You were in a truck accident, and you deserve financial compensation for your injuries. But recovering that compensation can be a very frustrating process once the insurance companies get involved. That’s why you need an experienced truck accident lawyer from Mike Slocumb Law Firm on your side.
Here are some things you should know about insurance companies and trucking accidents:
The truck driver and trucking company may each have their own insurance company. In accidents involving tractor-trailers, there may be one insurance company that covers the cab and another that covers the trailer. If a truck jackknifed or rolled over, the insurance companies for other drivers may become involved. Then of course, there is your own insurance company. And accepting a settlement from one insurer may affect your ability to recover compensation from another.
Much of this evidence is under the control of the trucking company, such as hours of service logs, maintenance records and the truck’s “black box” data. Our lawyers can gain access to that evidence, but lawyers for the insurance company will argue the importance of it.
Commercial trucking companies usually have insurance policies with very high limits to protect their assets. And truck accidents often cause serious injuries that deserve high amounts of compensation. Even a minor crash can mean a major payout for the insurance companies. This is a threat to their profit margin, so they will fight very hard to keep any payouts low.
Dealing with insurance companies can be very complicated. And they often have high-priced attorneys looking out for their best interests. That’s why you need an aggressive and experienced attorney who will fight for your rights.
Our lawyers know the tactics insurance companies use to keep payments as low as possible. Delays. Disputing the extent of your injuries. Disputing the need for certain types of medical treatment. Making lowball settlement offers and claiming it’s the best they can do. We don’t put up with any of it.
We investigate your truck accident ourselves to find the facts. Our legal team pores through all relevant documentation, including accident reports and medical records. We take legal action to gain access to hours of service logs, the truck’s “black box” data and maintenance records. We identify and interview all witnesses. And if needed, we bring in experts who can help us understand how the accident happened.
When insurance companies see that we have built a strong case that establishes negligence, they usually agree to negotiate a settlement. But we are only interested in a settlement that meets your needs, not a quick deal that helps them save money. Our attorneys are skilled negotiators and will fight for maximum compensation.
We demand a resolution of your case that covers all the damages you suffered. This includes compensation for all medical expenses related to your injury, both now and in the future. It includes compensation for any lost wages if you were unable to work. We may seek compensation for other damages as well, such as pain and suffering.
If you were injured in a truck accident, it’s important to consult an attorney as soon as possible. Insurance companies will take quick action to protect their own interests. You need a lawyer who will take quick action do protect yours. Contact us to schedule a free case evaluation with one of our truck accident attorneys.