With any car accident situation, it is challenging to figure out how best to approach the matter. But truck accidents are a little bit more complicated than a regular car accident, because there are so many other variables involved. If you or someone you love was the victim of a truck accident, where you had damage to the vehicle and/or medical bills to pay because of injuries from the accident, you are owed compensation. However, a Utah truck accident attorney can really help you figure out the best approach to take when you want compensation.
Getting Compensation, But from Who?
The biggest question that needs to get answered related to a truck accident is the identity of the person or organization you are going to sue. Are you going to sue the insurance company, the truck driver, the company that manufactured the vehicle or a part on the vehicle, the company whose truck hit your car or the contracting company that rented out the trucks and/or the drivers? As you can see from that sentence, there are so many different entities you could sue. And in some cases, you could sue multiple parties.
As a layman, you probably have no idea who to sue. While you may understand that suing the insurance company or truck company is more sensible than the truck driver, your knowledge probably does not extend beyond those points. And it makes sense, as you have never experienced a truck accident or dealt with these cases. But your truck accident attorney in Utah has handled all of these matters. They have tried and won cases for other clients against truck companies or manufacturers. They know what makes a case, and who you can make the best case against.
Your attorney is going to sit you down and they will spend a bit of time talking about situation. The reason for talking about the case is because your attorney wants to get a full understanding of what happened and why it happened. Was the driver overworked? Did he or she make a mistake? Was it the brakes on the truck? Or were the road conditions unsafe? These are all questions that need to get answered, and only after the answers are procured can your attorney make a recommendation about who you should sue. In fact, your lawyer may even tell you that you do not have much of a case.
But if your attorney says you have a good case, and they tell you which entity you should sue, it is best to follow their advice. Your lawyer is going to handle the case going forward, but they will only act in the manner you deem appropriate. For instance, if you want to get a settlement check quickly, they will push for negotiations and they will accept any decent offer you get. But if you want to get the maximum compensation, and you do not mind waiting, your lawyer will take a more aggressive approach with the case.