According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), “an estimated 317,000 motor vehicle crashes involving a large truck were reported to the police in the US in 2012.” Finding a good truck accident lawyer is a necessary step to take after suffering injuries in a traumatic truck accident. You may still be in accident recovery mode in the hospital or at home recuperating from your injuries. But the clock to file a personal injury claim is already ticking, so how do you start to look to find a good truck accident lawyer?
For a free legal consultation, call (800) 747-3733
Using the Five R’s
One way to approach this decision is to work with the five R’s principle following a serious truck accident – Recovery, Recommendations, Research, Rates, and Retain.
Getting yourself back to a healthy state should be your first and foremost priority. With the help of friends and family, your recovery should come first. You may have injuries that are not apparent at first. They may arise days or even weeks later. Keep a close watch on all these injuries, as their effects will matter later in a personal injury claim. Use the post-accident period to get better.
You could ask friends and family to offer recommendations for a personal injury lawyer who understands the severity of a truck accident. However, the chances may be slim that your circle of friends have been seriously injured in their car by a truck and may not be able to offer a contact.
Complete a Free Case Evaluation form now
You can research local law firms to try to assess the knowledge and expertise they might have for your particular type of crash. Make some calls and ask some questions.
Carefully read the law firm’s online reviews. If the firm is noteworthy in your community, it should have a good sampling of satisfied clients from previous work.
In addition, it helps to find a law firm that has litigated cases like these in the past and can bring a certain basis of legal knowledge to your side. For example, were you hit by a delivery truck, like a Prime, FedEx, or UPS truck? Or was it a grocery store chain truck or other freight truck that hit you? These specific details are important in making your choice.
Knowing the rates is another factor in choosing the right personal injury lawyer for your truck accident lawsuit. We mean this in two ways—the rates (or the lawyer’s fee) for representing you and the rates of success that the law firm has with these cases.
Try to narrow your choices to an injury lawyer or law firm that focuses their practice on personal injury claims and represents the interests of plaintiffs only, not the interests of insurance companies.
Once you’ve done your due diligence, you and your loved ones should be able to be in a position to make a decision on who to work with for your case. One fact to remember: the law firm that you choose should work only on a contingency basis. This means any fee you would pay to the law firm is contingent on them achieving a financial settlement on your behalf. This will be an agreed-upon percentage of the financial settlement number.
Call the Law Offices of Anidjar & Levine Today
If you have suffered serious injuries in a truck accident, it might help to work with a truck accident lawyer from the Law Offices of Anidjar & Levine. Call us at 1-800-747-3733. Our team can work with you and your loved ones to gather evidence and file a claim for a personal injury claim against at-fault parties.