Here’s what usually happens after a person is injured in an accident:
the victim files a claim with the at-fault person’s insurance company
(or his or her own insurance provider), the insurance company evaluates
the claim, and then the insurer either denies the claim or makes a settlement
offer. In many cases, the insurance company is quick to rush the injury
victim into accepting its offer (if an offer is made at all). The reason
behind this rush is that many insurance companies offer victims settlements
that are far below the actual values of their claims, and they want to
get the deal sealed before the victim realizes that he or she is being
Don’t be fooled by this tactic! Before you accept any agreement and sign any paperwork, make sure to
consult with a qualified personal injury lawyer who can evaluate the offer and tell you whether or not it is actually
sufficient. Even if the settlement sounds like a good deal, it is vital
that you first obtain legal counsel before making any decisions. There
are many injury victims who accept settlements only to later discover
that their medical expenses came out to more than they expected, or that
there were additional damages that weren’t taken into account. Some
victims mainly focus on their current damages and fail to properly assess
future losses, such as future medical bills for long-term injuries or
future lost wages from long-term disabilities. Once the settlement is
signed, the insurance company is usually released from any further liability
for the accident addressed in the claim.
Law Office of James R. Snell, Jr., LLC, we have the legal skills and resources that are needed to properly assess
what your damages are now and what they will be further down the road.
We have access to medical experts who can provide assistance in this assessment.
Our Lexington personal injury attorneys know how to deal with insurance
companies and can negotiate a fair settlement on your behalf. Furthermore,
they will not simply back down if the insurance company is not willing
to negotiate fairly—they are ready to go to court to fight for the
right amount of compensation! Our advice is to involve a competent
insurance lawyer from the very start of your case so that you can take every action possible
to maximize your financial recovery.
Contact our firm for assistance!