3 Reasons To Call An Attorney After a Truck Accident
Truck accidents can be devastating. Passenger vehicles are often totaled when they are struck by a large commercial truck, and victims can easily sustain life-altering injuries. Fortunately, in many instances, people who are injured in accidents involving commercial trucks are able to obtain compensation for their losses. While there is no rule requiring truck accident victims to speak with an attorney after an accident, there are some very good reasons to do so, three of which are discussed below. For more information, call our office today.
You Probably Have No Idea What Your Case is Worth
Accurately assessing the value of a truck accident case is a complicated and difficult process. For this reason, most truck accident victims are completely in the dark about how much compensation they can expect to receive. For this reason, not retaining an attorney could result in you accepting a settlement offer much below what your case is actually worth.
The Insurance Company is Not on Your Side
It is important for victims to understand that the truck driver’s or trucking company’s insurance company is not on your side. Their goal is to make money, and they do that by charging the highest premiums they can while avoiding payouts whenever possible. They are under no obligation to make you a fair settlement1 offer and may even engage in tactics that are designed to get you to admit partial or even full liability for your accident.
When you retain an attorney, he or she will communicate with the insurance company on your behalf and try and negotiate a settlement offer that approximates the amount you would expect to receive if your case went to trial.
Talking to a Lawyer Will Not Cost You Anything
At Boling Rice, LLC, we offer accident victims free consultations, so you can talk to an attorney and find out if you have a case without any risk. Furthermore, if you do choose to retain our firm to represent you, you will not pay anything in legal fees unless we recover compensation on your behalf. By utilizing contingency fee2 arrangements with our clients, will ensure that everyone who needs legal representation has access to it.