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Questions the Trucking Insurance Company Will Ask After a Truck Accident

Posted in Insurance Law,Truck Accident on October 31, 2020

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.

Questions At the Scene of the Accident

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.

Questions the Insurance Company Will Ask You On the Phone

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:

  • What was the location of the accident?
  • What were you doing when the accident occurred?
  • Did you see the truck immediately before the accident?
  • Did you take any actions to try to avoid the accident?
  • Was anyone in the car with you?
  • Had you been drinking or taking any illegal or prescription drugs?
  • When did you last sleep and how much?
  • Were you distracted?

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.

Attorney David I. Fuchs Helps Truck Accident Victims

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.

Call us today at (954) 568-3636 or use our online contact form to reach out.