personal injury attorneysAfter a crash with a commercial semi-truck, it is difficult to get your bearings. Figuring out who to call, how to pay medical bills, and whether you should accept a settlement offer from the trucking company can throw anyone into a panic. We usually hear from truck accident clients during this confusing period, and the questions they ask are not always particularly useful to their case. They want to know what their case is worth and how soon they will get their money—which is understandable. However, we think accident victims should ask these kinds of questions instead.

Is my case strong enough to pursue, or should I take a settlement or use my own insurance?

The strength of your truck accident claim will depend on the evidence proving the driver’s negligence and the seriousness of your injuries. When you consult with our team, we will be honest about your options and offer sound advice about what makes the most sense for you. It is important that you ask this question to assess the integrity of the law firm you are considering hiring.

What is your success rate with this exact kind of accident?

We welcome a question like this because we are confident in our ability to aggressively represent you. We will share the outcomes of cases we have handled that are similar to yours so that you can get an idea of how the claim will proceed and what kind of result we may be able to obtain for you.

Do you have experience taking on corporate lawyers?

A truck accident claim that goes to trial is not like a typical car crash case. Many trucking companies are big corporations and have the legal team to match. You want to make sure that the lawyer representing you has faced this kind of opponent in court before. You don’t want to be the first!

Will you take my case to trial if necessary?

An attorney who is just looking to settle and take his cut is not the person you want representing you in a possible high-value claim. You want an attorney who will skillfully negotiate with the trucking company’s insurer and lawyers but prepare your case for trial if the negotiations break down.

We Are Happy to Give You the Information You Need! Contact Our Massachusetts Attorneys Today.

We don’t have any secrets when it comes to representing victims of commercial truck accidents. We will gladly give you all the information you need. We invite you to request a free download of our helpful guide, Massachusetts Truck Accidents: The Guide to Handling Your Commercial Truck Injury Case, as a starting point, and we encourage you to call our office to get all of your questions answered.


Charles S. Pappas
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Massachusetts injury lawyer & workers' compensation attorney serving accident victims in Webster & Framingham.