When Should You Consult a Lawyer for a Truck Accident?

When Should You Consult a Lawyer for a Truck Accident?

Were you recently involved in a truck accident but don’t know if or when you should consult a lawyer? Esquire Law is here to help. Our skilled truck accident lawyers have the skills, experience, and resources required to secure maximum compensation on your behalf.

Keep reading to learn more about when to consult a lawyer for a truck accident case and what a truck accident lawyer does to move your case forward.

4 Reasons to Contact a Truck Accident Attorney

Here are the top four reasons to consult a truck accident lawyer for assistance with your case:

Multiple Parties Are Involved

It’s common for truck accidents to involve multiple parties. Depending on the details of the case, the trucking company, truck driver, truck manufacturer, cargo company, or repair shop could be partially liable for the accident. You may also share some of the liability.

In cases involving multiple parties, lawyers and insurance companies determine liability using comparative negligence laws. Comparative negligence is a legal principle that splits liability between two or more parties involved in a personal injury case, assigning each party a percentage of fault.

Arizona operates under pure comparative negligence, which allows a plaintiff to share up to 99% of the fault and still seek compensation. Utah operates under modified comparative negligence, which allows a plaintiff to share up to 50% of the fault and still seek compensation.

A skilled truck accident lawyer will investigate the accident and gather evidence to determine liability and calculate the damages caused.

You Have a Severe Injury

Since these types of accidents involve large, heavy trucks, they often cause severe injuries. Whether your injuries are external, internal, or both, seeking an attorney’s help is important because you want to make sure you receive the medical care you need and have the funds to pay for it.

Truck accidents often cause the following injuries, among others:

  • Spinal cord injuries
  • Traumatic brain injuries (TBIs)
  • Broken bones and fractures
  • Neck and back injuries
  • Burn injuries
  • Amputations
  • Internal injuries
  • Organ damage
  • Soft tissue injuries
  • PTSD and other mental and emotional anguish

These injuries require extensive medical treatments, which are costly. Our team will secure maximum compensation on your behalf so you don’t have any out-of-pocket expenses.

Not Sure Who Caused the Accident

Determining who caused a truck accident can be more complex than you might think. You might claim the truck driver caused it because they cut you off in traffic, but they might claim you caused it because you followed the truck too closely. It can quickly turn into a he said, she said situation.

A truck accident attorney will recreate the events that occurred to determine which driver took which actions and whether they contributed to the outcome. They may also interview eyewitnesses and consult with reconstruction experts to paint a better picture of the accident and determine who caused it.

You Have Received a Settlement

Accepting a settlement offer bars you from pursuing any future legal action related to the truck accident. If the extent of your injuries turns out to be more severe than you originally thought, you’ll have to pay the medical and rehabilitative expenses out-of-pocket.\

Thankfully, a truck accident attorney will help you understand the implications of your injuries and secure a fair settlement on your behalf so you don’t end up in this kind of situation. They’ll make sure you have the compensation you need to cover all current and future accident-related expenses.

The Insurance Company Is Giving You Trouble

When multiple parties are involved in a truck accident, multiple insurance companies will be involved in the aftermath. Dealing with one insurance company is stressful enough; dealing with multiple at once can be overwhelming without the right help.

Insurance companies have their own best interest in mind, not yours. This means they’ll employ bad-faith tactics like presenting lowball offers or wrongfully denying claims to save a few bucks. Hiring a skilled truck accident lawyer is the most effective way to fight against these tactics and secure the compensation you need to cover all your accident-related costs.

What to Look for When Choosing a Truck Accident Attorney

The truck accident attorney you choose can make or break your case. Selecting one with the right credentials is essential to achieving a successful outcome. Here are some qualities to look for in a potential truck accident lawyer:

  • Expertise: You need a lawyer who specializes in truck accident cases. Only truck accident attorneys know the complexities involved, like determining liability when multiple parties are involved and negotiating with multiple insurance companies to secure a settlement.
  • Experience: Your attorney should have at least a few years of experience under their belt to give you peace of mind that your case is in good hands. An experienced lawyer knows how to overcome common legal challenges that could cause your case to drag on or threaten a successful outcome.
  • Clear Communication: You should never have to hunt down your lawyer just to receive an update on your case. They should communicate with you in person, over the phone, and/or through email to provide updates during each stage of the legal process.

When you trust Esquire Law with your truck accident case, you can have confidence knowing our attorneys will do everything they can to achieve the outcome you want. We have the experience, expertise, and communication style it takes to win.

Reliable Truck Accident Litigation Services

Esquire Law is the firm you can trust to handle any truck accident case. Our personal injury lawyers in Arizona and Utah will meet with you to review the details of your case and discuss a legal strategy. Whether we need to contact medical experts to learn more about your injuries or consult accident reconstruction experts to recreate the events, we’ll do whatever it takes to ensure justice is served.

Don’t wait to pursue the compensation you deserve. Contact us today to get started with a free case evaluation.

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