For the 23,000 citizens in Radcliff, KY, this quiet and tranquil town is an escape from the hustle and bustle of the larger cities. While the residents in this quiet town are able to avoid many of the interruptive events of the big city, one thing that they are not able to escape from is the devastation of truck accidents. Because semi-trucks and tractor trailers play such an integral role in the logistic infrastructure of this country, it is literally impossible for a town of any size to completely avoid the risk of a trucking accident.
If you are a citizen of Radcliff, or you live in another city in Kentucky, hopefully, you will never have to deal with the devastation associated with being a victim of a truck accident. However, in case you do find yourself or one of your loved ones sitting in the victim’s seat, there are some things that you should be aware.
Never Attempt to Settle Your Own Claim
There are people who choose to settle their own personal injury claims against trucking companies; however, taking this route is not a wise decision. There are multitudinous risks associated with attempting to settle your own claim. First of all, the most common danger of attempting to settle the claim without professional assistance is that the insurance company will exploit your inexperience as it pertains to trucking accidents and trucking accident law.
The average individual will not have the knowledge or experience necessary to adequately evaluate the situation in order to understand what they should expect in compensation, subsequently leading to them be undercompensated, and saddled with the overage in medical expenses. At Isaacs & Isaacs, we have years of experience with dealing with trucking accidents, so we have dealt with insurance companies on a regular basis. Our experience in trucking accidents ensures that we will be able to properly evaluate the evidence, your injuries, and psychological state, in order to determine the proper amount compensation to seek on your behalf.
Recovering Medical Expenses
When it comes to filing a claim against a trucking company due to the negligence of their driver, and possibly their own negligence, there are two primary categories under which an accident victim can be compensated for damages. The first consideration, as far as compensation is concerned, is medical expenses. The trucking company is responsible for covering the victim’s medical expenses. The problem is that it is virtually impossible for an inexperienced person to be able to project how much their medical treatment and rehabilitation costs will be. Because the person is unaware of the cost, it is easy for the insurance company to make a low-end offer to entice the victim to settle the deal and sign a release waiver promising that they will no longer pursue damages.
At Isaacs & Isaacs, we use our more than 22 years of experience in handling truck accident cases to determine, based on the type and severity of your injuries, how much your overall medical expenses will be. We will represent your best interest to ensure that the insurance company will not take advantage of you.
Pain and Suffering
The second category in which the state of Kentucky allows a truck accident victim pursue compensation is in the area of pain and suffering. We understand the characteristics associated with pain and suffering, and we know how to build a case so that you will receive the maximum amount available — based on the law.
When you come in, we will carefully evaluate the facts surrounding your case, and we determine that we are able to assist you in recovering expenses and damages, we will begin building your case immediately. We will visit the accident scene to gain a better understanding of exactly how the accident took place. We will also gather more evidence in order to strengthen your case against the trucking company. At Isaacs & Isaacs, we have collected more than $700 million is judgements and settlements for our clients, and we will go the extra mile to get you every dime that you deserve.
If you or your loved ones have been involved in a truck accident, come in to sit down with one of our qualified truck accident specialists, and we promise that we will do everything within our power to ensure that you are adequately represented, and that you receive everything you deserve.