Have you been involved in an accident are requires medical treatment for your injuries? Are you considering whether or not you should accept a settlement offer from the negligent party’s insurance company?
Typically, we advise injured parties to seek legal advice from an accident attorney in Las Vegas before speaking with the insurance companies. At times, it may seem that the insurance company is cooperating fully and offering you a fair settlement offer; however, it is important to remember that the insurance companies are only concerned with one thing, and that is preserving their bottom line. They want to pay out as little as possible. By retaining an attorney, you can rest assured knowing you are hiring a Las Vegas personal injury lawyer who will fight tirelessly on your behalf to secure maximum compensation for your accident-related injuries.
Why You Should Not Accept a Settlement Offer Before You Finish Treating For Your Injuries
Insurance companies will try and settle any claim as quickly as possible for as little as possible. It is not at all uncommon for adjusters to contact the injured individuals quickly following an accident in hopes of resolving the injury claim quickly and efficiently. If they do this, it is their hope to contact you BEFORE you’ve had time to get legal advice from an attorney.
The moment you accept a settlement offer from the insurance company, you surrender your rights to obtaining additional compensation. This becomes problematic if a). the settlement offer is too low, or b). you discover injuries that were inflicted from the accident at a later date, such as head injuries, back injuries, etc… Unfortunately, if you took a settlement, you cannot be compensated for these future medical bills. This is one of the biggest considerations to evaluate when deciding if you should accept the insurance company’s settlement offer.
It is also important to remember that major injuries may not even be apparent right after an accident. They can take weeks, even months to develop. If you truly wish to obtain maximum compensation, we highly advise our clients to seek medical attention immediately after an accident to help protect themselves in the event they do have significant damage.
Including Economical and Non-Economical Damages In The Settlement Offer
Another important aspect to consider is whether or not your injury has prevented you from being able to return to work or your normal, every-day activities. Lost wages and pain and suffering can be factored into a settlement amount, so do not settle for less if your injuries have affected your quality of life and/or paycheck!
Contact an Experienced Personal Injury Law Firm
If you or someone you know has become injured due to the negligence of another person or entity, and you are seeking financial compensation for your injuries, please do not hesitate to contact Attorney, Brian M. Boyer from The Injury Firm. With over a decade of experience, he can help you obtain maximum compensation for your accident-related injuries as quickly and efficiently as possible. Please contact him today at (702) 800-0988.
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