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Involved in a trucking accident? They are already working to devalue your claim.

By Brady McAninch on August 25, 2016

Anyone who has ever been in a car accident knows the fear that goes along with it.  Am I ok?  Are my passengers ok?  Is the other driver ok?  Is my car totaled?  How am I going to get to work?  What are my rights to recovery?

I myself was recently involved in a car accident.  I personally know exactly what you are going through.  And I can attest to how important it is that you speak with an experienced car accident attorney to give you the information necessary to decide how to handle your claim.  This is even more imperative if you are involved in an accident with a professional or commercial driver.

If you are involved in an accident that was caused by a truck driver, delivery driver, or any other type of professional driver you must act quickly in order to protect your claim for recovery.  These drivers have an entire team of people working with them to try and lower the value of your claim.  In fact, these people are often working to discredit your story and devalue your claim before you even know the name of the driver who caused the accident.

Professional drivers have a team working against you from the moment the accident happens

For example, the majority of professionally driven vehicles have equipment that alerts their employers of an accident as it occurs.  Meaning that the driver’s employer will be contacting its insurance company and hiring investigators within minutes of the accident.  These investigators sole duty is to lower the value of your claim.

These investigators and insurance companies are often trained by defense attorneys on exactly how to lower your claim.  We have seen entire manuals nearly a thousand pages long written by defense attorneys advising insurance companies and investigators on how to devalue or even completely deny claims.   These investigators will often try and interrogate you, sometimes, even at the scene of the accident.  For the record, we always advise our clients against speaking to anyone other than the authorities at the accident scene.

With all these people working against you, you need your own team working on your side to help protect your claim and maximize your recovery.  This is why you need to contact an attorney as soon as practicable after your accident.  The attorneys at Hipskind & McAninch handle these types of accidents on a daily basis and understand how to fight and win against the trucking companies and their insurance companies.  Contact one of the experienced trucking accident attorneys at Hipskind & McAninch for a COMPLETELY FREE case consultation: 618.641.9189 | 314.242.2930 | info@hm-attorneys.com

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