Steps in a Truck Accident Claim
Watch this video about the steps in a truck accident claim to make sure your rights are protected after an injury. Contact our office today.
What are the steps in a truck accident claim?
Recently, we had a client come into our office who was involved in a very serious trucking accident. They wanted to know what the steps of a trucking accident would be. First and foremost, we want to make sure that our clients get the appropriate medical attention that they need. We want to make sure they’re getting the treatment and that they’re seeing the appropriate doctors.
Second, we immediately begin our investigation. Witnesses can disappear, as well as evidence. We want to make sure that we gather and preserve that as soon as possible. We then look at all the different entities that could possibly be responsible for our client’s damages. A lot of times, with trucking accidents, there could be several entities with several different insurance companies. We do that investigation and we find out who ultimately is going to be responsible.
Once our client is done treating, we give a demand to the insurance companies. That’s when we gather all the medical records, all the medical bills, and outline the evidence and explain to the insurance company why they are responsible for our client’s damages. Typically an insurance company has 30 days to make an offer. Once our office receives the initial offer, we determine if that initial offer is fair or if it’s unreasonable.
If it’s fair, then we can start the negotiation process with the insurance company. More often than not, insurance companies are unreasonable with their first offers and sometimes it’s necessary to litigate the case.
Were you or a loved one seriously injured in a commercial vehicle wreck and have questions about the steps in a truck accident claim?
Contact our experienced St. Petersburg truck accident attorneys at Salter, Healy, Bassett & Rivera today for a free consultation and case evaluation.
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