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Don’t Take Their First Offer
Don’t be surprised if the insurance company tells you that you don’t need an attorney. They will say that they will work with you to resolve your case fairly. The offer from the trucking company may sound appealing, and maybe even fair, at first. But, keep in mind it is neither the trucking company’s nor its insurance carrier’s job to pay you what your case is worth. Rather, it is their job to pay you the smallest amount possible.
Insurance companies will quickly offer to pay your first few medical bills or lost wages so that they can settle quickly and wash their hands of the incident. It is important to consider not only how you are feeling today, but how you will feel tomorrow, next week, next month, and maybe even for years to come. If you settle your case too early or sign anything from the trucking company, you may be signing away your right to full compensation should your injuries become worse or should you need more treatment.
Truck Accidents Are Complicated
Because of the size of the trucking company and its financial resources, it is easy for the trucking company to get the upper hand. These companies have access to an experienced team of attorneys who are familiar with the rules and regulations governing truck drivers and it is their job to negotiate settlements everyday. They have years of experience investigating truck accidents and know how to compare the value of your case to actual jury verdicts and past settlements. We feel that it is just as important for you, the injured party, to have a team of experienced lawyers on your side.
Put an Experienced Truck Accident Attorney on Your Side
Keller & Keller isn’t afraid to take on the big trucking and insurance companies to make sure you get the compensation you need to recover from your injuries. From our office in Albuquerque, we’re proud to serve the entire state of New Mexico. If you were hurt in an accident with a commercial truck or tractor trailer, call the truck accident attorneys of Keller & Keller at 505-938-2300 or toll-free at 800-253-5537 today to schedule a free, no-obligation consultation.