The Dangers of Self-Insured Trucking Companies
As formidable a foe as an insurance company can be, a trucking company that chooses to insure itself can be even tougher to deal with. Some companies set aside a certain amount of revenue in order to protect themselves from lawsuits. Many times, an officer of the company will be dispatched to deny your claim. These people differ from insurance adjustors in many ways, the most significant being that adjusters are licensed. As aggressive as they might be, at least adjusters are expected to conform to a certain standard of ethics. More on this website
An officer with a self-insured trucking company, however, has no such constraints, and as a result, many of them have gained a reputation for acting dishonestly and being exceedingly difficult to negotiate with. A self-insured trucking company officer more than likely gets paid in part through a profit-sharing program. When such a company loses a personal injury or wrongful death lawsuit, those profits are lessened. It follows, then, that the officer loses money when that happens, so he or she will do whatever it takes to make sure you lose your case. Self-insurers have often resorted to underhanded tactics in an effort to kill cases, such as tampering with or altering evidence, threatening victims, and bullying witnesses.
If you feel that a self-insurer has threatened you in any way, a truck accident lawyer will put a stop to it. The attorneys at our Law Office know how to use litigation to convince self-insured companies to negotiate in good faith.
Never Trust a Truck Driver
While we all would like to think that all people are honest, the fact is that a lot of people aren’t, obviously. This can be especially true in the case of a truck driver who is responsible for an injury-causing accident. The driver basically has a very strong incentive to lie and claim that the wreck was your fault. Truck drivers who are found negligent in causing an accident are often fired from their jobs, and with that kind of black mark on their record, it can be extremely difficult for them to find other, similar employment. So in order to protect their livelihood, they may see no other choice but to lie, especially when you consider the state of both the economy and job market. These people may otherwise be trustworthy and honorable people, but when it comes to protecting their ability to provide for their families, it’s not surprising that some of them will resort to lying. But in order to obtain the compensation you deserve for the injury you’ve suffered due to a truck driver’s negligence, you’ll need help to prove he or she is not telling the truth. More here
The attorneys with our Law Offices are extremely adept at investigating accidents and collecting the necessary evidence to expose the lies of a truck driver. Our attorneys have interviewed thousands of witnesses in the last two decades, so we have learned how to ask the right questions and uncover the truth.
How We Can Help You
If someone’s negligence has led to a truck accident that has resulted in either an injury to you or the death of a loved one, you need the help of an experienced truck accident lawyer in order to get the compensation you deserve for everything you’ve had to go through. Our attorneys will take care of every single component of your case and keep you informed of developments so you can focus on what’s most important – healing from the accident, whether it be physically, emotionally, or both. Following is just a few of the services we provide our clients:
Launching an investigation into the cause of the accident.
Determining the parties responsible and pursuing the appropriate litigation against all of them.
Gathering the evidence necessary to fulfill your burden of proof requirement.
Putting our reputation to use in pressuring defendants to offer a fair settlement, or, if the case goes to trial, plotting an effective strategy to sway a judge or jury in our clients’ favor.
Shielding our clients from the aggressive and harassing tactics of insurance adjustors or officers affiliated with self-insured trucking companies.
Forcing self-insured trucking companies to negotiate honestly and behave in an ethical manner.
Ensuring that our clients get the medical assistance they need.
If you’re reading this, that probably means you have not yet hired a lawyer. You can guarantee the opposition has already put their game plan to defeat your case in motion. The longer you wait, the greater the chance you are doing harm to your case, and lessening the chances that you’ll get just restitution. Call us as soon as you possibly can for a confidential and free consultation. Find out how we can help you in the same way we’ve helped thousands of other Texans.