Brownsville, PA asked in Car Accidents and Insurance Bad Faith for Texas

Q: A semi smashed into our new 43 ft 5th wheel causing extreme damages while we were parked overnight at a Pilot Truck stop

Progressive hired an attorney ASAP because I'm an investigator & told them I knew insurance tactics. The adjuster had already low balled the damages. The 5th Wheel is under warranty & parts are in short supply. Nobody was hurt in the accident except my daughter is having nightmares because we were sleeping at the truck stop inside. No personal injury attorneys want our case. Demand registered mail was sent to the lawyer, her firm, Progressive CEO, trucking Company, owner of trucking company. It's been going on from October 13, 3021 until current. The lawyer knows we are living in the RV which is a Hazzard due to the damages, yet will not put us into a living situation that the RV can be fixed. The wait for repairs for a Keystone collision repair shop is booked for months & we can't afford to rent a home, pay RV payments & wait. The damages is a total, yet the lawyer only wants to use what the adjuster advised. We have children & this situation is a nightmare with nobody willing to help

2 Lawyer Answers
Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar
  • Personal Injury Lawyer
  • Little Neck, NY

A: A Texas attorney could advise best, but your question remains open for three weeks. I'm sorry for the stressful situation this accident has placed your family in. Unfortunately, as you have seen from your efforts, it is difficult to retain an attorney on a contingency basis when there are no injuries. Due to the high cost of accident litigation, the pool of attorneys that handle solely property damages is far smaller than those interested in handling injury cases. If you haven't already done so, you could look into the resources of the State Bar of Texas. Additionally, there is a link above, Find-a-Lawyer. Good luck

Leroy Scott
Leroy Scott
  • Insurance Claims Lawyer
  • Houston, TX
  • Licensed in Texas

A: Sorry to hear that no PI lawyers are willing to take your case. I started to provide legal information, but realized that it's unclear where the incident happened. Did this happen in PA or in TX?

Justia Ask a Lawyer is a forum for consumers to get answers to basic legal questions. Any information sent through Justia Ask a Lawyer is not secure and is done so on a non-confidential basis only.

The use of this website to ask questions or receive answers does not create an attorney–client relationship between you and Justia, or between you and any attorney who receives your information or responds to your questions, nor is it intended to create such a relationship. Additionally, no responses on this forum constitute legal advice, which must be tailored to the specific circumstances of each case. You should not act upon information provided in Justia Ask a Lawyer without seeking professional counsel from an attorney admitted or authorized to practice in your jurisdiction. Justia assumes no responsibility to any person who relies on information contained on or received through this site and disclaims all liability in respect to such information.

Justia cannot guarantee that the information on this website (including any legal information provided by an attorney through this service) is accurate, complete, or up-to-date. While we intend to make every attempt to keep the information on this site current, the owners of and contributors to this site make no claims, promises or guarantees about the accuracy, completeness or adequacy of the information contained in or linked to from this site.