If you are the victim of a truck accident, you may be facing painful injuries, mounting medical bills, lost wages, or the tragic loss of a loved one. You may also be coping with the stress of dealing with insurance companies in the meantime. When you are facing all of this, a skilled attorney can be your greatest ally. But when is the right time to hire a truck accident lawyer?
Immediately after your collision, you should call Judd Shaw Injury Law. Do not try to navigate the legal system on your own. With truck accidents, there are often more complicated legal issues at play than with regular auto accidents, because commercial trucks are held to very carefully regulated laws. Your lawyer will be knowledgeable as to which laws are applicable to your case.
Whatever the circumstances of your case, you can be confident that we will work tirelessly to get you the compensation you deserve. There is no obligation when you contact us for a free case review.
Our truck accident lawyers who practice in New Jersey and beyond are ready to guide you every legal step of the way. Complete the contact form or reach us today at 1-866-909-6894 to schedule your free consultation.
Why You Should Hire a Lawyer After a Truck Accident
Truck accidents are different from regular car accidents. Why? For one thing, trucks are held to many local and federal laws. Federal regulations regarding trucking are much stricter than those for regular cars. Thus, if you are involved in a truck accident, it is vital to get a lawyer to guide you through this complicated legal landscape.
Here are a few more matters to consider after a truck accident. These can indicate when you need to hire a legal advisor:
- The cost of your medical bills
- The amount of time it will take you to recover
- Vehicle repairs and property damage
- The other driver was uninsured or underinsured
- The complexity of your case
Do not delay! If you have been seriously injured in a truck accident, you are going to need all the assistance you can get to win the money you deserve. Even if your injuries are minor, a lawyer can still help you by negotiating with the insurance company on your behalf.
There Are Time Restrictions for Filing a Personal Injury Lawsuit
The statute of limitations is the law that sets the time limit for filing a personal injury claim or lawsuit. If the time period to file expires before you file your claim, you will be unable to recover damages even with a solid case.
For New Jersey, the maximum time allowed to file a claim for a truck accident is 2 years. Thus, it is critical that you speak with an attorney as soon as possible after an accident to find out what your specific deadlines are and to make sure you do not miss them.
Having a Truck Accident Attorney Fight for You Can Help Your Case
After your truck crash, seek medical attention immediately. Once you have been seen by a doctor and have a diagnosis, you can start to look into hiring an attorney. If your injuries are serious and will require long-term treatment, or if you are unable to work because of your injuries, hiring an attorney may increase your potential settlement.
Many people wait to speak with a lawyer until they have already filed an insurance claim. Insurance companies are notorious for giving accident victims lowball settlement offers.
If your truck accident attorney has a record of success with these types of cases, he or she will know how to negotiate with insurance companies. This can level the playing field and give you a much better chance of getting the money you deserve.
Having an accident attorney with a history of successfully handling cases like yours can make a difference in the outcome of your case. At Judd Shaw Injury Law, we have recovered millions on behalf of injured clients. To view some of our positive case results, click here.
How Much Will a New Jersey Truck Accident Lawyer Cost?
If you have been in a truck accident, you may be wondering how much it will cost to hire a lawyer. The cost of hiring a lawyer will vary depending on the severity of the accident and the extent of your injuries. If you have suffered serious injuries, you may expect to pay more for legal representation.
Most truck accident lawyers work on a contingency basis, which means they only get paid if they win your case. Contingency fees are typically a percentage of the total amount recovered.
When choosing a truck accident law firm, you should ask about their fee structure up front so there are no surprises down the road. Be sure to also ask about any other costs you may be responsible for, such as court filing fees or expert witness fees.
At Judd Shaw Injury Law, we understand the anxiety and financial burden that comes in the aftermath of an accident. We aim to ease your stress by making our fees easy to understand. You never have to pay us unless we win a settlement for you.
Come talk to us to discuss our terms of service in a free, no-obligation consultation. During the session, you will find our goal is to establish trust and confidence. We therefore welcome any questions you have regarding our policies.
What Should You Do After a Truck Accident?
If you are involved in a truck accident, here are a few other points to keep in mind to ensure you protect your interests:
- Exchange information with the other driver, and get his or her contact information
- Take pictures of the accident scene
- Get the contact information of any witnesses
- File a police report as soon as possible
- Seek medical attention
- Keep from accidentally admitting fault for or any contribution to the accident
No matter what the circumstances of your accident, it is always a good idea to consult with a lawyer who has extensive experience in truck accident cases. When you contact our attorneys at Judd Shaw Injury Law, we will be able to advise you on the ideal course of action for your particular case.
Our Truck Accident Attorneys Stand Ready to Protect Your Rights
At Judd Shaw Injury Law, our truck accident lawyers treasure a high standard of ethics and transparency in everything we do, practicing in New Jersey and beyond. We provide a No Fee Guarantee®, which is our promise to you. That means that our fee structure is straightforward with no hidden clauses or surprises.
We want to make this process easy for you so you can make an informed decision. You do not have to pay us any upfront costs or fees for discussing your case. You pay us only when we have won a settlement for you. Once you choose us, our team will go to work protecting your best interests.
We are available for you 24 hours per day, 7 days a week. There is no obligation or risk to you when you call us for a free consultation. Call us today at 1-866-909-6894 to schedule your free case review or fill in the contact form.