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When To Consult A Lawyer For Truck Accidents?

Posted December 4, 2023 | Personal Injury Blog

When to consult a lawyer for truck accidents-Fielding law

Any average day can deviate from any expectations when you get involved in a car accident. And when a commercial truck is part of a collision, the situation can become even more serious and complicated. 

You have likely seen or heard ads for personal injury and car accident lawyers, but now that you are in a situation where you might actually need legal assistance yourself, you might ask: Do I need to consult a lawyer? When should I do so after a truck accident?

Of course, your first concern is to make sure that you and your family are safe. However, after the immediate threat has passed, the sooner you consult a lawyer, the better. In this article, we will take a look at why scheduling a consultation should be your first step and why truck accidents, in particular, often benefit from legal help.

Why a Consultation Should Be Your First Step

At Fielding Law, we understand that the thought of another bill can feel overwhelming in the aftermath of an accident when you really just need answers. That’s why we are proud to offer free case evaluations and consultations to injured victims.

Since all our consultations are free of charge and obligation, there is no reason to delay in setting a time with us. A case evaluation with our team can help you get your questions answered, know where to start, and make an informed decision about your future – whether you choose to hire our law firm or not. 

Get your questions answered

Truck accident cases can be confusing, especially when you don’t have experience in the legal field. You might be unsure how to communicate with the insurance company, what documents need to be filed, or what time limits you must follow.

Whatever your questions are, the Fielding Law legal team is here to help answer them for you. We understand how important it is for you to fully understand your situation and the necessary legal processes that are involved. 

Know where to start

There is no doubt that a truck accident can be overwhelming. One common question is, “What do I do next?” A free consultation with our law firm can give you the clarity and insight you need to know where to start. 

Our lawyers can help you identify common pitfalls or mistakes that you can avoid and find ways you can strengthen your potential case. When you consult a lawyer as soon as possible after your accident, you can face the legal process ahead of you with confidence.

Make an informed decision

The first question you likely have is whether you even need a lawyer to begin with. The truth is that some cases may be settled independently. No matter your expectations of your own case, though, a case evaluation is the best way to understand the options available to you.

When considering whether to retain the services of a lawyer after your accident, your initial consultation offers the opportunity to feel out the law firm and see whether it is a good fit for you. 

During your free consultation with Fielding Law, please feel free to ask about our values, fee structure, methods, and experience. This can help you have peace of mind, knowing that you have made an informed decision about your case. 

What Makes Truck Accidents Unique

As mentioned, some cases may not need professional legal representation. However, truck accidents tend to be unique and more complex than most “regular” car accidents. There are two main reasons for this: (1) truck accidents involve a commercial vehicle, and (2) extensive damages are often the result. 

They involve a commercial vehicle

A simple car accident has only two parties involved: you and the other driver. However, even if there were only two vehicles involved in a truck accident, there may be other involved parties who are at least partially liable for the same collision. 

Potentially liable parties in a truck accident case include:

  • The truck driver
  • The trucking company
  • The vehicle manufacturer
  • The cargo company
  • A government entity

Not only can shared liability complicate a case, but this factor often means that there is more than one insurance policy involved as well. After hearing the details of your case, a truck accident lawyer can help you determine whether legal representation would be beneficial for you. 

They cause extensive damages

Another reason why truck accidents are unique is the magnitude of damage that they cause. Of course, a collision between a family vehicle and a semi-truck is likely to be much more serious than a collision between two vehicles of the same size. 

These severe accidents often result in serious injuries and can even be fatal. According to the National Safety Council’s Injury Facts for 2021, large truck accidents accounted for between 12.5 and 13.3 percent of fatal crashes in Idaho, Texas, and Utah.

In such cases, economic damages such as lost wages, medical bills, funeral expenses, and others can easily reach $100,000 or more. 

You and your family deserve maximum compensation for the truck accident you have experienced. When you work with a local attorney who has experience in handling these cases, he or she will be able to fight for you to recover the highest amount of compensation possible to ensure you can get back on your feet.

The Team at Fielding Law is Here to Help

At Fielding Law, our team has concentrated our focus primarily on personal injury and auto accidents. This allows us to remain up-to-date and knowledgeable about local laws and precedents, giving us the experience necessary to better represent our clients. 

If you choose to work with our firm, you can expect:

  • Personalized attention
  • Specialized knowledge
  • Continued support
  • Regular communication

With over $60 million won for our clients in over 2,500 successful cases, we are ready to put our experience to work for you and your family. 

Call us 24/7 at (877) 880-4090 or send us a message through our online form to get started with your free consultation today and learn the difference Fielding Law can make.

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Text edited by Mitchell Fielding, a personal injury lawyer and partner at Fielding Law. Mitchell is known for his hard work ethic, friendly personality and dedication to the law. You can find out personal injury law offices in Taylorsville, UT and Mesquite, TX.