If you suffered injuries in a collision because of a negligent truck driver, you may want to enlist the help of our personal injury law firm as soon as your injuries allow. As the parties at fault in these cases are often both the trucker and their employer, you likely do not want to try to navigate the legal process on your own.
You have a right to hire a truck accident attorney from our team to represent you. As your legal representatives, we can handle all aspects of the claims process for you and file a lawsuit if necessary. Our services require no upfront fees, and the initial consultation is free.
Our Team Will Go to Work Protecting Your Best Interests Immediately
When you hire a truck accident lawyer on our team to represent you in an accident case, our top priority immediately becomes protecting your rights and seeking justice for you. This process involves:
- Handling all communication with the insurers, trucking company, and more
- Investigating your accident to prove negligence and liability
- Gathering evidence to support an insurance claim
- Preparing your claim or civil lawsuit
- Representing you during settlement negotiations
- Taking your case to trial, if necessary
The insurance company could try to reduce the value of your claim or shift the fault onto you. Our attorneys know about these tactics and how to prepare for them. When we represent you, we will spend time calculating the value of your case so we can fight for a settlement that appropriately addresses your damages.
We Will Also Act to Protect Any Evidence Held By the Trucking Company
Trucking companies or other corporations that employ truck drivers are often vicariously liable in 18-wheeler collision cases, according to the Legal Information Institute (LLI). For this reason, any evidence the company has in its possession could be in jeopardy.
Our lawyers know how to identify and preserve this evidence, generally through a spoliation letter. Crucial evidence we seek to protect could include:
- The trucker’s rest logs
- Dashcam video of the accident
- Data from the truck’s computers
- The driver’s employee history
- Post-accident drug testing results
- Alcohol testing results
- Documentation of any prior incidents
- Physical evidence
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There Are Time Restrictions for Filing a Personal Injury Lawsuit
States enforce deadlines for how long you can wait to file a truck accident lawsuit. The deadlines can vary by state, and other factors can influence how long you have to bring a civil action. You may have between one and four years to take action, but you could have as little as a few months.
Our team will be able to explain the deadline set by state law in your case and if there are exceptions to it, such as the following:
- More time to file if the victim was a child or has cognitive disabilities
- Less time to act if the at-fault party is a municipality or another government agency
Having an Attorney on Your Side Can Make Recovering Compensation Easier
Though it is possible to file a claim or even pursue a lawsuit while representing yourself, you have a right to hire an attorney to handle it for you. There are many advantages to having our law firm on your side.
We know how to navigate the claims process and understand the nuances of these cases. While you would have to figure these details out, we are already familiar with the following:
- Common expenses and losses victims suffer
- How to enlist the help of experts when needed
- The types of evidence used to prove negligence and liability
- How to handle the insurer, liable parties, and others
- Proven tactics to negotiate fair settlements
- How to value a case
- When to file a lawsuit and go to trial
By letting our legal team manage your case, you could avoid time-consuming stress and work. You can focus on your treatment and physical recovery while a truck accident lawyer from our firm handles your claim.
Recoverable Damages from a Truck Accident and Injury Claim
Every case is unique, but most victims suffer similar types of harm. You may face current expenses and losses, future costs, and intangible damages. Examples of the damages you may be able to recover include:
- Treatment and care costs, current and future
- Lost income, benefits, and other income
- Reduced earning capacity
- Property damages
- Related expenses
- Pain and suffering
Other Than Retaining a Lawyer, What Should You Do After a Truck Accident?
You should consider hiring an attorney after your truck accident case. To protect your right to recover compensation, you may also want to:
- Avoid speaking with insurance adjusters: The liable party’s insurance company may try to contact you shortly after your accident. You do not have to speak with them. In fact, many law firms will recommend that you do not speak with the insurance company without your lawyer. Anything you say to an insurer can be used out of context in an effort to undervalue your case.
- Call the police to the accident scene: One benefit of contacting the police after your accident is that they will create an accident report that your legal team can use as evidence in your case. Our personal injury lawyer can analyze the police report and use this to reach out to witnesses and prove liability. In some states, some laws require you to reach out to the police after a crash.
- Seek medical attention: You should visit your doctor after an auto collision to ensure your injuries heal properly. Your medical records and bills may also serve as evidence in your case. Our experienced truck accident attorney can help you recover damages for your medical bills after your doctor visit.
If you hope to gain compensation from the at-fault driver, you should be mindful of your actions after a truck accident. Our team is ready to help you seek fair compensation.
A Team Member from Morris Bart, LLC Will Review Your Case for Free
Our team provides free case evaluations for collision victims, and we handle cases on a contingency-fee basis. Our fee structure means that your current financial situation does not dictate your ability to acquire our services. We will not charge you unless we are successful in recovering damages for you, and our fee will be deducted from this financial recovery.
If you suffered injuries in a semi-truck accident in Alabama, Arkansas, Louisiana, or Mississippi, the Morris Bart law firm is here to help. Call us today to get started.
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