Questions to ask when hiring a trucking accident lawyer

truck-accidentRoad accidents that involve trucks are some of the most deadly accidents. If you or someone you know has been involved in a crash involving a truck, you need to get help from a truck accident attorney. This is because trucks are complex machines and some of the massive tractor-trailers that you see travelling on the roads are often equipped with advanced onboard computer systems. Although they are needed to transport goods and products from one place to another, they do pose a significant safety concern to other people on the roads.

Due to the complexity of the machines, the investigation and litigation of truck accidents present a host of complex challenges. Therefore, you cannot just hire a personal injury lawyer or a general practitioner and need to get in touch with a truck accident lawyer. Most of the attorneys who specialize in this field will be willing to provide you a no-obligation first meeting, or an initial consultation completely free of cost. This initial meeting will give you a chance to interview them and ask any questions regarding your potential lawsuit.

In your first meeting with a truck accident lawyer, you should ask the following questions:

  • When did they graduate from law school?

  • How many years of experience do they have handling truck accident cases?

  • Do they take other types of cases too, or do they just specialize in truck accident cases?

  • If yes, what percentage of their practice is focused on trucking accidents?

  • Are they up-to-date with the current truck accident laws in your state and how do they do that?

You must also discuss your case with them and ask them to give you an assessment of your case. For that, you can ask the following questions:

  • How strong is your case?

  • What are the strengths and weaknesses of your case?

  • Are you likely to get a settlement?

  • If yes, how much?

  • How will the trial proceed and what will happen?

  • How long will the case be in litigation before it is wrapped up?

  • Do they believe that more than one party is responsible in causing the accident?

You should also ask them questions about how they will manage your case?

  • Ask them if they will be representing your case themselves or another lawyer in their firm will be doing that.

  • If you have any questions regarding your case or if you want to discuss your case, who will you be contacting?

  • How long is their normal response time?

  • Will you get regular updates on your case?

  • If yes, how often will you get those updates and who will give those updates?

Answers to all these questions will give you a fair idea about how the lawyer or law firm operates and how your case will be handled. Consider trustworthiness, experience, way of communication and level of confidence as the deciding factors before you select a truck accident lawyer.

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Author Bio:

Attorney Bradford Kvinta provides aggressive criminal defense and DWI defense in San Antonio, Texas. He specializes in Estate planning and probate as well as family law.