Personal injury claims involving truck accidents can be difficult to win as the issues tend to be complex. If you were injured in a truck accident, you need an effective, experienced truck accident lawyer representing you.
If you were injured in a truck accident, the driver of the truck may be the person that you would think is liable for any damage caused by the accident. While the truck driver may bear some liability, other parties may be involved as well. For instance, you could sue the truck company that employed the driver, the manufacturer of the truck if the accident was caused by a faulty truck part, any mechanic or company responsible for the maintenance of the truck, or the company whose name appears on the truck.
Identifying the parties that you have a claim against is critical in determining how to best proceed with your case. Your Decatur personal injury lawyer will review your case individually and determine your potential sources for recovery.
Most people do not retain an attorney in a personal injury case until long after the accident scene has been cleared. In most trucking accidents, the trucking company will immediately send its own lawyer to the scene of the accident. While on the scene, the attorney has the right to investigate the scene which includes taking statements from any potential witnesses. This quick access to the scene of the accident gives the trucking company an edge over the person who was actually injured as the result of the accident. It is important that you contact an attorney as soon as possible after your accident. The sooner your attorney begins working on your case, the higher your probability of success.
Legal and Other Costs
Most trucking companies have substantial resources that enable them to hire highly experienced lawyers and investigators. The best way to combat the trucking company is by retaining an experienced attorney to work for you. You need an attorney who knows how to conduct a thorough investigation and who understands the law as it applies to your case.
Attorneys who handle personal injury claims are typically paid on a contingency basis. This means that you will only pay if you win your case. Truck accident litigation expenses are typically borne by the law firm and not paid out of the injured person’s pocket until money is recovered at the conclusion of the claim.
If you or someone you know has been the victim of an accident involving a truck, contact the law offices of McCarthy, Rowden & Baker at the number below to speak with one of our experienced personal injury lawyers.