As car accident lawyers we get asked this question almost every day, and the answer always varies. One thing is for certain, you should never accept any settlement offered to you by the insurance company without first consulting with a qualified auto accident lawyer first.
Chances are, the insurance company is lowballing you with their initial offer. Remember, the insurance company is a business and their primary goal in any negotiation is to look out for their bottom line and get you to agree to the smallest settlement that they can get away with.
At Rutter Mills, our only interest in any case is to look out for you, the victim. First and foremost we want to make sure you have access to the medical care you need to get your health back to where it was before the accident. Once you sign a settlement statement with the insurance company, that is it there will never be any more money for your medical care and the possibility of you getting stuck with either poor health or a pile of medical bills is a very real possibility.
We have been in this business a long time, and we know the insurance company and we know their tricks. If you have been injured in an auto accident, contact us for a free, no obligation consultation of your legal rights before you sign anything the insurance company puts in front of you.