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Insurance Companies and Truck Accidents

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Accidents involving a large truck can be a very complicated ordeal. Unlike passenger-vehicle accidents, truck accidents are far more complex and require a thorough investigation. Due to the sheer size and weight of commercial trucks, the stakes are high. One truck accident can cost insurance companies millions of dollars. For this reason, large trucks are a liability for insurance companies, resulting in much higher premiums – and a much more aggressive defense in the event of a claim.

Coby L. Wooten, Attorney at Law understands the pain and suffering caused by a single truck accident. With an experienced legal team and a vast amount of legal knowledge, Wooten can launch an investigation and find out who was responsible for causing your truck accident. Contact us today and find out how we can help you.

The stakes are high

The weight of a massive commercial truck is very likely to result in a catastrophic accident, resulting in severe and life-threatening injuries. Crash victims can suffer:

  • Broken bones
  • Head injuries
  • Spine injuries
  • Contusions
  • Paralysis
  • Fatal injuries

Trucking companies will do whatever it takes to avoid taking the blame for your accident. They will launch a prompt investigation, usually within a day or two of the collision. They use their own team to render biased results and deny any wrongdoing on their driver’s part. Because of this, it is imperative that you protect yourself and the potential evidence of the case. We have accident reconstructionists, investigators and experts who are available to get engaged quickly and ensure that all of the evidence is not damaged, lost or destroyed.

Furthermore, truck accidents can be far more complicated than passenger vehicle accidents. If more drivers are affected by the truck accident, multiple parties can be involved, which will include multiple claims and insurance companies. Additionally, the truck cab, trailer and cargo can all be insured separately.

With multiple parties involved and so much at stake from a single truck accident, insurance companies will stop at nothing to keep their costs down. They may offer small settlements to each party affected by the accident. But these settlements are rarely enough to cover the cost of medical bills, lost wages and further suffering.

Why your claim matters

If the negligence of a truck driver, or his or her company, caused your injury, you should never accept a small settlement. Contact an experienced truck accident attorney who can gather the facts and build a strong case. Truck accidents are often attributed to violations of regulations such as electronic logging devices (ELDs), mandatory rest times and truck maintenance procedures. Trucking companies that violate these mandates can be held accountable for any resulting accidents.

That’s why you need the help of Coby L. Wooten. He knows how to handle even the most complex truck accidents, and his case results prove it. Contact us today for a free case evaluation, or simply call our Fort Worth office at 817-632-8400.