Q: Should I hire a lawyer to handle my truck accident case?
Does it matter if I didn't seek medical attention right away after my trucking collision?
How can I tell if a truck driver was on drugs at the time of an accident?
You don't have to, but at the end of the day, it can mean the difference between getting the compensation you deserve and being left to pay your mountain of medical bills on your own.
The main thing to consider with truck accidents is dealing with the insurance companies. Truck companies and their drivers are usually well insured and the insurance adjusters that work for them are extremely experienced. Those insurance adjusters know exactly how to phrase questions so that they seem nice and caring, but they're actually setting you up for failure in the long run. They try to act like they’re concerned about your injuries so that you let your guard down and say things that may ruin your insurance claim. Remember: as nice as these people may seem, you need to realize that insurance companies are in business to make money, not to save the injured people of the world. Their goal is to get away with paying you as little as possible following your truck accident.
Another thing to consider is just exactly how much money you're going to need in the wake of your accident. You need to think about more than current medical bills; you must also think about all future expenses and how your injuries could affect the rest of your life. An experienced truck accident attorney will be able to evaluate your case from all angles and help you figure out the best course of action.
If you were injured in a trucking collision in Texas, Oklahoma, or Arkansas, contact the personal injury attorneys at The Girards Law Firm today for a free consultation at 888.333.9709.