Sharing the road with large commercial vehicles like bob-tail semis, 18-wheelers, or other large-scale trucks can be quite unnerving. Because of the sheer size and weight of these vehicles, even a collision that seems minor can result in serious bodily harm and major damage to property.
Commercial trucking accidents can occur when a driver who has been overworked starts to fall asleep at the wheel, when the driver fails to pull over in potentially dangerous road conditions, when the truck’s braking system fails, when a driver is maintaining reckless speeds, when the truck flips, or when a driver makes a dangerous turn. These are only a few examples of what can go wrong when you are driving near a big rig.
After you or your loved ones have been involved in such a frightening and potentially life-threatening accident, the last thing you want is to be ripped off by the commercial driver’s insurance company.
That’s exactly what they’ll try to do, though. In nearly all accidents involving commercial vehicles, the responsible trucking company will immediately deploy an insurance representative to investigate the accident. This is because they hope to obtain statements from victims that can later be used to dispute liability, injuries, medical bills, lost income, punitive damages, or other demands for compensation. Because of this, we urge all of our clients to decline making any kind of statement to the truck driver or any representative of the trucking company or its insurance company.
Unlike corporate insurance companies that are only interested in saving as much money as possible, we are concerned with your physical, emotional, and financial well-being. Commercial trucking companies carry very large insurance policy limits and we know how to get you the money you need to cover all of your injuries, including economic injuries such as medical bills and lost income. Let us help you get what you deserve today.