If you’ve been involved in a truck accident, you may feel lucky to be alive. If you’ve been injured, now comes the hard part: trying to get compensation for your injuries.
If you’re like most people, you don’t know the ins and outs of the legal system or how to make it work for you.
To get the best results, look into a truck accident lawyer to help you get the compensation you deserve. Why hire a lawyer? Surely it can’t be that hard to sue for your own damages? You’d be surprised.
Here are just a few things to keep in mind:
State and Federal Law Knowledge
Because of how the trucking industry works, truck drivers are bound by both state and federal laws.
How you seek damages depends on what state the trucker is based out of and what state the accident took place in.
You could take the time to look up and familiarize yourself with all these rules, but if you are busy with doctors and insurance, where is the time?
A lawyer is going to know the specialized rules that govern truck accidents and will be able to use them to your advantage.
You may be eligible for more than just medical expenses.
With a good lawyer, you may also be entitled to other kinds of compensation.
- Lost Wages – For any missed work that has caused financial hardship.
- Pain and Suffering – non-monetary losses that your lawyer can help you maximize.
- Loss of Consortium – Damage or injury to your family as a result of your accident.
As a private citizen, you may not know how to go after these benefits. A lawyer, however, has the knowledge base necessary to get you the benefits you deserve.
Did you know that all trucks carry a black box that details everything that happens with the truck?
A truck accident lawyer certainly knows this and knows it is in your best interest to make sure the trucking company doesn’t wipe the box before your court date.
The law is full of loopholes and technicalities that can make your head spin without the proper training. A lawyer is skilled in navigating these technicalities and making them work for you.
Negotiations Handled by a Truck Accident Lawyer
Let’s be honest. Given the choice, do you want to be doing the negotiating with a trucking company’s lawyer? Are you confident in your ability to get the best compensation?
The truth is, you need someone who knows how to handle negotiations to make sure you are treated fairly. You don’t want to be bulldozed by a big company just because you don’t have the expertise to run the negotiations.
Neutral Third Party
A lawyer is going to be able to take a step back from your situation and see the entire situation. This means that they may notice details you missed, or be able to find a new angle from which to fight for your case.
Because they are an independent party, they aren’t affected by the emotion of the case and can enter the playing field level headed and ready to win for you.
If you’ve been in a trucking accident, don’t try to go through the legal battles alone. Contact us today and let us help.