I Was Hit by a Semi-Truck: Do I Need to Hire an Accident Lawyer? By Greg Burton on September 13, 2023

Man on phone after accident involving a large truck

If you were in an accident with a big rig truck or 18-wheeler, it’s important that you call an injury lawyer as soon as possible. A lawyer can help you get compensated for your injuries, property damage, and any future expenses related to the collision.

The Longview, TX, legal team at G.R. Akin, P.C. would like to go over six key reasons why you need a large truck crash attorney on your side.

An Attorney Can Let You Know if You Even Have a Case

It can sometimes seem unclear if you should even seek a lawsuit after a crash. A truck accident lawyer can listen to your story and determine if you should seek legal action. Just getting a lawyer’s insight into your case can give you a clear direction on what to do next.

A Lawyer Can Help You Understand How Much Your Case Is Worth

A crash is worth more than just medical bills and auto body work. Injuries from a collision with a large truck could have lifelong repercussions, particularly if the trauma is severe and causes some form of disability. A lawyer can help you see just how much the crash has affected your life and how it can continue to affect you in the future.

An Attorney Will Advocate for You Against Corporate Interests

It can be intimidating to take on insurance companies and trucking companies on your own. Your attorney can be a strong representative and advocate for your position. Lawyers will not be intimidated by the other side and will instead stand firm on your behalf.

A Lawyer Can Help Negotiate a Better Settlement

Without a lawyer, you might accept the first settlement offer you’re given. Our Longview attorneys know that insurance companies may lowball their initial offer. We can let you know if a settlement offer is worth taking and help provide a fair counteroffer so you can address your needs following the crash.

An Attorney Can Present a Compelling Case During a Trial

If your case goes all the way to court, you need a seasoned litigator to present evidence and argue that the truck driver or the trucking company was negligent. An attorney can help craft a winning case that may persuade the judge and jury to rule on your behalf.

Hiring a Truck Accident Lawyer Means You Can Have Peace of Mind

All of the above reasons listed should be proof enough of why you need a truck accident lawyer on your side. However, we also think the overall peace of mind you receive from sound counsel cannot be underestimated.

While your lawyer advocates for you and keeps your case moving forward, you can focus on recovery and adjusting to life after the accident. That ability to prioritize the immediate needs of you and your household can be priceless after a crash.

Discuss Your Accident With Our Attorneys

Were you in a crash? Want to learn more about your legal options? To request a consultation, contact our law office in Longview. We’ll be sure to provide straightforward answers and sound legal insight into your situation.

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Randy Akin and Greg Burton

G.R. Akin, P.C.

Randy Akin and Greg Burton have more than 50 years of combined experience. They are affiliated with several professional associations, including:

  • Texas Bar Foundation
  • State Bar of Texas
  • Gregg County Bar Association

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