So, You’ve Been Offered a Settlement

DSC03526-BIf you or a loved one has suffered from a personal injury, you may find yourself receiving a settlement offer from the insurance company. This often happens when the insurer agrees that their customer was at fault for an accident and injuries that occurred because of that accident.

It can be tempting to just accept the offer and be done with it, but it’s probably not your best option. If you accept a check or sign a release, you may lose your rights to payment of future medical bills or lost wages. Meanwhile, your injuries may take months or even years of medical care.

If you receive a settlement offer, it’s often a sign that the insurance company is trying to settle for the smallest possible amount. Prior to signing any agreements with an insurance company, it is highly recommended that you consult a personal injury attorney. Your personal injury attorney will explain the value of the claim, communicate with the insurance company, and ensure you receive full compensation for your losses.

It’s helpful to remember that insurance companies are businesses first and foremost. They don’t have your best interests at heart because their job is try to settle for the minimum possible amount.

After receiving a settlement offer from an insurance company, you should immediately consult an experienced personal injury attorney. Be prepared to discuss your injuries and how they affect your work and lifestyle. Working with an experienced team means that you can relax and rely on their expertise; they’re familiar with the process and will make sure that you receive full compensation for your injuries.

If you or a loved one has been injured in a slip and fall accident, automobile accident, or other type of accident, contact the experts at Schuerman Law today. Schuerman Law has been working with personal injury claims for over 40 years. John Schuerman will compassionately advocate for injured individuals as well as their families while fighting for full compensation of their claims. Schuerman Law offers evening and weekend appointments in addition to home and hospital visits. Schedule a free consultation today by calling 1-800-274-0045.