If you were involved in a crash with a large commercial truck, one of the primary concerns you may have is getting compensated for your losses. You are likely facing mounting medical expenses while you're out of work and unable to earn a living. On top of that, you may not be sure where to turn or whether you can afford to hire a lawyer.
One of the biggest mistakes crash victims make is handling their truck accident claims alone or accepting a lowball settlement from an insurance company. That's because there is a misconception that hiring an attorney to handle a truck accident case results in significant out-of-pocket expenses. Some people simply don't have the money to spend on an attorney. The idea that you can't afford to hire an attorney is a myth. Here's why.
Our law office operates on a contingency fee basis
There is a lot of work that goes into building a solid truck accident case. An in-depth investigation needs to be conducted and documents need to be obtained. In addition, your case needs to be litigated. The expenses can add up quickly. There are many law firms that charge an upfront hourly fee for consultations and legal services. Smith Law Office in Columbus, Ohio is not one of them.
We not only offer free case evaluations to our clients, but we also work on a contingency fee basis. This means that we don't charge you any upfront fees for our services. If we don't win your case, then you don't pay us a dime. If you have a legitimate truck accident claim, you only pay if we win your case through a settlement with the insurance companies or through a court verdict. Once you are awarded compensation, we take a certain percentage of your settlement or verdict compensation.
Not all expenses associated with your case are included in our contingency fee basis. For example, you may still have to pay for certain legal fees that aren't linked to our services.
What our law firm can do for you
Our goal is to put your needs first and help you recover every dollar in compensation you deserve. Truck accidents often result in highly complex cases. That's because large commercial trucks pose a significant liability to the insurance companies that represent them. Trucking companies and fleet owners often pay high premiums. Both they and their insurance companies stand to lose millions of dollars from one crash.
Truck accidents also often involve multiple injured parties. The size and weight of a large commercial truck is enough to cause widespread damage on a busy highway. When this happens, there are often multiple parties and insurance companies involved. In addition, the cab, trailer and cargo of a truck are often insured separately. In order to save as much money as possible, insurance companies may offer lowball settlements to each injured party. While a quick settlement may sound good at the moment, it likely won't cover all of your losses.
An experienced truck accident attorney at Smith Law Office can accurately tally up all of your damages and fight to recover every penny owed to you. Contact us online today to get started on your claim.