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3 Questions About Truck Accident Cases

3 Questions About Truck Accident CasesIf you have been injured in a commercial vehicle wreck, we would first like to express our deepest sympathies. Nobody should ever have to go through such a traumatic experience. We understand the pain and suffering that you and your family are going through, and we want to help. Here are 3 questions about truck accident cases that can give you a better understanding of what to expect.

How Long Do Truck Accident Cases Take?

We are often asked how long it takes to resolve a case where you were injured by a commercial trucker. There are a number of factors that go into determining how long a case may take. Number one, what kind of injuries did you suffer? How long will it take for you to heal, and what is your long-term prognosis? We also have to know what kind of insurances everyone has and what kind of insurance the trucking company has.

We want to be able to negotiate in good faith with the insurance companies but can’t guarantee that they will negotiate in good faith with us to try and settle your case quickly. If they are not negotiating in good faith, they may force us to go to trial, which will delay your case even longer.

Should I Give a Recorded Statement?

Under no circumstances should you give a statement to an insurance company.

The insurance companies have specially trained adjusters who are trained to elicit information from you that is beneficial to the insured or the insurance company, but not necessarily to you. Their goal is to minimize the amount of monies paid out on the claim.

How Do I Choose a Truck Accident Attorney?

As attorneys, we are often asked, “How do I select an attorney who can represent me?” With truck accident cases, there are specific factors you have to consider. It’s important to hire an attorney who is not only comfortable in the courtroom, but also knows all the rules of the commercial trucking industry. The drivers of commercial vehicles have certain rules and regulations they must follow; if they were negligent, you want to contact an attorney who understands the ins and outs of this industry.

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If you have any questions regarding an injury or an accident you suffered at the hands of a commercial vehicle, please call our office to schedule a free consultation.

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