How To Choose The Best San Antonio 18-Wheeler Accident Lawyer
Truck accidents are traumatic events and the aftermath is especially complex. You can file a claim against the person and trucking company who caused the crash, but obtaining maximum compensation after suffering injuries, like chronic pain, is not easy. You are not required to work with an attorney when pursuing your case. However, studies have shown that accident victims who work with a lawyer typically obtain three times more in compensation than those who do not. Below, our San Antonio 18-wheeler accident lawyer outlines the main factors to consider when choosing an attorney.
Truck accidents are vastly different from those involving smaller vehicles. The injuries are more serious, it is more difficult to determine liability, and you will have to go up against the big trucking companies and the insurance companies that represent them. You need to work with a lawyer who has experience with truck accidents and the challenges they present, so they know how to overcome them. This is the only way to increase the likelihood substantially that you will receive a full and fair settlement you deserve. When looking for a lawyer, you should look for a personal injury lawyer who has experience specifically with truck accidents.
Knowledge and Resources
Experienced lawyers will have a network of professionals and experts they work with to prove their cases. Experienced truck accident lawyers will know which accident reconstruction experts, truck driver safety, training, and supervision experts, and Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration Consultants to retain or consult to establish how the crash happened, who is at fault, and why. In addition, the lawyers will retain or consult with other experts, like life care planners, economists, vocational experts, psychologists, neuropsychologists, and others to determine the severity of your injuries and the amount of compensation that is needed for the injuries that you have suffered, so that maximum compensation can be obtained for you. In addition to having their own network of experts, the right truck accident lawyer will also be familiar with experts used by the defense lawyers (who usually use the same experts over and over again). This knowledge is invaluable to helping obtain a settlement before trial or if the case proceeds to trial.
A Proven Track Record
No lawyer ethically can guarantee that you are going to win your truck accident case. Once you have determined that a lawyer is experienced with cases like yours, ask them about their track record: How many cases have they successfully handled? In addition, ask if they can provide some examples of settlements they have obtained for past clients. Many attorneys even post success stories on their websites. For example, In 2018, Israel Garcia and his legal team obtained one of the Top 10 Jury Verdicts in Texas (Personal Injury) according to TopVerdict.com.
Your Own Comfort Level
The aftermath of a truck accident may be one of the most difficult times in your life. You need to work with a lawyer who is a good fit for you and who will provide the compassion you need. Many law offices have legal assistants or paralegals handle the initial consultation, so you don’t even get to meet the lawyer handling you case during the initial visit. It may also surprise you that at some large law firms, you may never meet a lawyer during your entire case or your case might be assigned out to a first or second year lawyer with little to no experience. At the Law Office of Israel Garcia, Israel Garcia meets with every potential new client and client and handles the case from beginning to end – ensuring that a trucking lawyer with extensive experience is working on your case and guiding you through every step of the process.
Call Our 18-Wheeler Accident Lawyer in San Antonio for a Free Consultation
If you or someone you love has been injured in a crash, our San Antonio 18-wheeler accident lawyer at the Law Office of Israel Garcia has the experience and skill necessary to help you obtain a fair settlement. Call or text us now at 210-LAW-9999 or contact us online to schedule a free review of your case and to learn more about your legal options.