Truck Accident Settlement Offers
Watch this video to learn why accepting truck accident settlement offers from an insurance company isn’t a good idea. Contact our office today.
Should I accept the first settlement offer from an insurance company?
I had a client in a very serious trucking accident ask me, when we received our first initial offer from the insurance company, “Should I take it?” I said no. Typically, I’m going to say no because at that initial stage, the insurance company is potentially lowballing the case. They’re not offering what is reasonable and what is fair for the injuries that were sustained.
Usually, we need to push that case downfield. If we have to litigate, we have to show that we’re prepared with our depositions, prepared with our discovery, and with a potential trial, if we have to do that. That way, even if we’re on the courthouse steps, the insurance company will see that they need to be reasonable and fair. Nine out of ten times, that’s when the number that you receive will be something that is fair. That’s the reason why the initial offer generally should be rejected. We’re here to help you evaluate that process.
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