If you have been injured or lost someone in a truck accident, you may be dealing with a trucking company that knows it is at fault yet refuses to accept liability. That is a common struggle for truck accident victims. Often, because large trucking companies anticipate accidents, they are pre-emptively armed with fierce legal teams who seek to dispute claims.
With the help of a Spring Valley truck accident lawyer, however, you do not need to fight these battles alone. If you suffered losses in a truck accident, even one you partially caused, you may be eligible for damages. Let Bernstein & Poisson help you fight for the compensation you deserve. Call us today at (702) 633-3333.
We Can Help You Work with the Liable Insurance Company
When you are injured in a trucking accident, you can file a personal injury claim or lawsuit against the liable party. Before you even file your claim, however, the trucking company may have already begun preparing a case in its defense. Your lawyer will address any disputes regarding your claim and hold the liable insurance company accountable for your losses.
Insurance Companies Do Not Always Adequately Compensate Claimants
Trucking companies have insurance policies to cover the costs of their accidents and pay victims’ damages. The trucking and insurance companies’ goal is to save themselves as much money as possible.
As a result, an insurance adjuster may contact you soon after your accident, hoping that you have not received legal advice from an accident attorney. They may try to pressure you into accepting a low settlement offer. They may deny liability altogether. Your lawyer can address any unscrupulous tactics that hinder your case’s success.
You Can Speak with a Lawyer Before Talking to the Insurer
If you have not already spoken to the trucking company’s insurer, be aware that it might be best to leave all communications to your legal team. You do not have to speak to the insurance adjuster right away. You can tell them that you would prefer to speak to an attorney before you discuss your case with them further. It is your right to do that, and the insurance company must respect your decision.
The insurance adjuster can use whatever you tell them against you later. Adjusters try to sway victims’ comments to favor their own interests. Even though the adjuster may seem caring and concerned, at the end of the day, their job is to save their company money by settling for as little as possible.
You may deserve much more than they are offering. A Spring Valley truck accident lawyer can evaluate your case before you speak to the insurance company. They can also determine what may constitute a fair settlement offer.
For a free legal consultation with a truck accidents lawyer serving Spring Valley, call (702) 997-6999
You Can Be Partially Responsible for Your Accident and Still Receive Damages
Per NRS §41.141, if you are not more than 50% responsible for your accident, you may be eligible to collect damages. There are many ways in which fault is assigned for a crash.
Information in the Police Report Could Determine Fault
Typically, the police are the first to respond to motor vehicle accidents. When they do so, they create “accident reports,” which include their observations of the incident and details about the victims involved.
The information provided in the police report may contain important details regarding fault and liability for the collision. For instance, if the trucker was driving under the influence of alcohol, this information can be used to build your case. Additionally, if the trucking company was violating any mandates set in place by the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA), this information could support your case, as well.
Insurance Adjusters Also Determine Fault
Insurance adjusters also evaluate accidents to assign fault. They are motivated to assign their companies as little liability for an accident as possible in an effort to save themselves money. As one would imagine, it might be good to have a second set of eyes to evaluate an insurance adjuster’s findings.
Your lawyer will likely investigate the circumstances of your collision to determine fault and liability. They may find that the insurance adjuster overlooked some important details regarding your circumstances.
To learn more about how Bernstein & Poisson can hold the negligent party accountable for your losses, dial (702) 633-3333. You can ask us questions regarding your case for free.
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We Can Help You Recover Compensation for Your Losses
After reading all of this information about fault, liability, and insurance companies, you still may have questions regarding what types of damages you can recover.
You may be able to secure compensation for the following:
- Past and future mental anguish
- Past and future pain and suffering
- Lost income
- Future loss of earning capacity
- Lost wages
- Healthcare costs
- Property damage expenses
Our law firm may be able to help you seek financial recovery for other losses than those listed here.
Call Bernstein & Poisson Today to Learn More
If you have been hurt in a trucking accident, you deserve a team that will fight for you. You deserve justice, and if a trucking company will not accept liability or make a fair settlement offer, a Spring Valley truck accident lawyer can advocate for your interests.
Let us help you stand up for your rights and get the money you deserve. Call Bernstein & Poisson today at (702) 633-3333 to see how we can help you.