Truck accidents happen daily on any road across the world. The law involving truck accidents follows the law on motor vehicle accidents, which is that the plaintiff must establish negligence, causation, and damages. The similarities end there and because we are dealing with specialized equipment, in this case, a large vehicle, certain unique aspects arise in truck accident litigation. This would include special vehicle code section that only applies to commercial trucks and other trucks. The special licensing and training of commercial truck drivers. The special consideration of the seriousness of injuries or death and damages that can result from truck accidents because of the size and the weight of the commercial trucks. In some cases, there is also the need to retain witnesses who are experts in a truck, especially when dealing with proving negligence. In so far as litigation is concerned these are the difference.
Who Do You Call?
In the aftermath of an accident, it is best to actually hire an attorney or retain the services of a firm to represent you for claims. Nowadays it is very hard to get some sort of fruitful settlement or the settlement you deserve because most companies will not move without the threat of litigation. Call A reputable company that is local to your address, If you are from Carlsbad, California, call a truck accident attorney from Carlsbad CA instead of from another state. It would not benefit you if your attorney of choice is several hours away.
Work with ONE lawyer from the Firm
It is a common practice from big firms to have one of their senior partners do your interview and then when the trial comes in, a junior attorney is actually the one handling the case trial. Ensure that you talk to at least one lawyer and make sure he is the one really working your case to get your money’s worth.
Look for Experience
Go right ahead and do a little investigating of your own before hiring a firm and its lawyers for your case. Join Social Media groups or online forums that talk about firms and how they handled their clients. Look for how many cases they actually filed because most lawyers will try to have the claim settled before they even go to court. Be on the lookout also for lawyers who actually represented the big corporations themselves or the insurance companies. Being on the other side will be an immediate advantage to you.