Choosing a Truck Accident Lawyer
Washington, D.C. Attorney
Despite the strict regulations imposed by the Federal Motor Carrier Safety
Administration (FMCSA), truck accidents still cause of thousands of serious
personal injuries every year. If you have been injured in a
truck accident, it is important to choose an
truck accident lawyer who has the experience, resources, and effective legal strategies you
need to pursue a successful claim against the trucking industry.
Special Considerations in Truck Accident Cases
Unlike car accidents, tractor-trailer accidents often involve several different
liable parties – each of which may have violated certain laws and
regulations that led to the circumstances of your accident. In order to
construct the strongest case possible, you will need a truck accident
lawyer who is intimately familiar with both state and federal trucking
laws, and who has experience winning cases similar to yours.
Questions to Ask Your Truck Accident Injury Lawyer
Most Washington D.C. truck accident lawyers offer free initial consultations.
Take advantage of this meeting to ask questions like:
- How often do you handle truck accident cases similar to my own?
- How much trial experience do you have?
- What are some examples of truck accident verdicts and settlements you have
obtained in the past?
- What factors in my truck accident case will work in my favor, and which
may work against me?
The lawyer should answer your questions clearly and honestly, in a way
that puts you at ease. If they dodge a straight answer or otherwise make
you feel uncomfortable, look elsewhere. Reading client testimonials is
another good way to determine whether or not a truck accident attorney
Ultimately, however, the most important characteristics to look for in
a truck accident lawyer are background and experience.
Background and Experience
The more success a lawyer has had handling truck accident claims in the
past, the more prepared they will be to thoroughly investigate your own
claim, building a strong case from the ground up that powerfully argues
for your right to compensation. Truck accident cases can be notoriously
complex; you need an attorney who not only has experience, but also a
trusted reputation among their peers.
Our experienced Washington D.C. truck accident lawyers at
Chaikin, Sherman, Cammarata & Siegel, P.C. have decades of experience successfully fighting the trucking industry.
All three partners were named to the Washington D.C.
Super Lawyers® list from 2011-2017. Our firm partners have also been past Presidents of the
Trial Lawyers Association of Metropolitan Washington D.C. We are dedicated
personal injury lawyers with the resources and effective legal strategies
you need to obtain fair compensation.
If you are looking for an experienced injury lawyer you can trust in the
Washington D.C. area, please
contact Chaikin, Sherman, Cammarata & Siegel, P.C. today to schedule a free case evaluation. We look forward to showing you
firsthand what makes us the best choice for your truck accident claim.
Speak to a Washington, DC personal injury attorney from our firm to learn
more about your legal rights and options with us.