Accidents that cause significant, severe injury may leave a client with broken bones, a need for surgery, permanent disability, or cause death. In cases of extremely severe injury an attorney may request the entire amount of the insurance policy held by the trucking company.
McMinn Law Firm will notify the insurance company for the truck company of our representation. Then we will be able to determine how much money is available for your recovery. The FMCSA (Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration) requires trucking companies to carry much larger minimum policies than individuals. Your truck accident law firm will demand a certified declarations (DEC) sheet from the truck company’s insurance policy. IT’ll outline the specific coverage for under the insurance policy.
Your attorney will be able to tell you how much money is available once they receive the DEC. Talk with your attorney about how much is available. They may be able to reduce the cost of some medical bills as a way of increasing your truck accident settlement amount.