While it is important to hire an attorney after being injured in an accident, it is particularly critical to have one in a truck accident case, given the inherent complexities and multiple parties that are often involved. Moreover, these accidents often result in severe and catastrophic injuries, which means you could be entitled to substantial damages to compensate you for current and future medical bills, lost wages, pain and suffering, and more. Do not risk representing yourself at a time when you cannot afford to lose.
Below is a list of some reasons why it is vital to hire an experienced truck accident attorney to represent you:
- More than one party might be liable: One of the primary differences between most other motor vehicle accidents and truck accidents is the fact that multiple parties are often responsible for it, including the truck driver’s employer and the truck’s manufacturer. On your own, however, it would be near impossible to understand who, besides the driver, might be responsible for the accident that caused your injuries. An attorney experienced in handling truck accident cases will be able to determine how many parties are at fault and how they contributed to the accident.
- Negotiations will also likely involve multiple parties: Of course, if more than one party is responsible for your injuries, you can expect that you will need to negotiate with more than one party as well. This can be overwhelming enough when there is only one insurer to deal with, so you can imagine how stressful it would be with multiple parties. An attorney who is experienced in negotiating settlements will be able to do this with ease, taking the burden off your shoulders so you can continue to focus on your recovery.
- You need a solid legal strategy: Some cases will inevitably have to go to court if the parties involved refuse to engage in reasonable negotiations, while others will be able to render an appropriate settlement through the negotiation or arbitration process. If you hire an experienced attorney, he or she will have extensive familiarity with both options and be able to take the best course of action on your behalf.
- The rules and regulations of the trucking industry: The trucking industry is heavily regulated by the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) and understanding these rules and regulations is important for a truck accident case, especially if violations led to the accident. Being able to prove which rules and regulations were violated is crucial evidence in a case like this, which is why you need an experienced truck accident attorney to represent you.
Skilled Truck Accident Attorneys in Oneonta
Some of the most devastating accidents on the road involve commercial trucks. If you were injured in a truck accident, you need to seek legal assistance as soon as possible. At Scarzafava & Basdekis in Oneonta, our truck accident attorneys have the knowledge and experience necessary to successfully pursue the compensation you deserve.
Get started on your case today and call Scarzafava, Basdekis & Dadey, PLLC at (607) 228-8404 to schedule a free consultation with one of our knowledgeable attorneys.