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The complexity of truck accident lawsuits

On Behalf of | Jan 27, 2023 | Personal Injury |

Being in a truck crash in Indiana will change your life. The passengers in the smaller vehicle often face catastrophic injuries when involved in an accident with a semi-truck. The size and weight of the truck will cause significant damage to the smaller vehicle, which leads to these devastating injuries. Sadly, victims will also face many challenges when seeking compensation for their losses.

Truck accidents are always complex issues

Truck accidents are handled much differently than accidents involving two passenger vehicles. Federal and state laws regulate the trucking industry, so special investigations must occur at the scene and after the accident. The potential for multiple responsible parties for a truck accident is high, and several insurance companies are often involved in a single event.

Victims face challenges when filing an insurance claim

Filing a compensation claim when you are injured in a big rig crash is not an easy process. Many of these accidents result in very large claims due to the extent of the injuries and the amount of losses endured. The case will become more complex if multiple insurers are involved because each company will try to reduce its percentage of responsibility.

Since these claims are often very large, the insurance companies will aggressively fight them. Accident victims often face a lot of pressure from these insurers to settle quickly at a fraction of the claim’s value.

Victims must remember that these claims are complex, but it does not mean that they are impossible. Not giving in to the pressures of the insurance company will be in your best interest.