Gonzales Truck Accident Attorney
After an accident, the first thing you want to do is call your insurance. This is especially true for truck accidents, as they generally cause much more damage. Before you call an insurance company, you may want to keep a few things in mind.
The insurance company’s bottom line depends on paying out the least amount of money for claims as they can. When calling an insurance company, be sure to only state plain facts about the case. They may lead the conversation into other areas in an attempt to get more information out of you. Be aware that they do this to try and weaken your claim.
Truck drivers are subject to higher standards and responsibility than other drivers. Even with regulations in place, truckers do make mistakes. Sometimes trucking companies don’t properly screen employees or keep records. Some types of truck accident causes are more common than others. We tend to see cases like:
- Drunk Driving
- Safety Violations
- Bad Record Keeping
- Driving While Sleep Deprived
- Improper Truck Maintenance
The Law Offices of L. Clayton Burgess well look for evidence of negligence by the trucker and the trucking company. There may be other liable parties, that research may uncover. If you’re thinking about filing an insurance claim for a trucking accident, give us a call today.