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Choosing a Truck Accident Attorney
We got a call from someone the other day who had been seriously injured in a truck accident, and they asked, “How do I choose the right attorney for a truck accident case in Kansas?” There are a couple things to keep in mind when looking for an attorney. One is you want to make sure that you are hiring an attorney whose core focus is truck accident cases. There are a lot of attorneys who can handle a lot of different types of personal injury cases, but truck accidents really are a specific type of case, and you really want to make sure you find somebody who is focused on truck accidents and has a proven track record of successfully handling truck accident cases. There are a lot of different rules and regulations that impact trucking companies and trucks on the road that your attorney is going to need to know to help you with your case. Not everyone knows all the ins and outs of truck accident law, so you really want to make sure you find somebody who knows how to handle those cases.
You also want to make sure that you find somebody who is a trial lawyer. There are a lot of attorneys out there who will handle try to handle your case, but they only want to settle your case. They are not interested in continuing to help you if the insurance company isn’t willing to pay a fair and reasonable amount for your damages, so you need to have somebody who has experience going to trial, taking cases to trial, so that your attorney can be prepared to do that if necessary.
Something else to consider is you want to have a good connection with your attorney. It’s possible, especially on a truck accident case, that it may take some time, so you’re probably going to spend a good amount of time with your attorney. You want to make sure that you have a good connection with them and feel comfortable in working with them on your case.
If you have any questions about this, give us a call and we’d be happy to talk to you some more.
Mistakes To Avoid After a Truck Accident
We were working with someone the other day who was injured in a truck accident here in Kansas, and they unfortunately had made a lot of mistakes after their truck accident. Some common mistakes people can make is thinking they have a lot of time to worry about getting an attorney. It is very important to contact an attorney as quickly as possible, so that the attorney can start collecting and preserving the evidence. The more time that goes by, the more evidence is lost, so it’s important to get somebody involved on your behalf right away so they can start gathering and preserving that evidence for you.
Another common mistake people make is thinking that it’s okay to communicate with the trucking company’s lawyers or their insurance carrier. Sometimes they’ll even show up at the hospital and want to talk to you. They’ll act like they’re very concerned about you and want to make sure that they take care of you when, in fact, what they want to do is gather evidence that will help them either delay or deny your claim. It’s very important that you do not talk to trucking companies, attorneys, insurance carriers or other representatives. Instead, get an attorney hired that can represent you and take care of those communications with the trucking company and their insurance carrier for you.
Probably the biggest mistake that we see people make is that they hire the wrong attorney. You absolutely want to make sure that you find an attorney that can help you with your truck accident case, that is very skilled and experienced in handling truck accident cases, and who can take your case to trial if that’s what’s necessary to get you the best recovery.
Don’t make these mistakes. Contact an attorney as quickly as possible. If you have any questions about this, give me a call and I’d be happy to answer any questions that you have.
Differences Between Truck Accident And Car Accident Cases
We were talking to somebody the other day who had been severely injured in a trucking accident here in Kansas, and they were asking what the difference is between a truck accident case as compared to a regular auto accident case in Kansas. There are some very important differences that you’ll want to be aware of. One is, generally in accidents with trucks, the injuries are more significant and more severe, so therefore the damages are higher. As such, it’s important to get the best recovery to compensate you for those injuries.
Another thing is that oftentimes these types of cases are very complicated. There’s usually more than one party and it can involve multiple insurance companies. You could be dealing with the driver of the truck, who might be different than the owner of the truck, or the company who hired the driver. There’s just a lot of complex details that impact your right to recover and who you can recover from, and, because of that, it’s very important to have an attorney who is experienced in handling truck accident cases.
The insurance carriers and the trucking companies, because of the severity of the injuries and other factors, will work hard to delay and deny your claim, so you definitely want an attorney who knows how to handle these cases, knows how to work with these trucking companies and their insurance carriers, and can take your case to trial if they’re not willing to pay a fair amount for your injuries. The goal is to get the best recovery for you, and you want to make sure you have an attorney that can do that.
If you have any questions about this or any other matter, give us a call. We would be happy to answer your questions.
Were you or a loved one severely injured in a truck accident in Kansas and have questions about the differences between truck accident and car accident cases? Contact our experienced Kansas truck accident lawyers today for a free consultation and case evaluation.
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