If you’ve been seriously injured in a truck crash, the insurance company sends a rapid response team to go to the scene of the crash to gather evidence and begin shaping their defense.
In the trucking industry, a rapid response team is made up of attorneys, investigators, reconstruction experts, and trucking company safety personnel who are dispatched immediately to the scene of a crash before the scene is even cleared.
These persons are specifically trained and equipped to handle legal matters that arise in the aftermath of a truck crash. The primary goal of the rapid response team is to protect the interests of the trucking company, its driver, and the insurance carriers by gathering evidence, interviewing witnesses, and controlling the narrative.
The rapid response team, and specifically the attorneys, are also responsible for communicating with law enforcement and other relevant authorities, as well as managing communications with the media and other stakeholders. Oftentimes, the rapid response team attorneys speak with and coach up the at-fault truck driver before the truck driver even gives a statement to the police.
Overall, the role of the rapid response team is to begin building a strong case for their clients and to minimize the wrongdoings of the truck driver.
Knowing the insurance company utilizes rapid response teams following truck crashes, it’s important to quickly hire attorneys who specialize in truck crashes to counteract the insurance company’s efforts to minimize their client’s negligence.
At Dollar, Burns, Becker & Hershewe, we have a team of attorneys, investigators, and experts ready at all times to take control of the truck crash investigation and gather important liability facts while you and your loved ones are focused on your injuries and losses.