In Pennsylvania, trucking companies are represented by large insurance companies with teams of highly skilled attorneys, and so if you have been injured in a trucking accident it is important that you find an attorney to represent you who has the skill and experience you need in litigating these types of cases. In our state, the statute of limitations is two years, meaning you have a limited amount of time to decide to place a claim for your injuries. Therefore, it is important to consult with a truck accident attorney who will help you advance your case.
If your injuries require you to make a settlement with insurance company claims adjusters, be aware that they want you to settle as quickly as possible. Claims adjusters are very skilled at their jobs, minimizing payouts to injured victims when there is no attorney involved.
Often, claims adjusters will get accident victims to settle the case before they know the full extent of their injuries. Because some serious injuries do not appear for weeks or months, it is important to wait before you settle for anything. Only by getting back to your normal routine will you be able to determine if your injuries affect your daily life and work. If the injury causes you pain, suffering, and financial strain—especially if you need to miss work—you need to be sure to get 100 percent of your entitled compensation.
Insurance companies are well aware of how much money they save if they are able to convince victims to settle, and have many tactics to accomplish this goal:
To get the best settlement possible from your truck accident case, call a Pennsylvania truck accident lawyer at Galfand Berger today at 1-800-222-8792.