Some assume that settling quickly after a truck accident is the easiest way to move on. This is not always true, but insurance companies are quick to encourage this even when it comes at a loss to the victims. Even if the offer they make is tempting, before signing or agreeing to anything, you may consider talking to a lawyer and filing a truck accident claim.
When you sign a settlement agreement, you may be giving up your right to file a lawsuit relating to the collision in the future. Having a lawyer by your side as your advocate can benefit you, especially if an agreement cannot be made between the drivers and insurance adjusters.
Don’t settle for less. Instead, make sure that you have all your bases covered by contacting Judd Shaw Injury Law.
Not All Cases Go To Trial
Filing a legal claim does not necessarily mean that you would have to go to trial. In fact, most claims and even lawsuits are settled before going to court.
Why? Oftentimes, the truck driver and the trucking company acknowledge their part in the wrong and would rather settle outside of court since going to trial will cost them more as a business.
Whether or not your case goes to trial, filing a claim can ensure that your case is thoroughly investigated and your rights are protected. Your lawyers can investigate, identify the responsible parties, and collect evidence to build you a strong case and win a satisfactory settlement.
Truck Accidents Often Result in Serious Injury
A truck can weigh around 20 to 30 times more than a passenger vehicle. When a larger vehicle is part of an accident, it causes greater damage to those also involved in the collision. Sadly, truck accidents often cause long-term or permanent injuries – including spinal cord injuries, brain injuries, and bone fractures.
Before settling with insurance companies, you must seriously consider that there is more at stake than just time and money. Experienced personal injury attorneys will encourage you to take into account the far-reaching impact your injuries may have, possibly for the rest of your life.
You are entitled to be compensated for your costly medical care and lost wages. It is, therefore, vital to work with lawyers who know the ins and outs of the law in truck accident cases. It will be far less of a handle for an entire legal team to work on your case than for you to handle it yourself. Judd Shaw Injury Law is ready to gather the evidence and strengthen your claim to ensure you get the compensation and care you are entitled to receive.
Are Insurance Company Claims Enough?
As you are recovering from your injuries and the trauma, you may feel that you prefer not to go to court. Ideally, insurance claims allow you to be compensated fairly for your injuries and damages to your property, but insurers often make this a difficult process.
In a truck accident involving multiple parties, there could be more than one insurance adjuster vying to make you settle before the issue goes to court. If you cannot reach a fair settlement and disagree with the terms presented by the insurance company, a lawsuit may become necessary.
You might also want to take the case to court if the insurance company claims that you also had a part in contributing to the collision.
In contrast with insurance companies, your lawyers work for you and want you to receive the best possible outcome considering the circumstances. Protect yourself and your rights by hiring a truck accident attorney who will fight for you and your case.
Holding Multiple Parties Accountable
Truck accidents are different from most passenger vehicle accidents in that there could be multiple parties liable – even other parties who weren’t even present at the scene of the collision. The truck company, maintenance contractor, and parts manufacturer could share responsibility.
In these cases, you would need to communicate with each party and investigate whether there was a flaw in implementing certain regulations on their part that led up to your collision. In order to do this, you need to be familiar with the complex trucking regulations that apply to truck drivers, the trucking company, and others associated with the business. A lawyer can do this for you on your behalf while you focus on healing.
What Lawyers Can Do
The attorneys of Judd Shaw Injury Law have the experience needed to make sure that you get fair compensation for your truck accident. Unlike insurance companies, we can work for you and fight for your benefit. What’s more, our law firm has the resources available to know what your legal rights are and what you are entitled to receive.
Lawyers will speak on your behalf as your advocates. If you were to speak directly with insurance adjusters, they may try to turn your words against you, but all this communication can be done through your lawyer instead.
So you can leave the stress to us. Judd Shaw Injury Law’s attorneys know how to calculate long-term damages and collect evidence that will strengthen your claim.
What Damages Can I Be Compensated For?
Each truck accident case differs and what you can get as a settlement will be unique to your circumstances. You may be able to be compensated for financial, physical, and emotional damages.
Some recoverable damages include:
- Medical expenses
- Future medical care
- Medical devices
- Home modification costs
- Property damage
- Lost wages
- Future lost wages
- Pain and suffering
- Wrongful death
- Funeral and burial expenses
Considering the impact of the truck accident presently and in the future, it is important to take the time to rely on someone who can protect your assets and speak for you. A lawyer can help you understand the full amount of compensation you can pursue in your particular case.
Speak to a Truck Accident Lawyer at Judd Shaw Injury Law
As a law firm committed to getting clients the justice and compensation they deserve, Judd Shaw Injury Law will do everything possible to protect your rights when we take on your case. We will do all we can to ensure that you are not being pressured to settle for something less than what you are entitled to receive.
It will be worth it to start a case and have a team of lawyers at your side. Even if the case does not go to trial, Judd Shaw Injury Law can help you reach a fair settlement. We strongly uphold the Judd Shaw Way, ensuring that you get the highest quality of care a lawyer can provide.
Contact us at 1-866-909-6894 or complete our online form to get a free case review. We’re available 24/7 so that you can get started on your claim as soon as possible. Our policy is that you only pay us if you get money for your claim – that is our No Fee Guarantee®.