Jun 7, 2024

How to Hire the Best Truck Accident Lawyer

How to Hire the Best Truck Accident Lawyer - truck driving along the highway

Legally reviewed by Grant R. Gillenwater, Trial Attorney at Morgan & Morgan, on June 07, 2024.

 

If you or a loved one have recently been involved in a truck accident, you’re likely looking for the best representation to ensure you receive the full compensation you deserve. Hiring the right truck accident lawyer is crucial, as these cases involve complex insurance and liability issues that require specialized expertise.

 

Why You Need a Specialized Truck Accident Lawyer

You might think any personal injury lawyer can handle your case, but truck accidents are unique. They involve intricate details that a general personal injury lawyer may not be familiar with, especially if your accident involved an 18-wheeler or other commercial trucks. Here’s what you need to know about hiring the best truck accident lawyer.

 

Who Can Be Held Liable?

In truck accidents, multiple parties can be held liable, including the driver, the trucking company, the cargo company, and even the truck or tire manufacturer. Facing giant corporations means going up against powerful attorneys who will try to shift the blame onto you. It’s essential to have a lawyer who can navigate these challenges and fight for your rights.

The Importance of Full Compensation

You need to recover not just your immediate medical costs, but also future treatment expenses, lost wages from missed work, pain and suffering, emotional distress, vehicle repair or replacement, and potentially punitive damages. An experienced truck accident lawyer can help you understand all the compensation you’re entitled to.

What If You’ve Lost a Loved One?

If you’ve lost a loved one in a truck accident, a specialized lawyer can help you pursue a wrongful death lawsuit. This legal action can cover medical bills, lost financial support, loss of companionship, and funeral expenses. With so much at stake, you need an attorney who is laser-focused on your needs and has the expertise to secure the best possible outcome.

Key Questions to Ask a Truck Accident Attorney

When meeting with a lawyer for the first time, it’s important to ask the right questions. Start by asking if they have experience with truck accidents. An experienced attorney will confidently navigate your case and achieve successful settlements. Pay attention to their demeanor—do they listen and ask you questions, or do they do all the talking? You want someone who values your input and understands the details of your case.

Look for a Trial-Ready Attorney

While many cases settle out of court, it’s vital to choose a lawyer with trial experience. A lawyer’s willingness to go to trial often influences the settlement value. A defendant’s lawyer will use a lawyer’s lack of trial experience as a bargaining chip, so ensure your attorney is prepared to go to court if necessary.

 

What Will Your Lawyer Expect from You?

Your lawyer will need your cooperation, especially during the investigation phase. Be prepared to provide evidence and be honest about all aspects of your case. Transparency is key to a successful litigation process. Even if some details seem unfavorable, it’s better for your lawyer to be prepared than to be blindsided by the defense.

Compassion and Competence

You need a lawyer who is not only competent but also compassionate. Your attorney should show empathy for your situation and demonstrate a genuine desire to help you. Pay attention to early communications—did they respond promptly and courteously? Were they thorough in explaining the next steps? These are indicators of how your experience will be working with them.

Are Accident Attorneys Worth It?

Absolutely. Retaining a truck accident lawyer is crucial as soon as possible. The opposing side has already mobilized their defense team and insurance adjusters to minimize your claim. You need representation that will fight for your legal rights and ensure you receive fair compensation.

 

How Can Morgan & Morgan Help Win Your Case?

At Morgan & Morgan, our motto is "dedicated to protecting the people, not the powerful." This philosophy drives our team of over 1,000 trial-ready attorneys. Your rights and future well-being are our top priorities. We never settle for less than what your injuries and losses are worth, thanks to our vast experience and resources.

Our resources include thousands of support staff, engineers, investigators, researchers, and scientists to help prove your claim. We invest millions in technology to ensure we remain a premier 21st-century law firm ready to take on the biggest corporations.

Despite our size, we are still a family-owned firm, valuing family above all else. John Morgan started Morgan & Morgan to defend families after his own experience fighting mega-companies and profit-driven lawyers.

 

Ready to Let Us Fight for You?

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