Negotiate with insurance adjusters

One of the common mistakes made by crash survivors is to provide a recorded statement to insurance. Sadly, adjusters often seek ways to undermine the value of your case with these statements. There’s no need to go through that when you are already dealing with an injury. Instead, let an attorney handle the negotiations and provide the medical records that your insurer actually needs. In many cases, simply telling insurance to go through your attorney makes them more willing to pay what you are actually owed.

Sending demand letters

Preserving evidence that will need to be used in court is paramount, which is why an attorney may need to send demand letters. That’s particularly important in cases against large trucking companies where there is concern that important employment logs or other records could be discarded. 

Value damages

One of the most important steps in the process is when your attorney places a specific value on your damages, covering all the ways the accident impacted your life.

Damages Your Attorney Can Help You Recover After a Truck Crash

Depending on the extent of your injuries and how the accident took place, the full and fair damages you pursue through a court judgement or settlement could potentially include:

  • Costs for property damage to your vehicle.
  • Income and wages you lost because of the truck accident.
  • Lost future earning potential in situations where the truck wreck injury forces you to change your employment.
  • Medical costs for your initial emergency room visit and any follow-up health care needs like medication or surgery. In some cases of long-term disability, you may also need to include an estimation of future medical needs.
  • Pain and suffering.
  • Wrongful death if a family member or loved one passed away in the truck crash.


Kevin W. Mottley
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Richmond, VA trial lawyer dedicated to handling brain injuries, car accidents and other serious injury claims