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Selecting a Truck Accident Attorney
Recently we had someone come to us and their husband was in a terrible truck accident. A truck was at fault for that crash, and they asked me, “How do I go about finding the right attorney for this accident?” We had to explain that usually the insurance company will have their attorney at the scene of the accident or at least an investigator there. They even have an expert witness there that will do a reconstruction of the accident. They act right away because they know what the extreme value of a truck accident case can be, so you need an attorney that has the wherewithal to be able to have their investigator potentially at the scene or at least get on top of an investigation right away to make sure we have all the appropriate information.
We need to preserve the vehicles involved, we need statements from witnesses, and those sorts of things. When she asked, we said that is step number one, and what we think is the most important starting point, finding an attorney that knows what they’re doing with truck accidents, that has experience in those accidents, and can act right away to make sure they can maximize the value of the case for you.
Mistakes After a Truck Accident Claim
We spoke with a client recently and we took on their trucking accident case. They didn’t hire us right away. They had originally tried to handle the case themselves. What they did that was troublesome was they gave a statement to the insurance company for the trucking company right away. They didn’t have the benefit of having counsel involved, and in that statement, they made some comments that ended up hurting their case. They weren’t things that ultimately took away from their case, but they were things that the defense brought up at a later date to try to diminish the value of their case.
It’s very important that right away you get your attorney involved. The attorney needs to be someone who is skilled in trucking accident cases. Our firm has a lot of experience in these cases and we have board-certified trial attorneys who try trucking accident cases. You need an attorney to get involved right away and help navigate you through those questions, make sure there’s no statement given. Also, if you don’t hire an attorney right away, the attorney can’t go do the investigation of the vehicles, preserve the evidence, and start to make your case the best case it can be.
It’s important to reach out right away. We’re always happy to talk to anyone who wants to call in about a trucking accident case, and we give free consultations in that regard.
Role of Expert Witnesses in a Truck Accident Claim
An expert witness in a trucking accident case is usually determining who is at fault by looking at roadway evidence and looking at crush damage to a vehicle. We recently had a lady hire me. Her husband was severely injured in a trucking accident and, unfortunately, succumbed to his injuries. The defense, the insurance company, had their expert at the scene of the accident doing an investigation already, so you need an attorney who also can hire an expert immediately and who has the financial resources to pay that expert. These experts can be costly – $30,000, $40,000, $50,000 or more – and that’s something that the law firm pays; we do not ask you to pay. That’s something that’s reimbursed at the end. Our law firm can pay these experts. We have the financial wherewithal to do that.
We need a competing expert because there’s often severe damages in trucking accident cases, so the insurance company will do anything they can to try to limit that value by hiring an expert early on and trying to come up with some opinions that would indicate that you’re somehow at fault. Hire an attorney who understands that they need to get an investigation done right away, that has the wherewithal to hire the experts, to make sure they can maximize the value of your case. Our law firm does just that. We’ve been handling trucking accident cases for nearly 60 years, and we handle them often. Please feel free to reach out to us.
After a Truck Accident
We had a recent case for a client whose husband was in the hospital with severe injuries, and he ultimately succumbed to those injuries as a result of a truck hitting his motorcycle. She wanted to know what the first steps are that needed to be done.
The first step that needs to be done is to try to preserve as much evidence as you can. Oftentimes the insurance company for the trucking company knows that there can be major injuries, so they will send an investigator to the scene of the accident. In this particular case, the defense attorney in the case was actually at the scene of the accident. They’ll act quickly, so what you need to do is make sure you hire an attorney that understands they also need to act quickly to get an investigation done to the vehicles, to preserve evidence, including preserving the vehicles, to take statements of witnesses, and to start to build the case from day one.
We have seasoned trial attorneys her, so we understand the intricacies of a trucking accident case. It’s important that you reach out to us right away so we can get started on your trucking accident case.
Have you lost a loved one been involved in an accident with a truck in Florida and have questions about how to win your truck accident case? Contact our experienced Southwest Florida truck accident lawyers today for a free consultation and case evaluation.
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