After being hurt by the negligence of a truck driver, trucking company, or a part manufacturer, you likely will want to seek legal help to get justice for your injuries and other damages. But you might not even know what to look for in searching for your legal representation. You want someone on your side who you can trust, which is why you should look for these qualifications in your truck accident lawyer.
The main qualification that you should look for in a truck accident lawyer is that they have experience with cases like yours. For your claim, you want an attorney who handles truck accident victims and gets them justice. You don’t want a lawyer who mainly handles premises liability claims—that won’t help you when you’ve been injured by a truck driver or trucking company.
Knowing that your lawyer is experienced with truck accidents claims will let you know that they know how to handle your case and get the best possible outcome for you. If they’re not experienced in cases like yours, you might end up with a lawyer who mishandles your claim and leaves you without a settlement.
When you’re talking to a potential attorney, you’ll want to ask them directly what kind of experience they have with cases like yours. That way you know if they’re prepared and know how to handle your situation.
Even if the lawyer you’re thinking of choosing is experienced, you’ll also need to know the reputation they have. If their firm or they are known for being good with their clients and getting them justice, then they could be a good fit for you. However, if they’re known for being rude, not listening to their clients, and have bad reviews, then you probably don’t want to work with them.
A good way to check a lawyer’s reputation is to look them up online. Their site will likely show good reviews and talk them up, but if you do more digging, you’ll be able to find honest reviews from past clients to tell you how they really are.
Another way to tell if a truck accident lawyer is qualified to handle your legal claim is if they are open and honest in their communication with you. You should feel comfortable asking your lawyer any question you have, and you should feel confident that they’ll have the answers. If they don’t have the answers, you should know that they’ll find the answer before taking action.
Your lawyer should never promise you a specific amount that you’ll get in compensation. They should properly communicate that while this is the amount you’re owed your settlement could vary from that number. If a lawyer promises you a set amount that you’ll recover right away, then you might not want to work with them.
Your lawyer should also be available to you when you need them. Of course, this doesn’t mean they’ll answer a call at one in the morning. This means that you are able to contact them during regular hours and expect that you get a timely call back or are able to come in for an appointment as soon as possible.
Finally, your attorney needs to be knowledgeable about local and state laws as well as the process you’ll being going through for a truck accident claim. Federal trucking regulations will also be necessary knowledge for your lawyer to have since you’ll be looking into the cause of your collision with a tractor trailer. Their experience will lend a hand with this qualification, but they should know everything that your case will entail so that they can be sure to get you a favorable outcome.
At Shrager & Sachs, you can feel confident that our Philadelphia truck accident lawyer has all of these qualifications and more. We’re dedicated to getting you the compensation you deserve for your injuries and other damages. We will fight against the truck driver, trucking company, or manufacturer responsible for what happened and make sure they are held accountable.
We have thorough knowledge of trucking laws and regulations, as well as ample experience handling cases like this. We recently recovered $5.4 million for a victim who was in a collision with an overloaded water tank truck. We will ensure you feel confident in your claim, no matter how big of a company we’re against.
Reach out to our office today so we can get started fighting for you.