Truck Accident Settlement

Were you injured in a trucking accident? Find out how much your case may be worth by watching this video about how a truck accident settlement is determined in Virginia.

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Question:

Should I accept a settlement offer from the insurance company for my truck accident?

Answer:

Not long ago, I was approached by a client in a commercial trucking accident case in Virginia where an initial offer had been made for settlement of the case some two weeks after the crash occurred. In that case, I told my client, “It’s a really big mistake to accept an offer this early in your case.” The primary reason for that can often be that injuries have not been fully resolved or even diagnosed as of that short time after a crash.Truck Accident SettlementThe second concern is not knowing at that stage who was actually at fault and what the evidence will show. The third important thing to remember is that the recovery process of getting better from the injuries that you had in that kind of crash involving a commercial truck have not had time to completely resolve. For all of those reasons, accepting an early settlement is usually a mistake in a Virginia commercial trucking accident case. Instead, it’s better to wait and see how your injuries have resolved before accepting any offers in that type of case.


Were you or a loved one seriously injured in a wreck and have questions about receiving a truck accident settlement offers from the insurance company? Contact a Virginia truck accident lawyer at The Strong Law Firm today for a free confidential consultation and case evaluation. Let our experience work for you.

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