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When Do You Need a Trucking Accident Injury Attorney?

Florida Trucking Accident Lawyer, Dean Burnetti provides professional Trucking Accident and Injury Attorney legal services in Lakeland, Tampa, Sarasota, Ocala, and Central and West Central Florida.

Call 863.287.6388 or 813.287.6388 about your Trucking Accident Personal Injury legal needs in the Florida Counties of Polk, Hillsborough, Sarasota, Levy, Highlands, Hardee, Pinellas, Pasco, Hernando, and Manatee County.

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If you were injured or a loved one was killed in a trucking accident, it’s a good idea for you to meet with a personal injury attorney to see what your options are.  An experienced attorney can guide you and make sure you receive everything you are entitled to with the at-fault party’s insurance company, with your own insurance company, and they can help you know what to do or not do, or if there is a legal timeframe to do something. 

Your attorney’s job is to protect your best interest, to guide you, and to help you negotiate a fair settlement and find justice.

Questions to ask when shopping for a lawyer…
When you’re injured in a trucking accident and seek an attorney, the type of attorney you see is known as a civil personal injury attorney or simply a personal injury attorney or lawyer.  If you’ve never hired an attorney, you may not know what questions to ask.  Below are some questions for you to consider asking while you seek help:

How much will an attorney cost?
In Florida, when you hire a personal injury lawyer, their they always offer you a contract based on a contingency basis, meaning you won’t pay any cash out of your pocket.  The fee for their services, and the costs they incur pursuing your case comes from a percentage of your settlement.  This means that if you lose your case, you won’t owe your attorney a fee for his or her work.  Some attorneys charge you for costs even if you lose your case, but many do not. 

Will an attorney help get my car repaired?
Property damage is most often the repair of your vehicle after an accident, but it can include other items that were damaged in the accident such as your surfboard that was strapped to the roof of your vehicle, your motor scooter that was strapped to the rear of your car, or your suitcases that were stored in your vehicle’s trunk.  Some personal injury attorneys always get involved in the property damage aspect, while others guide you through talking to your insurance company and getting the property damage settled, and only get involved if the insurance company is uncooperative.  When an attorney automatically gets involved, there’s a chance they may take a percentage of your property damage settlement as part of their fee.  When they offer guidance as you deal with the property damage aspect of your case, they rarely charge you for their assistance in that capacity. 

How long will it take to get my settlement?
Because your lawyer is being paid a percentage of your settlement, they want you to win, and they want you to be awarded to largest settlement possible.  Still, there are times where it seems that your case is progressing too slowly or even standing still. 

While you’re treating with your doctor, your attorney is gathering the traffic accident report, witness statements, medical records, medical bills, auto repair estimates, etc.  Your attorney is also doing things that are required by law, such as notifying your insurance company and the defense insurance company that you are now represented by an attorney, notifying your health insurance company or Medicare or Medicaid that you have sustained an injury and will be treating with a physician, notifying your doctor(s) that you are represented by an attorney, notifying the defendant that you are represented by an attorney, etc.  Your attorney’s office is also busy setting up your paper file and digital file, reviewing your medical records and bills, your insurance policy, the defendant’s insurance policy, and looking for other witnesses and other potential insurance coverage that may be available, etc.

If you were injured or if a loved one was killed in a trucking accident, the attorneys at Dean Burnetti Law are knowledgeable in every aspect of your case.  They will be happy to hold your hand as they walk you through the legal system on your road to physical and financial recovery.  If you need help, call Dean Burnetti Law at 863-287-6388 (Polk County) or 813-287-6388 (Hillsborough County) today to schedule your free consultation.

Call 863.287.6388 or 813.287.6388 today to schedule your free and confidential Trucking Accident Injury Legal Consultation with Central Florida Lawyer, Dean Burnetti.

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