Being in a truck accident or any kind of accident is always scary and traumatic. They may leave physical, mental, and emotional scars that last a lifetime. We empathize with what you must be feeling, and we are here to help you regain your physical health, protect your mental wellbeing, and ensure your financial affairs are in order.
To start the healing process and ensure you get the settlement you deserve, here are a few critical first steps we recommend if you’ve been involved in a truck accident:
Treat your injuries first. That should be your top priority. Visit a doctor who can evaluate you for any injuries. Be sure to tell him or her about any discomfort or pain you might be having as well as any lack of mobility. With that information, your doctor will be able to understand your injuries and recommend a plan for treatment and healing.
Let your insurance know as soon as possible that you’ve been in an accident. Any delays in contacting them could cause issues later in the claim process. However, don’t give a statement to your insurance company without your lawyer present.
Make a note of every detail of the accident as well as any injuries, pain, discomfort, or mobility issues you may be dealing with and how they affect your life. Record all expenses you incur throughout the process. It can be difficult to remember these details, so documenting them every day will help strengthen your claim.
Some truck accidents are caused by aggressive or hostile drivers, but sometimes the truck driver may simply have been rushing, not paying attention, or just distracted.
Since cars are smaller, car drivers can be more susceptible to greater damage and injury with catastrophic consequences.
When researching attorneys, don’t fall victim to clever advertising and flashy billboards. Big firms have the resources to produce expensive ads, but they may not always have your best interests at heart. They might promise quick results, but gloss over aspects of your unique situation.
We intentionally limit our caseloads at The Claiborne Firm for that exact reason – we believe each client should have our full attention. We don’t spend money on commercials or advertising because we’re not interested in cycling through a high volume of cases. We only take the cases that matter. Then, we put all of our efforts into that case – we investigate thoroughly and come up with creative solutions to tough cases. We know how to develop arguments that sway juries, and we have the track record to prove it.
Proper preparation is key. It certainly makes all the difference in vehicle accident lawsuits. We take the time to prepare better than insurance companies and their legal counsel. Proper timing also makes a difference. Make sure to seek medical attention right away and contact an attorney as soon as you are able.
Case Example: Our client initially chose a flashy, TV-advertising attorney to represent her in a case where her son had been killed in a fatal car accident. The attorney sat on her case for nearly a year. When she switched to us, we found out the driver who was at fault only had a small $25,000 insurance policy. Our attorney, William Claiborne, argued her case aggressively to win her a multi-million dollar settlement.
At The Claiborne Firm, each client gets individualized treatment. We never back down from a fight, and we develop out-of-the-box solutions to tough cases.
As a small firm, we are selective about the cases we take on. This allows us to spend the necessary and appropriate amount of time on each case in order to win big settlements.
That kind of time is critical in personal injury cases. Insurance companies and their claims adjusters will stop at nothing to poke holes in your case and lower your settlement. We’ve fought them before, and we will fight them again to get you a settlement that’s equal to your suffering.
If you’ve recently been in a truck accident, reach out to us today for a free, no-obligation case review. We can speak whenever and wherever you are comfortable. Whether you choose to hire us or not, you’ll have more information about your options for restoring your physical and financial wellbeing.