4 Reasons Why You Need to Hire a Truck Accident Lawyer
Truck accidents on the road almost always result in serious injuries to one or multiple parties and, because of their massive size and height, the damages are most heavily inflicted upon the smaller personal vehicles involved. When you’re involved in an accident with a big rig or 18-wheeler, the injuries can be extremely serious, or even fatal. You’ll most likely have to go to court against the liable parties, but without an experienced truck accident attorney fighting for you in court, your claim is not likely to be successful. An experienced truck accident attorney, like the professionals at Lewis & Feldman, have the background and knowledge needed to recover compensation for medical bills, lost wages, pain and suffering, plus a host of other damages due to the truck accident. Our attorneys will build the most favorable case possible and will pursue all possible compensation. Here are four reasons you need to hire a truck accident attorney from Lewis and Feldman.
Our Attorneys Will Find All Liable Parties
If you didn’t know that there can be multiple parties liable for a single truck accident, well, that’s just more proof you need an experienced truck attorney fighting for your compensation. During the discovery process of our investigation, our truck accident lawyers will trace the evidence back to all responsible parties. This data will be collected as part of your case. Along with the truck driver, other liable parties may include:
- the truck’s owner/manufacturer
- the driver’s employer
- the cargo loading company
- government organizations
- freight companies
- the owner of the cab or trailer
- who leased the truck
- repair shops that worked on the truck
We’ll Handle Communications and Negotiations with Other Legal Reps
Trucking companies have teams of insurance lawyers ready to respond to an accident at a moment’s notice. These lawyers are extremely effective at protecting the trucking company’s and insurance’s bottom line. They will try whatever means necessary to negate or reduce your claim. The truck accident lawyers at Lewis and Feldman are skilled negotiators with experience in managing communication with multiple parties at a time.
Our Lawyers are Versed in Trucking Rules and Regulations
The truck accident lawyers at Lewis and Feldman are well read on trucking rules and regulations, of which there are many. If you are involved in an accident with an 18-wheeler, chances are you won’t have the time to learn all of the regulations provided by the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration. The attorneys at Lewis and Feldman know how to investigate whether the driver passed all systematic inspections, repairs and maintenance tasks, went over the amount of hours he/she was supposed to work, got the amount of rest required by law, or if there were any issues in their training, to name a few. Our attorneys will be able to identify which regulations weren’t met that contributed to the accident.
We Will Guide You through the Legal Process
It’s not an understatement to say the legal process is complicated, or that it can overwhelm those going through it for the first time. This is even more true for those who have suffered devastating injuries from a serious accident with an 18-wheeler. The emotions and pain can compound each other so that the legal process, and fighting large insurance and trucking companies in court are absolutely petrifying. The truck accident lawyers at Lewis and Feldman are excellent guides through ordeals like these. Our experience and knowledge of the ins and outs of fighting for victims’ compensation will help alleviate all the stress from your case. We are on the side of your best interest. It’s our goal to establish liability and prove negligence when fighting for your case. Our team will interview witnesses, document evidence, examine the truck’s maintenance records, investigate rules violations, run background checks on the driver, and review raw data from the truck’s black box in the cabin.
If you or a loved one has been injured or killed in an 18-wheeler tractor trailer accident, please schedule a free initial consultation and case evaluation by calling the law office of Lewis & Feldman, LLC locally at 205-254-6060, toll-free at 888-295-7409 or complete our contact form. You can also email us at jon@LewisAndFeldman.com and dfeldman@LewisAndFeldman.com. We’re the truck accident lawyers serving Birmingham, Bessemer, Hoover and the state of Alabama who can help you receive the justice you deserve.