How to Hire a Semi-Truck Accident Lawyer
If you've been injured in a semi-truck accident, a lawyer may be able to help you get a settlement for your medical bills and any property damages if you can prove the accident wasn't your fault.
Finding a Semi-Truck Accident Lawyer
If you have a friend or coworker that recently had to hire a semi-truck lawyer, you may want to see if he or she would recommend the lawyer. If you don't know anyone who can recommend a lawyer, you're in the right place. Attorneys.com has a service to connect you with local semi-truck accident lawyers
You can call 1-877-913-7222 or fill out the short form on this site if you're ready to begin the process. Once you've answered some basic questions, we will give you the contact information for one or more semi-truck accident lawyers in your area. You can call the lawyers yourself, or they will follow up with you within two business days.
Meeting with Semi-Truck Accident Lawyers
After you have the names of a few semi-truck accident lawyers, or personal injury lawyers, you will want to start by scheduling meetings, or initial consultations, with them. Some lawyers won't charge for these meetings, but check before your appointment, so you're not surprised. These meetings are a good chance for you to learn more about the lawyer's skills and experience, and for the truck accident attorney to learn about your case.
The purpose for this meeting is to help you select a lawyer, so you will want to prepare for your meetings. Start by jotting down some notes on the basic facts of your case in case you get nervous in your meeting. You'll want to write down when the semi-truck accident happened and who was there, as well as details about any injuries you may have incurred.
Also write down any questions you might have for the lawyer about his or her experience and how you will be charged. You'll want to ask him or her about the outcomes of similar cases he or she has handled, what kind of award he or she expects, and how he or she will charge you.
Bring some extra paper; taking notes during the meeting will help when you go to make a decision. Remember that everything said in these meetings will be kept confidential, even by the lawyers you don't hire.
How Will a Semi-Truck Accident Lawyer Bill?
Semi-truck accident lawyers, like other personal injury lawyers, may charge you either an hourly rate or on a contingency basis, which means that the lawyer only gets paid if you get a settlement. If you do get a settlement, the lawyer will be paid a percentage of the award. If the lawyer bills on an hourly basis, you will pay for the time spent on your case regardless of whether you win or lose.
Selecting a Semi-Truck Accident Lawyer
After you've met with several semi-truck accident lawyers, you may be ready to hire a lawyer you clicked with. If you didn't immediately click with a lawyer, look through your notes and see which lawyer you think is most qualified to handle your case. Are his or her fees reasonable? Do you trust his or her judgment on your case? Once you have found a lawyer you can trust, you are ready to hire him or her and begin your personal injury case.