Why do Truck Accidents Kill and Injury So Many Personal Injury Victims?
Truck accidents often result in serious injuries and can leave you permanently disabled. Given the massive size of trucks, there is no accident that can be considered small. When you are involved a truck crash in Kansas, it is important to get a skilled truck accident lawyer to help you. The lawyer will guide you on the steps to take to get compensated. Brad wrote the book on Truck Accidents called Truck Accidents Kill, available on Amazon.
Some of the ways a Kansas truck attorney can help you are:
- Determine a reasonable amount of compensation to demand for your injuries
- File a claim for the damages incurred due to the crash
- Help to prove that the truck driver was responsible for the accident and your injuries
- Help you get compensation to pay for your medical expenses and car repair
- Explain truck accident laws in Kansas and advise you on the options you have
You need an experienced attorney that has previously worked on truck accident cases to help you. The attorney should know how to find evidence even if it has been some time since the accident happened. When you hire an inexperienced settlement lawyer you may have very big problems when it is time for the insurance carrier to make an offer.
Hire an Experienced Kansas Truck Crash Lawyer
An experienced Kansas truck accident lawyer will know accident reconstruction professionals and expert witnesses that can help to prove how the accident happened, even if evidence has been tampered with. The attorney will be instrumental to the outcome of your case.
Truck accident settlements involve a lot of negotiation. The attorneys representing the insurance company have handled similar cases for years. The lawyers are skilled at negotiating and will go for nothing short of ensuring the insurance company does not pay more. If you hire an inexperienced lawyer, it can be difficult to win a reasonable compensation.
Given the experience of the lawyers representing the insurance company, you should also get an attorney to represent you. Your attorney will advance your interests during deliberations to ensure you are fairly compensated. The lawyer will know when to press for a higher payout and when to accept a settlement.
If there is proof that any of the injuries you sustained were caused by another party, you can file a claim to be compensated. The party to compensate you may be either directly or indirectly involved in the case. For example, a manufacturer may be indirectly responsible for making a defective vehicle that led to your injuries.
Consider the following to find a good accident lawyer:
1) Experience of the Attorney
Look for an experienced attorney to handle your case. It is easy to get compensation when the lawyer knows your rights. While a general lawyer may know how to file a claim, his lack of experience in car and truck accident law which requires specific knowledge of the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Regulations can lead to an undesirable outcome. For example, the attorney may not be skilled at negotiating compensation. As a result, he may end up accepting a smaller compensation that you could have won had you been represented by a lawyer specialized in cases similar to your truck crash.
2) Reputation of the Attorney
Choose a truck accident lawyer with a good reputation in Kansas. Good lawyers are well-known in the state and highly respected by their peers and insurance companies. The attorneys are known for their proficiency in the law and winning cases. Check that the attorney you want to hire has a track record of winning large claims for truck accident victims. The more cases an attorney has won, the more likely that he is also going to win yours.
If you were involved in a truck accident, you can call Brad Pistotnik for help at 800.241.BRAD or 316.684.4400. He can also be reached on his cell phone at 316-706-5020 24 hours a day, seven days a week. Tony Atterbury can be reached at 316-617-9237.