What the Insurance Company Will Do
Because truck drivers and the companies they work for are typically the ones blamed for truck accidents, their attorneys and insurance companies will devise schemes and make lowball offers they hope you’ll accept. They may try to coerce you into making an admission of guilt or to make statements without your lawyer present. Insurance companies and trucking company lawyers are only looking out for their best interests. They’re not worried about you and your injuries. Some use intimidation to get you to accept their offers.
Chances are, you’ll end up with an unfair settlement that will only cover a small percentage of the damage caused. That’s why it’s always a good idea to consult with truck accident attorney Sheryl Burke before signing any paperwork or making any decisions regarding a settlement offer.
Truck drivers are required to carry anywhere from $500,000 to $5 million in goods. If the truck driver or company is found liable, they have a lot at stake. This is why their motive is to get you to take their offer and settle out of court. Having a claim go through court can be damaging to the trucking company. However, it is often more advantageous to take the case to court and let the judge and jury decide. Truck accident attorney Sheryl Burke will advise you regarding this decision.
Contacting a Lawyer
If you were involved in a truck accident and live in the Atlanta area, contact truck accident attorney Sheryl Burke of S. Burke Law. Sheryl and her staff will treat you like family and give your case the attention it deserves. Contact her today at 1-404-467-0909.