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Why You Need an Attorney After an 18-Wheeler Accident

All accidents aren’t created equal. When you’re involved in an accident with an 18-wheeler truck, it can be quite dangerous. It’s always a good idea to invest in an experienced personal injury lawyer to look after your interests throughout the entire claims process.

They Advocate for You

When you’ve been involved in a truck accident, it may feel like you’re struggling to heal on your own. Dealing with the insurance company and trucking company can be a real headache, to begin with. It gets much worse when you’re injured and have to deal with it. Hiring an attorney will ensure that you have an advocate on your side that is fighting for your interests. Let them deal with the headache while you focus on healing.

Ensure You’re Taken Seriously

Trucking companies know that being at fault for an accident can be very costly. Most will try to pay out the minimum amount possible. This is where having an 18 wheeler accident attorney comes into play. Just having a legal representative on your side will help to deter these companies from putting off your claim and trying to settle it for much less than you may need.

Sorting Through Insurance

Trucking insurance isn’t as simple as car insurance. Typically, there are multiple layers of insurance coverage for every truck on the road. For example, the trucking company has insurance, the driver may have insurance, the truck itself is insured, and the cargo may even have insurance. It’s best to hire an attorney to sort through the confusion and go after the insurance that you need to pay for your medical expenses and property damage.

Proving Fault

Sometimes trucking accidents aren’t always straightforward. It’s in the trucking company’s best interest to try and omit fault on their behalf. Having an experienced personal injury lawyer who deals with trucking accidents can help. They know trucking regulations and what to look for if the other company broke them. They have a team of staff members who can collect evidence on your behalf to help support your claim.

Being involved in an 18-wheeler accident is a big deal. Trying to file a claim and get adequate compensation for your injuries and property damage can be difficult alone. Fortunately, when you hire a good personal injury lawyer who is experienced in trucking accidents, you can greatly increase your odds of receiving the compensation that you deserve.

This article is from Brooke Chaplan, a freelance writer and blogger. She lives and works out of her home in Los Lunas, New Mexico. She loves the outdoors and spends most of her time hiking, biking, and gardening. For more information contact Brooke via Twitter @BrookeChaplan.

Bob Kraft

I am a Dallas, Texas lawyer who has had the privilege of helping thousands of clients since 1971 in the areas of Personal Injury law and Social Security Disability.

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