Did you get injured from a truck wreck? Check out this article to learn what to anticipate after a truck accident, then give us a call today.
1) Choosing the Best Lawyer
First, you want to find somebody that is an experienced truck accident attorney with a proven track record of handling truck accident claims. You also want to find somebody who is going to be your attorney from day one to the very end of your case. A lot of firms will shuffle people’s cases from attorney to attorney, or they will farm your case out.
2) Case Value
That’s a very difficult question to answer at the very beginning of a case because the nature and extent of the injuries are unknown and your lost wage claim is also unknown. As the case progresses and we do more discovery in the case, that’s a question that we can answer. At the very beginning of a case, however, it’s an impossible question to answer.
Our job as lawyers is to be a counselor and provide honest opinions. Any lawyer that tells you the value of your case on day one is a specific amount is not being truthful.
3) Case Timeline
It’s a very difficult question to answer at the very beginning because it’s all going to be dependent on how quickly the person heals, the nature and extent of their injuries, and when they can return to work.
4) Common Mistakes To Avoid
Waiting to hire an attorney is a fatal mistake that a person can make. There’s important evidence that must be preserved in a truck accident case, such as obtaining the black box from the truck that shows the accelerations and decelerations of the truck. That evidence must be preserved right away. Without hiring a lawyer, that evidence will be lost forever.
5) Differences Between Truck and Car Accident Cases
The biggest difference is there could be multiple reasons why you were involved in a truck accident case. For instance, it could be driver error. It could be that the trailer was loaded improperly. It could be that the trailer was hitched to the truck improperly. Depending on what caused the semi-truck to lose control will determine who could potentially be at fault for your injury.
Have you been involved in a truck accident in Illinois and have questions about what to anticipate after a truck accident? Contact our experienced Naperville truck accident attorneys today for a free consultation and case evaluation.
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