When you’re involved in a serious collision with a large truck, something to think about is how you want to handle your claim. Your injuries are serious, and it makes sense that you should ask the driver who hit you or their company to take care of your medical bills and other financial losses.
Working with insurance companies to try to get a payout that you can rely on to cover your losses is not always as simple as it should be. The trucking company or driver may also not be particularly helpful, because the company or driver may deny any wrongdoing.
For this reason, it’s smart to work with an attorney who is willing to be aggressive when they need to be. You want to find someone who will negotiate for the best outcome, but you also want someone that will take the case to court if the insurance companies aren’t being fair. After all, you shouldn’t be hurt twice because of this incident.
How can your attorney help after a truck crash?
To start with, your attorney’s job is to gather up all the information about your case. They’ll ask you for receipts and medical documents, photographs and statements that you may have in your possession.
They will also gather more information about the truck that hit you, the driver and their driving history, the company and its history along with any other details that may help your case and give your attorney more negotiating strength.
Since a large truck collision has the potential to cause such serious and disabling injuries, your attorney will negotiate on your behalf to fight for fair compensation. The trucking company and insurance company may want to settle early to try to cover up the incident or to resolve it without litigation, but if the settlement offer isn’t enough, your attorney can prepare your case to go to court.
As a victim of a truck crash, you have the right to seek the support you need during your recovery. Your life has been changed by a dangerous driver, and they should be held responsible.