In a perfect world, insurance companies would always live up to their obligations, and every victim of a truck accident would be fairly compensated for their injuries.
That isn’t the world we have, however. Instead, the victims of truck accidents are often forced to defend their claims against large corporate entities — none of which want to pay up.
Here’s how an attorney can help:
- Your attorney can stop evidence from disappearing. It may take a quick injunction to stop a vehicle from being “junked” before it can be examined for clues about the nature of the accident or possible defects.
- Your attorney may be able to identify all of the liable parties. Since truck accidents can have complicated causes, more than party may actually be responsible for the wreck. When liability is shared, that may open the door for additional means of compensation for your losses.
- Your attorney can help you decide how to approach the claim. Based on the strengths and weaknesses of your case, you may want to aggressively pursue litigation — or you may be better served through careful negotiations. Arbitration and mediation are also possible routes toward positive results.
- Your attorney will keep you from being bullied. Insurance companies often play games that are designed to frustrate and demoralize victims to the point that they’re willing to settle their claim for far less than they should — just to be done with it. An attorney can make sure that the claims process doesn’t become overwhelmed or stalled.
If you wait to speak to an attorney until you’ve talked to the insurance company, the truck company or anybody else potentially involved in your claim, you’ve probably waited too long already. Contact our office today to learn how we may be able to help you after an accident with a truck.