You’re driving along the highway to see your favorite band when suddenly an 18-wheeler swerves into your lane. Your vehicles collide and you’re left to pay the price.
Truck accidents like this one are not uncommon across the United States. The insurance adjuster representing the driver who hit you has dealt with cases like yours numerous times. He knows how stunned and confused you are, and he knows the tactics you’ll use to try to get a fair settlement. It’s his job to stop that from happening.
Top Questions Your Insurance Adjuster Is Asking After a Truck Crash
Immediately after a truck accident in San Antonio, the insurance adjuster goes to work on your claim. While on the surface it might seem like he is trying to decide the exact value of your case, he’s actually working on something else: how to pay you as little as possible.
As he glances over your paperwork and the evidence in your case, here are the questions going through his mind:
- Will this case help or hurt my career? Your insurance adjuster is under a tremendous amount of pressure from his boss. He wants to keep his job and move up the ranks to higher positions. The only way to do that is to pay tiny settlements to victims like you so company profits remain as high as possible. When the adjuster looks at your case, he will probably be asking himself how he can pay you as little as possible so he does not hurt his career.
- Who is the lawyer working on this claim? Insurance adjusters know the lawyers in the area. When looking at your case, your insurance adjuster is considering who you’ve hired to help in your case and what your lawyer will do to try to get more money in your settlement. If you hire an experienced lawyer, your insurance adjuster won’t celebrate. With an experienced attorney on your side, your insurance adjuster will have to work quite a bit harder to keep what’s rightfully yours out of your hands.
- Is there any reason to think my typical plan of attack won’t work on this case? There is a standard plan of action when a truck accident happens. Your adjuster will launch that standard plan of attack as long as nothing or no one stands in the way. If you hire a lawyer knowledgeable about adjuster tactics, you can mix up his routine and increase your chances at getting a better settlement.
Speak with a Texas Truck Accident Lawyer
The insurance adjusters working for trucking companies have different roles. If you’ve been hurt in a truck accident in Texas or anywhere else in the United States, lawyers at Wayne Wright LLP knows how to beat adjusters’ games to get you what you deserve. If you were hurt in a truck crash, call us at 210-888-8888 to schedule a free case evaluation and to learn more about how we can help you work with the insurance adjuster in your case.