Should I Accept an Offer from the Insurance Company without Consulting a Lawyer?

August 1, 2013

If you have been injured in due to another’s negligence, you should consult with an attorney before agreeing to any type of settlement, and before signing any documents.

It is wise to keep in mind that while an insurance settlement may appear to compensate you for your injuries, the insurance company is always going to have their company’s best interest in mind; not yours.  They are in the business of making money, and paying out large financial sums to accident victims is not normally their idea of making money, and/or retaining the most amount of money for their company’s benefit.

Partner with an Expert Lawyer to Guard Your Rights

An experienced and ethical injury lawyer will partner with you to first attempt to achieve the best financial compensation payout available from the insurance company without litigation.  Savage Law firm is well-known, and respected by insurance companies and their representatives, and have a reputation of not backing down even in the face of taking a case to court.

Keep in mind that injuries suffered in an accident may have far-reaching effects on your physical well-being long after the accident occurred.  It is important to have a thorough physical examination immediately following an accident. If you believe you have suffered soft-tissue damage that may not be obvious, you should let your health-care provider know of your concerns.

Compensation for injuries suffered in an accident should cover:

  • Emergency transportation to a medical facility
  • Hospital bills
  • Physicians bills
  • Prescriptions
  • X-rays
  • Medical equipment
  • Loss of wages
  • Pain and suffering

If the insurance company is willing to consider the above concerns in their insurance settlement, and compensate you accordingly; then your attorney may advise you to accept their offer; otherwise, it may benefit you financially to pursue the compensation you deserve through litigation.

Contact Savage Law today for a free consultation to determine if the insurance offer you are given is going to be fair and just for the injuries you received.

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