Truck Accident Insurance Claims
A heavy truck accident can happen in the blink of an eye. Once a truck crosses the median or hits an object in the road, it can be difficult for the truck to maintain its composure, and an accident follows shortly after. While the accident itself is surely the most traumatic part of the incident, the aftermath of the accident, including recovery time and filing claims for any injuries, is the event that often takes the most time and stress to complete. If you or a loved one have been injured in a truck accident, a personal injury attorney can help you alleviate this stress through filing a claim and working with the insurance company on your behalf.
Truck Accident Insurance Claims
One of the most difficult parts of any truck accident is the aftermath including dealing with the insurance company. Insurance companies are in the business of making money, and they will try their hardest to avoid paying out any claims stemming from a truck accident. Even in severe accidents, insurance companies will attempt to sidestep covering the full amount of damages by attempting to coerce the injured party to sign an early settlement agreement. This settlement agreement often looks quite attractive to an injured party because it involves an immediate lump sum payment which will cover medical expenses. However, injuries resulting from truck accidents are often very severe and can require months of rehabilitation therapy and months without a paycheck. Insurance companies will often not factor in these expenses, but will focus on immediate expenses that are easily calculated.
Insurance companies will also frequently call and visit truck accident victims shortly after the accident occurs. During this time, a victim of a truck accident should be focused solely on recovering from their injuries. They should not be forced to negotiate with an insurance agent during this time. A personal injury attorney can assist throughout this time period and can negotiate on the victim’s behalf or can just push the insurance company away for the immediate time being. Furthermore, if the insurance company does not come back with an adequate settlement offer, an attorney can assist you in preparing a claim which will take into account all the extraneous expenses which result from truck accidents.
Truck accidents often have longlasting results for any person involved in the accident and can quickly lead to debilitating injuries. Insurance claims may not be able to fully take into account the scope of these injuries, such as those which will occur in the future. However, a consultation with an experienced personal injury attorney will provide you with a better understanding of the insurance claims process and all options.
Malley Law Firm | Houston Truck Accident Attorney
If you or a loved one have been injured in a truck accident, do not hesitate to contact the Malley Law Firm. Tony Malley has years of experience in assisting injured clients with their claims against truck drivers and trucking companies. You should not be held responsible for the financial burden of coping with your injuries. Contact our Beaumont or Houston offices today for your initial free consultation.