Self-Insured Truck Companies Represent a Sinister Threat to Your Just Compensation

Self-Insured Truck Companies Represent a Sinister Threat to Your Just Compensation

Some trucking companies protect against personal injuries from accidents by reserving a percentage of their assets to pay accident claims, instead of purchasing a coverage policy from an insurance carrier. And though federal and state governments monitor the insurance industry, licensed adjusters and hold insurance companies to ethical standards as best it can, no such regulations exist for self-insured trucking companies. Seeking compensation from these “self-insured” firms, or self-insured independent truckers can be far more difficult, and as chaotic, as finding justice in the Old West.Trucking accident law- self insuredMore information here @

You will pursue a settlement with an officer of the company, not an insurance adjuster. This company officer’s salary is typically tied directly to company profits. Any amount paid to you for an injury comes directly out of the company coffers, which means that when the company’s officer compensates you, he or she is literally taking money out of their own pocket. This is why we’re not surprised when a self-insured company officer stoops to any means to deny your claim, which protects the company’s assets. Self-insured companies (as well as independent truckers) have been known to willfully destroy damning evidence, bribe witnesses, and even intimidate their victims, sometimes physically. There have been times when those intimidation attempts were directed at our clients. This is why every time our attorneys are hired against a liable self-insured party; the first action we take is to prevent anyone with the company from behaving unsuitably toward our clients. Often, we are forced to demand that they completely refrain from communicating with our clients unless one of our attorneys is present.

Your Best Chance After an 18 Wheeler Accident is With Experience on Your Side

Only after trying hundreds of cases can a lawyer learn the intricacies of developing the right tactics for success at trial or in negotiations with insurance companies in an 18 wheeler accident. Most people, and many inexperienced attorneys, don’t know the proper way to answer interrogatories, prepare demand packets, and conduct sophisticated depositions that get to the bottom of liability for the accident that caused your injuries and pain. Experienced attorneys know how to conduct sophisticated accident investigations or respond to lists of admissions. You need somebody who knows how to do all of this and forcefully represents your interests.

Insurance companies only agree to fair settlements if you are protected by an attorney with a history of success in court. While insurance companies and their lawyers are eager to take on non-lawyers and inexperienced attorneys, they fear us. When we file a claim, the insurance companies usually see the wisdom of settling with our clients for a fair amount. They want to avoid a trial, especially if they know you have a strong case. And from a fair settlement, our clients can resume living their lives again because we’ve negotiated that compensation on their behalf. Please click on this link @

Carabin Shaw P.C.
630 Broadway St, San Antonio, TX 78215


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