Accidents involving large freight trucks, delivery trucks, or other large commercial vehicles can result in devastating consequences. Even the safest car or SUV cannot adequately protect its occupants from an impact with such a massive vehicle, like a tractor trailer, which can weigh as much as 80,000 pounds. Thus, people in these smaller vehicles can suffer debilitating and sometimes fatal injuries in these types of accidents.
When a person is injured in a truck accident, the truck company’s insurance may rush to try settle any claims with the victims or their family members. People in this situation are usually focused on getting medical treatment and recovering from their injuries, or in the case of a fatal accident, the surviving loved ones are grieving their loss. Thus, it can be tempting for them to take a quick payout from the insurance company so that they can try to move on from the accident.
At Easton and Easton, we see truck accident cases where the insurance company’s immediate offer is not sufficient to cover the damages and ongoing expenses that can arise from the accident. Our attorneys and staff know how to dig deep for important evidence that can help accident victims recover more compensation than what an insurance company may have offered.
Our website contains information about truck accident cases, and how we can help people pursue legal action following this type of traumatic event. Anyone in Orange County who is injured in, or has suffered the loss of a loved one in a truck accident should be fully aware of their legal rights and options. Blindly accepting an offer from an insurance company may be the easier way to handle such a situation, but it is not necessarily the most beneficial course of action.