How Do I Find the Best Truck Accident Attorney?
You will want to ask any attorney you are considering for you accident several questions. The following should help you get started:
Does the attorney have experience in commercial vehicle accidents?
An attorney should be able to talk about their experience with truck accident cases. If an attorney can provide examples of cases they’ve taken to court or reference their recent and past role in representing truck accident victims, this is something you want to know. You should feel confident about the attorney’s level of knowledge and experience. Don’t be afraid to ask the attorney to give you details to establish their expertise. If they can’t or fail to satisfy you with their responses, then you should probably look elsewhere.
Does the attorney have experience taking cases to trial?
You will want to ask any truck accident attorneys if they have truck accident cases presently or scheduled for litigation. You will also want to get an approximate number of how many cases the attorney has taken to trial. This is important because without experience that puts the attorney in front of a jury, there is little chance your case will he handled with the knowledge necessary to get the maximum possible compensation. If the lawyer you are considering hasn’t fought at least 10 truck accident cases in court, you may be better off finding one who has because the level of true experience does matter. And, it will make a difference.
Does the attorney have the resources to take a complex truck accident case to trial?
Fighting a truck accident case in court often requires significant resources. The average person will not likely have the funds available to make this possible. This is why an attorney can be quite valuable in handling accident claims. We treat every case as if it will go to court. Otherwise, the defendants will not take us seriously. So, when we take a case, we don’t stop fighting until we believe that the settlement you are being offered is fair and reasonable. If this requires filing a lawsuit this is what we do. But, lawsuits are not free. There are number of expenses involved in a truck wreck case. And, if your attorney is not able to handle those expenses promptly, it could weaken your case.