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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.
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.
Truck Accident Insurance Investigation
We had someone call the other day, and they had been injured in a trucking accident case in Kansas. They wanted to know whether it was a good idea to talk to the trucking company and their insurance carrier. We told them no; it is not a good idea.
The trucking company, and in particular the insurance carriers, really try to convince us that they care and they’re there to take care of us, but, in fact, what they want to do is come up with evidence to delay or deny your claim. Sometimes they will even show up at the hospital or call you when you’re on medications or in a lot of pain and try to gather evidence that will help them to deny your case. They’re also very skilled at asking questions in a certain way or a certain order that will help them deny your claim and avoid having to pay you for your injuries.
Do not give a statement to the insurance carrier. Make sure you have an attorney that can help you with this and help you get the best recovery for your trucking accident injuries.
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