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Tractor Trailer Accidents Can Be Horrific

The injuries a person can sustain in a tractor trailer accident can be horrific. Burns, amputation, disfigurement and other such injuries are common after these types of accidents. Who makes the guilty party pay? A tractor trailer accident lawyer can make trucking companies pay. Once a person has been injured, or even killed, in a tractor trailer accident, a qualified attorney can step in and obtain compensation that will pay for medical expenses, rehabilitation, loss of income or even funeral expenses. Hiring a personal injury lawyer can be in your best interest following an accident. Get the compensation you need after a tractor trailer accident  hire a tractor trailer accident lawyer now.

Some trucking companies will try to ease out of paying or try to take advantage of injured victims to lessen the financial blow they should have to endure due to their negligence. A tractor trailer accident lawyer can make them pay. Using time-tested techniques and strategies, an attorney experienced in handling these types of cases will gather testimony, evidence and use state-of-the-art methods to present your case to a judge or jury. Having a skilled lawyer by your side gains you an advantage over the defendants. Let an experienced tractor trailer accident lawyer take your accident case and net you fair compensation.

Common Causes of Tractor Trailer Accidents

There are many causes for a tractor trailer accident. In a collision, a regular vehicle usually stands no chance against these behemoths of the road. The results are often deadly.

Some common causes include:

  • Fatigue
  • Failure to Provide Proper Maintenance
  • Driving While Intoxicated
  • Falling Cargo

A tractor trailer accident lawyer will find out what caused the accident and who is responsible. An attorney can help you with filing important papers after an accident. Sometimes companies take advantage of injured victims just to get out of paying for damages. A tractor trailer accident attorney will stop that from happening. If you need a personal injury attorney after a tractor trailer accident, do not waste time  hire one today.

Contact Chandler, Mathis & Zivley, PC for a Tractor Trailer Accident Lawyer

Chandler, Mathis & Zivley, PC can provide you with an experienced tractor trailer accident lawyer. We have a personal injury lawyer on staff that can fight for your every right as a citizen. You do not have to suffer alone  a lawyer from our firm can take your case and obtain you the right amount of compensation. You can rely on a tractor trailer accident lawyer to see you through after your accident. Contact our offices today.

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What to Look For When Hiring a Tractor Trailer Accident Lawyer

[Posted on 28 Jan 2013 by Chandler Law]

If you (or a loved one) have been injured and need to hire a Tractor Trailer Accident Lawyer, there are important things you should consider before making the final selection. After all, when these large vehicles collide with your passenger vehicle, extensive damage can happen--the type of damage that can not only destroy your vehicle but can also alter your life. While you will undoubtedly be presented with many options for a Personal Injury Lawyer, not all attorneys or law firms are created equal.

Experience Matters

While specialized training is imperative for any Tractor Trailer Accident Lawyer, this classic song lyric says it best: "Experience is a good teacher." Insurance companies are well aware that the overwhelming majority of the public has no idea what rights they are entitled to in the event of personal injury. Not knowing--and failing to get the right kind of representation--can cost you money, in the form of low settlement offers. Experienced attorneys not only know what you're entitled to, they are also seasoned in the art of building a solid case, negotiating with the insurance companies and in being prepared to go to trial if they have to. The experienced attorney is positioned to get you a favorable settlement which will far exceed the compensation you would receive in 'going it alone.'

Costs Involved

Speaking of 'going it alone,' a number of injured parties choose this route to avoid attorney's fees and associated costs for hiring a Tractor Trailer Accident Lawyer. Understand that most accept your case on what's called a Contingency Basis. Simply put, they are paid only when you receive a financial award. In most states, attorney's fees range from 33%-40% of the overall award. While that percentage may seem staggering to you, remember this experienced professional is, in most cases, capable of recovering substantially more than their less experienced counterparts. If there is a loss, you pay nothing to the attorney.

Advanced Trial Techniques

In most cases, the experienced Tractor Trailer Accident Lawyer will work to get a settlement, eliminating the need to prepare for trial. However, in some cases, the actual trial will be unavoidable. Trials involve juries, and juries are made up of a small assembly of your peers. Let's face it: Ours is a very visually stimulated society, and having audio-visual aids can help a jury "see" and comprehend the details of your case. Examples of these advanced techniques include: Audio or video depositions, animated reenactments, photographs and scaled models. If your attorney uses these techniques, it can be a huge advantage.

Ask Questions

When you meet with a Tractor Trailer Accident Lawyer for the first time, the initial consultation is usually free. He/she will ask questions regarding the details of your case, but before accepting the offer to represent you, ask questions. After all, you will need to know what to expect. Has he/she worked on cases similar to yours, and if so, what was the outcome? Will anyone else from the firm be working on your case alongside this attorney? How will you be kept informed of the progress of your case?

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