How A Lawyer Can Help You Defend Yourself In Court In A Truck Accident

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It's possible that you were involved in an accident while doing your job as a truck driver. If there were injuries caused by this accident, it's possible that the other driver might try to say you were at fault for the accident.

If you are sure that you were not at fault for this accident and need help defending your rights in court, then you need the services of a truck accident lawyer. 

Here are some of the reasons you should contact a lawyer as soon as possible.

Help To Investigate The Cause Of The Accident 

If you have been charged with causing the accident while driving your truck, then a truck accident lawyer can help you investigate the actual cause. They are able to obtain police reports, interview witnesses, and view dashcam footage to determine what really caused the accident.

This could be road conditions that caused your truck to skid on icy or uneven roads or perhaps the other driver was distracted by talking on their phone and didn't pay attention to the light changing.

There could be numerous reasons for an accident and it's not always either driver's fault. It could be you have a medical condition that flared up causing the crash, or the other driver swerved to miss hitting a pedestrian putting them in your path.

A truck accident lawyer can help find the cause of the crash that could help either get any charges dropped or prevent the other driver from suing you.

Work With Insurance Companies Or The Other Driver For A Settlement

A truck driver lawyer can work with insurance companies to negotiate a settlement in the event they can't find enough evidence to clear you. This can be due to the accident being caused by faulty maintenance on your truck by the company you work for, or an improper load. You might be named in a lawsuit along with the company you work for to pay damages to the other driver, even if you weren't at fault.

In some cases, insurance companies won't pay you what you are entitled to for lost wages during the investigation process or your own medical bills or repairs to your truck.

A lawyer will work with your insurance company to ensure you can get paid for lost wages and get repairs done to your truck. They can also work with the other driver's lawyer to work out a fair settlement.

A truck accident lawyer will work to ensure your rights are protected and that you aren't made to pay for damages you aren't responsible for.

To find out more, contact a company like Higinbotham & Higinbotham LLC


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