Truck accidents often involve serious injuries that are life threatening. They also often involve complicated questions of law that might touch both federal laws and state laws. Frequently, they involve more than just two parties.
Fighting a truck accident case alone is often a losing battle. Instead, your lawyer can help you deal with the complicated facts, law, and parties while you concentrate on what really matters—your recovery.
How Will a Lawyer Help After a Trucking Accident?
There is a lot that goes on behind the scenes in the average personal injury or wrongful death case. The trucking company often has a whole team of people to help the trucking company and driver if a legal claim arises.
If you try to bring your case alone, you are going up against a group of people who have extensive experience in cases like yours. Getting a lawyer is really the only way to even the playing field.
Your lawyer can be a huge help in your truck accident case. Below are a few examples of just how helpful he can be:
Lawyers are expert investigators. The discovery process allows attorneys special rights and privileges under state laws to request documents from the other side and even third parties that do not have any direct connection to your case. While you can go through some of these processes yourself, it is extremely time consuming and you may not realize the full extent of your investigative powers under the law.
Determining Whether Your Claim Meets All Of The Legal Requirements
Every case has certain legal requirements that must be met. These requirements can be found in statutes, regulations, case law, and legal rules. Lawyers know where to look for specific trucking laws that would apply to your case. Trucking accident cases are particularly difficult because they often involve layers of laws at both a federal and state level. Attorneys also know which arguments to make to give you the best chance of a favorable outcome in your case.
Finding Holes In Your Case
Your attorney can help you find weaknesses in your case so that you are prepared to deal with them in negotiations or at trial. Your lawyer can also point out defenses that might be available to the other side and how you can get around those as well.
Communicating With The Insurance Company
Unfortunately, insurance companies often do not take victims seriously until they engage the services of an attorney. This is especially true for insurance companies that deal with trucking companies regularly. These insurance companies see numerous trucking accidents every day, which means they have extensive experience with dealing with claims like yours. You likely do not have any comparable experience, so the insurance company can easily take advantage of you by paying you significantly less than you deserve. A truck accident attorney helps avoid this unfair process.
Getting Legal Help Right Away After Your Truck Accident
While you are on the way to the hospital after a truck accident, the trucking company’s insurance company is already mounting their defense. You need someone right away who has the experience and knowledge to fight back. Jim Glaser Law can help.