By: Allan M. Siegel
previous blog, we discussed some of the factors that make trucking accidents challenging
legal endeavors. These cases usually involve large corporate wrongdoers
who usually dispute these claims, even if they are clearly at fault. In
addition, the trucking industry has many safety regulations which these
companies must follow, and knowledge regarding these regulations is crucial
to successful representation in a trucking case. There is also a potential
for serious injuries and extensive damages. Thus, a truck accident case
demands attention from a skilled personal injury lawyer – and selecting
the right one can make all the difference.
The attorney selection process is one of the most important parts of a
personal injury case, especially when commercial trucks and tractor-trailers
are involved. With challenging legal issues and a need for compensation
to cover what are often serious, life-long injuries, it is important to
select the right attorney, and you need to be certain they have the right
tools and resources.
At Chaikin, Sherman, Cammarata & Siegel, P.C., our personal injury
attorneys have been helping victims throughout Washington, DC, Maryland,
and Virginia after they suffered injuries in preventable
truck accidents for over 45 years. We believe our decades of combined experience, resources,
and proven record of success in recovering hundreds of millions of dollars
in compensation for clients speaks for itself. However, we want to help
victims and families better understand the factors they should be looking
for in an attorney when they need one most.
Here are five important things to look for in a truck accident attorney:
Experience – Experience may not always be a strong indicator of an attorney’s
skills, which is why it is important to delve further than the amount
of years a lawyer has been practicing law. When evaluating the experience
of a potential lawyer or law firm, you want to be sure they have dedicated
time to the area of law applicable to your case. This means you want personal
injury lawyers, and you want to be careful of lawyers who may split their
focus among other practice areas and rarely handle injury cases. At CSCS,
we are dedicated solely to protecting the rights of the injured and the
wronged. Our 90+ years of experience also entails the versatility needed
to secure positive resolutions through settlements and verdicts, tackle
challenging issues of liability and coverage, and handle cases with the
highest stakes, including those involving
catastrophic injuries or
Truck Accident Experience – Again, experience can be deceiving. Just because an attorney has
years of experience or practices only personal injury does not mean they
have experience working the type of case you have. With the many challenging
aspects inherent to truck accident cases and the fact that large trucking
and insurance companies will often fight claims, you want a legal representative
who has hands-on experience working with issues unique to truck accidents.
At CSCS, we know how to handle challenging issues, level the playing field
with corporations that want to pay as little as possible, and hold at-fault
truck drivers and trucking companies accountable for a range of negligent,
careless, and wrongful acts.
Resources – Trucking companies and their commercial insurance providers have
a financial interest in avoiding liability and payouts to victims. Because
of this, they will leverage their assets to avoid paying as much as they
can. This makes it critical you work with a law firm that has the resources
needed to fund thorough investigations, hire and work with experts, and
take a case to trial when necessary. Our legal team has been able to secure
full and fair recoveries on behalf of our clients throughout the years
in part because we are able to leverage our resources and put clients
on par with powerful corporations that put profits ahead of people.
Reputation – A lawyer’s reputation among the local and legal communities
can provide insight into how they not only use their legal abilities to
resolve cases, but also how they treat those they represent. This is why
it is also important to evaluate how legal peers, former clients, and
local communities regard a lawyer and their firm. Our attorneys at CSCS
have earned national recognition for their abilities as personal injury
lawyers, and have received a number of professional awards and accolades
that demonstrate their professional excellence and focus on client satisfaction.
The positive reputation we have cultivated over the years is due to our
tireless work ethic and unwavering commitment to clients, and it is why
former clients continually recommend our firm to others in need.
Record of Success – While cases are always unique and past results don’t indicate
future success, a lawyer’s record of success can serve as evidence
of their ability to handle effectively handle and positively resolve cases,
including cases similar to yours. At CSCS, we have recovered more than
$250 million in compensation for victims and families. Our
case results also make it clear that we have a proven record of success representing
truck accident victims.
Chaikin, Sherman, Cammarata & Siegel, P.C. has the experience, resources,
and commitment needed to succeed in even the most difficult truck accident
cases. If you or someone you love has recently been harmed in a wreck
involved a commercial truck or tractor-trailer, we encourage you to discuss
your case personally with a member of our legal team and learn more about
how we can help fight for the compensation you deserve.
For a FREE consultation,
contact us today.