work with accident reconstruction experts to help us with this analysis.
- Identify parties with legal liability (who can pay). Once we know who was involved in or connected to a truck crash and how the accident happened, we can focus our analysis in on the essential question: whose bad decision or careless action caused the crash, and who is responsible for that decision or action? This is often more than one person (such as when a truck driver makes a bad decision and his employer is responsible for his actions). When we've identified all of those parties - the parties with potential legal liability to our client, in other words - we also research whether those parties have the means or insurance to pay damages to our client.
- Evaluate injuries and needs. Truck accidents cause a wide variety of damage. We need to know how much money it will take to “fix” the damage done to our clients. (Of course, money doesn't truly “fix” things, but it can help provide support and stability.) To come up with that number, we often work with medical and financial experts to calculate our clients' immediate and long-term needs.