Have you been hurt in a truck accident? You know that you can file a claim for compensation, but with whom do you correspond after the fact? You will need to speak with either the trucking company or the insurance company. You should know that most trucking companies employ aggressive defense teams to protect their best interests.
What Should I Know First?
Trucking companies have highly skilled and knowledgeable insurance professionals working for them around the clock. These are seasoned veterans who have handled numerous truck accident claims and fought to protect the trucking companies. When it comes time to make a claim, keep in mind that their priority is to protect themselves first and foremost.
Taking the Right Steps
Most of the time, unless for some reason the trucking company does not have insurance, you will be dealing with the insurance companies. While we all like to believe that insurance is there to keep us safe and to take care of our needs, we must also remember that insurance is also a business. That business is making money. If you are wondering whether or not you should negotiate your claim on your own, our Cincinnati truck accident attorneys can help you.
Here are some of our suggestions:
- Do not give the insurance companies reason to doubt or deny your claims. Remember, they will look for any reason to diminish liability, especially when trucking companies are willing to pay such a substantial premium for defense.
- Do not provide statement or sign release forms, as these can be used against you and hurt your chances of making a successful claim.
- Follow all of your doctor’s orders. Do not visit multiple doctors or over treat your symptoms, as this can throw up a red flag for insurance companies. Also, make sure that the doctor you do seek out is reputable, so double check their credentials. Keep all records of the diagnoses you have received as well as a log of your treatment.
You deserve to receive compensation for any accidents that were not your fault. Be sure to contact Moore Law Firm to discuss your legal options. We offer free case consultations to get you started.