Have you been involved in a big rig accident? Are you wondering how to file a truck accident claim in California, how to determine the value of your claim, and how to ensure that you get a fair offer? Then we urge you to keep reading to contact The Law Offices of Larry H. Parker at 800-333-0000 for a free legal consultation.
What to Do Immediately After the Accident
The first thing to do is to get medical attention if you have been injured. Then write down everything you remember about the accident. Take photos, get information from witnesses, and do anything else you can to prove your case. Even if you think it is very clear who was at fault, gather as much evidence as possible.
File the Claim with the Insurance Adjuster
Next, you will call the insurance company of the at-fault party to find out how to file your claim. They are going to ask you for medical information, evidence, and they might ask you to record a statement. Do not do this without first talking to a personal injury attorney. We can go over the facts to determine what your best options are to move forward.
Negotiate with the Insurance Adjuster
It is likely that the insurance adjuster will follow up on your claim by offering a settlement. You do not want to accept any statement without talking to an attorney. Insurance adjusters are very experienced in convincing even the savviest of people that they are offering the best possible settlement, when in fact, it is much less than is owed. Let your attorney work with the insurance company to prevent losing out on the settlement you are owed.
It is Much Easier with an Attorney
You are not required to work with an attorney if you have a truck accident claim in California, but it can make the process much easier and increase your chances of getting the maximum compensation you are due. Your attorney will know what your case is worth, when to fight the insurance company and when to settle, and how to build the strongest possible case.
One of the most common reasons people choose not to hire an attorney is because they do not think they can afford one. The good news is that you can indeed afford us. If we deem that your case has merit and decide to take it on, we will do so on a contingency basis that assures you do not owe us anything for your legal fees until we win your case. Call us now at 800-333-0000 for a free legal consultation.