Soon after a car accident, you may be contacted by the negligent driver's insurance company. A settlement may be offered. Many car accident victims simply accept the settlement and move on with their lives, thinking that is how the process is supposed to work. It is important to be aware that this is not the only option.
Is The Settlement Offer Fair?
Consider the nature of the business you are dealing with. Make no mistake, insurance companies are businesses, and businesses do not like to give money away. To protect their bottom lines, insurance companies may start by offering the lowest possible settlement. They realize that many car accident victims will not know how much their case is actually worth, and many people do just accept the first offer.
You have the right to know what compensation you are entitled to. You should get:
Money for your medical bills - not only the ones you have already accumulated, but for any that you incur in the future due to the injury.
Money for your lost wages. This includes the paychecks you have already lost, as well as those you stand to lose going forward, not to mention any money you lose if you are not able to return to work at all.
Money for your pain and suffering. This is a noneconomic damage that can be difficult to calculate, which is why it is often overlooked.So how much is your case worth? The exact answer to that question is only possible after a careful review of your case, which a personal injury attorney can provide for free.
Do You Need Compensation Now?
Perhaps you are worried that if you contact a lawyer, it will take too long for you to get the compensation you need to address the costs that are piling up now. That is not necessarily true. Not every lawyer wants to drag you through years of litigation. Look for someone who is able to leverage negotiating skills to get fair compensation after a car crash.
At the Kuvara Law Firm, we are committed to getting fair compensation fast. One glance at our record will show you that we tend to recover settlements far faster than our competitors, without sacrificing dollars.