Tricks Used to Avoid Truck Accident Settlements

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Trucking companies have their own investigators who are paid to protect them from large accident settlements. Here are a few tricks that trucking and insurance companies and their lawyers may use to avoid paying the victims their deserved amount at the time of the injury claim.

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Unethical Insurance Practice - Tricks used to avoid truck accident settlements

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Trucking companies have their own investigators who are paid to protect them from large accident settlements. Here are a few tricks that trucking and insurance companies and their lawyers may use to avoid paying the victims fair compensation. Introduction

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A phone call After the accident, the victim may expect to get a phone call from the trucking company’s insurance adjuster. This might look to be harmless and friendly, but this is actually a trick in which the person will try to make you say something that can hurt your claim. The solution is to NOT say anything. You have the right to say that you WON’T give him ANY STATEMENT.

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Hiding evidences Yes, this is unethical but sometimes trucking companies will do whatever they can to win the case. Some may play around logs to hide the number of hours that a driver has spent on the road. Some may tamper with computers to hide evidence. All these are unethical but they still happen.

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Phantom driver The trucking company may try to claim that the accident happened as a result of the deeds of another unidentified driver who seemingly has no direct connection with the company.

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Delayed justice Delayed justice can delay, deny and defend are all common strategies for insurers for motor carriers. A good truck accident lawyer can help you out of such situations.

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A few worthy mentions… The victim was at fault for the accident. The crash was an accident and hence, the driver should not be held accountable for the incident. The injuries and the damages are exaggerated and unjustified.

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Conclusion If you or any of your family members has been injured in a truck accident, consult with a credible truck accident attorney as soon as possible after the crash. It can benefit you a lot in the long run.

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Designed and Compiled by: Houston Office Baumgartner Law Firm 6711 Cypress Creek Parkway Houston, TX 77069 P (281) 893-0760 TF (866) 758-4529 www.texas-truckaccidentlawyer.com

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