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How Trucking Companies Try to Avoid Liability After Accidents

Deceptive Tactics Used to Get Injury Victims to Settle for Less

When a large, commercial truck causes an accident, injuries are rarely minor. In the vast majority of cases, it is someone other than the truck driver that is injured. Unfortunately, trucking companies will use any number of deceptive tactics to avoid liability after an accident.

If you or a loved one are injured in a trucking accident, you might be entitled to compensation. In order to receive the compensation you deserve, you need an attorney. At Bailey Cowan Heckaman PLLC, we provide experienced representation for truck accident victims and their families. If you were injured in a trucking accident, contact our office at (888) 367-7160 to schedule a free consultation. 

What You Need to Know After a Trucking Accident

Trucking accidents happen on a daily basis and thousands of large accidents happen each year. Many times, these accidents are preventable caused by negligence or wrongdoing. In these cases, one or more parties may be held legally responsible for any injuries that result from the accident. Trucking companies, in an attempt to avoid liability, may use a number of different tactics to deny a valid claim. 

In order to hold trucking companies accountable, you need an attorney. A truck accident attorney can help you understand your rights and determine whether you should file a claim for damages. It is important to act quickly as you generally only have two years from the date of the accident to file a cause of action based on personal injury. 

Ways Trucking Companies Try to Avoid Liability

Trucking companies will try anything to avoid paying out full settlements on injury claims. In some instances, the strategies employed are deceptive or misleading. 

Trucking companies may try the following tactics to avoid liability:

  • Downplaying injuries - One of the most common strategies that a trucking company will use against an injured party is to downplay the person’s injuries. The company may argue that the person’s injuries were actually part of a pre-existing condition or that they do not have sufficient evidence to prove the extent of their injuries.
  • Denying responsibility - Another tactic used by trucking companies to avoid liability is by denying responsibility altogether. They may argue that someone else, like a cargo loader or mechanic, caused the accident. 
  • Blaming the other driver - A trucking company may also attempt to blame another driver for the accident. In some cases, they may even argue that the injured party was over 50% responsible for the crash.

Other strategies used by trucking companies include delaying payouts or failing to investigate a claim. A company may even offer a low initial settlement offer in an attempt to resolve the claim for as little money as possible.

Injured in a Trucking Accident? Contact Our Office.

If you were injured in a trucking accident, contact our office at (888) 367-7160 to schedule a free consultation. We have secured millions of dollars in verdicts and settlements on behalf of our clients. There are no fees unless we win. Call now to discuss your case directly with an attorney. Our lawyers will fight to get you the results and justice you deserve. 

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