Personal Injury Law – Truck Accident Lawyers – Self-Insured Truck Companies are Completely Different
- Posted On February 16, 2020
Self-Insured Truck Companies are Completely Different, and Sinister, Can-of-Worms
Some trucking companies protect against personal injuries from accidents by reserving a percentage of their assets to pay accident claims, instead of purchasing a coverage policy from an insurance carrier. And though federal and state governments monitor the insurance industry, licensed adjusters and hold insurance companies to ethical standards as best it can, no such regulations exist for self-insured trucking companies. Seeking compensation from these self-insured trucking firms, or independent truckers, can be far more difficult, and in some cases, an impossible task.
You will pursue a settlement with an officer of the company, not an insurance adjuster. This company officer’s salary likely depends directly on the company’s profits. Any amount paid to you for an injury comes directly out of the company coffers, which means that when the company’s officer compensates you, he or she is literally taking money out of their own pocket. This is why we’re seldom surprised when a self-insured company officer stoops to any means for denying your claim and protecting the company’s assets. Self-insured companies have been known to willfully destroy damning evidence, bribe witnesses, and even intimidate their victims. There have been times when those intimidation attempts were directed at our clients. This is why every time our attorneys are hired against a self-insured company; the first action we take is to prevent anyone with the company from behaving unsuitably toward our clients. Often, we are forced to demand that they completely refrain from communicating with our clients unless one of our attorneys is present. More information about truck accident Lawyers here @ https://www.attorneys-sa.com/san-antonio-truck-accident-lawyers/
Is it any Wonder That You Need Experience on Your Side?
Only after trying hundreds of cases and representing even more legitimate insurance damage claims can a lawyer learn how to develop the right tactics for success at trial or in negotiations with insurance companies. Most people, and many inexperienced attorneys, don’t know the proper way to answer interrogatories, prepare demand packages, and conduct sophisticated depositions meant to get to the bottom of liability for the accident that caused your injuries and pain, conduct sophisticated accident investigations or respond to lists of admissions. You need somebody who knows how to do all of this and aggressively looks out for your interests.
Insurance companies only agree to a settlement that benefits you if you are protected by an attorney with a history of success in court. While insurance companies and their lawyers are eager to take on non-lawyers and inexperienced attorneys, they fear us. When we file a claim, the insurance companies are inspired to settle for a fair amount. They want to avoid a trial, especially if they already know they have a weak case. As a result, our clients can often get back to living their lives again quickly and with minimal expense because we’ve negotiated a fair settlement on their behalf.
It is quite likely that you are a family member of one who has been seriously hurt in a truck accident, but because of his or her current situation, is not capable of beginning this extremely important mission of protecting your family’s clear and fair compensation rights. So it is on your family members to take the bull by the horns and begin this quickly.
That’s because you need to take steps to preserve the evidence in your case now. And that means you need to act quickly. You must hire a lawyer to begin investigating the accident scene immediately. Every moment you wait, the evidence is beginning to spoil, witnesses’ memories fade, or their stories even “mysteriously” change. The accident scene also changes, and physical evidence that proves your case also might begin to “mysteriously” disappear.
As soon as we are hired, our Law Firm begins a thorough investigation of the accident scene to uncover the right evidence that proves the liability of the truck driver, the trucking company and any other third-parties. We inspect all the vehicles involved, measure the distance from skid marks to the point of impact, hunt for photographic and video evidence and assemble it all to clearly prove your case. We leave no stone unturned to uncover any evidence that will prove your claim beyond a shadow of a doubt
Those investigations include exhaustive asset checks of all defendants, as well as the level of their insurance coverage. This is because it does no good to sue a negligent defendant if they don’t have the assets to pay your damages. And we’ve seen many defendants purposefully try to hide their assets. But they can’t hide them from us. We’ll find them.
We Can Help You Recover Your Life After a Large Truck Accident
The best way for a victim in any trucking accident to ensure full and fair compensation is to find assistance from an experienced Texas truck accident lawyer who knows how to clearly prove the defendant’s undeniable liability and then win equitable damages
The truck accident lawyers with our Law Firm have over 30 years of experience handling personal injury litigation in every type of commercial truck accident case. If you or a loved one has been in a trucking accident, we use every bit of our expertise to assure that you receive fair compensation for the injuries and pain you have suffered. We’ve helped deliver millions of dollars to hundreds of accident victims in Texas. So if you or a loved one has been involved in a trucking accident in Central Texas, let an experienced legal partner get the best compensation available to you. Call us today at 1(800) 862-1260 (toll-free), or fill out the form at the top of this page for a free consultation to find out your compensation rights and what we can do together to prevent you and your family from becoming victims a second time. Click on this link for more information about trucking accident law @https://www.attorneys-sa.com