What do I ask a truck accident lawyer?
Motor Vehicles Accidents - April 14, 2022
If you were in a truck accident and are considering getting legal representation, you might be wondering where to start and what to ask a truck accident lawyer.
We’ve compiled a list to help get you started.
What other truck accident cases have you handled? What kind of results did you achieve?
Have they handled a lot of truck accident cases? How many of those cases did they win? What is the average amount of compensation they win for their clients?
All of these questions are important because they will give you an idea of whether or not you are dealing with an attorney who has the experience to win your case. There are lots of accident attorneys out there, especially in a big city like Chicago, so it’s crucial to choose the one who has seen cases similar to yours.
How much is my case worth?
Asking how much your case is worth is important for several reasons.
First, it’s important to know how much a truck accident lawyer THINKS your case is worth.
If you are shopping around for a lawyer, you may get several different answers to this question. One lawyer might give you a number lower than another lawyer because they might not have the confidence, resources, or experience to win you the higher number that you deserve.
Second, it’s important to get an idea of how much your case is actually worth. You may have a case, but a good lawyer will give you an honest answer about how much your case is worth so you can get an idea of what your best option is when it comes to hiring a lawyer, accepting a settlement, or taking your case to trial.
What should I bring with me to our meetings?
When you’ve decided to work with a truck accident attorney, it is important to ask them what you should bring along with you to your meetings. The last thing you want after clearing your schedule to meet with your lawyer is to have to reschedule because you didn’t have the documents you needed.
Your attorney will let you know exactly what kind of documentation you need to bring so that they can get right to work on your case.
What damages can I recover?
The amount of compensation you can win in your case is determined by the damages you can recover. When you “recover damages” you are essentially being compensated for expenses or hardships that result from your accident.
There are two main types of damages: economic and non-economic.
Economic damages are specific financial consequences of an accident such as medical bills, loss of wages, or property damage.
Non-economic damages are non-financial consequences of an accident such as emotional distress, pain and suffering, and diminished quality of life.
The type of damages that you can recover are dependent on the specifics of your case. Ask a truck accident attorney what you can recover so that you can better understand your case and the potential amount of compensation you could receive.
What is your consultation fee?
Don’t forget to ask the truck accident attorney about their consultation fee. Some attorneys offer free initial consultations while others have hidden fees and hit you with a bill after you’ve already spoken with them.
Don’t get caught with another bill you weren’t prepared for – ask the attorney about their consultation fee up-front.
Injured in a truck accident? Call us.
Knowing what to ask a truck accident lawyer will help you to determine if they are the right person to take on your case.
If you were in a truck accident, call Horwitz, Horwitz & Associates and ask us everything you’d like to know. Your initial consultation with one of our Chicago truck accident lawyers will always be free and completely confidential.
Our lawyers have been fighting for Illinois clients since 1924 and have recovered millions of dollars for those who have been injured as a result of the negligence or wrongdoing of others. Don’t wait for the medical bills or other accident-related bills to pile up before reaching out for help.
Call Horwitz, Horwitz & Associates today to schedule a free case evaluation with an experienced trial lawyer who specializes in truck accidents. We want to fight for you. Give us a call at (800) 985-1819 to get started today.