Something about your accident is bothering you. You can’t quite put your finger on it, but you feel like the trucking company is being less than honest with you about the circumstances of your crash on the Beltway. How do you know for sure? Here are three signs that the truck driver or company involved in your accident may be trying to pull a cover-up:
Larger Than Expected Settlement
If the settlement you were offered immediately after your Maryland truck accident seems too good to be true, it might be the sign of something bigger. Typically, trucking companies drag their feet in settling a claim. Rarely will they offer a large settlement to the victim without being pressured into doing so through a lawsuit. When the trucking company wastes no time in offering you a sizeable settlement without admitting fault for the accident, you may have reason to wonder what they are trying to hide.
A truck driver or trucking company with nothing to hide should have no trouble explaining to you how your accident occurred and why. Don’t let the driver’s excuse that “It all happened so quickly” override your right to know the details. Trucking companies typically have their own investigators at the scene of a truck accident on the Beltway, so even if the driver’s memory truly is fuzzy, the investigators should still know exactly what happened.
To some extent, every trucking company will be reluctant to willingly hand over their records or investigator reports. However, if the company seems unusually stubborn in giving you access to any piece of information related to the accident, it’s possible that they are trying to keep you from discovering unethical activity, such as faulty driver logs or delayed maintenance that led to your accident.
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