Experienced Polk County Truck Accident Lawyer
Get a Lakeland attorney you can trust to handle the legal aftermath
When you’re hurt in a truck accident, you’re looking at a serious legal battle. Navigating the complexities of the insurance companies and the latest law can be a tricky proposition, and the difficulties that accompany any automobile accident are only compounded in commercial vehicle accidents. The best way to be treated fairly and compensated in full is to enlist the aid of a qualified and experienced Lakeland truck accident lawyer.
The trucking companies and insurance companies may insist they can handle everything, but they don’t have your best interests at heart. In order to deal with the situation effectively and efficiently, you want someone who understands the ins and outs of the law on your side. That’s why you need Thomas C. Grajek, Attorney at Law.
What to do after a truck accident
As in any motor vehicle accident, you need to remain at the scene, call the police, and get names and contact information for any witnesses. In a crash involving a commercial vehicle, you also need to get details on the company that owns or operates the truck, as well as the vehicle’s license plate number, make, model, color, and so on.
Get medical attention as soon as possible. Follow your doctor’s instructions and keep copies of any medical records. This not only protects your health, but it also creates a record of your injuries.
Then, contact an experienced truck accident attorney right away, before you talk to the trucking company or their insurance company. The at-fault parties have entire teams of lawyers on their side, and their goal is to protect their bottom line. You need a lawyer on your side to protect your interests.
Who is liable for a commercial truck accident?
Liability for commercial vehicle accidents is tricky. It’s not just the individual truck driver who might be at fault; it’s their employer, as well as potentially the owner of the cargo or the company responsible for maintenance of the vehicle. Often, the cab and the trailer have separate insurance. With so many entities involved, nailing down liability can be tricky.
It’s an important question because the total cost of a truck accident can be quite high. Because of their sheer size, heavy trucks can cause serious, life-altering injuries like traumatic brain injury (TBI), spinal cord injury, and loss of limbs. Moreover, to protect their assets, trucking companies carry insurance policies with high limits. This is a double-edged sword: it means there is more coverage available to pay for your claim, but it also means the stakes are high for the insurance company, and they will fight tooth and nail to protect their financial interests.
That’s why you need an experienced trial attorney fighting for your financial interests and helping you rebuild your life.
How a truck accident lawyer can help you
As your attorney, I will review the details of your case and provide you with advice and counsel as to the best way to proceed. Truck accident cases require in-depth investigation to secure critical evidence, and time is of the essence to preserve that evidence before it can be destroyed. I know how to get to the bottom of what happened, build a strong case, and deftly negotiate with the insurance companies. If they won’t pay up, you have the right to take your case before a judge and jury, and I have the trial experience to take on the trucking company’s lawyers.
Again, the stakes are high in truck accident matters, and you only get one shot at full compensation. With the help of a qualified truck accident attorney, you’ll never have to second guess yourself and wonder if you handled the situation in the most effective manner. You’ll have strong legal representation and the freedom to focus on what really matters: your health.
Get in touch for a free initial consultation. You’ll get a chance to sit down with a tried and tested truck accident lawyer who will help you go over the details of your case. There’s no cost and no obligation, just answers about your legal options. Call or use the online contact form today for your free consultation.