We understand how insurance companies think. That's why we have such a strong track record of success at Clancy & Diaz, LLP of Walnut Creek, Antioch, Benicia, and Pittsburg, California. We know how to negotiate with them and how to find the facts you need to build the strongest possible legal case.
Why dealing with them can be so complicated
Insurance companies and trucking companies often work together to keep payments to injury victims to a minimum. That's because they realize that the financial impact of such an accident can often add up to hundreds of thousands or millions of dollars.
And what many people might not realize is once you agree to accept a settlement offer from an insurance company, you usually forfeit your right to demand more money in the future for all your accident-related expenses. These can include:
- All medical expenses
- Vehicle repair costs
- Physical therapy
- Future surgical procedures
- Lost income during recovery
- Lost future income
- Pain and suffering
This may be your only opportunity for justice. Make sure you take your case seriously right from the start. Talk to an attorney at our law firm and find out how we can help you.
Dealing with insurance companies after a truck accident
You should call your insurance company promptly after a truck accident. Reporting your accident preserves your ability to file a claim, protects your rights, and increases the chances of maximizing your potential compensation. But you should be careful with what you say to any insurance company, even your own – and you shouldn’t talk to the insurance company representing the trucking company or any other party at all. Have your attorney handle that on your behalf.
With the severe physical injuries and financial damages that result from truck accidents, many people wonder whether insurance will cover their accident-related expenses. Broadly speaking, it depends on fault for the crash. Through a thorough investigation of the accident which may involve speaking with witnesses, reviewing police reports and analyzing evidence, fault will be determined. Sometimes, there are multiple parties at fault. Your attorney can advocate for your interests throughout this process.
The insurance company may offer to pay for your truck accident medical bills. But often, the financial amount presented to you is a lowball offer that only covers your short-term expenses, not the full cost of the accident. Insurance companies want to settle a claim for as little possible, rather than provide you with the compensation amount you deserve. This is why many people choose to file a lawsuit to pursue the maximum compensation. A truck accident attorney can explain your options and advocate for your best interests.
Put your trust in us
Insurance companies representing trucking companies have entire teams of attorneys working for them after an accident. Dealing with these attorneys and insurance investigators on your own can be extremely challenging. That's because they have years of experience dealing with serious truck accidents.
Our attorneys have the same extensive experience. We know how to deal with insurance companies. We know how to speak their language. And if they refuse to cooperate with us, we're prepared to take them to court on your behalf.
Put your trust in a law firm that puts your needs first. Contact us and schedule your free case evaluation today. Best of all, you only have to pay us if we secure a financial settlement or verdict for you. That's because we work on a contingency fee basis. It's that simple.