What Should I Look for in Hiring a Commercial Motor Vehicle Injury Lawyer?
If you have been injured or lost a loved one in a commercial vehicle accident, it is essential that you obtain competent legal representation. Choosing the right attorney to handle your commercial vehicle accident claim can make the difference in you and your family getting the financial recovery you deserve.
Here are a few items you should consider when looking for a personal injury attorney to handle your case.
Hire an Attorney with Significant Trial Experience
When you have a personal injury claim, especially one that involves a company or commercial entity, it is important that you hire an attorney that has a trial record.
It should go without saying that an attorney who is at-home in the courtroom and has a history of securing record breaking verdicts knows how to build a strong case. More than that, having an attorney who is known for securing favorable verdicts in the courtroom can deter the insurance company from going to trial at all. They often feel the safer option is to settle out of court rather than risk legal fees on a trial that could result in them paying out even more in damages.
Finally, if your case should go to trial, you need someone with an intimate understanding of courtroom procedures and the nuances juror interaction. It is a safe bet that the lawyers representing the company you are suing have spent time in the courtroom; you need an attorney who has spent even more.
Hire an Attorney Who Has Access to Top Expert Witnesses
Expert witnesses are essential in commercial vehicle cases as they possess specialized knowledge and can provide unique insight into the rules, regulations, and events related to your collision.
Thomas J. Henry has spent decades building professional relationships with the most knowledgeable and respected experts. Each expert witness we engage has been thoroughly examined and questioned before ever participating in your case. In utilizing expert witnesses, it is vital that you research each and every person before employing them for your case.
Some expert witness that may benefit your commercial accident claim could include:
- Accident Investigation Experts
- Hazardous Materials Experts
- FMCSA Compliance Consultants
- Forensic Engineers
- Accident Re-constructionists
- Human Factors Forensic Science Experts (reaction time, fatigue and distracted driving)
- General Equipment Technical Expert
Hire an Attorney with the Resources to Take on Large Companies
When hiring an attorney to represent you in your commercial vehicle accident claim, it is important that they have the resources to take on the trucking company and its insurers.
Trucking companies often employ teams of attorneys whose sole purpose is to challenge and discredit claims dealing with collisions. One tactic often employed by these attorneys is waiting out the plaintiff. As the medical bills pile up and the plaintiff’s attorney struggles to keep up with litigation expenses, both the plaintiff and their attorney are more likely to accept a less-than-fair settlement.
Thomas J. Henry employs a team of more than 100 attorneys, all of whom are ready to take the fight to the trucking company responsible for your accident. Further, these attorneys are backed by the financial resources only a large firm like Thomas J. Henry can provide.
This means they have access to the latest technology and will have the money to fight the long fight, all the way through trial if necessary.
Hire an Attorney Who Operates on a Contingency-Fee Basis
Lawsuits can be expensive; however, Thomas J. Henry takes the risk out of filing a lawsuit by offering the “No Fee Promise.” The “No Fee Promise” means that Thomas J. Henry operates on a contingency-fee basis – you do not pay any attorney’s fees unless and until your case is won.
Thomas J. Henry only takes on the cases we believe we can win. This allows the firm to invest the money needed to develop the cases and take them to trial when necessary. In the meantime, clients are able to focus on getting better instead of worrying about the money being spent.
Thomas J. Henry believes it is the client’s job to heal; the rest is the duty of their attorney.
Contact an Experienced Commercial Vehicle Accident Attorney
Thomas J. Henry Injury Attorneys have handled a multitude of 18-wheeler accidents over the past two decades and continue to handle many of the largest 18-wheeler accident cases throughout the United States. Whether the company is small or large, our success is not an accident; it is because we understand how trucking companies operate. We represent clients/victims all over the country.
Thomas J. Henry Injury Attorneys are available to respond to trucking accidents at any hour, day or night. Our lawyers understand that the immediate acquisition, or acquiring, of evidence is paramount to understanding how the accident occurred. Remember, your choice does matter. Contact our offices – we are available 24/7, nights and weekends.