People often ask me if it’s advisable to take an offer directly from the trucking company early on after the accident occurred. I had a client call me the other day who told me that there was an offer made and wanted to know if she should accept the offer. I asked her about the accident, how the accident happened. I asked her about her injuries. She had some significant injuries. The answer that I gave her was, “No, come to my office. Let’s sit down and go through this case. Let’s file a claim against the trucking company and the insurance carrier for the trucking company.”
You need to have competent counsel represent you and guide you through this process. Competent counsel will get you the compensation that you’re entitled to. What often happens is that the insurance company will try to get you to take an offer very early on before you’ve had a chance to speak with competent counsel to close out that case. What people need to be aware of or what you should understand is that if you accept an offer, you’re going to be required to sign releases. Then you’ll never have an opportunity to have an attorney go after the trucking company down the road.
We want you to see the results you deserve which means getting the damages covered in its entirety. The following is a breakdown of the types of compensation that you may be entitled to and should appear in settlement offers for truck accidents.
After an accident, victims face many new challenges – both physical, emotional, and financial. For example, paying for medical bills can become an overwhelming burden, and lost wages from time away from work can add financial stress.
Compensation is available for victims for any and all costs related to their accidents. These accidents can cause financial and non-financial burdens, including lost wages, loss of earning capacity, and pain and suffering. Your lawyer will help you fight for any and all compensation, including to help pay for:
- Medical bills, rehabilitation costs
- Lost wages, lost earning capacity
- Emotional distress
- Pain and suffering
- Loss of consortium
- Loss of normal life
- Disability or disfigurement
Ultimately, you have the right to fair compensation. Your attorney’s job is to fight for the maximum amount to help you recover emotionally and financially and not give up until you get justice.
Were you or a loved one seriously injured in a wreck and have questions about settlement offers for truck accidents from the insurance company? Contact a New York truck accident lawyer at The Law Offices of Brian J. Elbaum today for a free confidential consultation and case evaluation. Let our experience work for you.