Being hit by a truck can be a life-altering or life-ending event for individuals. For the trucking industry and its insurance companies, however, truck accidents are just part of the business.
The Chicago truck accident insurance dispute lawyers of The Horwitz Law Group take negligence personally. We will take great pains to make the defendants understand and appropriately compensate you for the full extent of your losses.
In 2008, 380,000 large trucks were involved in traffic accidents in the U.S. Truck accidents resulted in 4,229 fatalities and 90,000 injuries, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety administration.
Insurance Company Tactics
To reduce the potential cost of truck accidents, trucking firms and their insurance companies have established rapid response teams. When a truck is in an accident anywhere in the country, insurance company representatives and investigators can be on the scene within hours. They will gather evidence to help them reach their goal of minimizing payment of claims to those injured or otherwise harmed in a trucking accident.
Don’t Sign Away Your Rights
Insurance adjusters may contact you soon after the accident. They may ask you to agree to a quick settlement offer that is far below the amount you may be entitled to receive. Do not agree to a taped conversation and do not sign anything without first speaking with a Chicago truck accident lawyer who knows how to protect your rights. Don’t sign away your right to fair compensation.
Contact an Illinois Truck Accident Lawyer
The sooner you have a skilled lawyer fighting for you, the better your chances of obtaining a just and fair result. Please do not delay. If you have been injured in a truck accident, please contact The Horwitz Law Group by e-mail or call 312-641-9200 for a free consultation.