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Contacting A Truck Accident Lawyer

Dec 1, 2007
You are traveling down an interstate during the day alongside massive 18-wheel trucks that litter the road you are driving on. A particular truck in front of you, seems to have lost control of their vehicle, and proceeds to jackknife. You do the best you can to avoid contact with the truck, but you slam up against it with considerable force. Thankfully, you come out of it okay. Having sustained minor injuries and considerable damage to your vehicle, the next step for you would be to contact a truck accident lawyer.

There are many things you will learn, when you talk to a truck accident lawyer. A lawyer will teach you how to deal with trucking companies and their insurance carriers. A truck accident lawyer will tell you not to give the trucking companies any type of statement or sign any release for medical records. A medical release allows the adjuster to talk with physicians without you being present. It is imperative that you let the lawyer handle all of your affairs when it comes to legal matters concerning the accident.

Truck accident lawyers are well versed in special Vehicle Code laws that apply specifically to commercial truck drivers and the companies that run them. Lawyers also know that there are special licensing and training requirements established by these same companies. Ultimately it is these same provisions that can benefit the plaintiff of a truck accident, because it makes it more difficult for truck companies to defend against.

A truck accident lawyer will see to it that you recover all of your financial losses due to medical bills, loss of income because of your injuries, and compensation awarded to you in the case of a lost loved. The compensation that could be awarded to you should cover everything that was correlated directly to the truck accident. Only a lawyer who specializes in cases against the trucking industry can see to it that you rightfully receive what you and your family have coming to you.

If you or a loved one is involved in an accident that involves a tractor trailer, contact a truck accident lawyer right away. Laws vary in each state and time is of essence when deciding to file a lawsuit. In some states, a truck accident case must be brought within two years of the reported incident. You will also want to file your case early, because details of the accident will still be clear in your recollection. If you have had the misfortune of experiencing a tractor trailer accident, you will want to contact a truck accident lawyer whenever it is conceivably possible.
About the Author
Nick Johnson is lead counsel with Johnson Law Group. Johnson represents plaintiffs in many states and focuses on injury cases involving Fen-Phen and PPH, Paxil, Mesothelioma and Nursing Home Abuse. Call Nick Johnson at 1-888-311-5522 or visit http://www.johnsonlawgroup.com
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