There are a few specific warning signs we can tell you about, but before we do, consider this: trucking companies exist to make money. Insurance companies for trucking companies exist to make money. They are not in business because they want to pay you anything. Therefore, nearly everything they say or do following your truck crash will be rooted in the fact that they want to get away with paying you as little as possible, no matter how injured you are.
Whether you are at the stage where you are trying to negotiate a settlement, or you can't reach a settlement and are considering legal action, the trucker, their employer, and the employer's insurance company are doing everything they can to delay. Delaying may come in the form of:
- The blame game. Each person who could potentially be at fault for the crash blames another person, and then that person blames another person. It's a seemingly never-ending circle of blame that delays the justice you are seeking.
- Saying someone they need in order to move forward (like a lawyer or witness) is unavailable for some reason. Saying such things as “they're on vacation” or have prior work commitments they need to be present for.
- Asking for more time because they are still collecting information and evidence to build their case.
If it seems like a truck company is purposely ignoring you or trying to delay some type of resolution—they probably are. You likely do not have experience dealing with what happens in the aftermath of a truck crash, but you do have common sense and that gut feeling when things don't seem right. Do not let these people take advantage of you—call the Hart Law Firm to help put a stop to their nonsense, get the compensation you deserve, and move on with your life. From our Colleyville office, we’re conveniently located near both Dallas and Fort Worth, and we represent the injured victims of truck crashes throughout Texas.
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