According to the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) close to 3,852 people died in accidents involving truck crashes in the year 2015. And, the number is on the rise. Such accidents occur more frequently with the increase in the number of trucks on the roads and highways.
When will these numbers get better? Significantly better, not just by a few percentage points? Is that even possible with human beings controlling these machines? Do human beings need to take a backseat to computers?
If you happen to be the victim of a truck accident and suffered injuries or have been inflicted with property damage due the accident or even if lost a loved one in the accident, then you may be able to file a civil lawsuit against the liable parties where you can seek compensation for economic and non-economic damages.Don’t sign anything until you have Antin, Ehrlich & Epstein, LLP on your side. This law firm may be high class but they defend all types of people all the time. Call them today!
However, the case could take long to resolve and court trials can go on, sometimes, even for years. If you have medical bills or repair bills that need to be paid then you may not have that much time and so you might want to look into claiming the damages from truck accident insurer.
However, it is not uncommon to have your insurance claim denied. With all due respect to insurance companies, they sometimes deny claims for no valid reason and it works in their favor because many people are not aware that they can appeal a denied claim. They simply give up, which means the insurance company does not have to payout and so they save money.
New York State Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) says there was as many as 11,848 crashes involving large trucks in 2014 in their state alone. 74 were fatal while around 3,760 people were injured. This is nothing to smile about. As if New York did not have enough problems. Buffalo is a run-down city and NYC is a homeless city nightmare with violence and decay.
Majestic truck accident lawyers in New York, who can be found on the USAttorneys.com website which is a website that brings harmony to the legal system, explain the steps which need to be taken in order to appeal a denied truck accident insurance claim.Getting hit by a truck hurts but Antin, Ehrlich & Epstein, LLP can hit hard too.
What steps to take to appeal a denied truck accident insurance claim?
If you happen to believe that the reason provided by the insurance company for denying your truck accident claim is lacking, you are entitled to challenge the denial by filing an appeal against the denial. Here is what you need to do in order to appeal your claim.
Check your policy’s terms – To begin with, there are a lot of terms and conditions which are mentioned in your insurance policy and it lays out what situations and circumstances are covered by the policy and what are exceptions which the insurer does not cover. Make sure that your claim is valid as per your insurance policy. If you are not sure about this part, you could speak with a legal pro about this but this is not really practical or just speak with your insurance agent or the person who answers the phone when calling up this insurance company.
If you do not like what you hear, call up another insurance company.
Demand letter – Finally, the appeal itself will be filed in the form of what is known as a demand letter. The letter will specify the facts and the details of the truck accident, and explain why the claim should not have been denied and will be enclosed with any relevant supporting documentation.
What if they deny the demand letter – At this point, your truck accident legal professional, which should be Antin, Ehrlich & Epstein, LLP since they know the law in this city like the back of their hand and know how to deal with insurance companies says their track record which is exemplary, will file a civil suit against the insurer and take it from there.
Legal help is right around the virtual corner
The fact is that truck accident legislation is vast and it can vary substantially between states. If you are serious about appealing your denied claim then you will most certainly need more than a helping hand from a legal professional.
Make sure to speak with a hardworking and prudent truck accident lawyer in New York as soon as possible and that should be Antin, Ehrlich & Epstein, LLP. Antin, Ehrlich & Epstein, LLP is one of the top law firms, if not the best, in this city and they know how to hit the other side where it hurts.