If you’ve been injured in a truck accident, you will need to hire a personal injury attorney to ensure you are treated fairly by the business that harmed you. When you are injured by a fleet vehicle or truck instead of an individual, you’ll be dealing with the entity that owns the vehicle, not an individual. This adds a layer of complexity to an already confusing issue; getting legal help can ensure you are fairly compensated for your injuries.
Choosing the right Redlands truck accident law firm will help you feel comfortable about your case and help ensure success. Here’s what to ask any lawyer you are considering hiring.
Have you handled cases like mine before?
Everyone starts somewhere, but your case should not be a warmup or starter for a new attorney. Commercial vehicle accidents are complex and need to be handled by a team with experience.
How long will my case take?
Every case is different, but the right attorney should be able to give you an idea of what to expect from the process and how long things usually take.
What do you charge?
Personal injury lawyers usually work on a contingency basis; instead of collecting a retainer or deposit up front, they receive a portion of the settlement funds you receive. You should know what percentage of your settlement the attorney will retain and have a good idea of what to expect from the process.
Who can I talk to when I have questions?
Your case should be assigned to an attorney or team and you should be able to get in touch easily. The firm you are talking to should be able to clearly relay who can help when you have questions and take the time to address any concerns you have.
What if my case is lost?
Since fees are paid from a successful case, you should be aware of any costs that you could incur if your case is not won.
What settlement can I expect?
While each case is different, your lawyer should be able to give you a good idea of what to expect from a settlement for your case.
Get the Answers you Need About your Commercial Vehicle Case
We know that the aftermath of an accident can be a trying and confusing time — and are happy to answer these and any other questions you might have about your case and the process. Get in touch today to move forward with your commercial truck accident case and to ensure you find the right law firm for your case.