What To Do After a Truck Accident – A Conversation With Darryl Isaacs
Attorney Darryl Isaacs sat down to address questions for those who have been involved in a crash involving big rig trucks or other large commercial vehicles. Join us in this radio episode of “Ask The Hammer,” the podcast exploring the legal matters that matter most. Play the episode directly below.
Car accidents always have the potential to be life-threatening, but surviving an accident when a truck is involved can have long-lasting effects on your physical health, your psyche and your finances.
Chances are that you won’t be thinking clearly in the moments immediately after an accident. This is the moment when insurance companies will pounce and try to get you to settle. You need an effective Indiana truck accident lawyer to help you with your case.
The emotions that often comes in the aftermath of a traumatic experience can be misleading. You may experience an initial sense of euphoria. This can lead you to make poor decisions about your case and leave you with a lifetime of regret when the euphoria gives way to reality. You may feel hopeless and depressed, especially if you survived the accident but your loved ones didn’t. Every car accident is different, which is why you need to pull yourself up and get the right representation.
The accident wasn’t your fault, but you’re going to be expected to live with the consequences of the choices you make right now. In this very moment, your insurance company and the other party’s insurance company are looking at how little they can get away with paying you in compensation. You can’t do this alone. Representation is necessary if you’re going to walk away from this accident with fair compensation.
In Indiana, there are specific laws that dictate how long you have to file a lawsuit. Many of the processes are time-sensitive, and you need to be on top of your game if you’re going to go it alone. Comparative fault rules may work against you if you don’t present your case adequately. A jury may decide that your damages are worth $100,000, but if you’re found to be 20 percent culpable, you’ll only get $80,000. Unfortunately, it’s a bit more complicated than this. Indians has a unique law that makes it a modified comparative fault state. If you are found to be 50 percent at fault or more, you won’t get any damages awarded to you.
Don’t settle for just any representation either. In car accident cases, if the law firm doesn’t win your case, you should have to pay nothing. It’s also important to choose a firm that has documented experience winning truck accident cases.
Isaacs & Isaacs cares about your case, and has collected more than $700 million for victims in personal injury cases and have over 50,000 cases under their belt. They have the experience necessary to win your case, and they will be able to guide you through the legal process. They understand the complexities involved, know how to work with truck insurers and can help you recover your losses.
Money can never make you whole, but it can help to get you back on your feet and it’s an important part of your recovery. The last thing you need is doctors hounding you for payments, and collection calls while you’re trying to heal and recover. Isaacs & Isaacs have the staff to help manage these bills when it becomes an issue, so you can worry about recovering and healing.
Make no mistake about it, the truck insurance companies are going to try to discredit you. They know how to reduce your compensation, and a good law firm won’t settle for anything less than what is rightfully yours.
Truck accidents are not like other accidents. In Indiana, they will go straight to the source and attempt to get eyewitness accounts that are misleading. You may find that that man who stopped to help you, and quite likely saved your life, was pressured into signing a statement that increases your culpability. All of this work is to try and prove that you were at least 50 percent at fault.
The truck’s insurance company is at an advantage because they have a team of professionals that will go over the scene and find anything they can to discredit you.
Trusting your insurance company to represent you isn’t in your best interests either. Many people mistakenly believe that because your insurance company gave you a loaner car and fixed that fender bender without incident that they will be there for you when it really matters. The fact is, your insurance company doesn’t care as much about minor accidents. If something really serious happens to you, they may turn their backs on you and do everything in their power to protect their own interests.
You must have an unbiased third-party working for you to get the compensation you deserve. A lawyer can help you to determine how much your case is worth and fight to make sure you’re not taken advantage of.
The attorneys at Isaacs & Isaacs are determined to help you get your life back on track. They will go to bat for you, and they will help ensure you get every penny you deserve. You have a right to get money for the damages to your vehicle, your medical bills and pain and suffering.
A call to Isaacs & Isaacs is free, and their free consultation can help you to decide if your case needs a lawyer. If we can win your case, you won’t pay anything until you get the cash in your hands.
If we can’t win your case, you will owe nothing. You have nothing to lose, so give them a call for your consultation and to hire an Indiana truck accident lawyer today.