You’ve been injured in a car accident, and you’re confident that the other driver is guilty of negligence and/or recklessness. Now, you’re getting calls from the other driver’s insurance company. They say they would like to settle with you, and that you’ll receive a fair amount of money for the damages. You don’t need a lawyer, they say – it will only complicate matters. You can handle this on your own, no attorneys required.
Is that true? Should you settle for what they offer and release your claim to any further compensation?
Absolutely not – and here’s why.
Missing Out on Compensation
First and foremost, any settlement the other driver’s insurance company offers you is almost certainly less than you could get with the services of an experienced car accident lawyer. And when we say less, we mean significantly less. We’re not talking a few hundred dollars; we’re talking an amount that, according to insurance industry estimates, is typically four times less than what an attorney could win for you.
So, for example, instead of one million dollars, you’d be settling for $250,000.
Does that sound like the best scenario? We don’t think so. In fact, we believe that our clients’ quality of life is worth far more than just a quarter of their potential compensation. And we’re willing to fight tooth and nail to get every single penny that our clients deserve.
The Inconvenience of Intrusive Actions
It goes without saying that insurance companies don’t want you to talk to a car accident lawyer. After all, if they can get you to settle for a quarter of what you’re entitled to, they’re going to do everything in their power to convince you to sign away your right to a claim before you have any contact with a law firm.
They will call you. They will come to your door. They will visit you in the hospital. They will be in your personal space, repeatedly badgering you to sign that legal release and accept the meager offering they call a settlement. You may still be in shock over your injuries, unaware of the full extent of the damage and how it may affect your future. You may be in no condition to make a decision like this – but the insurance adjuster doesn’t care about that. All he cares about is getting your name on that dotted line so that he can pay you pennies on the dollar for your claim.
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We know that the time after a car accident is stressful, confusing, and all-around upsetting. That’s why we offer a free consultation. Tell us about your case and see if we are a good fit for you. If so, we won’t rest until you get every bit of compensation you’re entitled to. Getting your life back on track is our number one priority. Contact us today!