If you’ve been in an accident with a truck, recovering from your injuries and receiving full compensation for your damages are top priorities. However, trucking companies do not focus on your best interests. When their insurance adjuster calls, it’s wise to seek advice from a truck accident lawyer before answering the phone.
What Should You Say to the Adjuster?
The short answer is don’t talk to a trucking company’s insurance adjusters when they call. Typically, adjusters call and offer what sounds like an apology. Although they may sound kind, their aim is to deny claims or reduce their value.
Adjusters like offering quick and early settlements, knowing you need the money. In addition, they might get you to say something that will damage your claim. When they ask how you are feeling and if you say you’re fine, they note that and count it against your claim for pain and suffering.
Why Do You Need a Truck Accident Lawyer?
A truck accident lawyer has experience with claims from trucking collisions. Unlike car crash cases, truck accidents involve Federal Motor Carrier Administration (FMCSA) regulations, including cargo safety, hours of service, speed limiting devices, and drug and alcohol testing. You need an attorney who knows how to investigate your type of case effectively to position you for the best result.
Personal injury attorneys are knowledgeable about insurance company practices, including the apology approach and quick settlement tactics. When you hire a truck accident lawyer, you have a seasoned advocate on your side who is responsible for protecting your interests and working to achieve the best possible outcome for you in a settlement or a trial.
The dedicated truck accident lawyers of Fitzpatrick, Skemp & Associates, LLC in La Crosse, WI, are prepared to handle insurance company tactics. These personal injury attorneys offer more than 100 years of combined experience and have obtained more than $90 million for their clients throughout Western Wisconsin, the Coulee Region, and the Driftless Area since founding their practice in 1982. Visit their website now to learn more about their settlements and trial results and call (877) 784-1230 to schedule a free consultation with a seasoned trial lawyer.
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