Being in a car wreck is certainly bad enough in its own right. Being in a big rig crash is markedly worse. Unless the truck happened to hit you at a very low speed, you can be sure that your car is going to be totaled. Because of the massive weight and speed of these vehicles once they’re rolling, there is a much higher chance of injury and death where these accidents are concerned. You do have options, however, and an attorney who is experienced in dealing with trucking companies is the best of them.
After you’re in a big rig crash, you’re likely going to receive a call from a company representative or an attorney. They will generally offer to take care of a portion of your expenses and to cut you a check right away. Don’t take it. Chances are that the company is offering you far less than the sum for which they believe they’re liable. This liability may seem like a moral responsibility from your perspective, but it’s a legal one to them and they’ll try to reduce it any way they can. It’s best not to make this personal or to take it personally.
That is exactly what a truck accident attorney offers their clients. They act as third parties that protect your interests but who are not susceptible to intimidation or to schemes for sympathy by the trucking company. The company’s lawyers won’t intimidate them into settling for less than they can get, to be sure, and this is exactly what you need. This attorney acts as your advocate and makes sure that the trucking company pays what’s due for the injuries and, all too frequently, death that accidents involving big rigs cause.
Even if you’re not one to be taken lightly, you’ll still do much better with a truck accident attorney on your side when you’re taking on a trucking company. These companies are usually quite well-off and can hire as many lawyers as they need to make your life miserable and, sadly, often pay far less than they realistically owe victims because of that. A good attorney that works for you will be able to shrug off the fear tactics, to make a logical assessment of how much money the company owes you and to make sure that they cut you a check for that amount, not for less.