If you’ve been injured in an accident and have been offered a settlement that you feel is much less than you deserve, you should contact an experienced personal injury attorney as soon as possible.
Some people make the mistake of thinking that the settlement offered by an insurance company after an accident is the amount that they deserve. If you have been offered an amount of money soon after your accident, before you have even completed all of your medical treatment, you should not accept it. The first thing you should do if you find yourself in this situation is to call a lawyer.
Insurance companies offer quick settlements to injured persons after accidents because they are trying to get away with paying as little as possible.
Avoiding quick settlements from the insurance company.
If someone accepts a settlement offer after their accident but later find out that the money they’ve received won’t even cover their full medical expenses, they find themselves in a tough spot.
DO NOT ACCEPT A SETTLEMENT WITHOUT YOUR LAWYER.
No one should ever think that a settlement offered to them by the insurance company is good until they allow their lawyer to look over it. The odds are if you haven’t hired a lawyer yet, but you’ve received an offer from the insurance company, you are finding yourself overwhelmed.
As we said above, settlement offers from insurance companies that come soon after the accident are meant to pay the least amount possible. The insurance company thinks that if they offer an amount that seems attractive at the time, and is quick, that people will accept the offer and the case will be closed. If you actually hire a lawyer to represent you, the first thing that they will do is take over the communication with the insurance company. This means that there is no way of you being taken advantage of because your lawyer knows to never accept an amount so soon.
Why do insurance companies offer quick settlements?
There are steps to follow in a personal injury claim to ensure that you receive the full amount that you deserve. This means you must go through medical treatment, know the full extent of your injuries, and estimate the financial hardships that the injury has and will continue to bring you. Your lawyer will be sure to document everything that results from the injury which will add up to the amount that you deserve.
To speak to a knowledgeable and experienced personal injury attorney about your injury and the settlement that you deserve, call 800.637.8170. We can review the case from step 1, offering you advice on how to maximize the settlement. We give free case evaluations over the phone so you can get on the right track under our guidance. Call today to make sure you receive the settlement you deserve.