Injuries after a car accident can be devastating and unexpected. They can impact your ability to do the things you love in your everyday life, force you to take time off work, leave you bedridden or other issues.
The injuries people sustain when involved in commercial vehicle accidents can be even more severe than standard car accidents due to the size of the vehicles involved. So what should you do after one of these injuries?
After a personal injury, you deserve support
It's hard to live with an injury. You may be in pain or rely on others to help you with getting dressed or getting from one place to another. An injury can take a toll on your family in many ways, from requiring someone to become a caregiver to draining your finances.
After an injury, you deserve support. Your attorney will be there to make sure that you have the best chances of getting all the help that you need. Whether you're looking for a large payout to cover medical expenses or just want to make sure that you have the financial support you need to have in-home health care, your attorney will work closely with you to document your case and to work with the other party to come up with a fair settlement.
What should you do if you receive a settlement offer?
If you receive a settlement offer, that's great news. However, don't accept it just yet. You should definitely sit down and think through how much you've been offered and if it's going to be enough to support your needs. If the settlement offer isn't enough to cover your medical care and other needs, then your attorney can help you reject the settlement and negotiate a new one.
What happens if the other party refuses to settle for what you think is fair?
If the other party won't settle, then it's time to look into going to trial. Your attorney has experience and can prepare to take your case to trial, where a judge will review it (potentially with a jury). Trials are unpredictable, which is why seeking a settlement will be the priority in most cases.