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Understanding the Tricks of the Trade after a Maryland Truck Accident


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5/17/2013
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You knew you’d have to deal with extreme pain and high medical bills when the Maryland truck accident happened. What you may not have expected was the headaches involved in getting your well-deserved compensation.

Insurance agents aren’t always truthful in their dealings with accident victims. Here are three common sayings that you may hear but should ignore: 

  1. You must sign before we can begin negotiations.
    This is actually one of the worst things you can do. Signing any paper that the insurance agent sends you usually ties your hands in getting the full amount of compensation you deserve. Even if it does mean the conversation stalls temporarily, it’s to your benefit to refuse to sign any papers before you talk to an experienced Maryland truck accident attorney.
  2. We want you to get your compensation quickly.
    This is partly true. Insurance agents are always eager to close the deal quickly, but their motives are typically less than pure. Usually, an early settlement agreement means a smaller payout for the insurance company—and significantly less money for you. An experienced lawyer will tell you to wait until you know the full extent of your injuries so that you know how much money you need to cover medical bills. 
  3. We cannot pay for all your medical bills.
    The insurance agent may tell you that there is a maximum amount they can pay you for your injuries. While the company may have its own “maximum,” this may not be the same as the maximum allowed by the state’s courts. When the company refuses to pay as much as you need, it’s time to go to court and let the judge (or jury) decide how much your injuries deserve.

To see how an experienced Maryland truck crash lawyer can help you get the compensation you deserve for your injuries, call Nickelsporn and Lundin today at 800-875-9700.



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