Top Questions to Ask Before Hiring a Truck Accident Attorney

Riverside semi-truck accident injuries are not only devastating and commonly near-fatal, but they occur more often than many people think.  According to the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration, there were 60,000 injury crashes involving semi-trucks nationwide in 2009. And sadly, semi-trucks were involved in over 3,000 fatal accidents that same year.

But trying to obtain compensation from the at-fault party and their insurance company can be tedious and time-consuming. In addition to witness statements, scene photographs, accident reports, medical records and investigative reports, there are many other documents that must be collected in order to prove your case and collect for the damages.

This is why hiring an experienced Riverside truck accident lawyer is imperative for maximizing your recovery. Hiring an attorney can ensure that all deadlines for the case are met and it can allow you to focus on what is most important - working towards a full medical recovery.
But before you hire anyone or sign a contract for representation, there are questions that must be asked, regardless of how long the lawyer has been practicing, or how much money the lawyer claims he or she can obtain for you.

Let's take a look at the Top Questions to Ask of All Attorneys Before Signing a Contract:

  1. What experience do you have with tractor trailer accidents in California? All personal injury cases are not the same. Car accidents are very different from accidents involving semi-trucks and tractor trailers - typically the injuries in truck accidents are a lot more severe and the vehicles sustain a greater amount of damage. 
  2. What other types of cases do you handle? Avoid law firms that handle a wide array of case types, instead of focusing solely on one area of practice, like personal injury. You need someone who dedicates their entire practice to fighting for victims' rights, instead of dabbling in many different types of law. 
  3. How often do you communicate with your clients? Look for an attorney who not only calls or emails you when there is a new development in your case, but who also provides you with educational material when there is not anything new to report. Providing information on truck accident cases in general can help you help your case, and working hand-in-hand with your lawyer with in turn help maximize your recovery. 

Learn more ways to protect your legal rights by ordering your free copy of Steinberg Injury Lawyers's book, the Seven Biggest Mistakes That Can Ruin Your California Injury Case. Call 800.989.6385 for your free copy or to set up a complimentary case evaluation.
Peter Steinberg, Esq.
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Los Angeles Personal Injury Attorney Since 1982