Choosing the Right Truck Accident Attorney
If you were involved in a semi-truck accident, there is no question about it: you need a lawyer. Don’t think for a second that you can go at this alone. The insurance companies that represent the trucking companies are extremely difficult to work with on these types of cases. For your own sake, please keep this in mind: you need a lawyer from the very beginning.
How do you find a lawyer?
When it comes to semi-truck accidents, there are many lawyers and law firms across the country that will claim to be able to handle these types of cases. However, you need to be careful about who you choose. Not everyone has the right type of experience to properly handle these cases.
Steps you need to take BEFORE you hire a lawyer
Step 1: Hire a local lawyer. In other words, hire a lawyer within your state. More specifically, go with a lawyer who is close to where you live. There are a lot of local factors that come into play during these cases. It helps to have someone who knows the area well.
Step 2: Do your homework. Go on the personal injury lawyer’s website to get further information. Take your time and click around for a while. Check out the track record of the lawyer or the law firm that you are considering. Take a look to see if they have handled truck accident cases in the past. Find out if they have a record of going to trial (and winning). Insurance companies know which lawyers tend to settle and not go to trial. When this is the case, insurance companies offer very low settlement deals. This is never a good situation to be in!
Many lawyers make themselves out to be very experienced even though they may be lacking in the expertise relevant to your type of case. This is why it’s so important to do your homework before you hire anyone. Keep in mind: in the state of Oregon, you don’t need to be certified to be a specialist. Again, this is why you need to be wary of some of the people that you come across when you start typing things into a search engine. Just remember, stay local and do thorough research!
If you were the victim of a semi-truck accident here in the state of Oregon, contact us today at Dwyer Williams Cherkoss Accident Injury Attorneys for a free case evaluation. You can also reach us directly at: 1-800-285-8678. When it comes to experience, we have you covered! With over 100 years of combined experience, our team of highly skilled personal injury attorneys will work hard to ensure that you receive the justice that you deserve!