Why Would I Need a Lawyer After an Accident with a Logging Truck?

It is always a good idea to keep a firm eye on your surroundings while driving on the road. Driving next to, in front of, or behind a logging truck can be dangerous if you get into an accident with them. Any injuries you sustain because of the accident can be catastrophic even with the protection your vehicle provides.

The claims process can also take quite a while to complete, even if you know what you are doing. This is why you should hire a lawyer to handle the process, so it ends successfully for you.  Let’s take a closer look at the reasons why you need representation.

1. A lawyer can help you learn about your rights during this process.

If you’ve never been in an accident, then you may not know what to do after one happens. You don’t know what your rights are during the claims process. Because of this, the truck driver will have an advantage over you. This is a mistake that could easily cost you dearly if they talk you into something that would affect you negatively.

Knowing your rights during this process can prevent a situation where you can be taken advantage of by the insurance carrier as well. They could also take advantage of you during this process by convincing you to take a lower payout. The lawyer can prevent this situation from happening at all by helping you get the money you deserve.

2. The lawyer can work on your case while you are in the hospital recovering from injuries.

When getting into an accident with a logging truck, you are at a distinct disadvantage since your vehicle is much smaller. When getting into this accident, you can get injuries from logs that fall off the truck from the force of the accident. The injuries from this accident can be bad for you and can cause you further damage if you do not have the help of a lawyer. The injuries most often force you to enter the hospital for medical care.

Because of this, the claims process can last even longer. Because of your injuries, whatever they may be, the process of filing a claim can change at any point. It can force the process to last longer, especially if you don’t have a lawyer on your side. Your lawyer will make sure you get everything done, even if you are lying in a hospital bed from your injuries.

3. A lawyer will know what to do if there are snags.

The attorney you hire will be knowledgeable about what to do so you can get the monetary results you want. It is important to hire a lawyer who is knowledgeable about the claims process. Having this experience on your side can prevent any major snags from happening during your claims process.

Your attorney can ensure you fill out all of the paperwork and that it is turned in on time, so the process does not take any longer than absolutely necessary. That way, you get the positive result you want without the headache it would cause if you didn’t have a lawyer.

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