After a truck injures you in a crash, hiring a lawyer for your truck accident claim can help your case for compensatory damages. An attorney who manages truck crash injury claims will know how to proceed when seeking financial recovery for you.
Because of the truck’s large size, you may suffer from more serious injuries from the force of the collision than would occur in a crash with a sedan. Life-altering injuries could greatly complicate your personal injury case, but our truck accident attorney can advise you on a strategy.
Receiving Help From a Truck Accident Attorney
Nothing from a legal standpoint requires you to hire a lawyer in a truck accident claim with injuries. You certainly can represent yourself. However, when you are attempting to recover from your injuries and deal with an insurance company that may try to take advantage of you and your situation, going it alone can be a challenging task.
By hiring an attorney to represent you after a truck crash, you may receive several benefits.
Counteracting the Techniques Insurers Use
Insurance companies are for-profit entities. The insurance representative may try to convince you the company aims to help you with your claim. Instead, it is common for an insurer to try to persuade the victim to accept a smaller settlement to boost the company’s profits.
A truck crash lawyer who has experience with injury cases knows the techniques insurers use when dealing with accident victims. By counteracting these techniques, attorneys can help you work toward a settlement amount.
Taking Over Negotiations
Hopefully, this is the only time in your life you go through something as potentially life-altering as a truck accident with injuries. If you attempt to negotiate a claim settlement with the insurance company on your own, however, this lack of experience may cause problems for you.
By hiring a truck crash attorney to represent you, you can even the playing field. When an attorney has participated in direct negotiations with an insurance company many times in the past, this experience can benefit you in your case.
Determining the Full Extent of Your Injuries
Once you agree to a settlement with an insurance company, the case comes to an end. You are not able to go back to the liable party later and seek additional money if new health problems appear. This is why we calculate your damages first before requesting compensation. Once we arrive at a figure, we will know how much compensation will help you meet your financial needs.
Although it can be tempting to accept the first offer an insurance company makes so that you can quickly put the case behind you, an attorney representing you in a personal injury claim likely would recommend against this.
A lawyer understands the importance of having a full diagnosis of your current injuries and long-term health outlook from your doctors before agreeing to any settlement. You only have one chance to get the requested award amount correct, and a lawyer can help you achieve this.
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Discovering Which Parties Are Actually Responsible
Although fault for a truck crash can lie with the truck driver who violated traffic laws, this is not always the case in all injury cases. Sometimes, other parties’ negligence also played a role in a crash, which could prompt your attorney to file a claim against multiple entities.
By having more than one party become part of your injury case, it is possible to recover a greater amount for you. Should one insurance policy have strict payout limitations, having a second or third policy as part of the claim could reimburse you for all your expenses and pay your full pain and suffering judgment.
We Must Meet States’ Deadlines for Filing Your Legal Action
Individual states have deadlines that truck accident victims must follow to retain their right to file a personal injury lawsuit. Our truck accident lawyer can ensure that your case moves forward at the proper pace to meet all deadlines, including those in:
- New Jersey: Victims have up to two years to file an injury lawsuit, according to NJ Rev Stat § 2A:14-2.
- New York: Victims have up to three years to file an injury lawsuit, according to CPLR § 214.
- Pennsylvania: Victims have up to two years to file an injury lawsuit, according to Pa. C.S.A. § 5524.
Our Truck Accident Team Is Ready to Help You Seek Damages
Truck accident investigations can be highly complex. The team at Morelli Law Firm can help with your truck accident investigation. We will review the evidence and the facts that show which party or parties are responsible for the crash and help you seek financial recovery in your case.