You can sue a trucking company’s insurance company (or the trucking company directly) without a lawyer. However, leading your own lawsuit after a truck accident may be overwhelming and time-consuming. The experience and resources a truck accident attorney provides may also be immensely valuable to you.
You should make an informed decision about whether you’re capable of leading a strong lawsuit against anyone involved in your trucking accident.
Challenges to Weigh as You Consider Suing a Trucking Company or Their Insurer
Whether you’re suing an insurance company or a trucking company directly, you can expect to face resistance from both parties. As the person leading the claim or lawsuit, you may face more questions than you have answers for, and some of your primary challenges may include:
Getting Evidence From the Trucking Company
The liable trucking company may have some of the strongest evidence to use in your lawsuit. If you choose not to hire an attorney, you will need to secure the evidence on your own.
For example, you would have to draft and file a spoliation letter. This is the letter we would file demanding that the trucking company preserve all evidence related to your accident.
Overcoming Bad-Faith Tactics From the Insurance Company
The insurance company’s primary goal will be to avoid paying what it owes you. Tactics it may use to achieve this goal include:
- Misrepresenting the insurance policy to its advantage
- Claiming that you are responsible for your accident, and therefore the insurance company does not owe you compensation
- Undervaluing your accident-related losses
- Offering a less-than-fair settlement and pressuring you to accept it
Insurance companies have extensive experience dealing with claims and lawsuits—it is much of what these companies do daily. If you lack experience dealing with insurance companies, you may be at a disadvantage.
Drafting and Filing Legal Documents
Legal documents require precision, and the typical truck accident victim has little experience drafting and filing such paperwork. The slightest error could have devastating consequences for your case.
Protecting Your Mental Health Against the Stress of a Lawsuit
With a lawsuit, you’re engaged in a fight for compensation. It’s a legal battle that requires you to secure evidence, contact witnesses, and negotiate intelligently. Furthermore, you may have a limited window to make your case.
The stress that comes with a truck accident case can be overwhelming. If you’re already dealing with the mental health symptoms of a truck accident, it may be dangerous to accept additional stress by leading your truck accident claim.
Preserving Your Physical Health Amidst the Demands of a Lawsuit
The demands of your truck accident case could also prove detrimental to your physical health, worsening existing medical problems. You may develop new medical issues because of the toll you’re putting on your body and mind.
Negotiating Effectively With Attorneys and Insurance Representatives
Those you’re negotiating with may suspect that you’re not willing or able to lead your case at trial. This opinion may lead these parties to feel they have leverage and may prompt them to:
- Offer a lowball settlement
- Refuse to negotiate for a higher settlement amount
- Challenge you to accept the offer or take the case to trial
If you’re not willing to brave the challenges of a court case, you may decide to accept the lowball offer. With a lowball offer, it may not adequately cover damages from your truck accident.
Completing a Trial, If Necessary
Law firms are always willing to take their clients’ truck accident cases to trial. This is the only way to maintain leverage during settlement negotiations. If your case comes to it, would you be willing or able to complete a court case?
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What Are the Benefits of Hiring a Lawyer to Sue an Insurance Company or Trucking Company for Me?
The National Safety Council (NSC) explains that trucks are overrepresented in fatal accidents, showing how a truck’s size and weight can cause catastrophic injuries. Most of our truck accident clients are fully occupied with their recoveries, and they are eager to have us handle their legal cases.
The benefits of hiring a truck accident lawyer to handle your lawsuit include:
- Financial support and protection: Our firm covers all case-related expenses, and you won’t pay us anything unless we win. Even if we do win, our fee comes from your financial recovery, not your pocket.
- Legal services: We handle every step of the legal process. All of the steps that may have been difficult for you to complete will be our responsibility.
- Legal experience: An attorney’s legal background can provide a strong footing for your case. Our team can anticipate and respond appropriately to every circumstance that arises, which is a direct benefit to you.
- Expert services: We hire experts who can testify about liability, help value your damages, and generally improve your case.
It is difficult to quantify how much a lawyer can help with your case. From the legal experience to the experts, your case may benefit from a lawyer’s assistance. Just as importantly, you’ll be able to rest and recover, possibly protecting yourself from serious health issues.
Your Recoverable Damages Will Be Our Focus
A truck accident lawyer’s primary goal is securing the compensation their client deserves. Recoverable damages in a truck accident case may include:
- Pain and suffering
- Medical bills
- Lost income
- Diminished earning power
- Treatment for pain and suffering
- Property expenses (including vehicle repairs)
Our team also assists those who have lost a loved one in a fatal truck accident. We offer our sympathies if this describes you. We are standing by, ready to fight for the justice you deserve.
Call Loncar Lyon Jenkins Today for a Free Consultation About Your Truck Accident
There is a deadline for filing truck accident cases in Texas, so call as soon as possible. Our team cannot start work on your case until we hear from you. There are no costs or obligations to hire our firm, so there is no need to wait.
Call Loncar Lyon Jenkins today for your free consultation. Let the Strong Arm fight for the money you deserve.