Are you considering hiring a truck accident lawyer in California to help you file a claim?
Truck accidents are distinguished from other motor vehicle accidents in terms of injuries and persons held responsible. In many cases, people are more seriously injured in truck accidents than in other motor vehicle accidents.
Truck accidents also involve more parties. As a result, the damages affecting both parties are usually higher. For example, the insurance company may have to pay more, and the person injured in the accident may be seriously injured.
Regardless of the accident circumstances, you should protect your rights when you hire a California truck accident lawyer.
Still on the fence? Here are five signs you should consider it.
1. Responsibility is a grey area.
Sometimes there are multiple vehicles involved in a truck accident, in which case more than one party can be held responsible. In this scenario, multiple insurance companies may be involved.
Dealing with one insurance company is difficult enough, let alone multiple, and your compensation claim will become more complex.
2. You suffered an injury.
If you are injured in an accident, you should seek help from a truck accident lawyer in California to protect your rights. In a truck accident, it is not uncommon to experience a brain injury, spinal cord injury, a broken bone, burn, loss of limb, scarring, and more.
Premier Truck Accident Lawyers can help you get the compensation you deserve and ensure those responsible for your injuries are held accountable. Speak with a truck accident attorney today for free and find out how.
3. The insurance company is pressuring you.
Insurance companies may use insurance adjusters to contact you. Employees of insurance companies may come across as sympathetic and friendly in your first conversation. However, it is important to note that insurance companies train their employees in a way to reduce claims and put customers at ease.
If an insurance company employee asks you to answer accident questions and to make a written statement, do nothing. If there is a document that you especially need to sign, do not sign it. In this case, you should arrange to speak with an attorney at Premier Truck Accident Lawyers as soon as possible. If you have other requests, you should tell the insurance company employee to talk to your lawyer.
4. The insurance company is offering you a deal.
When you have been injured in a truck accident, even before you file a claim, insurance companies may contact you and offer to settle your case for a fee. This effort is for the company to avoid time-consuming and expensive litigation.
This money may appeal to you if you have suffered a severe injury or lost a loved one. However, you should know that the amount the insurance company offers you is usually less than what you can actually get.
5. You can’t come to an agreement.
If you cannot agree with the insurance company about the compensation you deserve, your case will be heard in court. The parties will defend themselves before a judge.
An experienced truck accident attorney at PTAL can defend your case and ensure your rights are protected. Your lawyer will gather all the evidence necessary to win the case and award you with the maximum compensation possible.
If you have been injured in a truck accident, working with an experienced lawyer at PTAL can help make the process of pursuing compensation easier and more effective.
About the Author
For over 40 years Steven Peck's dedication to law has been unyielding. His approach to client representation and care is deeply respected by his colleagues and clients alike. Steven has extensive trial experience, with millions of dollars in damages recovered for clients in lawsuits throughout California.