The Settlement Offer Sounds Fair, Should I Accept it?

April 23rd, 2013 by Greg Marks

The Settlement Offer Sounds Fair, Should I Accept it? That depends. Have you spoken to an experienced Dallas personal injury lawyer? One who often works with victims of semi truck accidents? If not, then the offer is almost certainly not enough.

The Business End of Insurance Companies

An insurance company, even your own, is a business. Because of this, they want to make money, and lots of it. One of the ways insurance companies make money is to undervalue claims like yours. By working hard to give accident victims less than they deserve, they can save millions of dollars a year. But this practice is not foolproof.

The insurance company knows that if you speak with an attorney, their chances of settling for a lesser amount decrease dramatically. They are banking on you signing an offer of compensation before you consult a lawyer. If you do, the insurance company knows that they have gotten a deal. But where does this deal leave you?

If you sign an offer without talking to one of our Dallas 18-wheeler accident lawyers, you may not have enough money to pay for:

  • Current medical bills
  • Ongoing medical care
  • The repair or replacement of your vehicle
  • Home and vehicle modifications for disability
  • Lost wages
  • Inability to return to your line of work (loss of earning capacity)

The attorneys at the Dallas semi truck accident law firm of Guajardo & Marks urge you: Do not sign anything without consulting a lawyerSigning before getting legal advice could leave you holding the bill, and could affect the rest of your life.

Please, call 972-774-9800 today to speak with a Dallas injury attorney with the skills and resources to fight for your rights—and win.