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Why you need an attorney after a truck accident
Timothy Shay

When a commercial truck strikes another vehicle in an accident, the victim of the accident needs to take every measure to ensure they get the compensation they need to recover. They cannot rely on the liable party to offer the benefits a victim needs. Thankfully, legal representation can make the difference between getting the least from a settlement and getting the most in compensation.

Truck accidents have been becoming more and more deadly in recent times. Even those who are lucky enough to survive may still have lifelong complications from the injuries they received. Attorneys can do a lot when it comes to defending the best interests of truck accident victims.

Determining liability

Finding the liable party in a truck accident is not as easy as many expect it to be. The driver could be responsible for the accident, but so could their employer, the manufacturer of a defective truck part, or the local government of the unsafe roadway. A lawyer can review all of the circumstances that led to an accident to decide who should be responsible for the compensation a victim needs.

Negotiations

Insurance companies commonly make initial low-ball offers for settlements and compensation to save money. A victim does not have to accept the first offer they receive, and they can negotiate for one that is fair. Since likely, a victim of a truck accident does not know what fair compensation is, their attorney can help them determine what they need for current and future expenses.

Legal guidance

Knowing how to proceed in a claim for compensation can be nearly impossible without any prior legal experience. Attorneys help their clients by accomplishing essential tasks on time, explaining the options their client has at each crossroads, and helping their clients earn the best possible outcome in their case.

Victims of a crash are not alone

It can be easy for anyone to get swept up in how fast things can seem to move after an accident. Let an attorney be the invaluable foundation that you build your best possible future on.