Before agreeing to a settlement that fairly pays you for your truck accident injuries, you need to know precisely how much your case is worth. Your truck accident settlement could be valuable—but you may never even know it. The insurance company, however, knows exactly how much your claim is worth, right down to the last cent.
Your truck accident lawyer may work with the following experts to help come up with a value for your damages:
- Medical experts to understand the extent of your injuries.
- Vocational experts to grasp how your ability to work may be affected.
- Lifecare planning experts to determine the costs of caring for your day-to-day needs.
- Economic experts to calculate how future cost trends will affect your damages.
Your Lawyer Takes on the Insurance Company on Your Behalf
Your personal injury lawyer will empower you when dealing with the insurance company. If you do not have a lawyer, the insurance company may take advantage of you to save money. Your lawyer is your voice and can help level the playing field between you and the insurance company.
You will need to fight for the damages you are owed. Even if the insurance company makes you a settlement offer, chances are that it will be for far less than you deserve. In that case, you can and should negotiate for a higher settlement.
You may not know you can negotiate with the insurance company without a lawyer. Your lawyer will communicate with the insurance company on your behalf. If a settlement offer is too low, you can either counter with an offer of your own or take the case directly to court.
Lawyers Keep Insurance Companies From Taking Advantage of You
Having a lawyer on your side holds an insurance company accountable in the process. If you do not have a lawyer, the insurer will think it can get away with taking liberties with your case. The presence of a lawyer tells it that you can file a lawsuit at a moment’s notice. Insurance companies do not like lawsuits because they raise the cost of doing business and introduce the risk that a jury could hand down a massive verdict.
The result is that truck accident victims who have lawyers will fare better against insurers than those who do not, even after paying their lawyer their fee, which will often be a percentage of a settlement.
Virginia Beach Truck Accident Lawyers at Anchor Legal Group, PLLC Advocate for Victims of Truck Driver Negligence
If you have been injured in a truck accident that a negligent driver caused, contact our Virginia Beach truck accident lawyers at Anchor Legal Group, PLLC. Call us at 757-LAW-0000 or complete our online form for a free consultation today. Based in Virginia Beach, we proudly represent clients in Chesapeake, Norfolk, Suffolk, Portsmouth, Newport News, Hampton, and Eastern Shore, Virginia.