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Do I Really Need a Lawyer After a Collision with a Large Truck?

By The Husband and Wife Law Team on January 17, 2017

The simple answer is yes, you should absolutely have a lawyer to represent you when dealing with a commercial truck business and its insurance company. Both the trucking business and the insurance company are intent on making money, which means paying as little as possible to you. Even your own insurance company is, ultimately, going to make every effort to pay as little money as it can to anyone involved in a crash. After any accident, no matter who was at fault, contact an experienced Phoenix-area personal injury lawyer to represent you and protect your rights.

Different states in the US can handle automotive insurance in different ways. Arizona is an “at fault” state, which means after a collision, you have several different options. Depending on your insurance coverage, you can file a claim with your own insurance company, with the trucking company’s insurance, or file a civil lawsuit if appropriate. After an accident, the first thing you should do is make sure you and everyone else are not injured and report the collision. Once the health and safety of yourself and others are seen to, then immediately consider contacting a personal injury lawyer to represent you.

Insurance companies will make every effort to settle claims as cheaply as possible, which can include simply denying a claim for a number of reasons. Do not sign any document from an insurance company after a crash, even your own insurance company, without having an experienced Phoenix lawyer look at it first. You can very easily sign away your rights to file a claim or a civil lawsuit against the trucking company or its insurance if you sign the wrong document.

An experienced lawyer, such as the Husband and Wife Law Team of Breyer Law Offices, P.C. can examine your case and help you understand your options. Trucking companies have lawyers and insurance professionals paid simply to make sure the company is protected and that they pay as little as possible after a crash. You deserve to have the same protection. Do not be pressured into signing anything after a collision, instead hire an experienced lawyer and have all documents and phone calls directed to your attorney.

Recovering from a serious collision with a large commercial truck can be exhausting and traumatic. There is no reason to add to that by dealing with insurance companies when an experienced lawyer can do it for you. If you or a loved one has been in a Phoenix truck accident, call the Breyer Law Offices, P.C. today at (602) 457-6222. Let us look at your case and discuss your options before you agree to anything.

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