How to Choose a Truck Accident Lawyer 

When you are dealing with the aftermath of an 18-wheeler crash, you need a truck accident lawyer who can help you pick up the pieces. You need an attorney who has the experience required to represent you effectively—and who is committed to securing maximum compensation for you and your family.

So, how do you choose the right truck accident lawyer to handle your case?

There are lots of attorneys out there, and many of them are good at what they do. To choose the truck accident lawyer you want to handle your case, you should think about what matters most to you. For many of our clients, this includes:

1. A Long History of Helping Arkansas Families

Many of our clients prefer the personal nature of working with a local law firm. While there are national law firms out there, most of these firms don’t pay much attention to north Arkansas. Our firm has been located in north Arkansas for nearly 50 years. Our founder opened the firm’s doors in Mountain Home in 1974, and we operated in Bentonville for a while before moving to our current location in Rogers. 

2. Specific Experience in Semi Truck Accident Cases

Truck accident cases are unique in many ways. As a result, when choosing a lawyer, it is important to choose someone who has specific experience representing truck accident victims and their families. A lawyer who regularly handles serious truck accident cases will be able to get to work immediately, and will be able to use his or her experience to conduct a thorough investigation, assess liability, and accurately calculate the long-term costs of your (or your loved one’s) injuries. 

3. Recognition in the Legal Field

It says a lot when lawyers recommend a lawyer at another law firm. Lawyers need to do right by their clients; and, when they provide referrals, they need to be confident that their clients will be in good hands. We regularly receive referrals from other law firms. We have also been ranked by Best Lawyers® following peer-reviewed surveys, and Sach Oliver has twice been named Arkansas Trial Lawyer of the Year.

4. A Record of Substantial Settlements and Verdicts

Of course, when you need help after a serious truck accident, what ultimately matters most is how much your lawyer can help you recover. While past results do not guarantee future success, it is generally a good idea to look for a lawyer who has a record of substantial settlements and verdicts in truck accident cases. While this won’t guarantee you a substantial settlement or verdict, it shows that the lawyer is capable of providing effective legal representation. 

5. A Support Staff Committed to Your Recovery

Handling a serious truck accident case takes more than just a lawyer—it takes a team that is fully committed to your recovery. While your lawyer is dealing with the insurance companies and preparing your case for trial (if necessary), the firm’s support staff will be working in the background to make sure everything is in place to help you recover as fully and quickly as possible. At Oliver Law Firm, our support staff plays a critical role in our clients’ success, and they share our lawyers’ passion for helping accident victims in their times of need. 

6. Accessibility, Availability, and Clear Communication

When you have a truck accident case, you need to be able to get in touch with your lawyer whenever you have questions, concerns, or information to share. You don’t have time to wait, and you don’t want to deal with the stress of wondering when (or if) your lawyer is going to call you back. We prioritize being accessible and available to our clients, and we communicate with our clients in plain English, not legalese, so that they don’t end up with more questions than answers.

7. No Out-of-Pocket Cost Legal Representation

The lawyer you choose for your truck accident case should provide no out-of-pocket cost legal representation. This is standard practice for personal injury and wrongful death law firms. You should not have to pay any consultation fees, retainer fees, or monthly legal fees—and you should not have to pay anything at all unless your lawyer helps you recover just compensation.

Discuss Your Case for FREE with a Truck Accident Lawyer at Oliver Law Firm

If you need a truck accident lawyer in Arkansas, we encourage you to contact Oliver Law Firm to learn more about how we help accident victims and their families. 
To arrange a FREE, no-obligation consultation as soon as possible, call 479-202-5200 or tell us how we can reach you online today. We serve clients throughout Arkansas and the United States from our office in Rogers.