Negotiating a Truck Wreck Settlement When Insurance is Involved
Negotiating car accident settlements can be a tricky undertaking, and also intimidating for individuals who opt to represent themselves. However, when one has been involved in a commercial vehicle crash caused by the negligent actions of truck drivers or trucking companies, they are typically faced with the challenge of being pressured by insurance adjusters to settle for an amount that is less than they deserve. Also, they are often pressured to reach a decision about an unfair offer quickly through a negotiation process they are unprepared for. The pressure often adds to frustration that is already present, leaving injured accident victims in a tough position emotionally. It is recommended that survivors consider contacting a personal injury lawyer to help them understand whatlegal options are available to obtain a fair recovery in their case.
Negotiating a truck wreck settlement effectively requires self-confidence in the presentation of facts. Many survivors make the mistake of giving ultimatums, attempting to negotiate with insurance adjusters prior to gathering all important evidence, making statements that insurance companies may use against them, and giving insurance companies access to unnecessary medical records. These actions typically do not lead to favorable outcomes.
Amy Witherite of Witherite Law Group advises, “The length of time it takes for negotiating a settlement can prove draining on truck accident survivors who opt to go it alone. Being represented by a personal injury lawyer, whose tough tactics have proven effective in garnering a significant number of favorable settlement outcomes throughout their career, should be strongly considered in the immediate aftermath of a crash.”
If you have been involved in a truck crash caused by the negligent acts of a truck driver or commercial carrier, it is important to remember that an insurance adjuster’s job is not to settle your insurance claim fairly. Their primary focus will be to settle the claim for the least amount possible, which may not work in your favor. Most survivors of serious commercial truck crashes are not in a position mentally to facilitate negotiations with the expertise and confidence needed to negotiate what is fair. However, in allowing a trusted truck accident lawyer to advocate on your behalf, you are in a position to attain the most reasonable amount of compensation warranted for your case, while focusing your energy on recovering physically and emotionally.
The truck accident attorneys of the Witherite Law Group are available to help individuals who have been injured in a major truck crash understand what they can do in a legal action against carrier companies or truck drivers whose negligence has caused them undue harm. Individuals who have questions about getting legal help for an Atlanta truck accident claim can call 1-800-Truck-Wreck® to speak with someone about their claim today.