By PIeRCE | SKRABANEK
PUBLISHED ON:
September 7, 2022
UPDATED ON:
December 9, 2022

How Do I Find the Best Truck Accident Lawyer for Me?

If you’ve been involved in a truck accident, you want only the most qualified attorney to handle your case. Learn more about how to find the best truck accident lawyer for your needs.

How Do I Find the Best Truck Accident Lawyer for Me?

At the end of the day, for most people, it’s about results — whether the attorney can win the case and obtain the proper compensation and legal remedies on your behalf.

However, as will be discussed, there are other factors to consider when finding a lawyer, such as the lawyer’s communication skills and the way they interact with you.

Being dissatisfied with a lawyer’s services and interactions is a top reason why people seek out a different lawyer in the middle of trial. Doing so can cause additional delays, and could potentially even affect your ability to collect damages. For this reason, it’s important to select a lawyer who is not only skilled, but will also get along with you well during the legal process.

At Pierce Skrabanek, we provide free, no-obligation consultations to allow individuals to get a feel for whether we will be the right fit for them. Contact us at (832) 690-7000 to schedule an appointment to discuss your rights about your case.

Read on to learn how to select the ideal attorney for your truck accident lawsuit.

How Do I Find a Good Local Lawyer?

In the past, traditional means of finding a good local lawyer tended to be hit-and-miss. Common methods of finding a lawyer have included:

  • Inquiring amongst friends and family
  • Cold calling phone book listings
  • Calling phone numbers you see from a television ad or billboard

While these avenues of search still exist, they can be time-consuming, and don’t allow you to research much about the attorney before contacting them. Nowadays, attorney searches are primarily done through online web searches. These allow for more targeted and directed searches, allowing the person to view websites, Google reviews, and other digital assets.

Law firm websites allow you to help form an assessment of a firm or attorney before you even contact them. For instance, law firm websites allow you to view practice areas, attorney profiles, client testimonials, verdict & settlement outcomes, and other resources that can help you make an informed decision.

How Do I Know What Type of Lawyer I Need?

The type of injury or wrongdoing you experienced will dictate the type of lawyer you need. So, for instance, if you had a slip and fall case, you’d want a slip and fall attorney; if you were in a truck accident, you’d want a lawyer who handles truck accidents.

The issue here is that many personal injury law firms handle a wide range of injury claims, such as car accidents, medical malpractice, defective product claims, etc., all within the same office.

When working with such a law firm, what often happens is that they might simply assign your case to the next available lawyer, who might not necessarily focus on or have experience in your particular type of claim. They might just be the only one available from the firm at the time.

For cases as specific as truck accidents, which involve unique laws and determinations of facts, it’s often in your best interests to go with a law firm or with an attorney that has proven experience in handling truck accidents. They will have knowledge of the ins and outs, be up to date with case law, and will understand your injuries and needs.

Since time is of the essence, the best thing you can do is schedule a consultation with an attorney to get a chance to know them and interact with them. This gives you a chance to ask them questions, hear them speak, and gain a sense of their overall strategy and legal approach.

How Do I Choose a Good Lawyer for My Case?

When choosing a lawyer for your truck accident case, there are several factors you can review to help you make a selection. These include:

Case Results

  • Verdict & Settlements: Reviewing outcomes of past cases the firm has handled can give you a picture of their capability to obtain damages on your behalf
  • Client Testimonials: Feedback from previous clients can give you insight into the quality of the law firm’s services and performance

Thought Leadership

  • Can the firm provide an overview of the truck accident timeline?
  • Does the firm blog regularly about recent legal developments?
  • Does the firm contribute back to their community in any way?
  • Do other lawyers seek out this firm for co-counsel opportunities?

Professionalism and Communication

  • How frequently will the attorney be in touch with you?
  • What’s the best way to reach them? Phone? Text? Email?
  • Was the attorney well-spoken, courteous, and professional during a consultation?
  • Does the law firm provide services in other languages such as Spanish?
  • Would you recommend this lawyer to a loved one?

Since time is of the essence, the best thing you can do is schedule a consultation with an attorney to get a chance to know them and interact with them. This gives you a chance to ask them questions, hear them speak, and gain a sense of their overall strategy and legal approach.

At Pierce Skrabanek, our consultations are 100% free and without obligation. Contact us to set up a meeting to discuss your legal options moving forward.

Do I Need a Truck Accident Lawyer for My Case?

Truck accident cases can be complex, and require an attorney that has thorough knowledge of the laws and procedures involved. If you or a loved one were involved in a truck accident, you need a lawyer that has the track record and experience to deliver results, while at the same time providing the support and guidance you need along the way.

At Pierce Skrabanek, we are passionate about obtaining justice for truck accident survivors. We guide you through the process from start to finish and provide services in Spanish if needed. Contact us at (832) 690-7000 to schedule a free consultation where we can review your next steps.

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