When a large truck and a smaller vehicle collide, the results can be devastating. According to the Department of Transportation, around 500,000 accidents involving a truck occur each year. Although large trucks are involved in fewer collisions than smaller vehicles, larger trucks tend to cause greater levels of damage. Those who are involved in a serious accident are often left to deal with the aftermath of pain and destruction. Without the help of a West Palm Beach Truck Accident Lawyer, the process of pursuing compensation can be grim.
One of the biggest mistakes injured individuals make is not seeking legal advice from a lawyer. The vast majority of lawyers offer free consultation appointments so there is no reason for a person to not at least seek legal advice. At a consultation meeting, an injured victim can learn how much their claim is worth, more on their rights, and the steps that will be involved in the process of pursuing compensation. Although this information is freely offered to a victim, it can become invaluable in the process of pursuing compensation.
It can be difficult proving liability in a claim. Injured victims often find it difficult to be able to gather the evidence they will need for pursuing a lawsuit. Lawyers have access to information the average person does not so they can better help their client pursue a lawsuit and be able to successfully prove liability.
The state of Florida allows injured victims four years from the date of their accident, to file a lawsuit. Waiting too long to seek legal help could result in a person running out of time. No victim wants to attempt to file a lawsuit, only to find the statute of limitations is up and they can no longer pursue compensation.
Injured victims should never attempt to settle their claim alone or they could end up with less. Most injury lawyers work on contingency so victims do not have to stress over the cost. If the lawyer does not win the claim, the victims owes nothing. Call if you would like a lawyer’s help in the process of pursuing compensation for your accident.