If you were injured in an auto accident with a commercial vehicle, 18-wheeler or other large truck, you may be wondering what happens now. Your first concern will be your medical treatment. A close second may be the financial hardship of being off from work or becoming disabled. You may not even think about working with a lawyer or hiring a personal injury law firm to represent you and preserve your claims.
Moving quickly to hire an experienced Texas trucking lawyer is crucial to the success of your claims for many reasons. Time is the biggest factor with regard to the preservation of evidence for your case.
Your case can be resolved in as little as a few months or it can take as long as a few years. An experienced trucking accident attorney can explain all of the steps involved in truck accident litigation and guide you through the legal process.
How Will I Know Which Lawyer to Hire?
- Experience: You should only hire a lawyer who has experience handling trucking litigation against commercial defendants. An experienced lawyer will know that trucking companies and their insurance companies hire the best attorneys money can buy to defend them in a personal injury or wrongful death lawsuit. Why? Because large commercial vehicles typically cause massive damage in a wreck and therefore the exposure potential for trucking companies can be large.
- Financial Resources: You want a lawyer or law firm who has the money to work up your case. You want a firm who can expend a large sum of money hiring the best experts for accident reconstruction and other important fields, so that your case gets presented best.
- Results: You want to hire a lawyer who has gotten good results in past similar cases and who has taken cases like yours both to mediation and trial successfully. Do not be shy to ask these questions, it is important to know for your case. You can also check on the internet for reviews of the lawyer who will be handling your case to see if former clients or colleagues have nice things to say.
If you or a loved one has been hurt in a motor vehicle accident with a commercial vehicle like an 18-wheeler, gravel truck, dump truck, garbage truck, or other large vehicle, you need solid legal advice. Don’t just hire the lawyer down the street.
You can call or email Schechter, McElwee, Shaffer & Harris, L.L.P., and a lawyer with experience will contact you as soon as possible to schedule a meeting where we come out to your house or hospital or where you can come in and meet with us at our expense. Personal injury lawyers generally work on a contingency fee basis, meaning you owe nothing unless your case is won. E-mail us today at firstname.lastname@example.org.