A Semi-Truck Accident Attorney Can Help Your Case
Being injured in a truck accident can potentially change your life forever. Semi-trucks and tractor trailers are defined as the largest highway vehicles in the United States, sometimes weighing up to 80,000 pounds. Because of their massive size and frequent travel, sharing the road with these freeway giants can be a challenge for other drivers. Even worse, being in an accident with a semi-truck almost always results in catastrophic damage, if not death.
One of the most important steps you can take after being injured in a truck accident is to contact a personal injury attorney. Accident victims who are represented by a legal expert receive up to 3.5 times more in their settlement amount than victims who attempt to go it alone without an attorney. Don’t worry! The personal injury lawyers at The Wyoming Advocates will build you the strongest accident claim possible to help you receive the compensation you deserve after your semi-truck accident.
How Can The Advocates Help With My Semi-Truck Accident Case?
Let’s face it. Despite their friendly, sepia-toned commercials, insurance companies are not on your side. They will offer you the lowest settlement possible or even deny your claim altogether. Since personal injury cases are time sensitive, it’s in your best interest to contact a truck accident attorney immediately after you’ve been injured. When you contact The Wyoming Advocates, you can count on our personal injury lawyers to help you with the following:
- Build the strongest truck accident claim possible
- Negotiate a fair settlement with insurance adjusters
- Help defer your medical bills
- Recover any lost wages or damages
"Hiring The Advocates was the best move I could have made after my accident. They were very professional and made me feel confident my case would go smoothly. They really put me at ease. I would recommend them to anyone!" - Robert S.
Why You Need a Accident Attorney
Hiring an experienced car accident attorney is the best way to prevent the insurance companies from taking advantage of you. Indeed, multiple studies have shown that hiring an attorney to represent your case can increase the value of your case by up to 5X than if you try to settle on your own.
Don’t let the insurance companies pay you less than your case is worth. Hire an Advocate and make them pay what you are lawfully owed. Your case deserves an Advocate!
The Advocates Accident Claim Process
Step 1: Investigate the Accident
The first steps The Advocates will take is to investigate your accident. Our attorneys do this by obtaining a police report about your accident, examining any photos or videos of the crash scene, and speaking to any relevant witnesses. Once we have established liability, we will begin to build your injury claim.
Step 2: Build Your Claim
Building your car accident injury claim is one of the most time-consuming steps in the entire process. Our staff must wait until you are finished treatment for your injuries before we can compile a comprehensive medical record of the injuries you have suffered from your accident. This is a timely process so be patient.
Step 3: Negotiate a Settlement
Once you are finished treating your injuries and your medical records have been gathered, your attorney will send out a demand package to the at-fault party’s insurance. Afterwards, negotiations with your attorney will begin. If we are unable to negotiate a fair offer, then you will have the option to file a lawsuit.
Step 4: Litigate If Necessary
Time wise, litigation is the longest step in the claim process, possibly extending the life of your claim one or, even, two years. If you do decide to file a lawsuit, be prepared to potentially appear before a judge and jury.
Tips to Avoid Being in a Semi-Truck Accident
While no one ever plans to be in an accident, according to statistics the average driver is involved in 1 accident every 17 years. And, unfortunately, semi-truck accidents are the most dangerous and deadly accidents you can be involved in. To help prevent these tragic cases from becoming another harrowing truck accident statistic yourself, here are a few tips to keep in mind when traveling near semi-trucks:
- Don’t cut off a semi-truck; drive responsibly
- Keep a safe distance behind truck drivers
- Watch out for a truck’s wide turn
- Avoid driving in a semi-truck’s blind spot
- Remember, trucks have a longer breaking time; allow enough space to brake in time
Truck accidents can be complicated for all parties involved. Therefore, you need an Advocate on your side. Our team of legal experts can help navigate you through the complex truck insurance policies and help you win your personal injury case.