As always, there are only two ways to resolve a personal injury claim, settlement or trial. The only way to obtain a fair settlement is to create a credible threat at trial, and the only way for that to happen is to be represented by a lawyer with a substantial winning track record at trial. Insurance companies respect nothing else. Nothing else!
Statistics show that more than 200,000 people were injured in crashes involving trucks in the year 2012 alone. Obviously, when semi-trucks and other large commercial vehicles are involved, the injuries they cause can be devastating. Further, many attorneys do not understand or are not experienced (or both) in powerfully developing trucking cases, because trucking cases can be a unique breed of litigation. Semi-tractor trailers often involve multi-layers of insurance coverage, and there are multiple theories of responsibility that rest with the driver as well as potentially the carrier. Sometimes the driver is an independent contractor who is not employed by the carrier. Often the carrier has its own active negligence, such as negligent hiring, training and retention.
The point is, if you have been seriously injured in a trucking incident, you must be represented by personal injury trial attorneys who have a proven track record of substantial successes in trucking litigation cases. We not only understand trucking litigation cases, but we have a proven track record of obtaining multi-million dollar verdicts for our clients in such cases.
Speaking of lawyers, you must be very careful about the size of the law firm you choose to represent you, and whether they are “TV lawyers” or not. The reason is quite simple. Very often large firms brag about the accomplishments of the senior members, but that is not who represents you. Your case gets assigned to a junior associate, who has participated in none of those accomplishments. With us, your case gets tried by me.
Further, the “TV lawyers” can be even more dangerous. The reason is simple. Money. To advertise on television regularly is incredibly expensive, and puts a great deal of pressure on these types of firms to continually feed that constant great expense. Therefore, it can be become in the firm’s best interest to settle a case, but not necessarily yours! In fact, many clients end up having their cases short-sold, and never know it, because they have been misled or misinformed by the law firm, which is in desperate need for the fees generated from that case to pay its TV bills. We do not advertise on television, radio or any media other than social media.
As always, there are only two ways to resolve your claim, settlement or trial. The only way to obtain a fair settlement is to create a credible threat at trial, and the only way for that to happen is to be represented by a lawyer with a winning history of trial success. Insurance companies respect nothing else! We have that winning track record at trial in trucking cases.
To learn much more about the issues of being injured in a trucking incident, contact us immediately at the office at (904) 475-9400. In fact, you can call me on my cell phone personally at (904) 607-8888 right now!