There is no way of knowing whether hiring a truck accident lawyer is worth it for your specific case. However, you can educate yourself on all the ways a lawyer could benefit your case. With this information, you can decide if hiring a lawyer is right for you.
What a Truck Accident Lawyer Can Do for You
When you work with a truck accident lawyer, their goal is to recover compensation for your collision-related expenses. To accomplish this, they will undertake many different legal obligations on your behalf.
A truck accident lawyer can do the following:
Compile and Analyze Evidence
To secure compensatory damages, you will need to prove that a negligent party is responsible for your injuries. You can do this by using evidence to support your claim.
Some forms of evidence could include:
- Accident and police reports
- Your medical records
- Videos and photos of the accident scene (that you or someone else took, or was recorded by a security camera)
- Testimonies from eyewitnesses of the accident, your medical team, or experts who can support your claim
A lawyer can strategize based on the resources they have when it comes to negotiating with the insurance companies (or arguing your case in court) for a fair settlement.
Handle the Legal Hurdles While You Recover
When you are nursing your injuries after a truck accident, you likely do not want to have to argue with insurance companies, attempt to understand confusing paperwork, or determine how much you may be owed. A lawyer can do all this for you, and more.
Additionally, a truck accident lawyer can:
- File the paperwork associated with your claim or lawsuit
- Calculate your damages
- Represent you at trial, if necessary
- Negotiate with insurance companies for you
- Protect your legal rights
Your lawyer may be able to undertake responsibilities that we have not included here.
Serve as an Advocate and Offer Guidance
Not only will a lawyer protect your legal rights, but they will also make sure that you understand your options. For some, this factor alone makes it worth it to hire a truck accident lawyer. If you have any questions at all, they can answer them for you.
Many lawyers will make as many efforts as possible to make their clients’ lives easier. So, whether you are healing in the hospital or at home, your lawyer will still be able to reach you. They can give you an honest opinion about your circumstances and inform you of all legal possibilities.
How to Choose the Right Truck Accident Lawyer for You
Make sure you do your research online to see what kind of law the lawyer practices, where they are located, where they are allowed to practice, and what their past case results are. You can tell a lot from previous client reviews. Some truck accident lawyers even feature client reviews and testimonials on their website.
Additionally, you can often take advantage of a free consultation offered by many law firms. You can call their team, tell them about your circumstances, and see what they can do for you. This grants you an opportunity to get a “feel” for how their office staff will treat you, and how much of a priority the firm will make your case.
Your representation should not only advocate for your rights but care about you as a person.
A Lawyer Can Help You File a Wrongful Death Lawsuit
If you lost a loved one in an accident, you may be able to pursue damages in a wrongful death claim. This could include your late loved one’s medical bills, burial expenses, and income deficit.
A lawyer can stand by your side during this difficult time and explain the process that goes into filing this type of legal action, as well as the laws surrounding a wrongful death claim (such as S.C. Code Code § 15-51-10, for example).
Call George Sink, P.A. Injury Lawyers Today
At George Sink, P.A. Injury Lawyers, we want to put our clients first. You may end up deciding that hiring a truck accident lawyer is worth it for you and your family. We cannot make such a decision for you, but we are more than ready to offer all the resources you need to do so.
Call us or fill out our online form to speak to a team member about your options during a free case review.