Well, maybe. But let us ask you this. Would you play professional football without the proper training and experience; much less the physical ability? Of course, you wouldn’t. You’d get killed during the opening kickoff. Or would you design and build your own house on a piece of rural property, or operate on yourself if you needed surgery? These sound like dumb questions but many people think they can save money and win their own case. And that is nothing more than a fool’s errand: a very expensive one when you consider the thousands of dollars at stake.
A non-attorney doesn’t have the necessary knowledge to effectively investigate a complicated big rig accident, negotiate a fair settlement with insurance companies, or successfully represent him or herself in court. Litigating an 18 wheeler accident-related injury cases is extremely complex. It’s even hard for us sometimes. And we’ve been doing it for many years. And attorneys who don’t have a deep background in personal injury or commercial truck accident cases don’t have any better chance than you of winning reasonable compensation. So why would you even entertain such a foolish idea, especially when tens or even hundreds of thousands of dollars are on the table?
Under-representation in personal injury 18 wheeler accidents is like asking to get creamed by your opponents all over again. And they’ll be more than happy to oblige you. The laws and procedures involved are so complex, and the playing field is clearly tilted in the favor of the trucking companies, their insurance providers, and attorneys. Your opponents have deep pockets and years of experience winning these exact kinds of cases.
Successful litigation in a truck-related personal injury lawsuit demands that the representing lawyer have a very thorough knowledge of civil procedure and an ability to devise the perfect strategy, based on the evidence, to battle the defendants, their insurance companies and defense lawyers. Legal novices don’t have any of that. And legal rookies don’t’ have enough.
And if you’re thinking about taking up the offer of a relative or friend who is a lawyer to represent you, you might want to seriously reconsider that plan. For even though he or she might be looking out for your best interests to fight hard for your rights in an 18-wheeler accident case, unless this person is an experienced personal injury lawyer with experience beating trucking companies and their insurance companies, your attorney’s good intentions might result in your side taking a knife to a gunfight.
Often, your personal lawyer might have a difficult time emotionally detaching him or herself from issues surrounding your case because of that personal association. Personal injury law is quite intense and extremely contentious. Your attorney must be pragmatic, focus solely on the facts of a case and be very cool under in order to succeed for you. What happens if that friend or relative attorney doesn’t win the case, or accepts a less-than-fair settlement because he knows how badly you need the money now? How will you feel about your friend or relative then? You will be very wise to keep your family members and friends out of your legal business when deciding who will represent your big rig injury liability lawsuit most effectively.
Insurance companies only agree to fair settlements if you are protected by an attorney with a history of success in court. Think of a good attorney like you would a big guard dog. No one comes into your house to rob you when that 100-pound pooch is protecting you and your family. Insurance companies and their lawyers are all too eager to pick-on and rob non-lawyers and inexperienced attorneys.
But they fear us. When we file a claim, the insurance companies are suddenly open to good-faith negotiations that more often than not produce a fair settlement for our injured clients. They want to avoid a trial, especially against our strong case, the kind of case good investigators build. And fair settlements mean you and your family can resume living your lives again. Only after trying hundreds of cases can a lawyer learn the intricacies of developing the right tactics for success at trial or at fairly negotiating with insurance companies after injuries in an 18-wheeler accident. We know the right way to answer interrogatories, prepare demand packages, and conduct sophisticated depositions that get to the bottom of the accident that caused your injuries, pain, suffering and lost wages. This is why it is in your best interest to retain an 18 wheeler injury lawyer who knows how to do all of this and forcefully represent your interests.
Our Law Firm has decades of successful skill in handling personal injury litigation in 18-wheeler accident claims and cases. If you’ve been seriously injured, or a family member has been killed by one of these trucks, our expertise assures that you receive the fairest compensation possible for the injuries and pain you have suffered, or the wrongful death of your loved one. We’ve helped deliver millions of dollars to hundreds of accident victims in Texas. Our experienced accident lawyers can help you win the best compensation possible for you.
Call us today at 1(800) 862-1260 (toll-free) for a free consultation to continue your road to total recovery and resume your life. You’re already been victimized once. Don’t let it happen a second time because you waited too long to do the right thing about it.
This blog was posted by Ford and Laurel Attorneys Laredo, Texas