Charleston Lawyers Guide You through Your Truck Accident Case
Who are the players in a truck accident lawsuit?
The size and weight of commercial trucks — combined with the high speeds of highway driving — make a dangerous, sometimes deadly, combination. If you are injured in a crash with a commercial truck, the truck driver and the company they work for may both be liable. The attorneys at The The Giatras Law Firm, PLLC are experienced in dealing with trucking companies and aren’t afraid to go head to head with their corporate lawyers and insurance companies.
What happens after a commercial truck accident?
Getting into an accident with a commercial truck is a harrowing experience, leaving you with serious physical injuries. You can face high medical bills and have severe injuries that may prevent you from returning to work. At the time of the truck accident, you should get the names, addresses, and a statement from any witnesses. If you were unable to do this, write down what you remember from the accident. Our accident attorneys understand the legal process and the people involved, including insurance agents, medical personal and local trucking companies. We also understand the mindset of opposing counsel and judges so we can put together a legal strategy. Most importantly, we take the stress off your shoulders, allowing you to concentrate on healing.
Walking you through the process
As your advocate, our first job is to listen to you, understand your experiences and get to know your goals. We prepare all the paperwork, attend all the hearings and court appearances — always advocating for you. There are several steps in the legal process. Because each case is different, your situation may not follow these steps exactly, but you can expect that your processes will include:
- Filing a complaint — This is when the plaintiff (you, as the person bringing the lawsuit) formally lets the courts, and your opponent (the defendant) know your intentions. The defendant then gets the opportunity to respond.
- Discovery — Discovery is the period in which each party gathers and shares the evidence, which it intends to prove or disprove claims in court. This may include compiling medical records, truck records, employee information and witness testimony.
- Negotiations or mediation — Depending on your individual situation, your case may go through a period of negotiation, or even alternative dispute resolution. These options are designed to prevent a lengthy court case. The wait for a trial date can vary, but months or even years may pass before a final resolution is reached through the courts. Should either party decide to appeal a verdict, the process may take several years from the time of the accident.
Aggressive, results-oriented representation
We are as aggressive at the negotiating table as we are in the courtroom, and we push for quick turnaround times. The truck accident lawyers at The The Giatras Law Firm, PLLC have years of experience pursuing claims arising out of crashes involving coal trucks and other large commercial vehicles. If you are seriously injured in an accident caused by a trucker’s negligence, our attorneys help you recover compensation for your past and future medical expenses, loss of income and earning capacity, pain, suffering and emotional distress.
Charleston truck accident attorneys who believe in justice
When you retain The The Giatras Law Firm, PLLC, you have a powerful advocate on your side. We handle truck accident and auto accident claims throughout West Virginia. Contact us online or at 888-819-1281 for a free consultation. We handle injury cases on a contingency basis, so you owe us no fees until you receive compensation.