How a Truck Accident Lawyer Can Help You Get the Justice You Deserve
If you or a loved one has suffered from a truck accident, you know first hand just how challenging and overwhelming it can be. There’s the emotional impact, the physical pain, the financial burden, and the stress that comes from dealing with insurance adjusters who don’t have your best interest at heart. It’s a lot. That’s why many people choose to hire an attorney after their accident. There’s a lot an attorney can do for you to make a complex process easier, and to make sure you’re being advocated for every step of the way.
If you or a loved one has experienced a truck accident, the excellent attorneys at Giddens Law Firm can help. Contact us today for a free initial case review and learn what can a truck accident lawyer do for you and how we can help protect your interests.
What Can a Truck Accident Lawyer Do for You:
Identify the liable parties
One of the most complex factors in all truck accident cases is the sheer number of parties who may bear some level of responsibility or fault for the accident. Of course, there are many cases in which the truck driver is liable for the accident. If he or she exhibited any sort of negligence or recklessness leading up to the accident, such as texting or speeding, they may be at fault. But the list does not end there: other liable parties include the trucking company, the cargo loader, the mechanic, the auto parts manufacturer, the auto parts retailer, and more. Even the city or town in which the accident occurred can be liable if the accident was caused by an unmaintained roadway. Multiple parties may also share liability, making the breakdown of fault even more complex.
Beyond simply determining who is at fault, you’ll have to contend with the fact that every party involved will have lawyers working for them. They will be working hard to make sure their clients pay out as little as possible. Trucking companies’ insurance providers may also push back and try to prevent you from collecting anything.
Someone without legal experience looking at the accident may struggle to identify all potentially liable parties. In many cases, it’s also possible that multiple parties share liability. An experienced lawyer will help ensure that all responsible parties are held accountable for their actions.
Handle the paperwork
The paperwork involved in filing an insurance claim can, by itself, be enough to drive someone to the edge of sanity. And it’s not just the volume required that makes this part of the process so difficult: if you fill something out incorrectly, or file it late by even a day, you may lose your ability ro recover financial compensation. A lawyer can guarantee that all paperwork involved is filled out properly and filed on time, so you have one less thing to worry about.
Build and prove your case
In order to file a successful insurance claim or win a personal injury suit, you need to prove that another party’s negligence caused you harm, and to do this, you need evidence. One of the most important things your lawyer can do is gather crucial evidence that builds a convincing and compelling case for you. Your attorney can obtain truck maintenance records, driver training records, phone records, and more, all of which can be extraordinarily helpful.
In truck accidents in particular, some important evidence can be hard to track down without a lawyer; the black box of a truck, for instance, contains crucial information about the events surrounding the accident, but is next to impossible to obtain without the aid of a legal professional. What’s more, many truck black boxes record over themselves in a matter of days or even hours, so time is of the essence. Your attorney can snap into action the moment they are hired, gathering time sensitive evidence that can help you in.
Similarly, you need evidence in order to illustrate the impact the accident had on you. This includes things like medical bills, evidence of lost wages, and any other expenses that relate to the accident. Your attorney can compile all of this on your behalf to prove the level of compensation you deserve.
Negotiate a fair settlement
If you decide to pursue a personal injury suit, having the aid of an experienced lawyer is crucial. In almost all cases, the settlement that the other party initially offers will be substantially lower than what you are owed. However, it may be difficult to recognise what is or is not a fair settlement number without the guidance of an attorney. Your truck accident lawyer will work tirelessly to negotiate a settlement that accurately compensates both your economic and noneconomic damages.
Economic damages, such as medical bills and lost wages, have a clear and obvious monetary value. Noneconomic damages, on the other hand, include things like pain and suffering. These can be tricky areas, because it’s up to you and your team to assign a monetary value to a fairly abstract concept such as suffering. An experienced truck accident lawyer will be skilled at assessing every possible way that the accident has impacted you, and totalling that into a settlement number.
You and your lawyer can go back and forth with the other party and their legal team as many times as is necessary until you reach the settlement you’re comfortable with. Insurance companies often use smoke and mirrors to make their lowball offer appear enticing, but your attorney will fight for what you really deserve.
Represent you in court
Across the nation, the vast majority of personal injury cases are settled before they reach a trial. However, in a select few, going to court becomes necessary. In a situation like this, you’ll want an experienced truck accident lawyer defending you.
In a world where your truck accident case necessitates a trial, your Giddens Law Firm truck attorney can continue fighting for you and protecting you in court. In fact, the attorneys at Giddens Law Firm have extensive experience representing clients in court, and have the knowledge and resources to continue doing so.
Work With an Experienced Truck Accident Lawyer
Working through the aftermath of a truck accident is not easy for anyone. But with the help of a Giddens Law Firm attorney, there is a way through.
We believe that every truck accident victim has a right to justice and a right to compensation. We approach each case with an aggressive strategy, but also with compassion and care. When you work with us, we become teammates, navigating a terribly stressful time together in the ways that work best for you.
John Giddens, the founding member of the firm, is consistently ranked amongst the top lawyers in the nation, and has decades of experience handling all forms of personal injury cases. Mr. Giddens is a victims rights advocate who always prioritizes the rights and wellbeing of the individual over that of a corporation.
Visit the Giddens Law Firm clients victory page for examples of the many multi million settlements that firm has secured for deserving clients. Mr. Giddens and his team are ready and waiting to help you through this difficult time. If you are still wondering what can a truck accident lawyer do for you contact us today for a free initial case review.