Self-Insured Truck Companies Are a Potent Danger to You Winning Compensation
Rather than purchasing traditional insurance, some trucking companies reserve a percentage of their assets to protect against personal injuries from accidents they cause. And, unlike the insurance industry, there are no federally mandated ethical standards of behavior for self-insured trucking companies. Seeking compensation from these “self-insured” transport firms, or self-insured independent truckers without a very experienced personal injury trucking attorney is an extremely contentious proposition that also comes with a bit of danger to it.
You will likely deal with an officer of the company rather with an insurance adjuster so that’s good news, sort of. This company officer’s salary is directly tied to company profits. Any amount paid to you for an injury comes directly out of the company coffers, which means that when the company’s officer compensates you, he or she is literally taking money out of their own pocket. Because the company and the company officer’s interests are one-in-the-same, this person can resort to “any means necessary” to deny your claim and protect his company’s (and his own) assets.
Self-insured companies (and independent truckers) have been known to intentionally destroy evidence, bribe witnesses, and on some occasion, even intimidate their victims So just about every time we are hired to represent an accident victim against a self-insured liable party to the big rig wreck; we quickly file motions to prevent anyone with the company from behaving unsuitably toward our clients. And just as often, we file restraining orders against these people from communicating with our clients unless we are present.
Our Law Firm has decades of successful skill in handling personal injury litigation in 18-wheeler accident claims and cases. If you’ve been seriously injured, or a family member has been killed by one of these trucks, our expertise assures that you receive the fairest compensation possible for the injuries and pain you have suffered, or the wrongful death of your loved one. We’ve helped deliver millions of dollars to hundreds of accident victims in Texas. Our experienced truck accident lawyers can help you win the best compensation possible for you.
Call us today at 1(800) 862-1260 (toll-free) for a free consultation to continue your road to total recovery and resume your life. You’re already been victimized once. Don’t let it happen a second time because you waited too long to do the right thing about it.