You know what happened and you know that the trucker that caused your Kansas City truck wreck knows what happened. You are reasonably confident that the trucking company and insurance companies know what happened. Why then does the trucker and/or trucking company seem to be fighting you so hard? Why won’t they agree to a fair and quick settlement so that you can all move on? Why does it seem like you have to contact a Kansas City truck accident lawyer in order to get the damages that you deserve?
Fair Truck Accident Settlements May be Bad for a Trucking Business
While the settlement may be bad for their business, what is bad for a trucking company or trucker is not your primary concern. Instead, you need to protect your own future. You should expect that the trucking company would fight your request for a fair settlement because:
- They are afraid it will start a trend. If they pay you, they may be afraid that they will need to pay others in the future.
- They are concerned about their reputation. If they admit to wrongdoing or negligence then they may be concerned that they will damage their reputation for safety and that business will suffer.
- They simply don’t want to pay the costs. Even if the insurance company would technically pay you, they are concerned about that their premiums may be raised.
Of course, none of this is your concern. Instead, you should be concerned about your own recovery of past, present, and future medical expenses, lost income, out-of-pocket costs, and pain and suffering.
Have You Been Injured In A Truck Accident?
If you've been injured in a tractor trailer accident you need to speak with an experienced truck accident attorney as soon as possible. Please contact us online or call our Kansas City office directly at 816.471.5111 to schedule your free consultation.