Berrier Insurance Agency, Inc., was established in 1981, and its principal place of business is in Auburn, California. As part of its business, Berrier connects truck companies and drivers with companies that insure big rigs that carry cargo across California and across the United States. If you were injured in a big rig crash that was caused by a truck driver who was insured through Berrier, you’ll need to make your claim against that truck driver and the insurer and not Berrier. That’s because Berrier is an insurance agency and not an insurance company that has a contractual duty to indemnify or defend.
Refer to the Police Accident Report
The police accident report in connection with your crash will likely provide the name of the at-fault trucker’s insurance company and the appropriate policy number. That’s the best indicator of where to start out on your claim. You can then go to that insurance company’s website and download a claim form or a mailing address of where you can forward a claim notice. If you’re going to make that claim notice by mail, you’ll best protect your interests by forwarding it by certified mail, return receipt requested. If there’s no big rig accident claim notice form on the insurance company’s website, you can still draft your own claim notice to the attention of the claims department at the insurance company’s published address.
The Necessary Truck Accident Claim Information
In drafting your claim notice, you need only provide basic information about the crash. Give it your name, address and phone number, the name of the driver and trucking company and when and where the truck crash occurred. Only tell that insurer that you’re making a claim for personal injuries as a result of the crash. You need not detail the nature or extent of your injuries or where you are treating for them. Attach a copy of the police big rig accident report to the claim notice, and that will be sufficient for purposes of triggering the opening of a formal claim file along with a claim number. You’ll hear from an adjuster of that insurance company by letter or phone shortly thereafter.
You’re Cautioned Against Bringing Your Own Big Rig Accident Claim
The adjuster who your claim is assigned to will have dealt with thousands of claims in the past. This is probably your first, and it’s likely that you’ll make mistakes in bringing and pursuing your claim. Those mistakes can operate to substantially devalue your claim or even have it denied. That’s why you’ll want to speak with California truck accident lawyer Martin Gasparian at Maison Law as soon as you can after being injured in any big rig crash. That consultation won’t cost you a penny either. You can tell him what happened and how your big rig collision injuries have affected you and your family. He’ll be pleased to answer your questions, and then, he can advise you on all of your legal options.
Contact a California Truck Accident Lawyer Today.
After being injured or losing a loved one in any truck crash anywhere in California, don’t take the risk of making or pursuing your claim your own. Obtain the maximum value that you deserve as compensation for your injuries and losses by retaining California truck accident attorney Martin Gasparian at Maison Law to represent the best interests of you and your family. Make your appointment for that free consultation and case evaluation before you have any communication at all with the insurer on the other side of your accident.