The Main Reasons You Need A Lawyer If You Are Involved In A Truck Accident
Few accidents are as potentially catastrophic as a trucking accident. Trucks are much larger and heavier than passenger cars, and as such when one is involved in an accident it can lead to much more serious injuries and longer recovery times.
Making your physical recovery even more difficult is the fact that you’ll be left financially impacted when you are involved in an accident. While you are hurt, you may struggle to make a full recovery since you’ll be spending much of your time focusing on things like finding money to pay your medical bills, making up for lost wages due to missing work, and more. Simply put, it’s in your best interests to file a trucking accident lawsuit and get what you’re owed.
But don’t just assume that filing a claim with an insurance company is all you can do. In fact, if you have a good attorney on your side your odds of getting what you’re truly owed increases dramatically. You need a good lawyer, for several reasons. Here’s why.
Whether it is understanding that you have the right to seek compensation, identifying who is responsible and who can be held liable, or just going through the basics of negotiating your case, an attorney handles everything for you.
Unless you’re an attorney yourself, the odds of you understanding all of the specifics of filing a claim won’t be easy to do. Your attorney has experience and knowledge and will put both to work for you.
This is one of the biggest reasons you need a lawyer on your side. When you begin trying to seek compensation from your injuries, the other side responds by trying to push you around, refuse payment, offer you less than you are really owed, and more. This is because they know you don’t really fully know all of the legal loopholes and complexities involved in your case.
With an attorney on your side, you get respect from the insurance companies and legal teams on the other side. This means that their bullying stops and they begin making sure that a settlement is reached – they know your lawyer means business and that going all the way to trial is now a possibility.
The Big Companies
One of the most unique aspects of a trucking accident lawsuit is that you may end up filing to receive compensation from the company itself – not just the driver. That means that you may be entitled to larger compensation, but it also means that you’ll face much larger opposition.
Trucking companies will have lawyers on their payroll and an insurance company fighting with them. This means that those hurt will be in a kind of ‘David and Goliath’ situation. Luckily, your lawyer makes it easy to stand up to them and get what you’re owed. No matter what they throw at your case, your lawyer will be there to fight against it.
Stress can impact your life in a huge number of ways, including in how you are able to heal and move on after an accident. If you’re constantly worrying about money and about fighting with insurance companies, it can be hard to focus any attention on getting better. Your attorney takes that burden off your shoulder so you can put your energy into what matters – healing physically and mentally after the accident.
Simply put, having an attorney on your side is something nobody should ignore when it comes to their recovery process after an accident. Contact our office to get your initial consultation and learn more about the rights and options you have.