Unfortunately, we know from personal experience what it’s like to lose a family member because of a careless truck driver. When we say we understand, we really do.
After a serious motor vehicle accident, the scene often holds a wealth of information vital to the case. Big corporations, trucking companies, negligent drivers, and their insurance companies will have representatives on the scene in a matter of hours. Vehicles are moved, witness statements are taken, and other physical evidence is obtained. As time passes, vehicles are crushed at salvage yards, witnesses disappear, and skid marks fade.
The negligent party’s insurance company will have a representative on the scene. You deserve to have your team on the scene as well. Our lawyers and expert accident reconstructionists visit the scene of serious accidents as soon as possible. We handle communications from insurance companies so that you don’t have to. If necessary, we can buy or impound vehicles so that important physical evidence does not disappear. We can help you substantiate your damages through photographs, video, and journals that document the nature and extent of your injuries.
Some people feel guilty or apprehensive about contacting a lawyer immediately after an accident. They don’t want to sue anyone. They just want to be treated fairly. They hope that the negligent party and their insurance company will do the right thing. Unfortunately, the wrongdoer’s insurance company has a duty to maximize its profits by minimizing the amount it pays on claims like yours. They pay (through settlement or trial) only when you substantiate your claim with proof of your damages and their liability.
The longer you wait to start your investigation, the harder it will be to maximize the value of your claim. Proper investigations are necessary even when the cause of the injury seems clear. For example, a police investigation might conclude that the other driver was at fault because of inattentiveness, but further investigation might prove that the other driver was also speeding, or the truck’s trailer brakes were out of adjustment at the time of the collision, or that their headlights were not on before the crash. This kind of information can dramatically change the nature of the case and help maximize your recovery.
When it comes time to consider settlement, we will make sure that all of the relevant insurance coverage is on the table including underinsured motorist coverage, other owned vehicle coverage, umbrella policies and all policies that can be “stacked.” We will also determine whether your health insurance company’s claim for reimbursement is valid. If it is, we will help you negotiate with your health insurance company to maximize your recovery.
Our law firm has represented clients injured in truck, motorcycle and car accidents for over 20 years. We will start the investigation of your case the day you hire us. We can sometimes resolve cases before litigation for fees below twenty-five percent of the net recovery. Call us at (877) 704-7674 for a free consultation with an experienced personal injury lawyer. Our clients owe us nothing for the investigation or prosecution of their case unless we obtain a recovery for them.
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* In order to represent clients in states where the attorneys are not licensed, they must be granted admission pro hac vice or associate with local counsel.