What it means is that they found a witness – maybe the truck driver, maybe someone else – who disputes your story. And once that happens, they hardly ever change their minds until they have had a chance to see your testimony.
And that means your lawyer has to file a lawsuit. Unless he has absolute proof the driver is lying.
This doesn’t mean that you necessarily have to have a trial. They will get a chance to take your testimony before a court reporter, in a lawyer’s office.
Your lawyer will get a chance to take the driver’s testimony in an office, to see what he has to say. And the truck company will have the chance to have a doctor of their choosing examine you, and go through your medical records.
But most lawyers and judges agree – at least 90 to 95% of all personal injury lawsuits that are filed get settled. It’s a matter of time, money and effort.
I have been a lawyer over 30 years. When I file a lawsuit, I know that while the insurance company may not agree with me, they will probably pay to avoid a trial. If you’ve been hurt by a truck, give me a call at 513-621-4775.
Because all situations are different, and because there may be other facts pertaining to your case that I don’t know about, you should not rely on this answer for legal advice. I am not your attorney, and no lawyer client relationship has been formed. All discussions are limited to Ohio law unless otherwise indicated. And past performance cannot be used to predict future results.