Going Up Against a Trucking Company’s Insurer

Going Up Against a Trucking Company’s Insurer

People who have been injured in a car accident know how difficult the insurance company can be when you are trying to get paid for your injuries. When you have been injured in a truck accident, you can expect the insurance company to be even more difficult. There is too much money at stake for the insurance company for them not to be difficult.

Truck accident claims are often worth more than car accident claims because the injuries can be more severe. Trucking companies have larger insurance policies because they do not want a large jury verdict to put them out of business. However, the insurance company will not make it easy for you to get the money.

Know When to Reject a Bad Offer

The most important word that you can say when filing a truck accident claim is no. When the insurance company offers you a settlement, you can expect that it will not even be in the ballpark initially. However, you may not even know this without a lawyer to value your claim. Your attorney will review your damages and come up with a number representing what you deserve in damages.

You should always view a truck accident claim as a negotiation process – opposed to just getting a check from the insurance company. Like any negotiation, you should be prepared to walk away from the table if the other side is not serious about reaching a deal. Your legal “ace in the hole” is the ability to file a lawsuit and have the jury decide damages.

Contact a Morrow Georgia Truck Accident Lawyer

If you or a loved one have been injured in a truck accident, Ben F Windham PC knows how to deal with insurance companies on your behalf. Call us today at 833.236.9467 or contact us online to schedule your free case evaluation.