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Why You Need a Truck Accident Attorney

Oldham & Smith Feb. 12, 2019

Accidents involving commercial trucks are unlike most other accidents on the road, given that they often involve substantially more severe injuries due to the weight, size, and force with which a fully loaded truck can potentially strike. Additionally, there are more factors involved in such cases, making them far more complex than other motor vehicle accidents. As such, it is crucial for you to hire an experienced truck accident attorney to ensure you are able to maximize compensation.

There are several reasons why it is imperative that you seek the assistance of a skilled truck accident attorney, which we will delve into more detail below:

  • Determine who is liable: In most car accident cases, a negligent driver is usually to blame for its occurrence. In a truck accident case, however, more than one party is often responsible for the accident, which means you can pursue compensation from more than one party, including the truck driver, the truck driver’s employer, the manufacturer of the truck, and the repair shop that performs maintenance and other services on the truck, to name a few. A truck accident attorney will be able to identify all of the parties that should be held liable for your injuries and to determine to what extent each party is responsible for the accident.

  • Engage in complicated negotiations: Since several different parties can potentially be held liable for a truck accident, this can complicate matters when the time comes to negotiate a settlement. A seasoned truck accident attorney will be capable of skillfully handling this situation and will not be intimidated by big corporations or insurance companies.

  • Insight into the trucking industry’s regulations: The trucking industry is quite complex and full of intricate regulations and laws that can all have a profound impact on how much compensation you are able to recover. Without an experienced attorney on your side, you cannot hope to field your way through the complexities of this vast industry, which is why a knowledgeable legal advocate is crucial to the success of your case.

  • Skilled legal guidance: Having to go through the process of filing a truck accident lawsuit on your own will feel like an insurmountable task if you attempt to do it on your own and, given that you are likely dealing with enough stress as you go through the recovery process and tend to your injuries, dealing with a lawsuit of this size is not something you are prepared to do without help.

Experienced Lake County Truck Accident Attorneys

If you were recently injured in a truck accident, you are likely dealing with some serious injuries and are now in need of knowledgeable legal guidance to ensure you are able to hold the responsible parties liable for their actions. At Oldham & Smith in Lake County, our experienced team of truck accident attorneys is dedicated to helping those who have been wrongfully injured and will do what is necessary to fight on your behalf for the fair and just compensation you need and deserve.

Take the first step in your truck accident case today and contact our law firm to request a free initial case evaluation with one of our compassionate attorneys. You will not owe us any legal fees if we are unable to win your case.