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Should I Hire a Local Truck Accident Lawyer?

One of the first things that injured victims must do after a truck accident is find a lawyer to pursue justice and compensation on their behalf. While some may balk at the idea of hiring a truck accident lawyer, the truth of the matter is that a personal injury lawsuit against a truck driver, trucking entities, and other parties is often incredibly complex, requiring skilled legal representation to ensure you are compensated fully and fairly.

Once you have decided that retaining an attorney is the best course of action for your claim, the next question is who should represent you? Should you go with a local attorney? Or should your search include national law firms?

The best lawyer for your case is the one who you feel comfortable with, and who gives you the best chance at a successful outcome, regardless of where they are located. We think that having an attorney with experience litigating against major trucking companies is going to have more of an impact on your claim than having a lawyer with offices in your neighborhood.

At Baum Hedlund, our experienced truck accident lawyers offer compassionate representation backed by the resources of a nationwide firm. With offices throughout California and on the West and East coasts, our firm can help level the playing field against any corporate defendant.

Call Baum Hedlund Aristei & Goldman today at (855) 948-5098 to schedule a free truck accident lawsuit case consultation. Our legal team is ready to help you, and there are no fees unless we win.

A Truck Accident Lawyer Can Help Maximize the Value of Your Claim

DO NOT accept an initial offer from an insurance company without speaking with an attorney first.

Truck accident claims are handled by insurance companies. Like most businesses, insurance companies operate to turn a profit. When accidents happen, insurers often do whatever they can to minimize their financial responsibility to the victim (or victims). They may offer a “quick and easy” settlement immediately after an accident in the hopes that an injured victim will accept the offer before hiring a lawyer to look over the case.

Accepting the settlement offer benefits the insurance company money, and not the victim, in numerous ways. Primarily, an early settlement offer usually falls far short of the true value of a truck accident claim overseen by a seasoned attorney.

Unfortunately, low-ball truck accident settlement offers are common practice for insurance companies, which makes it critical to hire a skilled and experienced lawyer as soon as you are able.

Let an Attorney Do the Talking For You

Even if this is not your first time dealing with insurance companies, you can still benefit from having a skilled negotiator on your side who understands what it takes to win. A skilled lawyer knows the ins and outs of the industry and has a team of experts who can provide testimony to strengthen your case, whether it settles out of court or goes to trial. When you hire an attorney, they will speak with the insurance company for you so you can focus on other things, like regaining your health.

Complex Cases Demand Seasoned and Experience Legal Help

Truck accident lawsuits usually involve multiple parties. Any combination of the following parties may be held responsible for damages resulting from a truck collision:

  • Truck driver
  • Trucking company
  • Owner of the truck
  • Cargo loaders
  • Parts manufacturers

After a crash, it may be challenging for you to identify all the potentially liable parties. A lawyer with experience will know how to thoroughly investigate and hold accountable any entities responsible for causing an accident.

You May Be Eligible for Punitive Damages

Punitive damages are intended to punish the negligent party for wrongdoing. When appropriate, they aim to make an example of a particular defendant to show others how severe the penalties can be for taking such wrongful actions.

Punitive damages can be substantial if your lawyer is successful in proving that a company’s behavior was malicious and reckless. In 2019, our firm won a jury verdict in a product liability case that included $2 billion for punitive damages. While the verdict was later reduced, it sent a clear message to the defendant company.

Injury Attorneys Work on a Contingency Fee Basis

Most truck accident lawyers will only collect a fee if they win your case. This means that accident victims do not have to pay anything out of pocket to hire a lawyer. Baum Hedlund is no exception; we offer free case evaluations and advance all costs to conduct the case which are only reimbursed out of a settlement or verdict. We only get paid if we win your case.

If you’ve been injured in a truck crash and are looking for an attorney to represent your case, our team of skilled truck accident lawyers is here to help. We have helped many others in similar situations recover the compensation they deserved. If you give us the opportunity, we will fight to hold responsible all parties that caused your accident.

Contact our office by calling (855) 948-5098 or submitting an online contact form today to schedule your free consultation with one of our skilled semi-truck accident attorneys.

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