Should I Settle My Car Accident Claim?

On Behalf of | Oct 23, 2019 | Personal Injury, Vehicle Accidents

If you are a car crash victim, you may be pressured to make decisions you are not prepared to make.  You will be faced with many complex issues such as medical care and legal matters.  The insurance company for the person that caused the crash may offer you a cash settlement for your damages.  Such an offer may leave you wondering if the insurance company’s settlement offer is fair and enough to compensate you for your medical expenses, lost wages, property damage, pain, emotional distress, and disruptions to your life.

Settling your car crash claim without legal advice may result in not receiving the amount of money you deserve.  Also, it could leave you uncompensated for damages that may accrue in the future.  An initial offer from the insurance company will likely not consider all the specific facts of your case.  In order to determine whether an insurance company’s offer of settlement is fair, the specific circumstances, damages, and facts of your situation must be considered.

The insurance adjuster’s job involves resolving your personal injury claim before you hire an attorney and for the least amount of money possible.  Insurance companies have enormous resources and teams of claims adjusters working for them with these self-serving goals in mind.

If you’ve been the victim of a car crash, one of the first steps an insurance company will take is request your recorded statement and ask you to sign forms releasing information and your medical records to them.  These are only a couple ways the insurance company gathers information that may be misinterpreted and used against you.

Having an experienced attorney on your side and advocating for you is crucial to your car crash claim to achieve the monetary resolution you deserve.  Make sure you have the legal experience required to make sure you get the compensation you deserve.  Call Paoli Law Firm at 406-542-3330 to see how our attorneys can help you.