3 Reasons to Consult with a Truck Accident Attorney if You Have Been Injured in a Truck Accident
A truck accident can happen in a single second but the consequences can remain for the rest of your life. If you have been in a truck accident and the at-fault’s party is offering to settle your claim then you may believe you do not need to hire an attorney. This is not the case. Read on and learn about three of the reasons you should work with a personal injury attorney, then contact Law Offices of Fernando D. Vargas at 909-982-0707 for a free legal consultation.
- Liability May Not Be as Simple as You Believe
- A Truck Accident Attorney Can Calculate All Damages
- They Will Negotiate with the Insurance Company on Your Behalf
One of the most important tasks for any personal injury attorney is to prove who was at fault for their client’s accident. If the at-fault party’s insurance company has already offered a settlement then you may assume that this is a moot point. It is not. They may be calculating your settlement amount based on the idea that you are partially at fault for the accident.
It may also be that there are several at-fault parties. For example, the driver of the truck may be 10% at fault while their employer is 40% at fault and the company that loaded their cargo is 30% at fault. The point is that even a simple case may not be as simple as it seems.
It is all too common for a person who has been the victim of a truck accident to not realize just how much damage they have lived through. They may look at their medical costs, their property damage, and their lost wages and assume that this is the extent of their damages.
That may be the case but it may also be that they are going to lose future wages going to doctor’s appointments, and that they will have future medical bills to consider. They may not consider their noneconomic damages at all, such as pain and suffering. When you work with an experienced personal injury attorney, they can help ensure that all your damages are considered and covered.
Even if you work as a salesperson or in another filed that involves negotiating, unless you also have a legal background you are not set up to negotiate your own claim. This is not because you do not have the ability – it is because you do not have the background or knowledge. At Law Offices of Fernando D. Vargas we have worked for decades negotiating cases just like this.
We know what other cases to point to when we are making your case. We know when an insurance company has ground and when they do not. Call us now at 909-982-0707 and we can begin with a free legal consultation.