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St. Louis Missouri Truck Accident: Is an Attorney Needed to Litigate a Case?

By March 27, 2014Trucking Accidents

After a truck accident, you may be entitled to compensation for injuries and losses. To obtain the compensation you deserve, your case either must be settled or you must work up your truck accident claim for trial.  Whether you are settling or whether you are going to court, it is important to have a St. Louis truck accident lawyer representing you.

When litigating a truck accident claim in St. Louis Missouri, there are many reasons why you need an attorney to represent you.  At Carey, Danis & Lowe, our legal team offers free case evaluations so you can learn in detail how we can help with your claim.  In general, some of the different reasons why you need an attorney to litigate a St. Louise Missouri truck accident case include the following:

  • Your attorney will identify all potential defendants. After a truck accident, you may be able to file a claim against the truck driver; his employer (the trucking company); the shipper; mechanics who performed work on the truck or even manufacturers of truck parts or those responsible for designing roads.  Identifying all potential defendants is essential as the more sources there are for compensation, the greater the likelihood that you will receive the full amount of money needed to cover your accident losses.
  • Your attorney will help prove negligence. To be compensated for a truck accident, you must be able to prove the other driver was to blame for your crash as a result of his wrongful or negligent behavior. Your attorney will identify any violations of safety rules that could indicate negligence, including federal regulations set by the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration. Your attorney will also help you to find experts such as accident reconstruction specialists, and interview witnesses so you make a strong case for negligence.
  • Your attorney will help you to follow court rules. The processes involved in proving a case in court are very complicated and even simple mistakes in when you file your claim or how evidence is presented could damage your case. You need someone who understands how to make the legal system work for you.
  • Your attorney will help ensure you receive full compensation. Truck accident injuries are often very serious and in some cases, are deadly. A truck accident lawyer will help to ensure that you are compensated for all of the losses you experience including medical costs, missed income, pain and suffering and emotional pain.  Insurance companies and defendants want to pay as little as possible so it is helpful to have a lawyer who knows what your case is worth and who can help to prove it.

To learn more about how a St. Louis Missouri truck accident lawyer can help litigate your accident case, call Carey, Danis & Lowe today at 877.678.3400