Truck Accident FAQ
At Budin Law Offices in Chicago, we recognize that this is likely your first time dealing with a personal injury claim. You probably have a lot of questions. If you want answers directly from an experienced attorney, we are here for you. While specific answers require a close look at your situation, here are some general answers to some of the most common questions:
How Much Is My Truck Wreck Case Worth?
You are entitled to economic and noneconomic damages related to the trucking accident. Economic damages include medical bills and lost wages. Often overlooked is the fact that you should be compensated for past, present and future economic damages. In other words, if you are going to need to take a lesser-paying job because your injuries prevent you from returning to your current line of work, you should be compensated for the money you stand to lose. Noneconomic damages include pain and suffering.
Should I Accept A Settlement?
You should not accept a settlement unless you are absolutely certain it is fair, because you will not be able to go back for more money if it runs out too soon. Will it cover your future medical expenses, such as physical therapy sessions? Does it include money for the pain and suffering you have experienced? Be aware that insurance companies often offer lowball settlements in the hopes that truck crash victims do not know their case’s full value.
Will My Case Go To Trial?
Few cases actually go to trial. However, trial is always a possibility that should be prepared for. You want a trial lawyer on your side. Put it this way: If the insurance company knows that you and your advocate are neither prepared for nor experienced at trial, what reason does it have to offer you a fair settlement? When you choose our law firm, you will have an advocate named as a leading trial lawyer by Newsweek for seven years in a row.
How Long Will My Case Take?
While a quick, low settlement may be placed on the table early, getting fair compensation can take time. Particularly in cases involving serious injuries, it can be worthwhile to wait to see how much recovery will be possible. Rushing forward can result in compensation that falls short when the true extent of the injuries becomes clear. That being said, an experienced attorney can pursue the most efficient course of action that is right for you.
Do I Need A Lawyer?
You have no legal obligation to enlist a lawyer. Then again, the insurance company has no obligation to give you the best possible outcome. An experienced lawyer levels the playing field against a powerful opponent and helps you get the money you need. We start with a free consultation. We also offer a reduced contingency fee in truck crash cases. This means that you will always receive the majority of money awarded for your case.