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The Process for Trucking Accident Lawsuits

If you or a loved one was injured in a trucking accident, the period following the incident may be riddled with uncertainty.

From not knowing when or even if you will fully recover to not knowing how you will pay for your medical expenses, you may begin to feel stressed out, overwhelmed, and fearful of what the future might bring.

If someone else’s negligence caused the accident, it is not fair that you should be the one to suffer physically, mentally, or financially.

My25%Lawyer understands what you are going through and is available to help you pursue the compensation you need to put your mind at ease.

By recovering the maximum amount of compensation, you can invest in the care and services you need to recover, as well as have peace of mind that your bills and living expenses will be paid in full and on time.

Claim Assessment

The first step in any personal injury case, whether it be a truck accident case, premises liability case, or medical malpractice case, involves assessing and valuing the claim. Not everyone who was injured in a truck accident is entitled to compensation.

To determine whether you have a valid claim, meet with an experienced truck accident attorney who can sit down with you and provide a thorough assessment of your case. If you choose to work with My25%Lawyer, we will listen to the facts of your case and try to establish certain key elements.

Some factors we look at during initial consultations include the following:

  • Damages. Did you suffer damages such as lost wages and medical expenses?
  • Negligence. Was the other party negligent, and did his or her negligence directly contribute to your injuries?
  • Liability. In addition to negligence, we must also prove liability. Was the other party ultimately responsible for your harms?

If we can establish damages, negligence, and liability, we will then try to put a monetary value on your case. If we determine that it is worth it for you to file a lawsuit, we will proceed to help you establish the next steps.

The Next Steps

Though every truck accident case looks different, there are certain processes that are characteristic of most tractor-trailer accident cases. My 25%Lawyer advises clients to anticipate the following during their case:

  • Investigation: If we agree to take on your case, the first thing we will do is perform an investigation. You can count on the opposition’s insurance company to do the same so that they can gather as much evidence in its defense as possible. This is just one of many reasons it is crucial that you retain the help of an attorney as soon after your accident as possible. As part of the investigation phase, and to preserve as much evidence as possible, our firm will send a spoliation letter to the trucking company. The purpose of this letter is to preserve as much evidence as possible by ensuring that the trucking company or its insurer do not try to destroy necessary evidence.
  • Filing and Discovery: We will then file the lawsuit and begin the process of discovery. Discovery involves requesting information that may be useful to your case, as well as interrogations and depositions. We may also consult any experts or key witnesses.
  • Mediation: More likely than not, the trucking company and its insurer will want to settle the claim out of court via a process called mediation. Mediation is conducted by an unobjective third-party and involves negotiations.
  • Trial: If the case cannot be settled via mediation, it will go to trial. During trial, both our team and the opposition’s legal team will present supporting evidence and make closing arguments. The jury will deliberate on an issue and decide whether or not monetary damages should be awarded.

Retain the Help of a Skilled Truck Accident Attorney

If you or a loved one was injured in a truck accident, there is little doubt that you are plagued with uncertainties and stress.

Our team at My25%Lawyer is prepared to help alleviate your stress and uncertainty by advising you on what to expect from your truck accident lawsuit and what you need to do to maximize your recovery. Contact our law firm today to get started.

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