How to Win a PI Claim Against Western Express*

Trucks owned and operated by freight companies are much larger than other vehicles on the road. When trucks are involved in an accident the injuries are far more likely to be devastating.

How to Prove You’re Not at Fault for an Accident

Accidents with large trucks aren’t easily overlooked due to the size of the vehicle the police will soon determine what caused the accident that you were involved in. When you decide to file a PI claim against Western Express, or any other truck transportation company, or any other trucking company, getting a copy of the police report will help to prove that you weren’t at-fault when the accident took place.

As long as the driver was driving negligently it makes it easier to prove that you weren’t at-fault. The insurer of the at-fault driver or the company if the truck was faulty will take your PI claim more seriously if it knows you were not at fault.

Evidence to Help Win a Truck PI Claim

You will need to provide specific information about the accident such as:

  • the truck driver's information
  • the license plate number;
  • the time, date and place where the accident took place.

There are also other key bits of information that are necessary to prove you didn’t cause the accident. These could include:

  • eye-witness statements and contact details;
  • photographs taken at the scene of the accident showing damage done to your car like scratches, smashed headlights, dents in the body work and doors;
  • medical reports, including paid and unpaid bills and a diagnosis from your doctor;
  • an estimate of the cost of your car damage.

How a Lawyer Can Help Win a PI Claim

As long as you have all the evidence to prove you didn’t cause the accident with a trucking company, in theory there shouldn’t be any problem winning a satisfactory PI claim. However, it is always best to have a knowledgeable PI lawyer working on your behalf so that you get the compensation you deserve. Insurers may try to offer a token amount when dealing with an injured victim of an accident. However, they are far more willing to honor a PI claim if you have a PI lawyer working on your behalf.

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*Disclaimer: The content of this article serves only to provide information and should not be construed as legal advice. If you file a claim against Western Express, or any other party, you may not be entitled to any compensation