When you hire a lawyer with Domengeaux Wright Roy & Edwards after an accident involving a semi-truck, 18-wheeler or any commercial truck, you don’t pay any money up front. Your case evaluation is free, and our attorneys work on a contingency fee basis.
A contingency fee means that your attorney and our legal staff is paid a percentage of any damages you are awarded in the final settlement. If you don’t win any damages, you do not owe any legal fees. This makes personal injury cases affordable on any budget. It also gives your attorney a strong incentive to not only win your case, but also get the highest settlement possible for you. In accidents with a trucking company, this can mean persevering through their tactics.
Hiring an experienced Louisiana truck accident lawyer is a smart step after a serious accident involving a semi-truck. These accidents are serious, and sometimes it’s difficult to understand how you will put your life back together after such a wreck. With a contingency fee agreement, you will not have any added stress about worrying how to pay for legal bills.
Truck accidents are by their nature complicated because the trucking industry is heavily regulated, and many different companies beyond the truck driver are often involved in the vehicle being on the road. A contingency fee agreement eliminates the financial risk for victims of an hourly rate, where you could owe fees for hundreds of hours of work for your attorney and their legal staff, and still possibly lose your case.
Can I Settle A Big Truck Accident Case Myself?
Yes, you can. After an accident with a big truck, most trucking companies will likely be eager to settle a case with a serious accident victim from another vehicle. Trucking companies and their lawyers often offer victims settlements quickly that briefly provide money for those who have been injured. You could be leaving a substantial sum on the table in the case of a serious accident, and the amount you agree to won’t be enough to cover the full amount of your damages.
If you take any money from a trucking company in a settlement, you have likely forfeited your right to get the true value of your damages. Hiring a Louisiana truck accident lawyer will pay off in the long run. Your case will likely take longer to settle, but an experienced attorney knows how to negotiate with trucking companies, investigate the accident and protect your rights.
Hiring a Truck Accident Lawyer in Louisiana
If you’ve been involved in an accident with an 18-wheeler, you need an experienced advocate on your side to fight for you. Trucking companies and their aggressive lawyers will not have your best interests in mind. Semi-trucks and commercial vehicles are much larger than the average passenger car, and an accident can leave victims with serious injuries, medical bills and lost wages from missing time at work.
These damages can impact your life and your financial future. The insurance companies for trucking companies will fight injury claims, and work to pay as little as possible to an injured victim. Our award-winning Louisiana truck accident attorneys prepare every case as if we are going to the courtroom, and our law firm has the resources to perform the extensive investigations that are necessary in these cases.
We will protect your rights and work hard to make sure you receive the compensation you deserve after an accident with a big rig. Contact us today for a free consultation to discuss your case.
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