As truck accidents become more common on the roads and highways of Nebraska, the severity of injuries and the amount of compensation has also increased. If you have been injured in a truck accident and are not at fault, you should contact a Nebraska truck accident lawyer to make sure you get all the compensation you are due to cover not only your medical expenses, but also your lost wages and compensation for your pain and suffering.
Since the insurance company of the truck driver at fault in the accident wants to settle the case as quickly and as cheaply as possible, a representative will probably contact you while you are still in hospital naming an amount of money you can receive as compensation. Most of the time this is only a fraction of what you need to cover all your expenses and it is at this time you should contact a Nebraska truck accident lawyer, if you haven’t already done so.
If the case does not result in a satisfactory settlement, instead of taking the case to court, which is very costly, a Nebraska truck accident lawyer will represent you in mediation with the insurance company. In this process the lawyer sits down with the representative or lawyer for the truck driver’s or the trucking company’s insurance along with an independent third party mediator. The mediator reviews all the documents that your lawyer has, such as the police report of the accident, the testimonies of witnesses and your medical reports. He/She will listen to the arguments of both parties and then visit each party separately at a later date.At this meeting the mediator will discuss the case with your lawyer, the strengths and weaknesses of the case and the reasonableness of the amount of your claim. Then the negotiator will bring the two parties together and try to negotiate a settlement that is agreeable to both of them. The mediator is not a judge and cannot impose a settlement although he/she can make recommendations.
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