When you meet with a truck accident attorney, he or she is going to ask you a wide assortment of questions. These questions are designed to not only help determine whether they are a good fit to be your lawyer, but they are also to help determine whether or not your case has any merit. An attorney isn't going to accept a case that isn't going to stand up in court. While the law firm can do its own research, it doesn't hurt to do a little bit of your own ahead of time and bring the information that you find to this initial meeting.
Research the Trucking Company and the Truck Driver.
One of the first things that the attorney is going to ask you about is the name of the truck driver and the company that he or she was driving for at the time of the accident. So, it is important that you have the name of the truck driver as well as the trucking company's name. This can go a long way in helping your attorney with your case. If you happen to have the driver's commercial driver's license number, the commercial truck's license plate numbers, or anything similar, then that's even better. You may even want to research to see if they trucking company and/or driver has been involved in other collisions, as it could potentially show a string of recklessness that has not been addressed.
Research the Details of the Actual Car Accident.
While it is true that you were at the scene of the crash and know how the accident occurred, you may have forgotten certain details due to the shock from the collision. You can obtain detailed information from the accident by finding out if a police report was filed, whether traffic violations were made and if the driver was charged with them and if media was at the scene of the crash. For example, if a news station was at the crash, you may find little details in their photographs or videos that you may have forgotten about. It also helps to detail how the roadway was (dry or wet, smooth or pot-holed, etc.) and to make a list of the names and contact information of any witnesses from the scene.
It helps to be prepared for that first meeting with your truck accident lawyer so that you get the most out of the consultation. If you've been involved in an accident with a commercial truck, schedule a consultation meeting with an accident attorney as soon as possible to get the ball rolling on a potential lawsuit.Share
24 February 2016
When I was injured in a slip and fall accident a few years ago, my family and friends had a hard time relating to the things I was going through. While some people thought that my decision to file a lawsuit was frivolous, others were under the impression that I would walk away as a millionaire. Their lack of personal experience with this type of legal problem left me feeling alone during one of the most difficult times in my life. That is why I decided to start this blog so that accident victims from all over would have somewhere to come to get the information and support that they need. I truly hope that this page can be that place for you.