Trucking accidents are frightening, overwhelming, and even deadly. If you or someone you love has been involved in a trucking accident, you need to make sure that the victim’s interests are protected. Don’t make the mistake of navigating the legal waters on your own. A Boulder truck accident attorney from the Fang Law Firm will take care of everything for you, from investigating the claim to bringing it to trial if necessary. You have been through enough. Let your truck accident attorney handle the rest.
If you want to have the best possible outcome, you need to hire the best Boulder truck accident attorney out there. Follow some tips, so you’ll have a bulldog in your corner when you go after the trucking company. Then, that bulldog will fight for you every step of the way.
Ask for Recommendations
When people have good experiences with lawyers, they like to spread the word. With that in mind, ask the people you know for recommendations. Maybe they’ve been in a similar situation and can point you in the right direction. You can also seek out recommendations from your physical therapist or a family attorney. Just remember that a trucking accident is not the same as a car accident. Someone might know of a great auto accident attorney, but you need to find someone who specializes in truck accidents.
Many people turn to the Fang Law Firm because it has attorneys on staff who specialize in commercial trucking accidents. These attorneys know exactly how to approach these cases, and that improves the chances of having a good outcome.
Research Potential Attorneys
You will likely get a few recommendations, but don’t hire an attorney right away. Instead, do a little bit of research. The attorney’s website is the perfect place to start the research process. Look at the attorney’s experience and credentials to determine if he or she can handle your case. This will help you weed out attorneys who don’t have much experience handling commercial trucking accidents.
Then, move away from the website and look at online reviews. Don’t just focus on the star rating, although that is important. Take the time to read what clients have to say about the Boulder truck accident attorney. If you see a negative review, it’s important to understand some people leave them simply because they didn’t get the outcome they desired. That can happen from time to time, even if the attorney conducted all the necessary research and represented the client properly. Don’t let one negative review keep you from contacting an attorney. Read all the reviews to get the full picture of what the attorney is like.
Pay attention to things such as how the attorney resolved additional issues that arose over the course of the case, the level of service they delivered, and whether they seemed to be dedicated to the case. You want a Boulder accident attorney who will have your best interests at heart and the best way to tell whether this is the case is via reviews from past clients.
Check for Familiarity with Causes and Injuries
Part of the reason that it is so important to choose a lawyer with trucking accident experience is they are more familiar with the causes of these types of accidents as well as the injuries that are the most common. Some common causes include:
- Aggressive drivers
- Unrealistic delivery schedules leading to fatigue or that encourage unsafe driving
- Impairment from over-the-counter medications, alcohol, or drugs
- Poor vehicle maintenance
- Truck failure
Even some of the causes that may at first appear to be the fault of the victim of the accident are not, something which experienced truck accident lawyers will know and be able to show to all parties involved. For example, a driver who speeds or drives while tired may do so due to unrealistic delivery goals or schedules that do not allow for safe driving. By fully understanding the situation and the potential causes, your Boulder accident attorney will have a head-start when it comes to providing a settlement for the victim.
Move to the Interview Stage
After you have a few potential candidates, it’s time to interview them. Schedule consultations with each attorney on your list. Explain the case, talk about fees, and ask any questions you have. You should find an attorney you like during this process.
Although some attorneys do charge a consultation fee, the best options for a Boulder accident lawyer will not. Instead, these attorneys truly have their clients’ interests at heart and want to make sure that they can provide the assistance an accident victim is seeking before beginning their work. The best lawyers will listen to you and ask insightful questions during the free consultation. You can use the interview stage in combination with reviews to gauge the helpfulness of an attorney.
This is also when you want to confirm the level of support that the attorney will provide. Will they be your main point of contact or will you have to talk to office workers to receive important information? The most important information should always come from the attorney themselves, although smaller interactions can involve other law firm staff.
Hire Your Attorney
After you finish the final step, you should have an attorney. Sign any necessary paperwork and let your attorney start working with you. The right Boulder truck accident attorney will fight for your rights and do everything he or she can to help you get the best outcome possible.
As your Boulder accident attorney starts working on your case, be honest with them. Share all the information that they request and provide any insights that you can think of which may help show that you were not at fault in the truck accident or could otherwise support your case.
Contact a Boulder Truck Accident Attorney Today
Don’t wait until it’s too late to contact an attorney. Call the Fang Law Firm today to schedule a consultation. We will go over the case with you and talk about potential outcomes. Then, we will work to help you get the settlement you deserve.