4 Questions to Ask a Lawyer after an 18-Wheeler vs. Car Accident

If you are looking for a truck accident lawyer, it is most likely because a family member has been seriously injured or killed in an accident with an 18-wheeler or other commercial truck. I hope the information below will help you make the right decision for your family.

Most law firms offer free consultations for potential clients. Below are 4 questions you should ask me and any other attorney you contact during your free consultation.

  1. Have you ever won a verdict in an accident lawsuit against a trucking company? If the answer to this question is “yes”, you know you have an attorney with the kind of experience you need. There is a reason not many attorneys have done this – it is extremely difficult. Attorney Fred Pritzker and I were recognized as “Attorneys of the Year” for our recent $2,400,000 verdict in a wrongful death case against a trucking company.
  2. Do you know the federal regulations governing the trucking industry inside and out? The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) regulates the interstate commercial trucking industry. Any attorney handling a truck accident case needs to be very familiar with the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Regulations – “the trucker’s bible.”  In every truck accident case we are involved in, we are seeking to prove violations of these federal regulations. It is absolutely essential that a lawyer in a truck accident case knows these regulations inside and out.
  3. Have you obtained million-dollar settlements and verdicts for your clients? You need a lawyer who has successfully obtained compensation for truck accident victims and their families.  Attorneys at our law firm have won millions for accident victims and their families, including $2,850,000 for a wrongful death claim made when a family member was killed by a negligent truck driver and $2,560,000 for a truck accident personal injury case. Read more about our top settlements and verdicts.
  4. Does your law firm have the resources to take on a trucking company and win? Truck accident cases are expensive. If you hire a law firm that can’t afford to pursue your case as needed, you won’t be adequately compensated. If you hire one of the truck accident lawyers at our law firm to represent your family, you will not have to pay any fees unless we win your case.

When you are choosing a lawyer, the most important issue is trust.  You should choose a lawyer you feel you can trust to represent your family with skill, integrity and compassion. Call me for a free consultation: 1-888-377-8900. You can leave a message after business hours, and I will get back to you as soon as possible.

Attorney Eric Hageman has been selected as a “Super Lawyer” by Law & Politics magazine for ten consecutive years. He is a member of the American Association for Justice (AAJ) Interstate Trucking Litigation Group.  Two of Eric’s current cases involve a man from Western Colorado whose leg was amputated (accident amputation) after his motorcycle was hit by a passing semi truck and a woman from Eastern Michigan who suffered severe traumatic brain injury (TBI) when a tractor trailer rear ended her car.

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