Should I Give a Statement to the Trucking Company's Insurance Provider?
Being injured in any sort of accident can cause devastating, but this can be especially true for accidents involving big trucks like semis, tractor-trailers, or 18-wheelers.
If you are ever in this situation, you may find some solace in the fact that you didn’t cause the accident, therefore you shouldn’t have to pay for any of your medical bills, lost wages, and other damages, right?
In theory, yes. However, it oftentimes does not play out so simplistically in real life. Many times, the trucking company’s insurance provider will attempt to limit their own liability in order to avoid losing money and having to pay full injury claims.
One of the ways they may do this is by using your own statement against your claim.
The Dangers of Providing a Statement
There is no law that requires you to give a recorded statement to the insurance adjuster. If they try to call you immediately after the accident, you can refuse to speak with them.
Immediately after an accident, you probably don’t know the full extent of your injuries or how exactly the accident happened. You may still be in shock, disoriented, or in severe pain—and this is exactly when the insurance adjuster wants to get a statement from you.
If your statement does not add up previous statements that you gave to police or medical records regarding your injuries, the adjuster may try to claim that your statement does not coincide with over evidence and may try to deny your claim because of this reason.
Before speaking with any insurance adjuster, it’s in your best interests to hire a seasoned truck accident attorney who can accurately advise you on what to say and what not to say when the time comes to present your evidence to the insurance company.
Fighting Hard on Your Behalf
When you’re injured in a trucking accident, the last thing you want to do is go up against the trucking company’s insurance company, which probably already has a band of powerful defense lawyers and investigators of its own already looking into your accident to limit liability.
Pursuing compensation against these powerful institutions means having to conduct an extensive and thorough investigation into the matter with your own best interests in mind. That’s where our firm comes in.
We fully believe that injury victims should not have to pay in any way when their accidents are caused by the negligence of a truck driver, trucking company, parts manufacturer, or another third party. Whatever the situation of your truck accident, the Law Offices of Vic Feazell is here to hold responsible parties accountable and fight hard for your maximum compensation.
Contact our Texas injury firm at (512) 271-5278 to schedule your free consultation. You can also fill out our quick online contact form and we will get back to you as soon as possible.