Four Reasons to Hire a Lawyer After a Truck Accident

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Truck accidents in Miami are extremely serious events. Under federal law, a commercial truck can weigh up to 80,000 pounds when fully loaded. A crash with a passenger vehicle, which may only weigh up to 4,000 pounds, can result in catastrophic injuries. 

If you have been hurt, or have lost someone in a truck accident, you may be able to file a claim for compensation. Of all the different types of personal injury claims, truck accident cases are some of the most complex. Do not take a chance by filing a claim on your own. Below are four reasons you should always work with a Miami truck accident lawyer.

 

Trucking Companies are Huge Corporations

The trucking industry is a big one. The trucking companies that manage and operate the 18-wheelers on the road make millions of dollars in profits every year. They have the money to pay you the fair settlement you deserve when their negligence, or the truck driver’s negligence, caused the accident. Unfortunately, they also have the resources to hire a team of legal experts to represent them so they do not have to. You need legal representation that will fight for your rights and ensure they are upheld.

 

A Lawyer Can Accurately Value Your Claim

In the days following a crash, an insurance adjuster representing the trucking company will contact you. They may even offer you a settlement. Most accident victims have never been hurt in a truck accident before and so, they have no way of knowing whether the settlement is fair. The chances are, it is not. A lawyer will accurately value your claim and negotiate with the insurer so you claim the full damages you are entitled to.

 

You Will Not Have to Deal with the Insurer

Truck accidents are very stressful. You are worried about your injuries, the amount of time you are missing from work, and the overall impact of the crash on you and your family. The last thing you need to worry about is dealing with the insurance company, and potentially saying the wrong thing that could hurt your claim. A lawyer will handle every aspect of your claim, including communicating with the insurer. This can make the entire recovery process less stressful.

 

A Lawyer will Determine the Liability

Determining liability is one of the most challenging aspects of any truck accident case. It may appear as though the truck driver is at fault, and that may be the case. However, the trucking company, a manufacturer, and even a government entity are just a few of the other potentially liable parties. A lawyer will conduct a full investigation to determine what caused the accident and which party is at fault. During the investigation, a lawyer will also collect important evidence to prove your case.

 

Contact Our Truck Accident Attorneys in Miami Today

At Dolan Dobrinsky Rosenblum Bluestein, our Miami truck accident attorneys have seen the devastation truck accidents cause. It is why we are so dedicated to helping victims obtain the full and fair settlement they deserve. We will put our experience to work for you, too. Call us today at 305-371-2692 or fill out our online form to schedule a free review of your case.