If you were hurt in a truck accident, you should take certain steps to protect your right to seek compensation for your damages. You may qualify to hold the truck driver, their employer, or another negligent party accountable for your injuries and the other harm you suffered. If you do not protect your rights, it could prevent you from:
- Negotiating a fair and just payout with the insurer
- Filing a civil suit against the trucker and trucking company
- Recovering a fair court award based on your expenses and losses
Our Law Firm Could Protect Your Rights and Handle Your Claim for You
If you choose to work with our personal injury law firm for your truck accident case, we will take care of your legal claim or lawsuit for you. We want you to focus on your treatment, rehabilitation, and physical recovery.
The attorney we assign to represent you, along with the rest of our team, will take several steps to protect your rights as a part of handling your truck accident case. This includes:
Managing All Case Communication
Not only will our team keep you up to date about your case, but we will also manage all necessary communications with the truck driver, trucking company, and insurance companies.
Speaking with these entities on your own could be stressful and open you up to unnecessary risk. They may try to use your words against you to poke holes in your case. Our job is to protect you and your right to compensation.
Build Your Case and Develop a Strong Argument
Our team will investigate the crash, identify the responsible party or parties, and gather evidence to prove fault. Then, using the evidence we find, we will construct a case to show who is liable for your damages.
Building a personal injury case also includes determining an appropriate settlement range for your claim. We will need to discuss the injuries and damages you suffered, categorize them, estimate their value, and add them all together to determine how much compensation to pursue for you.
Navigate Negotiations and Litigation
Once your case is ready, our law firm will take care of preparing and filing your insurance claim and negotiating with the insurer. We will represent your best interests and pursue a fair settlement on your behalf.
If the liable party and their insurer refuse to settle, your lawyer can take the case to trial. The jury will then evaluate the case we present to determine fault, liability, and how much – if any – compensation you can recover.
For a free legal consultation, call (800) 537-8185
Be Aware that the Insurance Company Is Not on Your Side
In many cases, the trucking company’s legal team or insurer will reach out to victims in the first few days after a collision. They may want to offer a lowball settlement or discuss the case with you in a recorded statement.
It is often not in your best interest to agree to either at this point. The insurer is not calling to help you, even if they claim to want to compensate you for your losses quickly. Instead, they may try to twist anything you say to reduce the value of your case or place the blame for the commercial vehicle crash on you.
Our team knows how to combat these issues. When you hire us, one of our local attorneys can handle your settlement negotiations, communications with the insurer, and other requests.
We believe that local attorneys are usually the best fit for a case because they are experienced in state laws and procedures. Therefore, if you are involved in a crash in New Orleans, you should work with our New Orleans truck accident lawyers.
Identify and Meet All Applicable Deadlines for Filing Your Case
You must be aware of the deadlines in your truck accident case. In general, the most crucial is the applicable statute of limitations. Each state has one of these statutes, which establishes a deadline for turning in the paperwork to begin a civil lawsuit.
Depending on your state’s laws, the window you have to file may be anywhere from one to four years after the collision. Missing this cut-off could prevent you from taking your case to trial and holding the truck driver, their employer, or any other party liable.
Some circumstances can alter these deadlines, as well. You may have significantly less time than you believed to begin your case. An attorney from our team can help you understand the timeline in your truck collision case during a free case review.
Speak with a Law Firm for Free to Learn More About Your Legal Options
Our personal injury firm provides free consultations for truck accident victims. You can learn more about your rights and how to protect them during this conversation. A complimentary case evaluation will also give you an opportunity to:
- Understand the benefits
- Discuss the firm’s services
- Ask us to explain our fee schedules
Evidence can disappear quickly in these crashes, and deadlines are often tight. If you suffered injuries in a semi-truck accident and are concerned about your rights, we want to hear about your case right away.
The Team from Morris Bart, LLC Is Waiting to Hear from You Today
The Morris Bart law firm protects the legal rights of injured clients across the Gulf South, including Alabama, Arkansas, Louisiana, and Mississippi. We have 15 offices in these four states and helped more than 6,500 clients win their cases in 2019.
We are a contingency fee personal injury firm and provide free case assessments. Call (800) 537-8185 now to get started.
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