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Case Study: Car Hit by Tractor Trailer and Caught Fire, but Insurance Denied Responsibility

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In a previous case we handled, our client was a passenger in a stopped car that caught on fire after being hit by a tractor-trailer. The insurance company denied responsibility, claiming the car was stalled at an intersection, was unlit, and had no surrounding lights.

We were able to prove the insurance company wrong by sending investigators and personally visiting the scene of the crash. From the scene, we uncovered details that demonstrated the driver of the tractor-trailer had been responsible, and through the course of the litigation process, we were able to get a substantial settlement for the passenger of the car that had caught fire as a result of the collision.

The conditions during the collision were not as described by the insurance company, and our careful scrutiny of those details at the scene made the difference in highlighting the truth and securing our client’s settlement. Watch the video to learn more.

If you have additional questions about your auto accident case, I want you to call me at (888) 487-8546. I welcome your call. Visit our educational website at for more videos and media content from our law firm.

Video Transcript

Chris Jacobs:

Passenger in a car gets smashed into by a tractor trailer driver. The car catches fire and the insurance company still denied responsibility. I'm Chris Jacobs, senior litigation attorney with the Law Firm of Kalfus and Nachman, litigating cases in Virginia state and federal court. In this case, the insurance company claimed that the car was stalled at a stoplight, an unlit. They also claimed through the tractor trailer driver, there were no lights outside at the intersection.

We proved this to be wrong. We sent our investigators, and I personally went to the scene of the crash. As a result of our firm uncovering the truth, and me going through the litigation process, we were able to secure a substantial settlement for the passenger in the car that caught fire.

So you may be wondering why I'm telling you this. I'm telling you this because you're probably watching this video, because you or a family member, or close friend was injured by somebody who was careless upon the roadway. And you may have questions about being involved in an automobile crash, or have a friend or family member who was in a crash. I answer questions like this every day. Call me, Chris Jacobs at (888) 487-8546. I'm here to answer your questions. Thank you for watching.

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