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7 Questions To Ask Before Hiring A Truck Accident Attorney

Georgia is not a new face when it comes to truck accident cases. In a way to add proof to this statement, the Georgia Truck Accident statistics show that the number of trucks involved in the road crashes is 110,000 with 145,000 fatalities in 2016, and I bet this number must have gone up the charts in the following years. 

Covington especially being a commercial truck paradise, road accidents are likely to happen anytime and anywhere and road accidents with trucks involved, I am afraid that it would be the worst combination. You may run to a truck accident attorney for help to demand compensation for the truck menace you faced but how will you know you are under the guidance of a wise and genuine one?

Don’t wonder or worry, we have come to your rescue with the checklist of questions you got to ask before hiring a Covington truck accident lawyer.

  1. Should you take up a case?

The main motto for having the will to pursue a road accident case is to get compensation. Georgia being a modified comparative negligence state, in some instances, the case might not occur in one’s favor if the one has got a higher fault ratio.  A competent attorney must analyze the case beforehand, determine the fault ratio, convey to you the options even if it is negative and all these without paying cash from your pocket.

  1. How much experience does the attorney hold at handling Personal Injury cases in your state?

Personal injury laws are usually complicated and vary from one state to another. So, it is important to hire an attorney who has a long history of practicing personal injury cases, especially in your state.

  1. Is the attorney aware of all the possible claims you can make?

A truck accident victim should be compensated for all the damages made by the other party. The damages may include emotional distress, physical impairment, pain and suffering, property loss, medical bills and so on. An attorney must investigate the case deep enough to come up with a strategy so that you can be assured of the maximum compensation.

  1. Does the attorney expertise at truck accidents?

It is important to choose an attorney who specializes in truck accidents, because not all attorneys can handle truck accident cases as they may have their own field of specialization.

  1. Does the attorney hold a history of handling similar cases?

Road accident cases can be tricky at times. You may be the victim but you can be charged with ‘at fault’ if the attorney at your side doesn’t have a strong background at handling a similar case. So, make sure you appoint an attorney who has experience at handling a similar case as yours.

  1. How are the Attorney’s fees framed?

 It’s always best to prefer the contingency fee payment method when it comes to hiring a road accident attorney. With this method, the attorney won’t get paid until you are compensated, some may claim a part of your compensation. This method will compel your attorney to work his way to get paid and also you won’t have to spend a penny if the case is lost.

  1. How long does it take for your case to win the best solution?

Your attorney should be able to foresee your case and advise you with the best solution. Sometimes, it may be good to receive the offer of the insurance company and sometimes, taking the matters to the court can settle you with maximum compensation. This must be reviewed and the best options should be conveyed by your attorney.

A truck accident can take a toll on you. It’s not possible to compensate for the emotional and physical trauma created but still, you can save yourself from the financial trauma. By now you know how important it is to hire a right attorney in order to get compensated. So, make sure you ask these questions aloud to the attorney before settling for one.

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