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Should I Accept the First Settlement Offer From the Insurance Company After a Truck Accident?

Illinois Truck Crash Insurance SettlementIn almost all cases, no. The insurer for the truck company is hoping you take a low settlement and forfeit your right to future financial recovery.

If you are involved in an accident with a large truck or other commercial vehicle and do not have legal representation, the insurer for the trucking company is likely to offer you a speedy settlement to resolve your case. Typically, this amount is grossly inadequate to cover all your present and future damages. The insurance company might be taking advantage of you because they know you are vulnerable after your accident, and their claims adjuster is likely counting on your lack of negotiating experience. They and the trucking company are hoping you accept their first settlement offer and will neglect to inform you that you have the right to demand more money because you were not at fault for the accident.

Hiring an experienced trucking accident attorney can make a significant difference. Your lawyer can conduct a comprehensive investigation to determine the cause of the accident and build your case to increase your chances of receiving a fair settlement offer. The attorneys at Rosenfeld Injury Lawyers LLC can help you successfully negotiate with trucking companies and their insurers. We have years of experience prosecuting commercial accident cases and helping our clients prevail after suffering injuries in catastrophic trucking accidents.

How Will an Attorney Build my Case for Compensation?

Your truck accident lawyer knows that truck drivers and commercial transport operators are subject to local, state, and federal safety regulations. These laws will play a crucial role in resolving your personal injury lawsuit. Truck drivers and owners are required to follow Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) regulations. In addition, commercial truck companies must maintain a specific level of insurance coverage that protects victims of truck accidents if they sustain injuries or damages.

Your attorney will investigate the accident to determine if any regulations were violated concerning the following:

  • The number of hours the truck driver worked within a specific timeframe
  • The training the driver received to ensure he knew how to operate the vehicle safely
  • The driver’s personal driving record
  • The driver’s alcohol and drug use history
  • The truck and trailer’s maintenance schedule

Let an Experienced Truck Accident Law Firm Help You

The truck accident injury attorneys at Rosenfeld Injury Lawyers LLC are skilled in the investigation and litigation of commercial vehicle accidents in the metropolitan Chicago area and beyond. Our personal injury law firm represents individuals exclusively—never companies. We invite you to contact our office for a free review of your trucking accident case without any cost or obligation. You only pay us a legal fee if we are successful on your behalf. Call us today.

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For more information about , please contact Rosenfeld Injury Lawyers LLC today by calling 888-424-5757. Talk to a lawyer now. Free consultation.

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