Finding an attorney for a personal injury that involves a truck can be difficult. Most personal injury attorneys will claim that they can help you with your case, but unless the attorney has had experience with accidents involving trucks, he may not be effective at helping you. There can be many special circumstances surrounding accidents involving trucks and an attorney needs to be familiar with them. The Utah advocates personal injury has the experience deal with personal injury cases that involve trucks.
Understanding common causes of an accident
If you were driving a car, a good personal injury law firm will know what to look for when examining the damage to your vehicle. A common reason for a car being hit by a truck is when a truck is changing lanes and the driver does not see the car. This happens in many accidents and the results can be fatal. Those that survive this type of injury can have medical problems for the rest of their life. The insurance company or trucking advocates for the insurance company of the trucking firm will do everything they can to fight the claims against them. An inexperienced accident lawyer may not be able to demonstrate that it was the trucking firm that was at fault.
Other issues with truck accidents
Truck drivers are on the road for many hours and they get in accidents due to fatigue. Log books are required to monitor the number of hours they are driving. Trucks also have more mechanical issues that lead to accidents than cars. Tires are a good example. When they are not replaced at regular intervals or maintained properly, tire failure can occur while driving.
You are over matched against trucking advocates
Not only do you need to contact an attorney with experience in trucking accidents, but above all, do not attempt to work directly with the trucking company’s insurance firm. From the very beginning, you will be negotiating on uneven ground. If your injuries are serious, the insurance company will be sympathetic, and it will seem as if no one cares more than they do. All they want you to do is sign on the line and you will receive a nice check. The check may be big, but it will only be at a later time that you will discover that the amount you received was not enough. At that point in time, an attorney will not be able to help you because you signed away all future rights in order to cash the check that was offered to you.
You can avoid this type of problem by getting a law firm with experience such as the Utah Advocates Personal Injury and Accident Lawyers group. They have experience in fighting against trucking insurance companies and trucking advocates law firms to protect your rights and get you the compensation you are entitled to.