Getting hit by an 18-wheeler is bad enough. To make sure you’re not also steamrolled when it comes to your settlement, rely on a qualified Colorado truck accident attorney.

Legal Representation is Vital to Receiving Fair Compensation for Your Injuries

If you have just been seriously injured in a Colorado accident involving a commercial truck, hiring an attorney may be more affordable than you think. And failing to hire one might cost you dearly.

1. You can afford a personal injury lawyer.

Most truck accident attorneys accept cases on a contingency basis, which means that they are not paid until the case is resolved, whether by settlement or litigation. Under this arrangement, your initial consultation with a personal injury attorney is free, you pay no money upfront, and the costs for medical experts and litigation are advanced by your attorney (to be reimbursed when the case has been settled).

Although contingency fees are extremely common in truck accident cases, always make sure that the fee structure is clear to you before you sign on with a particular attorney.

2. Having a lawyer can facilitate your access to medical care.

Medical providers typically want some kind of assurance that they will receive payment for services rendered if you recover money in a third-party claim. Although unrepresented claimants may neglect to pay their outstanding medical bills, attorneys are bound by rules applying to medical liens that require them to satisfy outstanding medical bills on behalf of their clients. If the settlement isn’t sufficient to completely pay off what is owed, truck accident attorneys often negotiate with medical providers to reduce the balance still owed. An experienced attorney will also encourage an injured client to continue seeking treatment for his injuries until medical means of improvement have been exhausted.

3. Your case is complicated.

Federal truck safety regulations and industry standards can make a lawsuit arising from a truck accident more complicated than a case involving a car accident — still another reason to retain an experienced truck accident lawyer as soon as possible. An attorney who has experience dealing with truck accidents will document and preserve the evidence, identify all potentially liable parties, and consult with investigators who can reconstruct accidents and vocational experts who can help quantify your claim.

4. An effective personal injury lawyer is a skilled negotiator.

The prospect of negotiating a settlement with an insurance claims representative can be intimidating. But an effective accident attorney has the ability to put pressure on an insurance company that will result in a higher recovery. The attorney has the power to file a lawsuit requiring the carrier to spend time and money to defend it, and he has the power to sue the insurance company for bad faith if the claim isn’t handled promptly and fairly.

It’s a good idea to consult with an experienced personal injury attorney before you consider any settlement offer. Otherwise, you may end up leaving money on the table.

If you or a loved one has been injured in a truck accident, contact personal injury attorney Dan Rosen at (303) 454-8000 or (800) ROSEN-911 to schedule your free initial consultation to discuss the details of your case.

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