It could be argued that a great portion of responsibility in building a successful truck accident claim is on the attorney's shoulders. This is certainly true because a good attorney knows how to collect the right evidence to support your claim and knows how to present this evidence to the court. However, we believe that a team approach is often the best way to build a winning claim.
A team approach means that the plaintiff and the attorney work together to strengthen the case. Playing such an important role can often imbue the victim of a truck accident with a sense of purpose, which can help with emotional and physical recovery. A team approach does not mean that you do the lawyer's work. Rather it simply means that you play an important role in standing up for your rights and keeping your case on track for success.
One important way you can share in the responsibilities of your truck accident claim is by coming to your meetings as prepared as possible. For example, gather the documentation you and your lawyer need before you come to a consultation. This documentation includes:
- Medical records detailing your injuries
- Information about the truck, the trucking company and the driver
- Your financial information
- The state of your vehicle after the accident
- Details about the truck accident
By providing your lawyer with this information early on, he or she can begin to focus on determining how to proceed with your case.
We know that the aftermath of a truck accident is an overwhelming time for victims. That is one reason our lawyers remain dedicated to supporting you throughout the entire process. You can learn more about the many facets of truck accident claims in the Chicago area by exploring our website.