I hope that you have not been injured in a crash with an 18 wheeler, but if, God forbid, you have been hurt in one it is essential that you hire the best local lawyer to fight for you immediately.
In commercial truck cases, evidence can disappear. Obviously the truck can leave the scene and be scoured for incrimininating evidence like beer bottles or empty log books. a lawyer. The delay in having someone actively protecting your rights hurts your chances at a full recovery. A lawyer can obtain witness statements, have the accident scene photographed, preserve evidence at the trucking company and handle hundreds of other details that are necessary to protect your rights.
So how do you find the best lawyer? Here are some good tips.
Contact the attorney’s office. Meet with him or her. Bring in a list of questions and make sure he answers them. Make sure you meet him, not a junior lawyer or his paralegal. See if you like him and if he can help you. Find out how many other cases like yours he has handled over his career. Ask him for his strategy. Ask for his spoliation letter (spoliation is when the trucking company is placed on notice of a lawsuit and destroys evidence).
Check his or her online reviews on Google, Better Business Bureau, and his own web site. Bill Berenson’s reviews are all A+. And 100% of his clients reported back that they would gladly hire him again or refer him to a family member or friend. Over 200 clients recommendations are on his web site under “testimonials.
Examine his credentials. Bill Berenson is a trial attorney who has been fully licensed in Texas since 1980. He has been a board certified specialist in the field of Personal Injury Trial Law for approximately 20 years. Make sure whoever you hire is board certified in this field. You certainly don’t want someone who claims he can handle a commercial truck litigation case but who usually represents criminal defendants and people going through divorced
See if he has been named as a “Top Attorney” in personal injury law by Fort Worth Magazine and is a member of the Multi-Million Dollar Advocates Forum (limited to lawyers who have recovered two million dollars or more for their clients). Bill Berenson has been.
Check to see if he is a member of lawyers groups that focus on personal injury, including the Texas Trial Lawyers Association and the American Association for Justice’s Interstate Trucking Litigation Group. Bill Berenson has been voted onto the board of directors of the Texas Trial Lawyers Association and the Tarrant County Trial Lawyer Assocations for many years.
Check the internet to see what the lawyer really does. Does he have a blog just about trucking cases? Does he have a trucking specific web page or is that just one page among many?
What is his AVVO (www.Avvo.com) rating? Bill Berenson’s is a perfect 10 – Superb.
Look up his profile on LinkedIn. See how many other attorneys have recommended him, and make sure that it is in the field of personal injury. Over 250 lawyers have recommended Bill Berenson.
See if the attorney has taught or at least taken the required Continuing Legal Education classes and reported them to the State Bar of Texas, especially involving seminars that specifically focus on truck and bus cases. Bill Berenson has attended the national education conference of the American Association for Justice for many years, including this year’s in San Francisco in July. He has been a speaker at state and national legal education programs, training lawyers to properly handle injury cases involving commercial vehicles.
The Law Offices of William K. Berenson concentrates in protecting the rights of those who were injured or lost a loved one in a collision. Our lawyer is based in Texas but serve clients throughout the nation.
If you or someone you love has been seriously hurt by a careless driver, don’t sign anything the trucking company gives you — contact us as soon as possible at 888-801-8585 or by email at email@example.com to learn more at a free, confidential consultation.
The Fort Worth 18-wheeler accident lawyer at Berenson Law vigorously represents people in Tarrant County, Dallas County, Denton County, Johnson County, Parker County, Ellis County, and all across Texas who have been injured in tractor trailer and other vehicle accidents. Contact the firm through this website or at 888-801-8585 for a free and confidential consultation to discuss your case.