Car Accident Settlement Offers
Injured in a car crash? Don’t settle for less than what you deserve. Watch this video to learn what’s important to know about car accident settlement offers.
Should I take a settlement offer from the insurance company?
Insurance companies will contact someone who’s been injured in a wreck and they will offer a small amount of money as a settlement to see if they can get the case to settle quickly. That is not in anyone’s best interest. Many times, your symptoms don’t manifest themselves for one, two, maybe even three weeks. Sometimes injuries will get worse over time. What you may believe is nothing more than a sore neck might turn into, six months later, having to have a serious operation. I have at least one client who had a whiplash injury. A year later she had to have a cervical fusion. They offered her very little money up front – she didn’t take it – and by the time it was all over, she did very well on the case.You have to understand that insurance companies have their best interest at heart. In Oklahoma, I call it the four D’s of defense used by insurance companies: delay, deny, discourage, defeat. Do not be upset if they deny your claim. Do not be upset if it’s a low amount of money. More often than not, people take their money because they don’t know anything else to do. Don’t worry about a low offer.
Seek an attorney. Help will come to you if you hire an attorney. If you try to do it on your own, you’re at the mercy of the insurance company. Do not take the initial amount. Wait and make sure you completely understand your health status.
Were you or a loved one seriously injured after a motor vehicle wreck and have questions about car accident settlement offers? Contact a Stillwater car accident lawyer at Murray Law Firm today for a free confidential consultation and case evaluation. Let our experience work for you.
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