Learn Why Hiring An Accident Attorney After An Accident Involving A Tractor Trailer Is So Important

During rush hour, there are a lot of dangers on the road, but tractor trailers are the ones that can often cause the most damage in the shortest period of time. If your car was struck by a tractor trailer during your morning or evening commute, there is a good chance that your car was totaled and you more than likely sustained major injuries from the accident. Before speaking with the trucking company's insurance company, it is important to talk to an accident attorney. Below is a guide for how an accident attorney can help you make sure you are compensated as well as you can be for the damage the driver caused to both you and your vehicle.  

Assess Cause

The attorney will know how to assess what caused the damage. If you speak to the insurance company without speaking with an attorney first, the company may be able to twist your words to make the accident seem as though it was your fault. The attorney will speak to the insurance company on your behalf so you can focus on recovering and not have to worry about wording something in a way that would let the other driver off the hook for the damage that he or she caused.

Gather Witness Testimony

At the scene, officers typically get the personal information for any witnesses that saw what happened. The attorney can speak with the witnesses to build a case against the driver. If the attorney presents the insurance company with multiple witness accounts that attest to the fact that the driver was at fault for the accident, the insurance company may be more likely to settle the case out of court.

Assess Damage

The attorney will have the knowledge and skill needed to determine the true value of the damage that the truck driver caused. The attorney can fight for the insurance company to have to pay not only the bills that have already accrued due to the accident, but he or she will also be able to assess the future bills that you may have. Some injuries that can be sustained in an accident will have lifelong consequences that you will have to deal with forever. The value of those injuries needs to be determined by the attorney, and then he or she can go after the insurance company to pay you for the issues you will be facing later on down the road.

Hiring an attorney to represent you against a large insurance company is important. They will often take their payment from the settlement agreement you receive so that you do not have to pay any money out of pocket to get the representation you need.

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Understanding the Law Can Help Keep You out of Trouble

Like most adults, I always thought I had a good grasp of the basic laws of the country and those of my state. One day I learned that while, of course, I knew the major ones, I didn't even quite understand my local traffic laws. I always obeyed the law, but due to just not knowing about one local traffic law, I ended up facing a huge traffic fine and getting quite a few "points" on my driver's license due to my legal ignorance. I have since became determined to study up on the law, so I don't make the same mistake twice. I have learned a lot already, and I thought I would help others avoid ending up in the situation I did by sharing what I have learned on a blog. I hope I can help you stay out of legal trouble!



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