If you’ve been involved in a car wreck through no fault of your own and you have medical expenses and other damages, you consider submitting a claim to the insurance company for the at-fault driver. However, the insurance company may offer you a “low-ball” offer, meaning, an offer significantly below the value of your claim. The insurance company does this because it knows if you accept a low offer, and waive your right for future compensation, it will save a lot of money.
Sometimes, an insurance company might even make you an early offer shortly after the accident. Accept an early settlement offer at your own peril! It is unwise to accept an early offer from the insurance company and waive your rights for future compensation because you will not know the extent of your injuries immediately after an accident. You usually will not know how bad you are hurt in an accident until you are done treating. If you accept an early offer you may not have enough money at the end of your treatment to pay your medical bills. An experienced auto accident attorney will advise you to not take an early settlement but wait until your injuries have all been properly diagnosed and treated.
Once you have completed treatment, you will want to send the insurance company a comprehensive settlement demand with all of your medical records and bills included, so the insurance company can consider all of your injuries when evaluating the claim. However, even if you send the insurance company a comprehensive settlement demand, the insurance company may refuse to make a reasonable settlement offer. If the insurance company does not give you fair value for your injuries and ALL of your damages, that does not mean that you should give up. An experienced auto accident injury attorney may advise you to consider filing a lawsuit against the at-fault party.
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Regardless of how car accidents happened, contact the personal injury lawyers of Herbert & Eberstein right now if you were in a wreck and were injured. Our law firm knows how to navigate the complicated insurance claims process, fight relentlessly until we get through, and get you back to where you were before the wreck happened. We have studied the data, we know how the system works, and we love to fight!