Don’t Become a Statistic After a Tractor Trailer Accident
There are over 250 million vehicles registered in the United States. About 2.5 million of those are tractor trailers. It’s worth understanding some basic information in case you are in a crash with one of the estimated 2.5 million trucks on the road.
It’s common for large insurance companies to take advantage of truck accident victims. It’s irritating to hear about insurance companies contacting injury victims immediately after a truck crash and before the injury victim has a chance to speak with a truck accident attorney.
The process of dealing with the insurance company unfolds similarly in every case. Large insurance companies that insure trucking companies and their drivers have the claims process down to a science. First, the insurance company will put you in touch with an adjuster that acts like your friend. After the adjuster gets your cooperation and extracts all the information they want from you, the insurance company gets mean and often resorts to threats.
One major insurance company used to encourage personal injury victims to avoid hiring an accident attorney. Why would an insurance company encourage people to not get an accident lawyer? The answer is self-evident. It’s not in the insurance company’s best interest for the accident victim to be knowledgeable of their rights following a crash. Meaning, it’s not in the best financial interest of the insurance company to have claims with injury victims that receive competent legal advice.
Not everyone needs an attorney to represent them after an accident, but it’s important to understand your rights. Arming yourself with some basic knowledge will help you decide whether you need an accident lawyer or not.
Most personal injury attorneys offer free consultations to injury victims. Experienced injury attorneys know the claims process and will explain how the process is likely to unfold. You can then make the decision on whether to hire lawyer or go at it alone. I recommend talking to a lawyer so you can at least get the basic information you need to make the decision, as it may be a choice that will change your life.
Hiring a personal injury attorney to represent you after an accident is an important step. You shouldn’t take the decision lightly, nor make it under pressure. At Page Law we will educate you about the process, possible pitfalls, and anything else you may reasonably expect moving forward. Hiring an accident attorney is a step that will prevent you from falling prey to an unscrupulous insurance adjuster or insurance company.
Every personal injury case is different, with its own subtle complexities and nuances. It’s beyond the scope of this blog to consider all possibilities. A phone call to our office will be of significant value to you, as we can discuss the particulars of your case and offer specific guidance at the time.
If you have been injured in an accident and are looking for a personal injury attorney, give us a call as soon as possible. It’s important to begin preserving the evidence necessary to prove your case immediately. Call Page Law today for a free consultation at 1-800-CAR-CRASH (800-227-2727). You can also email me directly at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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