Q What Should I Do if the Insurance Company Wants Me to Settle?
Most personal injury cases do settle, but when and how you reach that settlement depends on good judgment from you and your lawyers.
Insurance companies will do everything they can to deny payment, delay payment, or pay you much less than you deserve. They know victims of personal injury are usually sick and out of work, and in desperate need of cash. They'll use that to their advantage by offering settlement offers that are way too low.
Before settling, you should wait until you've reached maximum medical recovery. This limits the chances you'll have further problems down the road for the same accident that would cost you more money. Once you settle, you can’t get any further compensation related to that injury.
Insurance companies might make you an offer right away so they don’t have to pay more later. Be careful of tactics like this that are meant to deny you your fair settlement.
You might be facing a lot of pressure to settle from the insurance company without an attorney — don’t cave in to that pressure. They'll go to great lengths to pay you as little as possible. That's why having a competent personal injury lawyer is so important in most cases.
You need someone on your side who knows how to go up against these big corporate machines. A good lawyer will be able to give you solid advice on when and how to settle your personal injury claim.
Call us today at 816-842-7100 to speak with an attorney that will fight to get you the compensation you deserve. Or you can click here to email us and schedule your free consultation.