Recovering From a Truck Accident

Seek Legal Advice Before You Settle

If you have been injured in a truck accident in Orlando, or if a loved one has been killed in a truck accident, you may be approached with an offer of settlement, either from one of the parties responsible for the accident or its insurance company. Do not accept any offer until you have spoken to an attorney. At Orlando, Florida’s The Umansky Law Firm, P.A., our attorneys will work to protect your interests, and we can help you negotiate a settlement that serves your interests – not the interests of the insurance companies or the responsible parties.

 Insurance companies make money by paying out as little as possible to settle claims. They will look for any opportunity to deny coverage altogether, even for perfectly valid claims. The persons or parties responsible – the truck driver, owner, trucking company, contractor, among others – may also try to avoid responsibility and payment. Both the insurance companies and the responsible parties will try to minimize your injuries and minimize your loss in order to pay as little compensation as possible.

At The Umansky Law Firm, our experienced Orlando truck accident attorneys understand the kinds of injuries you have suffered, and know the impact of those injuries on your present and future life. We have litigated truck accident cases for more than a decade, and we know what kind of settlement offer will actually compensate you for your injuries. We will assess your medical injuries and the costs of treatment and rehabilitation, the costs of any adaptation you may need to make in order to accommodate your injuries, such as ramps or other handicap-accessible items, and we will work with you to calculate your lost income, future wages, lost benefits, and all of the other income-related issues that arise from your injuries. Because we have so much experience with the effects of truck accidents, we may foresee expenses you had not anticipated and that any settlement offer does not cover.

Property Damage Claims

A step by step guide for getting compensation

  1. Take photos or video of damage to car including the interiorof car, engine cabinand trunk
    2. Take your car to a qualified repair shop or to the manufacturer’s dealers shop
    3. Get and keep a copy of your appraisal 
    4. When adjuster calls you to talk about damage to car, limit conversation strictly to the damage to your car and not your injuries
    5. Look at different sites to get a decent idea of what your car is worth. Here are some starting points:

Kelley Blue Book

  1. Call dealer and ask what they would value your car based on condition and year.
    7. Do not sign release until car is fixed totally and make sure you run the release by an attorney
    8. Make sure that the insurance company provides you a fair and reasonable offer on your car.
    9. If you have collision under your own policy, consider using your insurance company to pay for your car and then have them go after the at-fault insurance company for property damages.
    10. If you are hurt, call an attorney today.

Contact us

If you have any trouble taking the steps above, contact Umansky Law Firm for help. We are here to help you with your case every step of the way.