In That Corner, Your Opponent Insurance Companies, their Adjusters and Lawyers
Interstate trucking companies are required by federal law to purchase sizable insurance policies to protect against the inevitable accidents that eventually occur. But just because they have insurance doesn’t mean they happily pay when one of their trucks hits you and causes injuries. Don’t be fooled into thinking that getting a reasonable insurance payment from a trucking company is a quick and easy process with no surprises. You get nothing unless you ask. And with an insurance company, you must ask: repeatedly and forcefully!
The real purpose of every insurance company is to protect their bottom line, regardless of whether that company is a corporation that answers to stockholders or a mutual fund company that answers to its policyholders (which in this case would be a defendant in your claim or civil action). They’re in the business of taking-in premiums and paying out as little as absolutely necessary in claims. Their mission is to deny your claim, avoid paying you fairly, and protect their assets. This happens thousands of times every year to hard-working people like you and your family. Without the right experienced Texas trucking accident injury lawyer to champion your cause, the odds of collecting a fair settlement from an insurance company are amazingly slim.
The Texas Civil Practices and Remedies Codes grant the right to anyone injured in an 18 wheeler accident, or the family of one who was killed, to be compensated. But the law doesn’t automatically grant a victim’s injury claims. They must hard-fought and won. You, as plaintiff, must first prove the liability of those responsible for the injuries and all other damages arising from your big rig accident. The burden of proof is yours. Unless you clearly show that the money you’re asking for is a fair indication of your losses, damages and injuries, you have no hope of winning. The insurance company and their lawyers do everything possible to deny your claim. And if they lose, they then argue that the restitution amount you seek is excessive and unreasonable. The fact that they’ll accuse your lawsuit as being frivolous is also a given.
Insurance adjusters are the” front-line troops” against you. It’s their job to shield their employer from you, while boldly suggesting they are on your side. Their real job is to save their companies money by dragging their feet in handling your claim or underestimating your damages from the wreck. And the best adjusters get the most important cases. Many times, trucking accidents are the most expensive and thereby, the most important claims that pose the largest danger to an insurance company’s profits.
So an adjuster acts like your best friend and constantly assures you that all of your needs will be met. Then they turn around and fumble your ball because that too is their job. Insurance adjusters are very clever. They often, disguise themselves as your “good neighbor agent.” They might innocently try and record you saying something that is later twisted into sounding like some sort of left-handed admission of guilt. They regularly use this tactic to imperil your chance to receive any compensation at all. Some unscrupulous adjusters even try to deceptively convince uninformed trucking accident injury victims to sign away their right to sue in exchange for an “attractive” settlement amount. But all that glitters is not gold if it doesn’t fairly compensate the victim’s injuries and other financial losses from a big rig accident.
Corporate insurance adjusters and defense lawyers perk their ears up when they find a victim who tries to represent his or herself, or is represented by under-experienced legal counsel. They know how easy it is to lead a “babe in the woods” around by the nose. The tactics of an insurance company to save their money by denying your rightful claim is reason alone for why you need an aggressive, experienced lawyer on your side. Only the history of success of an experienced trucking accident attorney at our Law Firm will put these conspirators in their place, compel the insurance company into a fair settlement, or defeat them in court if they refuse your reasonable demands.
Our Law Firm has decades of successful skill in handling personal injury litigation in 18-wheeler accident claims and cases. If you’ve been seriously injured, or a family member has been killed by one of these trucks, our expertise assures that you receive the fairest compensation possible for the injuries and pain you have suffered, or the wrongful death of your loved one. We’ve helped deliver millions of dollars to hundreds of accident victims in Texas. Our experienced accident lawyers can help you win the best compensation possible for you.
Call us today at 1(800) 862-1260 (toll-free) for a free consultation to continue your road to total recovery and resume your life. You’re already been victimized once. Don’t let it happen a second time because you waited too long to do the right thing about it.