The days and weeks following a truck accident are typically filled with hospitals, phone calls to insurance companies and employers, and dealing with a host of new daily stresses. It is understandable that victims and their loved ones might not want to make yet another phone call to a truck accident attorney at BDIW. But making that call or sending an online message is well worth your time.
Connecting with an Oklahoma truck accident lawyer from our team will ultimately save you time and frustration. It can also get you the settlement you need to stabilize your financial future and bring you as much healing as possible. Contact us today and we will take insurance and legal duties off your to-do list and add them to ours.
Get a Truck Accident Lawyer Promptly After a Truck Accident
Securing legal representation as soon as possible after a truck accident puts you in the best position to get a high settlement. It will also help your case move through the legal process more efficiently than if you handled it on your own or delayed partnering with a truck accident lawyer. The timing of your partnership is essential for several reasons.
Meet the Statute of Limitations
To avoid having a personal injury claim dismissed by the courts, you must file it according to Oklahoma statute 12-95, which sets two years from the date of the accident as the legal deadline or statute of limitations.
If you miss the deadline, it is still worth consulting with an attorney, who may be able to argue the delay was justified. However, avoiding that situation is best. While two years may seem like a long time, there are other ways connecting with a lawyer soon after your accident helps your case.
Give Your Attorney Time to Investigate
To ensure your claim is against the true at-fault party, your truck accident attorney needs time to conduct a detailed investigation of the incident. BDIW has relationships with accident reconstructionists, medical and truck experts, and other parties whose input will work to identify the negligent party and provide crucial evidence supporting your claim.
You can only collect a settlement if you prove the at-fault party’s negligence. If you make a rush to judgment and file against the wrong party, you risk losing compensation. For example, you may think driver error caused the crash, but the investigation may prove there was a vehicle malfunction.
When your attorney has fast access to the case, they can put their substantial resources into collecting evidence while it is still fresh and available. They will:
- Interview witnesses
- Collect footage from traffic or security cameras
- Review official accident reports
- Secure content from the truck’s electronic recording device (EDR) before it is erased or misplaced
The sooner you file your claim, the sooner you will see it resolved. The duration of a personal injury claim varies according to the circumstances and complexities of your case.
Factors affecting the timeframe include:
- Clarity of liability
- How quickly witnesses can be tracked down and interviewed
- Your prognosis, specifically when you can achieve maximum recovery
- The amount of your settlement demand, since larger demands are likely to get extended pushback
- The at-fault party’s insurance company’s position because some companies fight claims at every turn
- How quickly you want a resolution because some victims will fight as long as it takes to get the highest settlement possible, despite pushback from insurance companies
More straightforward cases may take a few weeks or months. More complicated cases can take years. Though predicting a specific duration is not possible, based on the specifics of your case, your attorney can give you a general idea of what to expect.
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Why You Need a Truck Accident Lawyer
Truck accidents often result in serious injuries. Victims need a substantial settlement to cover their many losses. Having an experienced truck accident attorney is critical to assessing those losses and fighting to hold the at-fault party responsible for paying the compensation they owe.
Valuing the Case
After a truck accident, emotions run high. Victims are in pain, traumatized, afraid for their future and the effects of their injuries on their households. And yet, insurance companies often put pressure on victims to make the life-changing decision of accepting a settlement offer during this fraught time. They take advantage of victims’ fear and vulnerabilities and present their offer as generous.
Accepting these initial offers is almost always a mistake, and victims soon discover the amount is not nearly enough to cover their long-term needs or give them any sense of justice.
An experienced truck accident lawyer in Oklahoma will evaluate your losses comprehensively and with precision so that no loss goes unrecovered and your needs are met. When calculating a settlement demand, your lawyer will factor in:
- Medical bills already incurred
- Future medical care needs
- Income lost during recovery
- Future lost earnings and benefits if you cannot work again
- The value of property lost or damaged in the accident
- Any additional accident-related costs, such as for childcare, transportation, or household maintenance
- The extent of your physical suffering
- Emotional and psychological trauma
- Losses to your overall enjoyment of life
Do not risk underestimating your losses and needs. A fair settlement brings stability to your financial future, assures your access to continued, high-quality medical care, and works to make you “whole.” When someone else’s negligence comes at a cost to you, your truck accident lawyer will fight to get you every dollar you deserve.
BDIW Gets Big Results
The team at BDIW takes on big cases and gets big results. We fight for injury victims’ rights and will not back down from insurance companies, no matter how aggressive they are. As a truck accident victim, you need and deserve significant financial compensation.
Unfortunately, insurance companies will make you fight for that compensation, despite your victimhood. With a skilled, fierce truck accident lawyer from BDIW fighting for you, you can put your concentration where it belongs–on healing. Contact us today, and we will take care of everything else.
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