What You Should Know About Your Truck Accident Claim

Were you seriously injured from a truck? Here is what you should know about your truck accident claim. Call us to get started on your case.

Talking to Insurance Companies

What You Should Know About Your Truck Accident ClaimAfter a motorcycle accident, you will have a barrage of calls from insurance companies – your insurance company, the at-fault driver’s insurance company, the healthcare insurance companies – the list goes on and on of folks who will want to talk with you. They’ll want to get recorded statements from you. One thing should be abundantly clear— it is so important that you retain competent counsel as soon as possible after being involved in an accident because the insurance companies will press you for a recorded statement. Please be assured that they’re not recording these statements for your benefit; it’s for their benefit to determine the amount of liability. Yes, your own insurance company can deny liability for your injuries that you have sustained as a result of the accident.

It’s never a good idea just to trust the insurance company and give a recorded statement. It is the best idea to call an attorney early on. They will walk you through the insurance process, talk to the insurance companies for you, and tell the insurance companies, in fact, to not call you at all and to call the law office and deal with them, so you don’t say anything that could be used against you later to devalue your case or minimize the amount of your recovery.

Truck Accident Claim Timeline

In resolving truck accident injury claims in the state of Arizona, they take more time, oftentimes, than the basic car accident between two civilian drivers because you have professional drivers and a number of other parties involved. You have to determine who is the responsible party and how liability is going to be divided up amongst all potential responsible parties. How long does it take? We can’t give a direct answer about that. It depends on a specific number of variables and if this matter is going to settle early on or if it’s going to need to be tried in court. Of course, you have a lot of insurance companies involved with their high profile, big corporate lawyers and whatnot, so it could take a lot of time. What’s important for you is to have an attorney that has your best interest at heart that’s going to litigate this and put the time in that’s necessary to get you the best possible outcome.

Patience is always warranted. You don’t want to have knee-jerk responses and get a quick answer, a quick resolve, but it’s not reflective of what you really deserve. Sometimes, it takes time to get you what you deserve. Talk with your lawyer about any timing concerns that you may have and the impact that it may be having on you emotionally and socially. We balance all of those factors out in determining how fast to move and when you let the case resolve. Talk with one of our attorneys when you call and talk with them and discuss all of those concerns. We won’t take any more time than what is necessary to get you the best possible outcome, but we won’t rush it and short sell you, either.

Choosing a Truck Accident Attorney

While truck accidents are personal injury claims, they’re a very special section of personal injury claims because you’re dealing with goods that are being transported in a lot of cases. You have whoever is shipping the goods, whoever is receiving the goods, you have the driver who could have certain insurance protection for them, and the trailer— is it insured, the truck itself? There are a number of pieces of information that need to be considered when selecting a truck accident attorney. We urge you to call our office. Let us walk through the case with you to make sure that all of the possible remedies are addressed, particularly depending on the injuries and how much damage has been done. Of course, you’ve already been extremely impacted by the terror of being in an accident with a truck. One of our attorneys can walk you through the process and make sure that we get all of the possible remedies and all of the possible responsible parties at the table so that we can address your injury holistically. Give one of our attorneys a call so that we can consider all of the possible factors related to your truck injury accident.


Have you or a loved one been injured in a crash and have questions about what you should know about your truck accident claim? Contact experienced Phoenix Truck Accident Attorneys at Smith & Green today for a legal consultation.

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