Haven’t hired an attorney yet? While it is always a good idea to retain a lawyer immediately following the occurrence of a truck accident, it is understandable as to why you may have not. Truck collisions often impact your personal and professional life and the last thing that may be your mind is retaining a legal expert to help you recover compensation for your damages. Fortunately for you, the Virginia Beach, VA truck accident lawyers at Barney Injury Law are available to help you and are among some of the best in the legal industry who are qualified and capable of assisting with your case.
You were involved in an accident with a large truck in Virginia Beach and are now left to pick up the pieces to your once put together life. Working may now be out of the question, at least for a few weeks or months, and you suffered injuries that call for ongoing therapy and medical care. You know a truck accident attorney can help you determine if legal action should be pursued but you honestly don’t know what you should ask/discuss with a lawyer. The fact is, most individuals have only engaged in an automobile accident once or twice in their lifetime and it was likely a fender bender that was handled by the auto insurance company responsible for handling the claim.
Unfortunately, cases involving large trucks are much different and often require the help of an experienced lawyer.
So, to help guide you as you seek out the best truck accident lawyer in Virginia Beach, VA who can help you with your case, below are a few questions we think are important to ask when consulting with an attorney.
- Do I have a valid case? Fault plays a major role in truck crash cases and if you were to blame for the collision, you might not have a case against the trucker or trucking company, but rather a case against your insurer if the company isn’t willing to pay for your damages despite the coverage you purchased. Therefore, it is important that you first find out if you have a legitimate case worth hiring an attorney for.
- What do you estimate my case to be worth? Some lawyers might promise you they can help you recover millions of dollars from the liable party but that amount means nothing if that isn’t what your case is actually worth. If you want a real and accurate estimate for your damages, you will need to speak with a Virginia Beach truck crash attorney at Barney Injury Law.
- What damages might I be entitled to recover? The amount of money a victim receives should they win their case is referred to as damages. While some victims receive damages for past and future medical bills, others recover thousands of dollars for their pain and suffering. In some cases, you might be awarded damages for both. When you speak with a lawyer, you need to be sure he or she is assessing your case properly and determining which damages you are, in fact, entitled to receive.
- How much will I spend in court costs and attorney fees? It is important to know what you will be spending vs. what you might receive in damages. It all comes down to whether you win your case. While some lawyers work on a contingency basis which means they don’t get paid until you do, others do charge an hourly rate so it is important to find out how much money you will be required to pay in both court costs and attorney fees before choosing a lawyer to represent your case.
Now, if you are ready to speak with a lawyer in your area, contact Barney Injury Law at 757-241-6491 for a free case evaluation.
Barney Injury Law is located at:
1551 Laskin Rd.
Virginia Beach, VA 23451