Insurance Companies are in Business to Make Money

The federal government requires interstate trucking companies to purchase sizable insurance policies to protect against inevitable accidents. Many people believe that the trucking insurance compensation process is quick and relatively free of surprises just because the companies have insurance. Guess again. More on this website
All insurance companies are in the business of taking in as much in premiums as possible and paying out as little as necessary in claims. Since insurance policies for flatbeds and other 18-wheelers involve vast sums of money, much greater than your car insurance, the insurance company’s main focus is to keep from paying you fairly to maintain its high profits. Insurance companies fear rising settlement expenses. So it is no surprise that they will deny every claim possible, whenever possible, and for as long as possible. Without the right attorney on your side, pulling hens’ teeth is easier than collecting a fair settlement from an insurance company.

While the Texas Civil Practices and Remedies Codes provide the right for someone who has been seriously injured in a trucking accident, or the family of someone who has been killed, to seek compensation for the harm done, the law doesn’t say compensation is automatically granted whenever a victim claims an injury. This is counter to what the insurance companies want you to think and the dirty little secret they don’t want you to know until you find out the hard way by having to deal with an out-of-hand denial of your claim by what you initially thought would be an accommodating insurer. You, as plaintiff, must first prove the liability of the defendant (or defendants) for the accident and the injuries that were inflicted as a result of that wreck. Furthermore, in any liability case, the plaintiff holds the burden of proof to demonstrate that the compensation requested fairly reflects the loss produced by those damages. The insurance company, and the lawyers who represent them, do everything possible to deny the plaintiff’s claim or argue that the level of restitution you seek is excessive and unreasonable.

The best way for a victim in an 18-wheeler accident to ensure full compensation is to find assistance from an experienced truck accident law firm with attorneys who know how to prove the defendant’s undeniable liability clearly and then win equitable damages. Insurance companies get ready to fight injury claims before accidents occur. Their defense attorneys are on staff or retainer. They’re just waiting to take on personal injury claims like yours. Their lawyers specialize in these cases and know every trick to slant the case in favor of the insurance company. The defense lawyers and adjusters race to the scene of an accident as soon as it happens and begins investigating to build a case against you while you are still lying in ICU or your family is deciding whether or not even to hire a lawyer. Suppose you have been injured in an accident involving an 18-wheeler. In that case, you mustn’t hesitate to find a flatbed trucking accident attorney to defend your compensation rights and now have them blown away by some slick lawyer whose done this for years. Tempus fugit (time flies), and you will never get it back.

For any questions, feel free to call the Carabin Shaw Law Firm in San Antonio