Do I Need an Attorney After a Truck Accident?

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After an accident, an injured person may have a ton of questions about what to do next:

“Who will pay for my medical bills and vehicle repair or replacement costs?”

“How will I pay my bills when I am unable to work?”

“Is it even worth it to hire an attorney or can I just handle this myself?”

The aftermath of an accident is a stressful time, which is why it is important to have someone you trust that you can turn to for guidance – especially if you have never been in an accident or worked with a lawyer before. In truck accident cases, where injuries are often catastrophic or fatal, it is particularly important to work with a seasoned advocate who can fight for maximum compensation for unexpected expenses. While victims are under no obligation to hire an attorney, choosing to do so offers many benefits.

Here are three reasons why you should consider working with a truck accident attorney:

  • Trucking accident cases are typically much more complex than other types of motor vehicle accidents. A seasoned attorney knows how to properly and thoroughly investigate a truck accident to uncover exactly what happened and establish liability for the accident. Often, there are multiple parties to blame for a truck accident, such as the driver, his or her employer, and/or a third party. By investigating the accident from all angles, an attorney can ensure that the appropriate parties are held accountable for their negligence, which may involve improper maintenance, improper loading, drugged or fatigued driving, or reckless driving behavior.
  • Trucking companies and their insurance carriers will do everything they can to deflect liability away from themselves in order to avoid having to make a payout. When a victim tries to make a case on his or her own without legal representation, chances are not good that the injured person will receive a fair settlement to cover all of their expenses (not just their immediate expenses), or they may not even receive any money at all if the truck company successfully avoids fault for the accident. However, a person who is represented by a trusted firm that is well known for its hard-hitting legal tactics may be more likely to receive a better outcome.
  • Experienced truck accident lawyers are familiar with truck industry regulations and procedures as well as important deadlines that could make all the difference to the success of your case. For example, truck companies are only required to keep records of inspections, maintenance, and repairs for one year. The evidence contained in these records could prove invaluable to the success of your claim, and an attorney knows how to secure these records before they are destroyed.

Serving the Injured in Nevada Since 1998

Hiring an attorney may be enormously beneficial to you after a truck accident. You have enough to worry about without having to take on large insurance companies on your own – let a Reno truck accident attorney take on this responsibility while you focus on healing from your injury. Backed by more than 100 years of experience, Viloria, Oliphant, Oster & Aman L.L.P. has recovered millions of dollars for truck accident victims throughout Nevada. We offer free case evaluations and you pay no attorney fees unless we win your case.

Call today to speak with a lawyer: (775) 227-2280.

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