Q: How do I know if the settlement offered for my Maryland truck accident injury is enough?
There is no set dollar amount to any particular injury suffered in a Maryland truck accident. The settlement offered for your injury is “enough” when you have been adequately compensated for the pain and suffering you endured. In general, a fair settlement should cover the following:
- Current Medical Bills
Your medical expenses may include an ambulance ride, hospital stay, surgery, specialist fees, doctor visits, prescription medications, and much more. You can also request compensation for mileage to and from the doctor’s office.
- Future Medical Bills
You may need to continue physical therapy, or you may still be on painkillers. If you require any ongoing medical care, this should be included in your settlement. Our nurse consultant can make sure you are getting the care you need and that these expenses are covered in your compensation request.
- Permanent Damage
If you were badly burned, lost a limb, or suffered brain damage or paralysis, this is considered permanent injury. You may request additional compensation to renovate your home or vehicle as necessary to accommodate any permanent injury arising from the accident.
- Lost Wages
You have every right to demand compensation for the money you lost during the time you were unable to work due to the injury.
- Pain and Suffering
Even a stingy insurance agent recognizes that you have endured pain and suffering due to her client’s carelessness. You will typically be offered extra money in an attempt to compensate you for the emotional trauma the Maryland truck accident caused.
Expect the insurance company’s first settlement offer to be much less than you deserve. If you’re not sure whether you are getting a fair offer, consult with one of our lawyers. Call our office at 800-875-9700, start a live chat, or fill out our contact form.