Truck Accident Law – The Obstacles to your Recovery

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The Obstacles to your Recovery:

Many times at our Law Office we have had a client who is very educated and believes that he or she can handle a lawsuit on their own, without a lawyer. There is, however, a very big difference between having a basic textbook knowledge of the law and being able to take a case of this complexity to the courtroom. An unrepresented victim is also exposed to several other types of obstacles. Let’s take a closer look at some of them: More about McAllen Truck Accident Lawyers here

Lying Truck Drivers: There is always some degree of motivation to lie in most types of litigation. There are even more reasons that might compel a truck driver to stretch the truth. If a trucker is found to be liable for an accident it is most likely that his employer will fire him because of the costs that he will incur. At that point, a fired trucker will have a difficult time regaining employment because of that incident. Thus the issue of honesty can quickly become an issue of economics for the trucker. Not infrequently the trucker will choose his job and financial stability over honesty.

The attorneys at our Law Office have seen this type of behavior before and we know how to best deal with it. In many instances, we will collect such evidence as surveillance footage, photographs, and witness statements that will corroborate your version of the events and discredit the dishonest truck driver. In other cases, we will use depositions to help sort things out. Depositions are a legal vehicle that permit’s the attorney for the victim to be able to question the defendant’s witnesses. We have been doing this type of work for over 20 years and we are very good at it. We will be able to get the truth out of that lying trucker.

Large Insurance Policies: Truck driving companies are required by law to carry larger insurance policies, often 50 times the size of that carried on your car. Consequently, the insurance companies are liable for up to 50 times more money. This translates into a huge incentive for them to work endlessly to disprove or discredit your claim.

The big insurance companies use insurance adjusters to help them in avoiding to pay any more money than absolutely necessary in your accident case. These are not the type of adjusters that you see on TV or who you might have met in a car accident case. These are the most ruthless and experienced adjusters that work for the big insurance company. These adjusters earned and now keep their positions and big salaries by denying victim’s claims. They are very very good at their jobs.

A victim should always exercise caution when talking with one of these adjusters. They generally record all phone conversations and will, under the guise of merely being friendly, ask you innocent-sounding questions in an attempt to have you make out-of-context comments that may later be used against you in court. At our Law Office, we shelter you from even having to deal with these adjusters by forbidding them from contacting you at all. Rather, we deal with them ourselves.

The attorneys that the big insurance companies fly in for these cases are not run-of-the-mill lawyers either. Rather, they are the top-tier lawyers on the insurance company’s staff and are adept at discovering tiny technicalities in your case that might allow their client to get off the hook. Our attorneys, however, know all their tricks and we know how to effectively deal with them.

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