The trucking company does not want to pay you for your truck accident injuries, and neither does its insurance company. Both the trucking company and the insurance company know how to push the legal limits to try to get you to settle for as little money as possible. You deserve to know what games these companies might play so that you can be sure you are treated fairly.
Three Signs You Are Being Treated Unfairly After a Truck Crash
To minimize your financial recovery, and thereby maximize their profits, the trucking company or the insurance company may try to:
Speed Up Your Settlement
In some cases, the trucking company or the insurance company may pressure you to settle quickly before you know the full extent of your injuries, your future medical bills, or the time you will miss from work. This strategy assumes that you need money now and that you can’t afford to wait for a fair settlement. However, once you accept the settlement, it is final, and you won’t recover additional financial damages.
Delay Your Settlement
Sometimes, trucking companies and insurance companies take the opposite strategy and seek to delay your settlement rather resolve your claim quickly. A delay strategy may be used if the companies hope to confuse you or frustrate you enough that you agree to a lower settlement than you deserve.
Shift Blame to You
The trucking company and the insurance company may try to convince you that you caused the crash even if that is not supported by the evidence. If they are successful, they will pay you less than your claim is worth.
Of course, these are not the only games the trucking company or the insurance company may play. Other strategies may be used depending on the unique circumstances of your crash.
You Can Make Sure You Are Treated Fairly
Negotiating with a trucking company or insurance company may seem like an impossible task. You have a lot at stake, and you deserve to be compensated fairly for the injuries you’ve suffered.
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