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4 things to check before choosing your semi truck accident lawyer

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When you’ve been involved in a semi truck accident, it can cause serious damage to your property and your personal health. As a truck weighs over twenty times the weight of an average car, collisions with a truck can result in significant damages.

 Semi truck accidents can be caused for many different reasons. Negligence, dangerous driving and faulty truck maintenance are just a few. The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety Highway Loss Data Institute estimated 3,660 people died in truck accidents in 2014.

Being involved in a collision with semi truck can cause serious and, in some cases, long-term health problems. Spinal cord injuries, brain damage and amputations can be caused from a road accident with a truck. Any injury you suffer from a semi truck can result in high financial costs and other social and emotional issues.

As truck accidents can be costly, you need a semi truck accident lawyer on your side. Here’s what you need to check before choosing the best lawyer for your case.

Experience

What experience does the lawyer have dealing with semi truck accidents? Just because one lawyer is experienced with automobile accidents does not necessarily mean they are the best attorney for your case. Truck accident claims involve technicalities that make them different from car accident claims. An experienced semi truck lawyer will know how to deal with your claim effectively.

History of Success

Even if you find a lawyer who has over ten years of experience, how much success have they had in semi truck accidents? Finding a lawyer who has successfully worked on semi truck cases will increase your chances of winning your case and getting the compensation amount you deserve.

Reputation

Learning more about your lawyer can help you determine if they’re the best person for your case. What is the lawyer’s reputation like? Are they known for settling cases out of court? What do insurance companies think of them? Most insurance companies know which lawyers are prepared to go to court for their clients and which will settle.

Testimonials

Finally, before you contact a lawyer for your case, have a look at what their clients say about them. Reading testimonials is a great opportunity to get some insight on what type of person the lawyer is and whether they are the best person for the job of handling your claim.

Meet our experienced team of semi truck accident lawyers in Mississippi

At Coxwell & Associates, PLLC, our team of personal injury lawyers are experienced in semi truck accidents. We have over 35 years of experience helping the people of Mississippi. We a history of success and we’re not afraid to face large insurance and corporate companies. We protect our clients and are proud to share what they think of us.

Contact us to talk about your claim

Complete our contact form and a member of our team will call or email you immediately. In Mississippi there is a statute of limitations that lasts three years from the date of your accident. This means you must make your claim within this timeframe or you will lose out on your chance to claim compensation. Contact our team now:

 

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Disclaimer: This blog is intended as general information purposes only, and is not a substitute for legal advice. Anyone with a legal problem should consult a lawyer immediately.

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