Truck accidents have the potential to result in serious damage and injuries. Research shows that each crash involving a medium or heavy truck results in an average cost of $195,258, and this is in a case where there are no fatalities. If you have been injured in a truck accident, you may be wondering whether or not to engage a truck accident lawyer. Lawyers can help you seek compensation, provide legal advice and protect your rights. Here are some things to help you consider when you should engage a truck accident lawyer.
How Long Ago Did The Accident Happen?
In the most ideal situation, you should contact a lawyer as soon as an accident occurs. They can help you to determine the appropriate amount of compensation you deserve, and help interview and talk to witnesses who may have vital evidence and information regarding the case. They can also aid you in collecting evidence to prove fault in the accident.
The longer you take to contact a layer, the more likely vital evidence may be lost. This can affect your case and result in less compensation made to you. Getting in touch with a lawyer early on in the process can give you piece of mind because a professional is helping you deal with all the legal aspects of your case.
Did the Insurance Company Offer Any Settlement?
After the initial accident report, it is likely the truck’s insurance company will offer you a settlement. However, sometimes these settlements do not reflect the full amount of compensation you deserve, including medical bills, your lost wages due to opportunity cost recovering from the accident, and the trauma you have experienced.
By contacting a lawyer to help, they can evaluate your injuries and how the accident has impacted your life. As such, they can determine whether the settlement offered by the insurance company is appropriate and reflects what you deserve. Lawyers can help to negotiate with the insurance company, and help you come to an agreement on how much compensation you should receive from the accident.
Severity of Your Injuries
Often, truck accidents may result in traumatic injuries. Big trucks have a great mass which requires more space to move and turn. The heavy weight of a truck may also result in great damage to smaller vehicles. If you have sustained injuries from a truck accident, it is likely your road to recovery will be a long one.
Traumatic injuries may mean a diminished ability to communicate with the truck’s insurance company by yourself. You may also need to rely on heavy-duty painkillers for a long time, depending on your injury. Sometimes, these medications have side effects that make your mind cloudy, resulting in difficulty communicating with insurance companies.
Working with a lawyer will mean that you do not have to worry about settlements from insurance companies, as they will deal with it on your behalf. This allows you to focus fully on your recovery.
Choose Corradino & Papa, LLC. for Compensation
It is important to contact a lawyer early on in the process after you have been involved in a truck accident. This ensures that they can help fight for the best compensation you deserve, and help protect your rights. If you have been a victim of a truck accident, you can rely on experts from Corradino and Papa, LLC. Contact us today to receive a free consultation.
Disclaimer: Results may vary depending on your particular facts and legal circumstances.