GW Insurance Services is located in Newport Beach, CA. It connects truck drivers and trucking companies with quality rated insurers like Northland Insurance Company, Carolina Casualty Insurance Company, Scottsdale Indemnity and others. If you suffered injuries in a big rig crash involving a truck that was insured through GW Insurance Services, you’ll want to make your claim for your injuries and damages with the insurer. Here’s how that’s done.
If you were seriously injured in a big rig accident and the driver had Commercial Insurance, contact us first for a free consultation and case evaluation.
Making Your Claim for Personal Injuries
First, you to draft an appropriate claim notice and forward it to the appropriate insurance company. Your police accident report will likely have the name of that insurance company and the driver’s policy number. The insurer might have an online claim form that you can use. If it doesn’t have one, you’ll need to submit your own big rig accident claim by mail. We recommend sending that claim form with a copy of the police accident report attached to it to the attention of the insurance company’s claims department by certified mail, return receipt requested.
The Contents of the Claim Form
You’ll want to keep your claim form as simple as possible and only tell the opposing insurance company as little as it needs to know. That would be your name, address and phone number along with the driver’s name. Give the date and location of the accident too. You need not detail the nature or extent of your big rig accident injuries, but don’t forget to attach a copy of the police accident report to your claim form. That’s all that the insurer needs to know in order to open its claim file, assign the claim a number and an adjuster. It’s strongly recommended that you don’t take any phone calls or inquiries from that insurance company until such time as you’ve consulted with our offices.
You’re Cautioned Against Proceeding on Your Own
There is no California law against making and pursing your own injury claim against a trucking company, but we caution you about doing so. It’s highly likely that you’re going to make mistakes along the way, and those mistakes will be used against you by the opposing insurer to devalue or even deny your big rig accident claim. Martin Gasparian is a California truck accident lawyer, and he’s the principal attorney at Maison Law. If you retain him to represent you in your personal injury claim against a truck driver and/or trucking company, he can effectively draft and forward your claim notice to the proper insurer and assemble all of the evidence to make a strong case on your behalf. All of that would be done without the risk of the mistakes that you’ll likely make.
After being injured in a big rig crash or losing a loved one in such a crash, contact California truck accident attorney Martin Gasparian at Maison Law for a free consultation and case review at your earliest possible opportunity. You can tell him how your injuries have affected you and your family, and your questions will be answered too. After that, all of your legal options will be fully explained to you. With that information, you’ll be able to make informed legal decisions. If we’re retained to represent you, our objective will be to maximize any sums that you might receive in a settlement or award.