We understand why victims want to expedite the process of fighting for compensation in the aftermath of truck accidents. They are suffering, possibly disabled and anxious to put the matter behind them. However, we must caution injured victims to slow down just a little to make certain that any settlement offered will meet their financial needs.
Instead of rushing to accept the first settlement that comes your way, review the offer carefully and compare it with your anticipated financial needs. It is also wise to go one step further and have an injury attorney review the offer before you make your decision. Some of the things we encourage victims to consider before accepting include the following.
Current medical expenses
This includes all of the care you received after the truck accident such as emergency room bills, ambulance bills, physician bills and hospital bills in general.
Future medical expenses
While it can be hard to anticipate your future health costs, it is vital to give it a good try. Your settlement or the damages a court awards can include your projected medical expenses.
Daily living expenses
If your truck accident injuries resulted in a disability that prevents you from working, it is critical to anticipate how you will survive going forward. With attorney assistance, it is possible to aim for enough compensation to help you meet your day-to-day financial needs.
We know how devastating truck accidents can be for Pennsylvania residents, which is why we urge all victims to get help when considering a settlement. Our website offers additional insight into these and other personal injury matters. Please continue browsing to learn more.