Should You Accept A Truck Accident Settlement?

Any truck accidental injury claim deserves full and fair compensation when caused by negligent or willful acts of other parties. Insurance and out-of-court settlements can provide the funds needed to pay for the costs of many injuries. But the severity of injuries incurred in many truck accidents and the potential complexity of dealing with powerful trucking companies to settle a claim can lead to unfair treatment of injury victims.

During your free consultation at McChesney & Ortwerth, L.L.C., an experienced attorney assesses your unique situation to identify appropriate legal options. Even if you decide to pursue an insurance claim on your own, we remain available to review any settlement offers you receive. This helps ensure they cover all past, current, and future anticipated expenses resulting from your injuries.

Why an attorney should review an insurance settlement offer

Your signature on an insurance settlement offer makes it final. You cannot re-open your claim if you later incur additional unanticipated expenses due to your injuries. In many cases, an insurance claims adjustor shows appropriate concern for your circumstances and promises quick settlement. But adjustors serve to protect the bottom lines of their companies. They expect claimants of 18 wheeler accidents to sign off just to put an unpleasant situation behind them.

The first insurance settlement offer you receive does not always represent the full compensation you need to cover the costs of your injuries. At McChesney & Ortwerth, L.L.C. recommends filing an insurance claim, it makes sense to ask him or her to review the offer before you sign off. Our attorneys often intervene at this point to help secure more appropriate compensation for your claims or to start additional legal action.

An experienced attorney advises clients who receive out-of-court settlement offers

Out-of-court settlement negotiations typically involve participation by attorneys representing the plaintiff and the defendant. This type of settlement does not involve insurance policy limits or other issues than might keep an accidental injury victim from receiving the full value of a claim. But while accident attorneys must present any settlement offer from the opposing attorney, they usually advise their clients if they believe an offer does not meet client needs. The attorneys at McChesney & Ortwerth, L.L.C. have the respect of local opposing attorneys that often leads to successful renegotiation. And our litigation skills show the proven track record of success needed to take a case to court, when necessary.

Contact us for a free consultation

Trust a skilled injury attorney at McChesney & Ortwerth to provide you with the legal representation you need when you suffer injuries as the result of the negligence of others. If you have questions about a potential injury case, please contact McChesney & Ortwerth for further details. Call 888-906-6938, or contact the firm online with any questions.

McChesney & Ortwerth, LLC
1922 Chouteau Avenue
St. Louis, Missouri 63103
Phone: (314) 584-4500

Google Maps