How to Hire a Truck Injury Lawyer
If you suffered injuries from a truck accident, you should promptly hire a truck injury lawyer. Personal injury lawyers with experience representing clients who have been injured in trucking accidents can help you negotiate with the truck driver, his or her employer, and their insurance companies. Time is of essence after a trucking accident because your lawyer may want to examine the accident scene and the truck's damage before it is repaired.
This article will walk you through the process of hiring a truck injury lawyer.
Get Suggestions for Truck Injury Lawyers
If you know anyone who's been injured in a trucking accident, you should ask them if they'd recommend their personal injury lawyer. These recommendations can be invaluable. However, if you don't know anyone who's previously used a trucking injury lawyer, you've come to the right place. Attorneys.com can help you connect with a trucking accident attorney in your area.
To begin the process, simply complete the form on this page or call us at 1-877-913-7222. We'll ask you a few questions, then we will connect you with a truck injury lawyer in your area. You can wait for the attorney to contact you (usually within two business days), or you can call the attorney at your convenience.
Selecting a Truck Injury Lawyer
Once you've identified at least one truck injury lawyer you're potentially interested in hiring, you should schedule a meeting called an initial consultation. This is your opportunity to familiarize the attorney with your case and to get to know the attorney before deciding whether to hire him or her.
Prior to the meeting, take some time to make some notes about the nature of your accident: Where did it occur, when it did occur, what happened, and how badly were you injured? These notes will come in handy in case you get nervous during the meeting and forget some of the details.
You should also make a list of questions you'd like to ask the attorney to help you learn more about his or her background and experience. Topics to consider discussing include:
- The attorney's professional background and experience handling trucking accidents
- The attorney's thoughts on whether you have a potential trucking accident case and what you could reasonably expect to recover
- How the attorney is compensated for his or her time
You should feel comfortable sharing all of the details of your accident with the attorney. Even if you ultimately hire a different truck injury attorney, anything you say will be kept confidential.
Selecting a Truck Injury Lawyer
After your initial consultation, take some time to make some notes about the meeting while it is fresh in your mind. If you are meeting with more than one lawyer, these notes will come in handy when it's time to select a truck injury lawyer to handle your case.
Once you have finished meeting all of the personal injury lawyers you are considering, then it's time to make a selection. If one lawyer stood out from the rest, your decision may be an easy one. If you're torn between several lawyers, you should feel comfortable asking them to put you in contact with a past client who could serve as a reference.
Ultimately, the decision to hire an attorney is both an objective decision (Does the attorney have the necessary skills and experience to handle my case?) and a subjective one (Do I trust this lawyer and feel confident that he or she will do the best job on my case?). Once you've found an attorney who meets both your objective and subjective criteria, then you're ready to move forward with your trucking accident lawsuit.