I Think My Car Accident Claim Offer is Too Low!
After a car accident, victims may feel that the offer on a car accident claim is too low or doesn’t adequately reflect the injuries or pain and suffering they endured. Victims of injuries must know an important fact: insurance companies are out to make money. While their advertisements may make you think you are “in good hands,” or that they are a “good neighbor,” or they are “by your side,” that isn’t always reality – insurance companies look out for themselves and their bottom line. If you have been in a car accident and either your insurance company or the at-fault driver’s insurance company has made you a settlement offer, it may be lower than you deserve! Working with an experienced personal injury attorney that understands the intricacies of insurance policies, can evaluate medical bills, and evaluate an overall claim’s value can help get you a fair settlement.
Don’t Accept Any Settlement Offer!
When an insurance adjuster or auto insurance provider makes you an offer, you may think you need to accept it…but you don’t! You can always try to negotiate to get a higher offer, and if that fails, you can file a lawsuit against the at-fault driver and their insurance carrier. Without legal representation, insurance companies are likely to make you an initial offer that is far lower than you deserve. Often times they will make an offer before you know or understand the full extent of your injuries or have the chance to get treatment. They may offer to pay minimal medical bills and offer a trivial amount for pain and suffering for your car accident settlement. If you accept this amount, you may be doing yourself a disservice by not accounting for future medical expenses or ongoing medical treatment, adequate compensation for pain and suffering, lost wages, diminished value claims, and more.
Get Legal Advice
If you have been working with an insurance company to settle a claim and have not been getting legal advice, you should reach out to an experienced personal injury attorney at Dross Berman to evaluate your case. If we think a settlement amount is fair, we will tell you…but if we think your claim and the offer from the insurance company are undervalued, you can work with us to get the compensation you deserve through litigation. Reach out to us for a free consultation and speak with one of our highly qualified car accident attorneys to see how we can help you!