Our Experienced North Carolina Attorneys Build Strong Cases That Get Results
After you’ve been hurt in a truck accident, at some point you will have to deal with the insurance company. If it seems that they aren’t really on your side, it’s because they’re not. The goal of the insurance company is to limit your compensation. That’s why you need an experienced truck accident attorney ready to fight for you.
Early in his career, attorney Brent Adams saw how insurance companies treated people who had been hurt in truck accidents. They used their advantages to get people to settle for less. He founded Brent Adams & Associates to level the playing field and fight for the injured to get them the compensation they deserve.
The insurance adjuster you deal with may seem very friendly and even helpful. But it’s important to remember that the job of adjusters is to limit your compensation. Insurance companies deal with accident claims every day. They’ve developed a wide range of tactics they use to try to justify paying you less.
Tricks Insurance Companies Play After Truck Accidents
There are many different ways insurance companies try to avoid paying people the money they deserve for their truck accident claim. So don’t be surprised if the truck driver’s insurance company tries to play some of these games.
“can We Ask You A Few Questions About What Happened?”
That sounds harmless enough. They just want to hear from you how the accident happened, right? Well, not quite. Some of their questions may be leading. They are trying to get you to say something that they can use against you. Politely decline to answer questions and explain that you need to talk to your lawyer first.
“can You Give Us A Recorded Statement About Your Accident?”
The insurance company will carefully review anything you say to make it look like the accident was your fault. Politely decline until you talk to your lawyer.
“your Injuries Aren’t That Bad.”
The more serious your injuries, the more the insurance company will have to pay. They don’t want that, so they will try to minimize your injuries. They may want you to undergo an independent medical exam. An attorney can document your injuries to make a strong case for compensation.
“you Were Already Hurt.”
The insurance company may try to seek access to your medical records to look for evidence of similar injuries in the past. They may try to argue that your injuries were pre-existing and not caused by the accident.
“we’re Not Responsible For Compensating You.”
This is a classic excuse insurance companies often cite after a serious truck accident, even when their policy holder is the one who caused your truck accident. Don’t take their word for it. Talk to a experienced North Carolina truck accident attorney.
“you Caused The Truck Accident.”
You know you didn’t do anything wrong. But that won’t stop many insurance companies from trying to pin the blame on you, especially if your truck accident injury claim adds up to thousands of dollars or significantly more.
“someone Else Caused Your Truck Accident.”
There are often many different companies and businesses involved in truck accident claims. As a result, each party often tries to point the finger at someone else. That way, the at-fault party’s insurance company might not have to pay for your injury-related expenses.
“here’s Our Best Offer.”
Another insurance company tactic is to offer you a settlement. You may be thinking that an offer to give you money can’t be that bad. But their offer will fall far short of covering the total damages you suffered in your truck accident. Never accept a settlement before getting legal advice.
Our Truck Accident Lawyers Know How To Deal With Insurance Companies
Our attorneys help you fight back against their tactics. Our legal team investigates your truck accident to get the facts. We gather evidence, including information from the event data recorder, hours of service logs and other trucking company records. We review documentation and interview witnesses. If needed, we consult experts.
We build strong cases that insurance companies have to take seriously. Insurance ncompanies know our firm. They know that we are not afraid to go to trial to get the right amount of compensation for our clients. It’s one of the reasons they hate us. If we can’t negotiate a settlement that works for you, we will fight for you in court.
If you’ve been injured in a North Carolina truck accident, it’s important to get legal advice as soon as possible. State law gives you three years from the date of your accident to take legal action. But over time, evidence owned by the trucking company can be lost or destroyed. The memories of witnesses can fade. The sooner we can get started on your case, the better.
Learn more about how we can help. Contact us to schedule a free consultation with a North Carolina truck accident lawyer focused on winning your case. Our offices are located in Raleigh, Fayetteville, Dunn, Southern Pines, and Clinton.