I just got out of the hospital after surgery and the trucking company is trying to offer me money for my injuries. Should I take it or not?
As Sarasota truck crash lawyers, we often see truck accident victims suffer serious injuries that can cause them to be out of work for an extended period of time—which prohibits them from earning a living. In the moments and days following a truck wreck, victims may not know the extent of the injuries they suffer. Because of this, it is never a good idea to accept the first offer or an offer that is made prematurely.
The only reason why the trucking company is offering you money so soon is because they are hoping you will accept it and they won’t have to pay any additional medical expenses or lost income that is a result of your injuries. They know that if they get you to accept the money and sign something that you will not be able to come back at them later for an additional settlement.
Although the number they told you may sound big, remember that you don’t know if you will need an additional surgery or how long you will be out of work. This means that you won’t know how much money your claim may be worth until you know the full extent of your injuries and recovery time. You may be entitled to compensation for your medical expenses, surgery, lost income, ongoing medical care, instances of pain and suffering and more.
If you would like to discuss your case in detail or get more information about your rights or what your case may be worth, call the Mallard Law Firm and talk with a skilled Sarasota accident attorney in a free, no-obligation consultation at (888) 409-3805 today.