For my truck injury case, do I need a lawyer who handles trucking injury lawsuits or can I just hire any attorney?
If you were in a truck accident in Atlanta and want to press charges, you are not required to hire an attorney with a certain specialization. Technically, you could hire a car accident lawyer or a personal injury lawyer in general to handle your case.
However, doing so could put your case – and your future – at risk. If you were injured in a truck accident, it’s best to hire a truck accident lawyer. Our attorneys at the Law Offices of Andrew Goldner have experience in truck accidents and know exactly what types of evidence to find.
If you’re still not convinced, consider this: lawyers, like doctors, focus on different areas. You wouldn’t go to an eye doctor to have your leg evaluated, and you shouldn’t seek legal counsel from just any personal injury lawyer for a tractor-trailer case.
A Truck Accident Lawyer Has Specific Experience
Before you hire a truck accident attorney, make sure they have relevant and outstanding experience in the field. When you meet with a truck accident lawyer for the first time, or if you’ve found one whom you believe will win your case, you should ask the following questions to obtain more information about their background:
- Tell me about your case history and in-court experience.
- What other legal areas do you specialize in?
Asking these questions will give you a better idea of your chosen lawyer’s level of expertise. You should never hire a lawyer without knowing the basics of their education and professional experience.
Many personal injury lawyers will try and deceive you by saying that all personal injury cases are the same. They might tell you that they’ve handled plenty of car accident cases, so you should trust them with your truck accident case. Be careful with these attorneys; they want you as their next case but may not know the nuances and relevant statutes that could help your claim. Not knowing the intricacies of a specific legal area could make or break your case and result in you receiving far less money than you need.
Our Atlanta truck accident attorneys at the Law Offices of Andrew Goldner know how to obtain fair and equitable compensation for clients. We have over 18 years’ experience in taking on trucking companies and negligent drivers who caused our clients’ injuries. We will not settle for anything less than what you need to recover. To speak with an experienced truck accident lawyer, call (404) 869-1580 or contact us for more information.
Why You Should Hire a Truck Accident Attorney
You should consider hiring a truck accident lawyer simply because these cases are typically more complex than car accident cases. Truck accident law follows unique and complicated regulations in the industry, so you need an experienced lawyer who knows the ins and outs of the trucking business – particularly big truck lawsuits. Suffice it to say, big trucks, their drivers, and trucking companies are governed by far different rules than those regulations that apply to normal passenger cars. Truck drivers almost always have to obtain a Commercial Driver’s License (CDL), which requires many hours of training and carries with it the responsibility to drive like a professional on the road. The mechanics of a wreck, stopping distance, impact zones, and injuries are usually different in truck wrecks.
When seeking a lawyer to handle a tractor-trailer collision, consider asking:
- How many truck accident cases have you settled and were they successful?
- What kind of damages are available to me?
- How likely is it that my case will settle?
- Have you been involved in a trial with the defendant before?
- What specific trucking laws or regulations apply to my case?
In addition to knowing the ins and outs of the trucking industry, a truck accident attorney will most likely have resources and know experts in the field they can consult to bolster your case.
Talk To a Truck Accident Lawyer Right Away
Attorneys at the Law Offices of Andrew Goldner know how to successfully negotiate with insurance companies and adjusters and have more than 18 years’ experience in litigating truck accident cases.
To schedule your free case consultation and for more information about our attorneys, call (404) 869-1580.