Calculate your losses.

You should determine an amount that would fairly compensate you for your crash, including reimbursement for medical bills, income losses, and property damage. This allows you to see more clearly whether the trucking company’s insurer is making a fair offer on your claim.

Gather evidence.

Victims should never attempt to negotiate a truck wreck settlement before they have gathered all important evidence (including repair estimates, police reports, and witness statements).  

Wait it out.

Claimants are often pressured by insurance adjusters to accept a fast settlement, even if the amount is less than they deserve. If an offer is presented as a “take it or leave it,” you should contact an attorney immediately to negotiate on your behalf.

Drivers and passengers should only attempt to negotiate their own insurance settlements if their injuries are relatively minor. However, a truck wreck often leaves victims with severe or life-altering injuries, making the settlement negotiations much more complicated. 


Christopher L. Russo
Helping Rhode Island personal injury victims for nearly three decades to get the compensation they deserve.
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