How to successfully claim against commercial truck accidents

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There are many factors that need to be considered before making a claim for a commercial truck accident. Commercial trucks are owned by a business, so you will need to find out if you are making a claim against the driver or owner of the company.

Since there are quite a few steps to consider when making a commercial truck accident claim, here is some advice to get you started on the right path to a successful compensation case.

1. Don’t speak to your insurers, yet

It is recommended to get advice from a lawyer before you speak to your insurance company. Insurers want to get the claim settled quickly and they won’t care if you have to spend extra or lose out because of the accident.

Speaking to your lawyer will help you determine the best course of action for you.

2. Have a detailed account of your accident

Writing an account of what happened at the scene of the accident is pivotal to any successful claim. A detailed account of how the accident began and what happened will help your lawyer determine who is accountable for the accident.

In your account, you should include:

  • The location of where the accident took place
  • Road and weather conditions
  • Who caused the accident
  • Who else was involved in the crash
  • The make, model and vehicle registration of the commercial truck

If possible, photographs of the vehicles involved in the accident can be used to support your case.

3. Detail the cost of damages

Your lawyer will want to know how much compensation you could be awarded. Calculate the cost of all the damage caused by the commercial truck. The mechanic fixing your vehicle will give you a quote of what the fixes will cost. If your car can no longer be driven because of the damage then your compensation will cover the cost of buying you a new car as a replacement.

Medical bills and any further medical care will need to be recorded. Taking time off work to recover from your injuries will be an additional cost you can get compensated for.

4. Get the driver’s contact information

Getting the driver’s contact information will be vital for your lawyer as they will need to find out if your case will be against the driver or their company.

5. Find an experienced lawyer

It’s important to hire a lawyer who is experienced dealing with commercial truck accidents. As these types of claims can get complex, you need a personal injury attorney who knows the process and what to do.

Thanks to the internet, it’s easy to find a lawyer but how can you tell they’re any good? Just because their website says they are ‘experienced’ lawyers, doesn’t necessarily mean they are. Insurance companies are aware of which lawyers are willing to settle or fight and go to court.

Lawyers who are willing to fight and have the experience to achieve a successful verdict, are the type of lawyers insurance companies are afraid of. At Coxwell & Associates, PLLC, we fight for our clients and refuse to settle for less than you deserve.

Our personal injury lawyers have years of experience working on truck accident cases. This experience has been used to win countless compensation case and develop our reputation in Mississippi as successful attorneys who insurance companies fear. For over 35 years, we have achieved multi-million-dollar verdicts.

Learn more on how to make a successful truck accident claim

How you make a claim differs depending on your case. To improve your chances of winning a successful compensation claim, take the time to learn how truck accident claims work.

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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.

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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