Most people will become involved in a car accident at some point in their lives. But when an accident includes a semi-truck, the outcome can be catastrophic. One of the best choices you can make following such a crash is to seek the help of an experienced trucking accident attorney.
We want to help you avoid the error of having to talk to an inexperienced lawyer. With many of our cases dealing with injuries inflicted by big trucks and heavy vehicles, Fulmer Sill’s lawyers are ready to assist you through this trying period. Getting the right legal team by your side will make a huge difference for you and your family.
Do I Need to Hire a Lawyer after a Truck Accident?
When determining whether to hire an attorney for truck accidents, the experience and knowledge of your attorney in the field matters a lot. Most trucking companies have teams of attorneys to defend against their careless and unsafe practices. Our team of lawyers at Fulmer Sill are known to our colleagues, opposing counsel, and our happy clients for delivering results.
We understand trucking companies and their lawyer’s tactics and tricks to avoid accountability (and how to overcome them). We know the ways your life can be interrupted by a serious accident and most of all, we know how to help you get it back on track.
When Should I Hire a Trucking Accident Attorney?
Generally speaking, the earlier you hire an attorney, the better. After an incident, time is critical, as a proper investigation must be carried out immediately. As with facts at the crash scene, the answers are time-sensitive. Marks can disappear on concrete, and vehicles can be removed and repaired before damage is accounted for.
If you delay for too long, the trucking company will be at a major advantage. They have a team of lawyers and investigators working to protect them the moment a collision happens. You should too.
What Issues Affect my Case?
The average person is unaware of the various statutes, regulations, and case laws that govern personal injury cases, especially in the area of trucking accidents. If individuals choose to go unrepresented, their claims are often dismissed without financial compensation mainly due to a lack of proper evidence. There are many variables that affect the outcome of your case, and an experienced trucking lawyer will guide you through those variables and the rest of the legal process.
Your lawyer for trucking incidents will do the following with your case:
Your trucking lawyer can determine who’s liable for your personal injury, loss, or suffering.
For certain cases, several parties may be held responsible for damages, including, but not limited to: the truck driver, the truck or trailer owner, the individual or corporation that leased the truck from the owner, the truck manufacturer, parts manufacturers, maintenance companies, freight shippers or loaders, and others.
Navigate truck law and federal regulations
Hiring a trucking lawyer should ensure you are mindful of the time limitations and federal regulations that concern your case. Your attorney should appreciate the ins and outs of the insurance, freight, and truck company dealings.
The Path to Recovery
At Fulmer Sill, we have represented victims of trucking accidents from states all across the nation. We have a comprehensive knowledge of trucking laws and regulations from accidental death to serious injury situations and have devoted our efforts to helping people like you. With the right team on your side, the road to recovery may be easier than you think.