That's why you should never try handle a truck accident claim without the help of an experienced truck accident attorney. Pajcic & Pajcic has decades of experience handling truck accidents in the greater Jacksonville area, and our case results speak for themselves. If the negligence of a truck driver, or his or her company, caused your accident, we'll fight to hold them accountable.
Why truck accidents are so complicated
Accidents involving large commercial trucks are usually more complicated than those involving passenger vehicles. Often times, these accidents involve more than two parties, multiple insurance companies, and a host of attorneys, adjusters and investigators. In order to protect themselves, trucking companies will launch an investigation within hours of the accident. They'll use their own team of investigators and adjusters, who will often produce results in their favor.
Due to the sheer size and weight of large commercial trucks, they often pose a major liability to insurance companies. In fact, a single truck accident can cost insurance companies millions of dollars in damages. For this reason, truck companies pay very high premiums for liability coverage. In order to protect their assets, insurance companies will do whatever they can to avoid paying the costly damages caused by truck accidents.
Why you need an attorney
Dealing with insurance companies after a truck accident can be very difficult, since the cab, trailer and cargo are often insured separately. If more than one passenger vehicle was affected by the truck accident, multiple insurance companies can be involved. In order to ward off multiple claims, trucking companies and their insurance providers may agree to offer a small sum of money to each crash victim. But the meager settlements offered by insurance companies are never enough to cover the full cost of recovery.
The burden of medical expense, loss of wages and suffering caused by a truck accident can take a toll on your life. But you deserve better. If you have been injured in a truck accident in Jacksonville or the surrounding area, you should take your claim seriously from the start. Take photos, speak to witnesses and obtain a police report if you can. Always seek immediate medical attention, even if no injury symptoms are present.
Never accept a settlement from a trucking company or their insurance provider without talking to an experienced lawyer first. Contact Pajcic & Pajcic for a free case evaluation, or simply call our Jacksonville office at 904-358-8881. Your case matters to us.