Being injured in an 18-wheeler accident or a trucking accident can be traumatizing. If you have been involved in an 18-wheeler accident, a garbage truck accident, a dump truck accident, or a tanker truck accident, it is important to contact the police and seek medical attention and to take immediate action to protect your health and your family well being.
How can an 18-wheeler accident attorney or truck accident lawyer help me early on in my case?
Hiring a Metairie 18-wheeler accident attorney early on rather than attempting to negotiate with an insurance company directly can severely effect your recovery. Insurance companies will attempt to take recorded statements of you so that they can use them later to attack your credibility. Additionally, insurance companies have a team of adjusters whose number one job it is to settle you case early - before you know the full extent of your injuries, and for the lowest amount possible. Because we have decades of experience handling 18-wheeler accidents and trucking accidents, we will be able to evaluate your injuries and any settlement offers and can help to negotiate on your behalf to get you the compensation you deserve for the injuries caused by the 18-wheeler accident.
Further, by hiring a Metairie 18-wheeler accident attorney soon after the accident, the lawyer will be able to open an investigation immediately and help to secure valuable information that could disappear if you wait too long. For example, 18-wheelers may contain devices that monitor the speed and travel of the 18-wheeler driver, there could be video of the accident on the dash cam of the 18-wheeler, or the accident may be captured on a crime camera or other surveillance camera. Additionally, it is important to contact witnesses immediately - because this is exactly what the insurance company is doing. Waiting to hire an 18-wheeler accident attorney may jeopardize the ability to get this evidence.
Who Can I make a claim against following a Metairie18-wheeler accident or trucking accident?
18-wheeler accident or trucking accidents can be different from car accidents. Not only can the personal injuries that you suffer be more severe due to the weight and size of the 18-wheeler, but also you may be able to make a claim against multiple parties for your personal injuries. You may have claims against the driver of the 18-wheeler or truck involved in the accident, the company that hired the driver, the insurance company that insured the driver or the company that hired the driver, and possibly other parties. Because these are typically commercial parties that are very familiar with 18-wheeler accident injury claims, you will be met with seasoned negotiators who have unlimited resources to fight your claims.
How can our Metairie 18-wheeler accident lawyers can help you with your case?
The Metairie 18-wheeler accident lawyers at Kiefer & Kiefer have decades of experience handling trucking accident cases and have recovered tens of millions of dollars for their clients that have been involved in 18-wheeler and trucking accidents. We know first hand the devastation that a large vehicle weighing many tons can cause to your car, your body, and your life. Do not make the mistake of hiring a trucking accident lawyer with no experience who is afraid to go to trial if the insurance company does not want to fairly compensate you following an 18-wheeler accident in Metairie. We have a seasoned team of trial attorneys ready to fight for you.