If you were seriously injured or a loved one was killed in a crash with a commercial semi-truck, there's no question that you need an attorney to handle your personal injury case. These claims involve multi-million dollar insurance policies and teams of corporate lawyers. Without an experienced truck accident attorney on your side, you don’t stand a chance of getting a fair settlement.
But how do you choose the right attorney for your case? We offer some tips.
The More Experience, the Better
First and foremost, you want an attorney with experience winning lawsuits against major trucking companies. These cases involve federal transportation laws and large insurance policies, and a general legal practitioner isn't going to have the necessary insight to take on these hurdles.
In addition, truck crashes usually result in fatalities or severe catastrophic injuries. An attorney who's experienced in these kinds of claims will know how to place an appropriate estimation on the damages and how to fight for what you deserve.
You Could Be in it for the Long Haul
At Mahaney & Pappas LLP, we know that sometimes there's value in waiting to resolve a serious injury claim. At the time of the crash, it can be difficult to fully understand the long-term impact and potential medical costs of your injuries.
Waiting until we know more about your medical condition allows us to argue for more compensation from the insurance company. The corporate lawyers defending the truck operator and the employer will do all they can to drag out the case to avoid paying the claim. Because of these potential delays, it’s important that you have a good rapport with your attorney and that you trust them to do what’s best, even if that means taking time to get you the best result.
You Don’t Have to Hire the First Attorney You Find
It's more important to find the best possible law firm to represent you than it is to find a lawyer quickly. Take your time to research firms in your area and meet with each lawyer before making a decision. Read testimonials from their clients and ask as many questions as you want. A lawyer who believes in your case and knows how to help will be happy to address your concerns.
If you're struggling in the aftermath of a commercial truck crash, explore our truck accident practice area and then make an appointment in our Framingham, Massachusetts office to find out if we're the right fit for you.