The things that are necessary to protect yourself or family members following a big truck/tractor-trailer accident are generally no different than they are with any motor vehicle accident.
The first and most important step is to 1) get necessary medical care. The second step is to 2) make sure you speak with an experienced trucking accident lawyer regarding your case.
While the steps are the same as for a motor vehicle crash, the investigation that is needed may be much different. There are many federal and state laws that apply to big trucks that don’t apply to regular automobiles. Having an attorney that knows the difference can be crucial.
Look for an attorney who is an experienced trial attorney. One of the main questions you must ask is: What is your jury trial experience? If you get an answer like “ not much because all of my cases settle“, you should be skeptical.
Look for an attorney who is a Certified Specialist in Personal Injury and Wrongful Death. The only way an attorney can achieve this designation is by being an attorney who actually takes cases to trial, and wins.
Nearly any attorney can settle a case, but is it the right settlement and the right amount of money? That is the real key, and the best thing you can do following an accident with a big truck is to find the right attorney.
Zachar Law Firm has been representing injured victims in Arizona for 25 years. Christopher Zachar is a Certified Specialist in Personal Injury and Wrongful Death, it brings not only the experience but the compassion needed to help you understand the process and get you the best result for your case.