Tractor trailer truck accident cases are typically extremely complex, involving multiple parties and taking a significant amount of time to complete. Injuries frequently include traumatic brain injury, paralysis and death. Because commercial trucks are governed by highly complicated federal trucking regulations, only an experienced truck crash lawyer can help sort through the intricacies of truck accident injury litigation. In spite of being complex, each truck accident lawsuit will follow a similar format. The specific details of your case will play a role in how long each section of the process takes.
Preparation of the Case
Your attorney working on your truck accident case will ask you many questions, thoroughly review the accident report, conduct an investigation to uncover more information about the accident, hire an accident reconstruction expert, speak with witnesses and obtain statements, identify the appropriate parties that will be sued, and retain experts to calculate the money damages. Once the preparation process is completed, our Pennsylvania truck accident attorneys will be able to proceed with filing the case.
Filing a Lawsuit
During this stage, your truck accident attorney will file a complaint with the court. This lays out what the defendants did or didn't do which caused harm to our client. The defendants will then be served with the filed complaint. The defendants will answer our complaint, which lays out their side of the case, and we are well on our way.
The Discovery Process
This typically is the most time-consuming stage of a lawsuit. During the discovery process, our truck accident lawyers will gather as much supporting evidence as possible pertaining to the tractor trailer truck accident and provide information to the opposing attorneys. The evidence gathered often includes:
- Physical evidence
- Witness statements
- Written and Electronic Documents
- Medical reports
You may need to complete interrogatories during discovery, and we will help you with that. Interrogatories are a series of questions asked by the defendant's attorney, often dealing with the details of the truck accident and your injuries.
Once the discovery process has been completed, both sides will usually attempt to settle. It is typically in the best interests of both parties to reach an agreeable settlement. The Philadelphia truck accident lawyers at the Lassen Law Firm have extensive trial experience; we are fully prepared to pursue your claim as far as it needs to go in order to secure the compensation you deserve.
When you have sustained a serious injury, you need a top Philadelphia truck accident lawyer.