4 Reasons to Hire an Attorney After a Truck Accident
The aftermath of a truck accident can be stressful and overwhelming, especially if you are dealing with severe injuries and property damage. If you weren’t responsible for the accident, you may deserve more compensation than the insurance company is offering you. Hiring a NJ Truck Accident Lawyer from Davis & Brusca may be the best way to determine how much your case is worth. We recognize that fear over the cost deters many people from seeking out an attorney. Here are some reasons why hiring a lawyer is a worthwhile extra step.
You Can Usually Get a Free Consultation
Many lawyers, particularly ones who specialize in truck accidents, offer an initial free consultation to look over your case. So, there is no reason to hesitate. During this consultation, the lawyer will have an opportunity to review the details of the claim, to assess the harms and losses, and to make a determination as to whether he or she feels they can help. Statistics show that people who have a lawyer typically recover more than those who do not. And cases like these are typically taken on a no-risk contingency. So, if your hurt in a collision involving a semi-truck and you were not the cause of the crash, you really owe it to yourself and your family to seek the assistance of an experienced Trucking lawyer. You should also bear in mind that a consultation should give you a good idea of what the lawyer and their office are like to work with and whether they seem to be a good fit for you and your case.
The Laws Are Complex
Trucks and trucking companies operate under different laws than the regular private commuter. They must abide by federal regulations and state laws that exist to protect the public. These laws are designed to ensure commercial drivers don’t drive when they are fatigued, that they drive equipment which are properly maintained and inspected, that they only carry cargo which is properly restrained, etc. When a trucker causes an accident, it’s likely he or she broke one of these regulations. That is usually the core issue — and explains “why” they were negligent. The job of wading through the regulations takes experience and expertise. It is not something “any” injury lawyer can do.
The Cost Doesn’t Outweigh the Gains
Fear of the “cost” is probably the biggest reason people avoid lawyers. However, if you’re injured by a tractor trailer, NOT seeing a lawyer will likely “cost” you more. If a person harmed by negligent truckers hires an experienced truck lawyer, they increased value driven by the lawyer’s sill will usually more than offset the fee. Further, most lawyers handle injury claims on a “contingency” fee basis, which means they don’t get paid until you do, and their fee is a percentage of the recovery — usually around 1/3 of the settlement or recovery.
Their Experience Can Take You to Court
Maybe you’re prepared to settle your case out of court, but going to trial is a whole different ball game. The Trenton, NJ truck accident lawyers at Davis & Brusca, LLC have the experience and expertise to handle truck cases which is hard to match. Our tucking lawyers know what evidence to collect, how to approach the key witness statements, and how to assemble the right expert witnesses. You can trust us to prepare your case for success.
Don’t be afraid to shop around for a lawyer. Not everyone is a perfect fit, and its very important that you find one with the experience you need and a personality with which you can engage.