Key Benefits of Hiring a Truck Accident Attorney

by Jason Khattar on Jan. 18, 2021

Accident & Injury Car Accident 

Summary: Truck accidents are on the rise in the U.S. If you are injured in a truck accident, seeking legal help from a truck accident lawyer is an important step.

As the frequency and severity of motor vehicle accidents continues to increase in the United States, the incidence of truck accidents is on the rise, as well. In fact, trucks are more vulnerable to accidents than other vehicles on the road for many reasons. Every year, more than 5,000 people in the U.S. will die as a result of truck collisions. The number of severe truck accidents and related deaths rises year over year, which has become a significant public safety concern. These types of accidents often involve larger trucks.


Truck accidents may occur for many reasons and can depend on the condition of the driver and the road. Some of the most common factors that contribute to truck accidents include:


  • Pressure to work long shifts

  • Inattentive driving

  • Fatigue and tiredness of the driver

  • A driver’s medical conditions

  • Reckless driving or speeding

  • Substance abuse

  • Records falsification

  • Poor or insufficient training

  • Faulty equipment


Most of truck accidents cause significant damage, both to property and with regard to injuries, which is why it is important to consult with a truck accident lawyer. Especially in the aftermath of a devastating accident, it is advisable to hire a truck accident attorney as soon as possible.


While some motor vehicle accidents can be handled without an attorney's help, this is hardly the case when it comes to truck accidents. Truck accidents often involve multiple parties and regulations, and they can become more complicated than you would expect. Additionally, these accidents can involve life-threatening injuries, death, and hefty damages. Here are some reasons why you should consider engaging a truck accident attorney to file a claim.


  • Their experience and knowledge. Truck accident attorneys are highly experienced with handling truck accident cases. They have gathered insight from working on varied matters, which means that you should receive polished and robust legal backing for your case. 


Your truck accident lawyer will also grant you access to deep knowledge. They will provide quality professional service, as well as invaluable pieces of advice that can significantly benefit you through your case.


  • Efficient evidence-gathering. The individual shreds of evidence you collect can make the difference between whether you have a viable claim or any right to compensation. Your lawyer will know which photographs are most important to present as evidence, how to extract the necessary information when communication with witnesses, and how to navigate negotiations with other parties and their representatives. 


The tasks below may become confusing to a non-lawyer, especially in the midst of a truck accident’s aftermath.  A lawyer can handle these complex duties while you recover.


  • Proving the other party's fault. If multiple parties are involved in a truck accident, they often try to cover up their faults, and some might try to falsely blame you. Hiring a lawyer is the best step you can take in this situation. Your lawyer can apply legal tactics, seek help from their legal network, and involve special investigators to bolster your case.


  • Evaluating your damages.  Calculating the financial extent of your injuries and other losses is an essential part of a lawyer’s representation. Your lawyer can help you get a transparent view of the damages you suffered and educate you about how they came up with this result. They are aware of potential losses you may currently experience or will likely experience in the future, such as lost wages, medical bills, pain and suffering, loss of companionship, wrongful death, and loss of enjoyment. 


  • Maximizing your compensation.  Based on these factors, your lawyer can work to maximize your compensation. You can rely on them for their negotiation skills and tactics to help you recover compensation for your full injury and damages. 


Contacting a San Antonio personal injury lawyer from Khattar Law, P.C., can be an important first step if you want to seek compensation for losses you suffered after a truck accident. Khattar Law’s legal team is known for offering reliable and affordable legal assistance to victims of truck accident injuries.

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