Seeking compensation after a motor vehicle accident is rarely a simple process. For accidents that involve trucks or other commercial vehicles, navigating the truck accident claims process and winning adequate compensation can be especially challenging. Fortunately, hiring an attorney can make a favorable outcome more likely. If you have been injured in a truck accident, you should consider hiring a Chicago truck accident attorney because of the following benefits.
Help Proving the Other Driver's Negligence
In a personal injury lawsuit, the plaintiff must show that the other party was negligent, resulting in a personal injury that could have reasonably been anticipated and avoided. A lawyer is familiar with the definition of negligence and the types of evidence that can be used to establish negligence. After an accident, it's often necessary to act quickly to preserve evidence. If you are incapacitated or unsure of what to do, you may lose much-needed information. If you hire a Chicago truck accident attorney soon after the accident, you will have a much better chance of locating and saving all necessary evidence.
Better Likelihood of Reaching a Fair Settlement
Since trucks are so much heavier than passenger vehicles, they can cause more damage during accidents. Truck accident injuries are often severe or even disabling. For victims, it is essential to obtain adequate compensation to cover short-term medical expenses and long-term losses, including lost earnings and ongoing healthcare costs. The insurance company providing coverage to the trucking company may be eager to settle your claim quickly for a relatively small amount. An attorney can help you understand the types of compensation available and evaluate all of your losses – now and in the future. Together, you two can then determine what kind of settlement would be appropriate.
Better Peace of Mind for You
It's easy to have regrets when looking back at how a life-changing situation was handled, especially when you try to handle the situation alone. During the claims process, having an expert on your side can be invaluable in reducing the inevitable stress and uncertainty. Similarly, after your claim is settled, regardless of the outcome, you will be glad to know that you did everything you could to win an appropriate award. Call 800.722.9744 today for a FREE consultation with an experienced attorney from the Law Offices of Marc J. Shuman & Associates, LTD.