What do I need to know about insurance companies in regard to 18 wheeler and semi truck accidents?
The insurance companies that represent an 18-wheeler or a tractor trailer, their duty is to the driver and the owner of that tractor trailer. When you're involved in an accident with a tractor trailer and their insurance company is calling you, you have no duty to speak with them or cooperate with them. The important thing is that you speak to an attorney who can advise you as to how to proceed when dealing with the insurance company. It's important that you contact an attorney close in time after the accident. Remember, the insurance company does not have your best needs served. Their obligation is to the driver of that truck and the owner of that truck, so it's critical that you follow up with some legal assistance.