You should not try to negotiate with the insurance company yourself. Often insurance companies twist your words in an attempt to deny your claim or to reduce the amount they pay out. The insurance company’s settlement offer may not cover medical expenses, especially if you require future medical expenses. You need to be sure that you get enough compensation to cover past and future medical expenses, therapy expenses, past and future lost wages, medical equipment expenses, funeral and burial expenses, the replacement or repair of your vehicle and other personal property, pain and suffering and the loss of companionship and/or consortium.
In some cases, you could also receive compensation for inconvenience. If you must pay someone to do chores you would normally do, such as grocery shopping, cleaning and home maintenance and you have to hire someone, you could recover damages to pay for those services.
In many truck cases we take on, there’s an overwhelming chance the crash was due to negligence on the part of the truck driver and/or trucking company.
Truck accident lawyers adopt this basic understanding of negligence in these circumstances: A semi-truck driver needed to use reasonable care while driving, failed to live up to those standards, and a collision with injuries occurred as as result. That’s bad news for everyone, and payment of money damages should fall upon the shoulders of those at fault.
Negligence cases the assembled Tennessee trucking accident team can assist with might include: