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"I hope we never walk through a tragedy of this nature again in our lifetime, but what a difference it makes to know there are lawyers in this world, who are not only experts in their field, but, stellar human beings as well." - Kathy L.*
I don't presume to know what you are going through right now, but I have suffered through the sudden and unexpected tragic death of a loved one. I have lived through my own physical and emotional pain as well as life experiences that are similar to what I see in clients everyday.
I care about you and understand the emotional loss you have suffered. I believe in the system and I believe in what I do. I work very hard to effect a positive change in the lives of others through the practice of law.
If you have any questions... or just need someone to talk to... I am here for you. Please call me today at (800) 900-7452.
Patrick Steinfeld, Esq.
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HOW A GENERAL PERSONAL INJURY LAWYER CAN WRECK YOUR TRUCK ACCIDENT CLAIM
I'm Patrick Steinfeld. I'm a commercial truck accident attorney. I've been practicing law for 28 years.
There is One "Truth" I've Learned During my Career.
DO NOT HIRE A CAR CRASH LAWYER FOR A SERIOUS TRUCK ACCIDENT
Finding a lawyer is easy. They seem to be on every billboard and bus bench and claim to have experience in everything including truck accidents... but there's good experience... and bad experience. What's the saying? Jack of all trades... master of none!
Victims mistakenly believe personal injury lawyers are also qualified as interstate truck accident attorneys but that can be a costly mistake. It is true that truck accidents fall under the general heading of personal injury law but so do slip and fall accidents at the local supermarket. And I think its safe to say you don't want a slip and fall lawyer representing you in a truck collision involving death or serious injury.
How to you know if your lawyer is an interstate truck accident attorney? A good place to start is the American Association for Justice's Interstate Trucking Litigation Group®.
The Truck Lawyers is a member of AAJ's Interstate Trucking Litigation Group.
Here's the problem with most car crash lawyers. They treat truck accidents like car accidents. That's a BIG MISTAKE that can cost you of hundreds of thousands if not millions of dollars. Don't confuse "trucking" experience with "personal injury" experience. They are separate and distinct. Interstate truck accidents involve claims against business entities, larger insurance policies, more defendants and federal law.
Personal injury lawyers generally have extensive experience representing victims in claims against other drivers. Most drivers have small insurance policies ($15,000-$100,000) but many trucking companies maintain $5,000,000 or more of insurance with additional excess/umbrella insurance.
So who do you want representing you in a truck accident? The lawyer with extensive experience in small accident claims or the attorney who routinely represents victims in claims involving $1,000,000 or more?
Personal injury lawyers even investigate accidents differently. They often rely on findings contained in the police report because the commonly small insurance policies don't justify hiring investigators. However, trucking companies routinely deploy Rapid Response Teams within minutes of the accident. Teams usually consist of an accident reconstructionist, insurance investigator and often a trucking industry defense attorney.
This is a common practice in serious interstate trucking accidents because the potential financial exposure consists of the insurance policy limits and the company’s assets! However, in car accidents where an insured has a small insurance policy of $15,000 or $100,000, there is no financial incentive to deploy a rapid response team because financial exposure is limited a small amount.
Truck Accident Attorneys Deploy their own Rapid Response Teams to document the scene, take measurements, photograph vehicles and obtain witness statements. Car crash lawyers simply do not have experience with Rapid Response Teams because they usually represent clients in cases involving significantly smaller insurance policies. And that’s a BIG problem.
I am not trying to scare you. I'm trying to impress upon you THE TIME TO ACT IS NOW. It doesn't matter if the accident happened a few days ago or a few weeks ago, investigators need to speak to witnesses before they move, lose their phone number or forget specific facts of the accident. They also need to investigate the scene before environmental conditions change the appearance of gouge marks, skid marks or landscape.
Please call The Truck Lawyers right now at (800) 900-7452. It doesn't matter what time it is we are always here for you.
"Honest, respectful and extremely professional. I would highly recommend Patrick to my friends and family without hesitation, and I urge others to seek his help. His grief and concern for my family was truly sincere since day one." - Eric S.*
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What Clients Say
"...what a difference it makes to know there are lawyers in this world, who are not only experts in their field, but, stellar human beings as well."
"Honest, respectful and extremely professional. I would highly recommend Patrick to my friends and family without hesitation..."
"...you were very professional, respectful, concerned and honest. I am so pleased on how you guided my family and me through this very difficult time..."
"The stereotypes I had about lawyers don’t apply to Patrick. He’s an exceptional lawyer but more importantly he’s an exceptional human being. "
If you or a loved one was involved in a truck or bus accident please call us for a free consultation. The Truck Lawyers are experienced, credentialed and qualified truck accident attorneys. We provide national and local representation to victims in all types of catastrophic commercial vehicle accidents including big rig, semi, tractor-trailer and bus collisions. We have helped victims recover millions of dollars and we can help you.
We believe in you. We care about you and we are here for you.
What We Do For You
The Truck Lawyers pay referral fees consistent with all State Bar rules. We also accept associations or joint ventures in cases where the referring attorney prefers to remain actively involved in their client's claim. We treat all referring lawyers with the utmost respect and promptly pay referral fees upon resolution of your case.
"Thank you for standing up for me, and fighting for my case. Your guidance and integrity, you say what you mean and you mean what you say. From day one you were very professional, respectful, concerned and honest.
Through the journey of my case you were very easy to get in contact with. I am so pleased on how you guided my family and me through this very difficult time in my life. I would highly recommend you to my friends and family without hesitation and would urge others to seek your help.” – Maria B.*
The Healing Process Begins With Talking
Sometimes victims call me and we just talk. We don’t discuss law or the accident. I just listen. I spend a lot of time listening because victims need the opportunity to express their anger and fears to someone who is impartial and non-judgmental.
Patrick Steinfeld, Esq.
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"The stereotypes I had about lawyers don’t apply to Patrick. He’s an exceptional lawyer but more importantly he’s an exceptional human being.
I was apprehensive in calling a lawyer because I felt intimidated and I guess a little scared. I was worried we would end up with some aggressive lawyer that would try to pressure us to do something we didn’t want to do or try to take advantage of my family and me. We wanted a lawyer we could trust but I was overwhelmed and didn’t even know where to start or what questions to ask. To my surprise I actually liked Patrick. He was genuinely concerned for my family and our emotional recovery. He was very professional and compassionate. He always returned my phone calls and emails and answered all my questions. As I write this testimonial I know there are others who are hesitant (like I was) to make that first call. But looking back on it I realize it was only a simple phone call. There’s no pressure, no commitment and no hassle.” – Steven T.*
Our Clients Are Overcoming Extraordinary Challenges
I have tremendous respect for victims of trucking accidents because they are able to find the strength to face these tragedies with a remarkable human spirit. These claims are very complex and there is significant emotional pain attached to trucking accidents. Our clients are overcoming extraordinary challenges. I am humbled by the strength and courage I see in our clients every day.
Patrick Steinfeld, Esq.