LA highways are crowded and full of speeding cars and trucks, often a recipe for disaster. If you’ve been involved in a truck accident, there are several important things to know.
The insurance company does not want you to get maximum payment. Insurance company attorneys are concerned with one thing: settling quickly for the minimum amount possible. If you are thinking about hiring counsel to pursue your claims, you should not acquiesce to anything the insurance company lawyer asks, without first speaking to your own attorney.
A personal injury attorney can help you get costs beyond simple medical bills. While insurance will frequently pay for your medical costs, an attorney can help you seek general damages (e.g. if you were partially blinded or permanently maimed), as well as lost wages, lost earning power, and pain and suffering, as well damages for any ongoing mental anguish or psychological problems caused by the accident. A lawyer will also know how to appropriately document both immediate and long-term injuries, thereby increasing your chances of recovery on these claims.
There is a statute of limitations in every state for filing personal injury claims. The statute of limitations is the time within which you must pursue your claim against the driver involved in the truck accident. If you do not take legal action (the type varies by state) within this time frame, you lose the opportunity to do so in the future.