Differences Between Truck Accidents and Car Wreck Claims
Do you have questions about the differences between truck accidents and car wreck claims? Watch this video, then call our Gilbert injury attorneys for help.
How is a commercial truck accident claim different from an auto accident?
The question often comes up, “I was involved in a truck accident. How is that different than your regular car accident? Is there a difference?” That’s a common question. Just the other day we had a potential client call our firm and ask one of our attorneys that question, and here’s how the attorney responded. First of all, yes, there’s a huge difference as far as how much insurance compensation is potentially available. Instead of maybe $15,000 or $25,000, or $50,000, there’s going to be at least $750,000 or a million or two million or ten million dollars potentially available. That’s one of the first differences.
The second is, even if you don’t feel like you have been injured, still call us, because another factor is the behavior of the driver and all the other drivers that drive for that company. If they’re on the so-called unsafe list – and you can call us and we can look that up really quick and tell you – your case can be worth more money just because of that, because of their bad record. Again, that’s another reason why trucking cases are different than the hit-the-car-down-the-street kind of situation.
Another big difference is, because there can be so much more money involved, insurance companies and trucking companies are a lot more likely to say, “Hey, you know what, this is all we’re going to offer you. Sue us.” They think that they’ve hidden enough stuff and they don’t have to worry. Well, we’re very good at uncovering things that they’ve been trying to hide. We had a trucking company that rear-ended our clients and killed several of them, and they were saying, “Oh, your van, the brake lights didn’t work. Your clients are at fault, not our driver.” It took a whole year for the results to come back and show the truth, then the insurance company said, “Okay, okay, we’ll pay all our policy limits.” Up to that point, they kept blaming our client for something, but that certainly wasn’t the cause of that collision.
There’s definitely a difference, and that’s a reason to call us early and have one of our attorneys analyze your case, specifically go through that with you. Even if you’re not quite ready to hire us, at least you’ll have that information available to help guide your decision in choosing the best trucking accident law firm for your case. Remember, the call is free, the information is free, and it can be priceless. It can make the difference in tens of thousands, or even potentially millions of dollars, in a trucking accident. We really are here for you.
Have you or a loved one been injured in a crash and have questions about the differences between truck accidents and car wreck claims? Contact experienced Gilbert Truck Accident Lawyers at Free Injury Advice today for a free consultation and case evaluation.
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