If you have been involved in a collision with a semi truck you might be wondering just what exactly an attorney representing you in a case against the semi truck driver, insurance company or trucking company can do. The question is a fair one, as you don’t want to get an attorney unless it is going to be worth it. There are many reasons to get an attorney when you are involved in an accident with a semi truck and many things that an attorney skilled in car accident law and personal injury claims can do to assist you presenting the best case possible.
The first thing that a semi truck accident lawyer can offer you is advice that comes from years of experience in car accident cases that they have been involved in. At Ledger & Associates, attorney Emery Ledger has years of experience in car accident law with cases similar to yours. This is an extremely valuable service as you may not know how to proceed, what paperwork needs to be filled out, and where it should be filed. You will also have legitimate advice regarding a fair settlement amount should you receive an offer.
Another vital task that an attorney can help you with in your semi truck case is negotiation and communication with the insurance company or the party that you are filing against. An attorney is skilled in dealing with these types of agencies and will be able to communicate your intentions and your evidence effectively so that the company will be aware of the seriousness of your claim and may offer a settlement right away rather than simply trying to get you to drop the case or ignoring you completely, as they may do if you do not have a lawyer working for you.
What might be most important is that if your case does to court, you have an attorney that can successfully argue and prove your case so that the judge or jury can see that the accident was indeed caused by the negligence of the other party and potentially award you money. An attorney will be skilled in court and be able to build and present a case effectively. Attorneys are professionals that spend years honing their craft as carefully as a surgeon and you’ll want a qualified personal injury attorney working for you in the courtroom.
When you are filing a lawsuit against a negligent individual or party you may feel as if the whole work is against you. Witnesses may be uncooperative and the party or parties that you are suing will certainly be unfriendly toward you. Having an attorney on your side can make all the different. With experience in car accidents and personal injury cases Ledger & Associates can put their expertise to work for you to successfully argue and win a case against a negligent truck driver so that you don’t have to suffer any more than necessary for your injuries.