You Were the One Injured, You are Missing Work, and You are the One Getting Medical Bills…But You Didn’t Cause the Semi-Truck Accident!
So DO NOT let the insurance company give you a hard time or try to ruin the settlement you deserve!
We see it daily: Insurance companies ripping the rug right out from innocent Georgia truck-accident victims who deserve a fair settlement for their serious injuries. Being involved in such a devastating accident leaves victims in shock, and they rarely realize when an insurance adjuster is trying to diminish the worth of their accident claim.
What can you do about it? We know you don’t want to hear, “get an attorney,” but I’ll tell you several reasons why you may want to start thinking about getting one to help you:
- Semi-truck Rules and Regulations: Unlike every-day car accidents, if a semi-truck is involved in an accident, it is possible the driver might have been driving too long (against the regulated hours of operation), or perhaps the truck wasn’t been maintained properly and it caused the truck to be faulty, or a camera may reveal that the driver was distracted or sleeping. Whatever the reason, an experienced Georgia attorney will have the resources to obtain this necessary evidence in proving that you are not at-fault.
- Extra Warning – This is NOT Your Typical Insurance Claim: This is not your typical person-to-person insurance battle. Without an attorney, you’d be fighting upstream against lawyers that are protecting the trucking company itself. Big companies tend to need more insurance, especially when semi-trucks are involved, and there might be high insurance limits. However, those adjusters are going to work even harder to try and not give you a fair settlement. It’s not their job to help your family, it’s their job to save their company money.
- #1 Secret They Don’t Want You to Know! – The other insurance company is going to ask you for a recorded statement. They are going to push for it. They might even threaten you for it, but the #1 secret we tell people is: you don’t have to give a recorded statement! You certainly shouldn’t consider giving a statement without an attorney guiding you. The famous phrase applies, what you say can be used against you in a court of law. The smallest detail caught on record could be disastrous for your case.
- The Truth About Settling Your Semi-truck Accident Case Too Early – Semi-truck accidents tend to cause very serious injuries, so it’s going to take time for you to heal. Your doctor may even find that your injuries are more serious than he or she first thought. The trouble is, the insurance company will try and make you settle your case early. WARNING! This is a trick! If you don’t even know the extent of your injuries, how can the insurance company possibly determine how much your case is worth? The truth is, they can’t! The insurance company will throw “seemingly” impressive settlement numbers your way, or you might even get a check in the mail, and you’ll be tempted to cash it, but DON’T! Talk to an attorney first. You may find that your case is worth MUCH more than the insurance company wants to offer you for your case. Until you know the FULL EXTENT of your injuries, don’t settle, and don’t sign anything.
SUM IT ALL UP – Don’t allow the insurance company to low-ball you an unfair settlement, or talk you into forgoing important medical treatment. Just give Murphy Law Firm a call, and set up a free consultation with Attorney James Murphy.