Have you been involved in an accident involving a commercial truck or 18-wheeler? Did someone get hurt or killed in the accident? Due to the sheer size of semi-trucks, any trucking accident can cause horrible damage to your vehicle and put you in danger of serious injury or death.
If you get in a trucking accident, you need to get your car repaired and get immediate medical attention. You also need to speak with a personal injury lawyer as soon as possible. This lawyer puts together the evidence for your case and helps you acquire as much compensation as possible. If you have problems with your health or vehicle after the crash then you are protected by the personal injury lawyer, and you don’t have to speak with the insurance companies, the other party or the other party’s lawyers at any time.
Let’s take a look at the areas you should consider when trying to choose a truck accident lawyer.
Make Sure the Law Firm is Not Affiliated With the Trucking Company
One sure-fire way to lose a trucking accident case or not receive as much money as you deserve is to use a lawyer that represents another trucking company or even the trucking company that caused the accident. There’s a chance they won’t tell you about the overlap and simply help the trucking company too because they will pay higher rates.
Stay away from these lawyers.
Make Sure The Lawyer Has Strong Experience Working With Trucking Accidents
Trucking accidents are not easy to win since the trucking companies usually put together large teams of lawyers. Make sure your lawyer has years of experience in trucking accidents. Ask if they have ever battled large legal teams. Check the ratings and reviews online. Find people who have gotten in trucking accidents in the past and used the same legal team you’re considering.
You might also consider speaking with other people you know. Ask your family and friends if they know a personal injury lawyer with any experience in truck or car accidents. After that, give the lawyer a call and ask them to elaborate on their experience.