Were you in a crash and want to learn the nitty gritty of your truck accident case? Read this article and contact our Orlando lawyers.
Choosing a Truck Accident Attorney
The most important thing to do is to pick someone who you have sat down with and spoken with, and you can get a sense from them that they have the experience, that they have the knowledge, that they have the resources on how to handle a trucking accident.
Trucking accidents are very different than automobile accidents in the sense that they involve federal regulations. They involved many moving parts that are very different than a regular auto accident case. We would say the most important thing is to pick someone with experience in those types of cases. Just having experience in auto cases is simply not enough. There are many things that need to be done for a trucking accident case that only an attorney experienced in those cases is going to know how to handle.
Mistakes To Avoid After a Truck Accident
Some of the most common mistakes that individuals make when they have a truck accident case in Orlando, Florida, is not getting an attorney that is experienced in that type of law. Many attorneys in the personal injury field practice many types of injury cases such as auto accidents or slip and falls, or things of that nature, but trucking accidents – ones that involve commercial motor vehicles – those are a different animal, and people need to hire someone who is experienced in that field.
When you’re interviewing an attorney, make sure that you ask them, “Have you had any of these cases? Have you litigated any of these cases?” Those are going to be critical for the long-term viability of your case and the compensation that you might get. Sometimes we have attorneys that will just get these cases, may not have handled these cases, but since they’ve done car accidents before they’ll take it on. Maybe they’ll get a decent settlement or resolution for the client, but if you need an attorney to get you the top dollar for your commercial motor vehicle case, then you need to meet with an attorney and hire an attorney that has handled these types of cases personally. That is one of the most important things.
Also, if you’re involved in the accident, try to take some documentation yourself. Take photographs. Take pictures. Take videos. Once that accident day is gone, then some of those items might be lost forever. You can help yourself by, one, getting an attorney that’s experienced in this type of law and, two, making sure you document the scene of the accident as best you can.
Truck Accident Case Value
One of the most important ways that we can determine the value in a trucking accident here in Florida is making sure that you are prepared. Once you are involved in a trucking accident in Orlando, Florida, the most important thing you need to do is hire an attorney that is experienced in handling those types of cases. The reason why we say that is because these attorneys, an attorney that is knowledgeable in those areas, they’re going to best prepare your case for the ultimate resolution, and to be able to get you the best compensation, and the compensation that you deserve in these types of cases.
Now, in particular, your compensation and the value of your case is going to be dependent on several things. First and foremost, it’s going to depend on the actual injuries, it’s going to depend on your medical treatment, and it’s going to depend also on the evidence that’s gathered, the ability to gather all this evidence and put it together in a cohesive unit, that way we can show the jury, we can show the insurance company, hey, this is what you’ve lost. This is what you need to be compensated. Aside from the medical expenses and the injuries, we also have what’s called pain and suffering. You can be compensated for pain and suffering. You can be compensated for loss of enjoyment of life. Also, you can be compensated for lost wages.
All of these things are put together so that we can determine the value of your case. Again, the most important thing is to make sure that you hire an attorney that is knowledgeable with trucking cases because they know exactly where to look, how to gather that evidence and to put it all together to benefit you the most.
Truck Accident Case Timeline
The length of time it takes to resolve a truck accident case in Orlando, Florida, depends on the unique facts and circumstances of each case. In our experience, we have cases that can be resolved quickly, in a matter of months or less than a year, but we also have cases that can drag on for at least a year or more. It really depends on the unique facts and circumstances of the actual accident or crash and also the individual insurance company or trucking company that is involved in the crash. You have some smaller trucking companies that have little or no insurance, and those cases may be resolved quicker, as opposed to trucking cases where the trucking company has large amounts of insurance and is a big company. Oftentimes, those cases will be fought tooth and nail and they can drag on for an extended period of time.
The most important thing to know and the best way to get an answer to that is to interview and hire an attorney that is familiar with trucking accident cases, in particular here in Orlando, Florida. Any other region might be dependent on the particular facts and circumstances of the court systems there, but here in Orlando, Florida, we have the experience to handle those types of cases.
Have you suffered a serious injury during a truck accident in Florida due to someone else’s negligence and carelessness and have questions about the nitty gritty of your truck accident case? Contact our experienced Orlando truck accident lawyers today for a free consultation and case evaluation.
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