Why is it urgent to hire an attorney after a trucking accident?

In the weeks after a serious accident, most victims simply want to pick up the pieces and move on. Many are in pain, unable to work, and overwhelmed by the problems caused by the crash—especially the struggle of trying to get insurance compensation for their injuries. The good news is that victims who meet with an attorney sooner rather than later have the strongest chance of recovering fair payment for their losses.

Benefits of Speaking With an Attorney as Soon as Possible After a Truck Crash

Commercial truck accidents are not the same as car crashes. They have the potential to cause far greater injuries that result in permanent disability or even death, and trucking companies’ insurers may resist insurance claims to pay for these costs. The earlier you speak with a lawyer, the more time you will have to focus on healing while your legal representative gets to work on your case.

Our attorneys can help you:

  • Learn your options. An experienced truck accident lawyer will be able to determine who could be at fault in your case. Not only can the truck driver be held responsible, the trucking carrier, loading company, or manufacturer of defective truck parts may all share liability for your injuries.
  • Collect evidence before it disappears. Trucking companies have years of experience in mitigating their losses in an accident, and will likely assemble a team of attorneys to get to work right after a crash. An attorney can preserve evidence after a truck crash to ensure that no videos, files, documents, or other data is destroyed.
  • Understand the laws. Commercial vehicles are governed by a different set of laws than passenger cars. Your case can involve a number of important variables, including travel on intrastate and interstate highways, federal hours of service requirements, and commercial driving license laws.
  • Know what to expect. Depending on the factors of your case, you may be able to settle your claim without going to court or even before a lawsuit is filed. Once we have examined your claim, we can advise you on your next steps and stay in touch throughout the course of your case.

Our injury lawyers serve truck accident clients on a contingent fee basis, meaning we do not collect anything unless we secure a recovery for you. To set up a free initial consultation, simply fill out the short contact form on this page. For more information, you can also request a free copy of our book, The 10 Worst Mistakes You Can Make With Your Tennessee Injury Case.