How To Increase Your Chances Of Winning A Truck Accident Case
Were you involved in an accident with a truck that you strongly feel was the truck driver's fault? Filing a lawsuit against the driver, their insurance company, or the trucking company they drive for is the best way to get your medical costs and other related expenses covered -- but only if you actually win your case! Here are a few ways to increase your chances of winning.
1. Hire a specialized attorney.
Any personal injury attorney can guide you through filing a lawsuit against a truck driver. However, an attorney that just offers generalized personal injury lawsuit service may not do as good of a job as one who focuses solely on truck accidents. A truck accident attorney that specifically advertises as a truck accident attorney will know the ins and outs of the industry, common hangups with evidence, and the tendencies of judges who tend to preside over such cases. All of this knowledge will increase your chances of winning your lawsuit.
2. See multiple doctors.
A common defense in truck accident cases is that the accident did not actually cause your injuries -- or that your injuries are not as bad as you claim. A good way to argue against this defense is to demonstrate that several doctors share the opinion that your injuries are indeed serious and are indeed caused by the accident. So, after you see your own doctor or the emergency room doctor regarding your accident, seek out another doctor to get a second opinion. Ask for copies of all of your medical records and reports, and give them to your doctor.
3. Be open to lawsuits against multiple parties.
Depending on the circumstances of your collision, your lawyer may recommend filing a lawsuit against two parties -- such as the driver and the truck company. Navigating two lawsuits can be a little cumbersome, but understand that this may be necessary in order for you to obtain as much compensation as you deserve.
4. Do not speak to the insurance companies.
If your own insurance company or the truck driver's insurance company calls you, do not speak to them. Let your lawyer do all of the talking. In attempting to answer their questions, you may accidentally say something that makes it seem as though you are at-fault for the accident. This could sabotage your efforts to win your case.
Talk to your lawyer about other ways to maximize your chances of winning your case!