How to Avoid Getting Pushed Around by the Insurance Company After a Truck Accident in Georgia
Driving along I-16 is enough to rattle even the most confident driver’s nerves. The size of semi-trucks and tractor-trailers along this stretch of road makes passenger vehicles appear tiny in comparison.
If you are involved in an accident with a large commercial truck or tractor trailer, you are at a serious disadvantage. The trucker who hit you might not have been in an accident before, but his trucking company has been. Truckers have insurance adjusters who flock to the scene of a collision to pick up the pieces and avoid backlash faster than you can say, “I’m injured.”
You Don’t Have to Get Pushed Around by the Insurance Adjuster
Insurance adjusters are professionals at pushing around truck accident victims. They know just the right buttons to push and words to say to get you to agree to a settlement that is far below what you deserve.
Here are some of the most common tactics insurance adjusters take to push injured truck accident victims to their breaking limit:
- Deny. The first thing your insurance adjuster might do is claim that she can’t move forward with your case. There are plenty of excuses she can give for this, but rarely are any of them valid.
- Delay. Another tactic the insurance adjuster might use to push you around is delay tactics. Your insurance adjuster might ask you for excessive medical records that are not relevant to your case just to delay the settlement and force you to agree to accept less.
- Defend. Once the insurance company has had the opportunity to pick through your medical records and personal property, it will defend its side of the case by devaluing how much you deserve. It will claim your injuries are exaggerated or that you had pre-existing conditions not caused by the accident. No matter whether this is true, insurance company representatives will use whatever lies they can to pay you as little as possible.
If You Were Hit by a Truck, Let Attorney Chris Hudson Take on the Insurance Company for You
You deserve better than that. The sole job of the insurance adjuster is to pay you as little as possible. By knowing the types of tactics he is likely to use in your case, you can prepare yourself and stand up for your rights. Put an attorney who has experience standing up to the trucking companies on your side: hire Chris Hudson. Our office is located in Augusta and we’re proud to serve all of Georgia and South Carolina. Call 706-863-6600 today for a free, confidential, no-obligation consultation.