If you have been in a truck accident in Miami or anywhere in South Florida, you will need to hire a truck accident attorney. This is not the sort of case you want to take on yourself. Truck carries have powerful insurance companies and your injuries are likely to be serious. These are just two reasons why having an attorney makes sense for you.
Truck carriers and insurance attorneys may use their knowledge of the law to get you to accept an offer which may not necessarily pay the future costs of your injury. In addition, serious injuries from a truck accident can cause much higher cost than you imagine. You may have to pay for lifetime of increased medical costs, lots of incidental costs, car replacement bills, months of time lost at work, and more. You may even be permanently injured and may be unable to return to your job, meaning you need a lifetime of financial resources.
An attorney can do many things for you. They can estimate the true, total cost of your accident and work to find all liable parties. They can file a claim on your behalf and pursue that claim all the way to trial if necessary. They can also negotiate a settlement for you, working to ensure you have the highest compensation possible to pay for lost wages, car repairs, medical bills, and more.
The right attorney can make a big difference in your case. The right attorney is someone who listens to you, fights aggressively for your rights, and uses smart strategies to get the fairest compensation on your behalf. There are several ways to ensure you get the right attorney:
1) Look at experience.
Look for an attorney experienced in truck accident cases and for a law firm with experienced staff members. Ask how many cases an attorney has resolved, how many have ended in a settlement and how much in awards have been awarded to clients. An attorney who has recovered a lot of money for clients and has worked on hundreds or thousands of cases likely has the experience needed for handling most tactics they may encounter in negotiations or in court. An attorney with extensive experience also likely has a network of investigators, paralegals, and other professionals work on your case and make it stronger.
2) Go in for a consultation.
Attorneys offer you a consultation, and it’s a great idea to go to a consultation in order to meet the attorneys and get their opinion about your case. This is also good chance to ask questions and to see how comfortable you are. Since you will be working together with your attorney, it’s important to find one you feel comfortable with.
3) Look for someone with trial experience and a willingness to go to trial.
Most truck accident cases are settled out of court. However, truck carriers, insurance companies, and their attorneys are more likely to agree to a good settlement offer if they know an attorney is willing to go all the way to court to defend a strong case. An attorney with trial experience is someone who can thrive in a courtroom and can encourage a settlement outside of court as well.
4) Look for someone with a strong understanding of the insurance industry.
Truck accident cases and car accident cases in Homestead and other communities ultimately come down to insurance. You are generally suing an insurance company. Look for someone who understands how insurance works and can negotiate with insurance carriers effectively.
If you been in a truck accident anywhere in South Florida, contact Flaxman Law Group for a free consultation. Flaxman Law Group has more than 60 years of experience and has recovered more than $50 million on behalf of plaintiffs. Having handled thousands of cases, our team has the resources to work on your case. In addition, Charles Flaxman of Flaxman Law Group worked for ten years in the insurance industry before founding the law firm. He understands how insurance companies work from both sides of the courtroom.