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Steps to Recovery After a Truck Accident
When you’re injured in a Wisconsin truck accident, your recovery may take time, effort, and money. Unfortunately, the at-fault party may not want to provide the compensation you’re owed for your suffering. Now, you may not know what to do about it.
If you’re hurt and the at-fault party doesn’t want to pay, take the steps below to get fair compensation for your suffering.
Get Medical Care
First, you need to seek medical attention when you’re hurt in a truck accident. Commercial trucks are several times the size of a normal car, which means they can do a lot more damage, especially at high speeds.
Because of this, you may need medical attention even if you feel fine. You may have still suffered a concussion or internal bleeding, which you may not notice right away. But if you wait, your injuries may worsen, and the insurance company may dispute the connection between your injuries and your truck accident.
Notify the Insurance Company
Once you’ve gotten medical care, you’ll also need to notify the insurance company. Because Wisconsin is a fault state, the at-fault party’s insurance should cover your injuries. Your insurer still needs to know about the accident for your records and because they may need to settle with you in some cases.
But that doesn’t mean you should tell the insurance company everything. These companies are for-profit businesses, which means the company may not want to pay for expensive injuries. Because of this, they may try to place part or all the blame on you. Anything you say to them may be considered admitting or sharing fault and could be used in court.
Know What Your Claim Is Worth
You can instead discuss your claim with a lawyer, who can communicate with the insurance company and help you get a fair settlement. Your settlement should include any damages you suffered because of the accident, which includes expenses, emotional suffering, and other trauma.
For example, your economic damages may include medical bills, car repairs, and the lost wages you suffered while unable to work. You may also be due non-economic damages, which include emotional and mental trauma or pain and suffering.
If you’re not sure what your claim is worth, you may need to discuss these damages and others with your lawyer. They can help you determine what your claim is worth and fight for that compensation. Once you know your claim’s value, you can act within state time limits to pursue your claim.
Settle Your Claim with a Truck Accident Lawyer’s Help
When you’re hurt in a truck accident, it can be difficult to recover compensation that covers all your damages. Luckily, the lawyers at the Law Offices of Gary S. Greenberg are here to make that easier. While it can be tough to fight back against the insurance companies and the at-fault party, we’re tougher.
Seek out a free consultation, and we can help you get compensated fairly for your truck accident. Reach out by calling 414-271-7007 or by completing the online contact form below.