What Do Insurance Companies Do After Truck Accidents?

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February 6, 2017
Colson Hicks Eidson

In this video, trucking accident attorney Joe Kalbac discusses how the truck company and its insurance carrier acts immediately following a wreck. Attorney Kalbec formerly worked for trucking companies on the defense side himself, so he has a unique understanding of how the trucking companies and their insurance carriers respond to such situations. Drivers and passengers who survive a semi-truck accident often have catastrophic injuries. In this situation, it is essential to contact an experienced trucking attorney right away to preserve evidence. Remember, after an accident, the trucking company and its insurance carrier are not on your side—they are seeking to minimize or defeat your claim entirely.

Video Transcription

My practice focuses on catastrophic personal injuries and death. And as you can imagine, in trucking cases, that’s usually the end result when a crash happens. So I got involved in trucking cases many years ago and through trial and error and learning what the insurance companies do and how they handle the cases, I started doing more and more of them. Actually, in my prior life, I was a defense attorney. I was representing trucking companies and represented insurance companies. So I knew how the insurance companies worked. I know how the trucking companies work. I know what evidence is out there and that’s why I’m able to fine tune my requests and make sure they preserve exactly what I know that they have and what I know I need to best represent you. The insurance company after a truck accident, especially in truck accidents, they have people that specialize in trucking accidents. For example, a major trucking company would be insured by X insurance company. And X insurance company would employ someone who specializes in investigating truck accidents. They know what to look for. They know what to document to defend themselves. They know what not to document in the event that it looks like their driver might be at fault. My name is Joe Kalbac, if you need more information, please call me at area code 305-476-7400. Or call our firm at Colson Hicks Eidson at the same number. Or feel free to visit our website at Colson.com.