There were times when you weren’t sure you would ever get to this point after your Kansas City truck accident. There is finally a settlement offer on the table that is worth considering. However, while you are excited by the offer, you want to make sure that you are doing the right thing when you accept—or reject—the offer.
What to Consider When Deciding on a Potential Settlement
Before accepting or declining a settlement offer, it is important for you to consider:
- What your case is worth. You will need a reasonable estimate as to your current and likely future medical expenses, rehabilitation costs, lost income, out-of-pocket expenses, and pain and suffering.
- Whether it is cost effective for you to go to trial. You need to consider whether you are likely to recover more damages if you go to trial and whether those damages are worth waiting for and worth the extra expenses a trial may bring.
- That the offer is binding. Once you accept a settlement offer then, in most cases, that is all the money that you will ever recover from that party for your accident.
Of course, you also need to decide whether you want to take the chance that a later settlement offer or jury verdict will be higher.
Contact a Kansas City Accident Injury Lawyer for Help Making the Decision
You do not have to make a decision about settling alone. You do not have to wonder if the offer is large enough or if you are unknowingly compromising any of your rights. Instead, you can contact an experienced Kansas City truck accident lawyer for help. Our Kansas City truck accident attorneys would be pleased to provide you with a free consultation. Please contact us online or call us today at 816-471-5111.