Semi truck accidents are one of the most unfortunate and damaging events that anyone can have to live through. Accidents caused by these colossal machines are often devastating and life changing. Companies providing insurance for semi truck operations know the grave dangers that are possessed, along with the reality that will accidents happen and they will do everything in their power to protect their bottom line.
If you are planning or in process with filing a claim with one of these insurers you need to be aware of the pitfalls that await you. It is highly advised that you consult with an attorney who has experience in protecting the rights of people who are filing claims after catastrophic injury.
The Blame Game With Insurance Companies
Most semi truck operations are operated by large logistics companies that employ a vast number of drivers. There are laws in place to try to ensure that only safe drivers are permitted in this field but they are not perfect.
Often insurance companies will try to hold you responsible, at least partially, even if their party is in total fault. This is a tactic to transfer a portion of the liability to you and is often based on trickery and extraction of statements early in the aftermath of an accident and beyond.
Insurance companies will try to hold you responsible, at least partially, even if their party is in total fault.
Remember you are not required by law to talk to any insurance company other than your own. The best practice is to seek out consultation with an injury attorney before making any statements to insurance companies in these situations.
These large logistics companies operate thousands of trucks across the country and in some cases can be negligent with the upkeep and repair. This negligence can result in accidents due to mechanical failure. If every semi truck across the country today were stopped and inspected today for road worthiness you can imagine that there are plenty of cases out there where a company is operating a vehicle that puts the public in danger.
These logistic companies can be held liable for this in the event of an accident;. Once again the best chance you have for fair compensation is to consult with an attorney as early on in your circumstance as possible. An experienced attorney will point you in the right direction by protecting your rights and understanding the steps to counter the insurers tactics to lower their liability.
Multiple Victims Involved in Semi Truck Accidents
The cost to insurance companies for semi truck accidents is often exasperated because of the multiple parties involved. It is not just you the victim, but also the driver, the logistics company, and even municipalities can be held liable for these horrific events. They will do everything in their power to lower the amount of damages they are required to pay at these high levels even to the point of rushing to settle quickly.
They will do everything in their power to lower the amount of damages they are required to pay at these high levels even to the point of rushing to settle quickly.
This is a ploy often entertained in order to not have to end up paying the full amount owed. If they settle quickly they can dictate the terms more and control their damages as people are often left taking the money in haste.
Always contact an attorney as soon as you are able so you are not left to understand the pros and cons of these situations on your own.
An experienced attorney will understand what is fair compensation and fight for your right to the proper rewards for your damages. If you have questions about any facet of your catastrophic injury please do not hesitate to contact the law offices of Daniel Weltin immediately for a free consultation
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