Truck accidents are often exponentially more severe than other accidents that occur on the road and tend to result in catastrophic injuries or death. Although it is always in one’s best interests to seek knowledgeable legal guidance in the aftermath of an accident, it is particularly crucial to hire an attorney with experience in handling these types of cases if you were involved in a truck accident.
Reasons Why You Need a Truck Accident Attorney
Most truck accidents are vastly more complex than the average motor vehicle collision. These types of accidents usually involve greater damages and, more often than not, involve multiple liable parties. An experienced truck accident attorney can help you navigate these unique challenges.
Here are some reasons why you need to hire a truck accident attorney to represent your case:
- Finding out who is liable: As mentioned above, there is usually more than one liable party in a truck accident case. However, this knowledge alone will not help you discover who those parties are. You need an experienced attorney to accomplish this. Some of the parties that can potentially be held liable include the truck driver, the trucking company, the truck’s manufacturer, the company responsible for loading the truck, and the company responsible for performing regular maintenance on the truck.
- Handling negotiations with more than one party: Negotiating with one insurance company is hard enough, so you can imagine how hard it must be to negotiate with two or three insurance companies. The situation can get more than a little hairy. To maximize compensation, you will need an attorney who is experienced in handling these complex negotiations.
- Understanding the trucking industry’s regulations: The trucking industry is heavily regulated by the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA). Only an experienced truck accident attorney will be familiar with the many laws and regulations involved and will understand how to apply them to your case.
- Getting a fair settlement: Many truck accident cases involve life-altering injuries and are worth more than the average car accident case. Unfortunately, many insurance adjusters prey on the severely injured with low-ball settlements. An experienced truck accident attorney will ensure you know what your case is worth and advise you against rushing into a settlement offer will not adequately compensate you for your injuries.
Schedule a Free Consultation with a Truck Accident Attorney Today!
If you were injured in a truck accident, contact the experienced team at Crossen Law Firm for the exceptional legal services you deserve during this difficult time. With decades of experience and a history of success on our side, you can trust that your case will be in capable hands with us. Moreover, we believe you should use this time to heal from your injuries, which is why our law firm accepts cases on a contingency fee basis. You will not owe us legal fees unless we win your case.
Call our law firm today at (317) 401-8626 to schedule a free consultation with one of our trusted truck accident attorneys.