What’s the difference between a passenger car accident and an 18-wheeler accident?

While losses in 18 wheeler accident cases are often much greater than those in other automobile accidents, the truth is that from a legal standpoint these cases are not similar. Filing an 18 wheeler accident lawsuit is much more complex and technical than a passenger car accident lawsuit, and you should not try to win this legal battle alone. Thankfully, there are many attorneys who specialize in 18 wheeler accident claims that can help you understand your options and how to seek justice. When looking for a lawyer, do your research. Don’t pick the first one you find in the phone book or internet search. Make sure the attorney you choose has experience and, more importantly, success in handling 18 wheeler accident claims.

Commercial Insurance Adjuster

Commercial insurance policies that protect trucking companies and their drivers are often worth fifty times as much as standard passenger car policies. That means a lot of money is at risk for trucking companies and their insurance companies, who will go to great lengths to avoid paying you. The commercial insurance adjusters employed by these insurance companies are dodgy. They know that most accident victims have no idea how complicated trucking accidents can be from a legal standpoint. Insurance adjusters often approach accident victims shortly after they arrive at the hospital and begin bombarding them with questions about the accident. For the most part, they act friendly and cooperative, as if they’re just trying to figure out what’s going on so they can help you with your insurance claim.

Unfortunately, this couldn’t be further from the truth. These insurance adjusters have only one goal: to deny your insurance claim. There are many ways they can do this, but the most straightforward is to make you accidentally say something sinful. They may ask you to describe your accident and they will explain the situation to you as if to make sure they understand what happened. In most cases, however, they have subtly changed what you said in specific ways, and once you agree with their summary of events, you may have accepted some responsibility for your harm. Talking to an insurance adjuster without the help of an experienced attorney will only harm your claim and it is imperative that you seek legal representation as soon as possible to protect your rights. Our attorneys know insurance adjusters have every trick up their sleeve, and we can make sure they don’t harm your claim.

file a lawsuit

Many 18-wheeler accident victims also mistakenly believe that they can intimidate insurance companies into offering them a fair settlement if they threaten to sue. However, the truth is that non-lawyers simply cannot win these lawsuits. The trucking company has a team of hired defense attorneys who have settled hundreds of lawsuits brought by accident victims. Trucking companies know you’re no match for this team of professionals, so they won’t be intimidated by your attempts to sue. Do you know how to prove damages? Submit a request package? Responding to the admission list? If not, you may not be prepared to represent yourself in court.

Our Lawyers Are Ready to Get You Justice

Insurance companies may not be afraid of lawsuits by non-lawyers, but they are afraid of lawsuits by us. 18-Wheeler Accident Attorney Michael Grossman of Grossman Law Offices has 20 years of experience helping 18-wheeler accident victims and has successfully litigated hundreds of 18-wheeler accident cases. He has settled high-profile claims, including several that resulted in multimillion-dollar settlements. He is intimately familiar with state regulations and truck accident laws established by the Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Administration. He knows how insurance adjusters and truck accident defense attorneys work and how to fight them. Insurance companies and trucking companies know about our firm’s success, and they often pay our clients large sums so they don’t have to face our lawyers in court. In other words, we can help you get back on your feet quickly, often without even going to court. Of course, we will fight vigorously at trial to defend your rights if it comes to this. Whatever the cost, our attorneys will help you seek the compensation you need. So if you or someone in your family has been injured in an 18-wheeler accident, contact Waco 18-wheeler accident attorney Michael Grossman today for a free consultation. Let the legal professionals at Grossman LLP help you seek the justice you deserve.

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