Working With an Alabama Truck Accident Lawyer
An accident involving an eighteen-wheeler or other commercial truck can be much more severe than a more common car accident. Due to the size of a large commercial truck, a collision involving such a vehicle is likely to result in serious, even fatal, injury. If you or a loved one has been injured by a truck accident, you may be entitled to financial compensation for the victim.
Anyone who’s gone through a personal injury or wrongful death claim will agree that the process tends to be quite time consuming. In Alabama, truck accident attorneys are generally very knowledgeable on these complex cases. If you have been involved in an Alabama trucking accident, hiring an Alabama truck accident lawyer will be your first step to recovery.
Why You Need an Alabama Truck Accident Lawyer
Unlike everyday minor car accidents that can settled by insurance companies, Alabama truck accidents typically cause bodily injury, fatality or other significant damage due to the massive weight and size of a commercial truck. Hiring an Alabama truck accident lawyer can help you receive compensation for medical bills, lost wages, auto repairs, etc. An experienced Alabama truck accident lawyer can also help you receive compensation when a loved one is killed due to the truck accident.
It is best to hire an Alabama truck accident lawyer early to avoid costly mistakes such as missing court-filing deadlines after the accident. Since you may need to recover medical costs or lost wages, do not wait any longer than one or two weeks to hire an Alabama truck accident lawyer.
What to Look for in an Alabama Truck Accident Lawyer
There are hundreds of Alabama truck accident lawyers. But not all of them will be qualified to handle your personal injury or wrongful death case. Since this is a specialized field, you will need to find a lawyer who is qualified to work your case. For example, an attorney with a background in real estate law wouldn’t be the best choice for a personal injury case involving an automobile accident. It’s important to speak with an Alabama truck accident lawyer before making any statements (written or verbal) to insurance company adjusters or representatives.
Questions to Ask Before Hiring an Alabama Truck Accident Lawyer
Before locating and working with an Alabama truck accident lawyer, you must make detailed notes about everything you remember from the accident. Write down when and where the accident took place, the names, addresses and phone numbers of all witnesses, police officers and insurance representatives. Taking photos of the trucking accident and any injuries the victim has as a result of the accident will be beneficial to the Alabama truck accident lawyer working on your case. Before hiring a truck accident lawyer, here a few questions to ask:
1. Who many cases have you won or settled that are similar to my case?
2. What is your fee structure?
3. What experience do you have related to Alabama truck accidents?
4. What is a typical settlement for this type of trucking case?
5. Will you be working directly on my case and will other lawyers be involved?
About the author: Desmond (“Desi”) V. Tobias and Bryan E. Comer are the attorneys of Tobias, McCormick & Comer, LLC. They specialize in representing victims in cases involving personal injury, wrongful death, defective products, medical malpractice, automobile accidents, trucking accidents, injuries caused by alcohol consumption, and premises liability. With combined experience of more than 30 years representing people who have been injured by the wrongful acts of others, Desi and Bryan continue to serve as two of the finest Mobile car accident lawyers.To learn more about Tobias, McCormick & Comer, LLC, please visit www.tobiascomer.com.