If you have been injured in a commercial truck accident, a lawyer can help you in two primary ways. He or she can ensure your rights are protected and properly exercised on your behalf, and can take care of the work required for you to obtain the insurance payment you deserve. This lets you concentrate on your recovery.
A trucker, trucking company, and their insurance companies all have a financial interest in seeing that you receive as little as possible for your insurance claim after a truck accident. The insurance adjuster is likely to try to settle the case quickly and inexpensively. You may have already received an initial low-ball settlement offer before all of your losses are known.
If you reject a settlement, the insurer could then decide to delay your claim. This will be hard for you to fight, especially if you are recuperating from serious injuries. Your attorney will work to make sure you obtain compensation that adequately addresses all of your losses.
A truck accident attorney can investigate your incident to identify what happened and who should be held liable. The objective of a truck accident investigation is to identify all parties that should be held accountable and to fully document your losses, including future losses for anticipated medical procedures and/or diminished earning capacity. This enables you to seek the maximum compensation you are due.
For truck accidents, this requires knowledge of trucking industry rules and regulations and, in many cases, the assistance of forensic engineers and accident reconstruction specialists. An experienced attorney has the knowledge required to understand what factors in a truck accident matter and should be examined, and the resources to obtain outside expertise when needed.
Your attorney is also your advocate before doctors, hospitals, courts and others who will have demands on you though you may still be recovering from injuries. Assuring deadlines for legal paperwork are met and assuring creditors that a claim is underway and payment to them can be anticipated is another part of the services your attorney provides you.
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