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When You Should Call a Skilled Truck Accident Attorney

On Behalf of | Feb 11, 2019 | Firm News

Every year, many people in New York are involved in a variety of truck accidents that either take place due to the drivers of these large vehicles or the negligence of other parties. Though research has showed that the drivers of motor vehicles are more likely to lose their lives in these horrific accidents or gain catastrophic and life-changing injuries. Thousands of people will be hospitalized every year due to these accidents. You might be feeling scared and confused after you have been involved in a truck accident and these are totally normal feelings.

If you have been involved in a truck accident and you are experiencing these feelings, you might wonder if it’s time to seek legal representation that can help you through one of the most difficult times of your life. When is it time to work with an attorney to receive the compensation you deserve to move forward?

When It’s Time to Speak with an Attorney 

Why do we have to act quickly to retain the help of an attorney? If you don’t, you could find that important evidence starts to vanish before your eyes. Trucking companies have big-name attorneys and insurance providers and are sometimes interested in only their own best interests and not yours. This means that they might destroy evidence that is vital to your case and you could be left in an uncomfortable position where receiving the damages you need might feel impossible. One of the best ways to receive the compensation you deserve is a prompt investigation into the circumstances of the accident.

If you have received any type of injuries or liability is not so clear, these are two of the most important times to speak with an attorney about moving forward with your truck accident claim. These accidents can be entirely complex and you might find that liability is a difficult determination due to the fact that many parties could be liable in a truck accident such as the driver, the owner of the truck, the company who hired the truck driver, and a variety of other parties.

You want to avoid any costly mistakes that can be made in the midst of your case. There are specific deadlines known as the statute of limitations that you must abide by if you want to bring a claim. You might be missing time at work and have to cover medical bills on your own, which means that you might be falling behind financially at this time. The sooner you are able to seek the assistance of a personal injury attorney, the sooner that you will be able to afford your bills. You shouldn’t wait longer than a week to heal before you speak with an attorney.

Putting Your Claim in Our Hands 

If your truck accident has been caused by a driver or another party, it is important to seek the help of an attorney as soon as possible so that evidence such as driver’s logs and black box data doesn’t disappear before your eyes. At Antin, Ehrlich & Epstein, LLP, we have your best interests at heart and will work to secure you the maximum amount of compensation you deserve after you have been involved in a truck accident case. We would like to speak with you as soon as possible about your case at 917-730-7151.