If you have been involved in an accident with a large semi or other type of commercial truck, chances are high that you suffered severe injuries and property damage to your vehicle. The costs associated with treating your injuries and recovering physically can be astronomical, not to mention replacing your car. However, when you hear from the trucking company’s insurance, their offer will not even begin to cover your accident-related losses. This is a common scenario, and is why you should always contact an experienced Fayette County truck accident attorney as soon as possible following a collision.
There are several reasons why you should always have a qualified truck accident lawyer on your side. First, as mentioned above, the insurance company will always try to offer the lowest amount possible in hopes that accident victims will think they have no other choice but to accept it. This is not the case. In fact, you should never speak with a trucker’s insurance company on your own—an attorney can help communicate and negotiate with insurance companies to make sure you receive a fair amount.
If the insurance company still refuses to offer a high enough settlement, you may have to file a legal claim against the truck driver and company to recover what you deserve. Truck companies have legal teams and many resources that they use to try to avoid liability in lawsuits. Additionally, truck accident cases can become very complicated because there may be multiple defendants involved. For this reason, you want to make sure you hire a lawyer who specifically has experience in this type of case to make sure you recover what you deserve.
Contact a Fayette County truck accident attorney for a free consultation
The truck accident attorneys at Shane Smith Law have extensive experience and success with this type of case. We offer free consultations and case evaluations, so if you have been in a truck accident, do not hesitate to contact our office at (770) 487-8999 for help today.