Immediately after a truck accident, the trucker’s insurance company will jump into action. In fact, they often have a rapid response team that will show up to the scene of the accident, sometimes before the police arrive. They will ask you a lot of questions, and you must navigate them carefully.
Before you talk to any insurance company, call an attorney who can help protect your right to recovering compensation. Attorney David I. Fuchs has worked with hundreds of truck accident victims, and he can be there for you when you are in need. Call us today at (954) 568-3636 or use our online contact form to reach out.
If you are present at the scene of the accident when the trucker’s insurance company’s rapid response team arrives, they may try to question you. You should not speak with them about what happened. You should only give them your contact information, your insurance information, and the name of your attorney.
You are likely to be shaken up at the scene of the truck accident, and you may not remember everything correctly. The trucking insurance company will use this to their advantage. If you tell them anything that conflicts with physical evidence or anything you say at a later date, they will say you are lying or too confused to report what happened.
Whether you answer questions at the scene or not, the trucking insurance company will likely call you within a few days after the accident. At that time, they will ask you questions like:
They will also likely ask you for signed releases for medical records, text and phone data records, and more. You should not give them access to all of this without talking to an attorney first. Their goal is to place as much blame as possible on you to avoid paying for your claim. You need an attorney who can navigate their questions, help you write a statement of what happened, and sign only the limited releases that are necessary.
Trucking insurance companies can be intimidating. They use their powerful legal teams to interrogate victims who are unaware of their right to say no to questioning. You don’t have to answer questions immediately after an accident. Instead, you should worry about your own wellbeing. Wait to talk to the insurance company until you speak with truck accident lawyer David I. Fuchs.