Aren’t insurance companies supposed to help me get a fair and equitable settlement?

That is what many people think —that insurance companies are there to help them. That is not the case. The insurance adjuster’s job on behalf of the trucking company is to pay as little as possible on a claim. Often, the adjusters try to get a statement from you right away and then attempt to resolve the potential claim at a greatly reduced rate.

However, injuries sustained in a collision with a big rig are serious, usually long lasting, require extensive medical care and possibly numerous surgeries. No one knows the future expenses of your recovery. If the insurance company can get you to settle quickly and cheaply, they cut off their exposure to future medical bills.

Never sign anything, give an interview to an insurance agent or volunteer any information until you speak to a trucking accident attorney.

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