Minor injuries are typically easily handled by the insurance company for the at-fault party. However, when a person is seriously injured due to negligence or a direct action, they might want to consider speaking with a Personal Injury Lawyer before accepting any kind of settlement from the insurance company. This helps to ensure they receive an adequate amount.
If the person accepts a settlement from the insurance company without seeking advice from a lawyer, they are typically stuck with the amount they agreed to and there isn’t much a lawyer can do to help. The person can use the settlement they receive toward their injury-related expenses, but will have to cover everything the settlement doesn’t cover on their own. Depending on the severity of their injuries and the amount they agreed to for the settlement, this can be a significant amount of money. The person does, however, have the ability to speak with a lawyer before accepting any settlement so they don’t end up in this situation.
A lawyer can review over all of the person’s information from the accident to determine what an adequate settlement amount will be. The lawyer will make sure everything is covered, like medical bills, property damage, and lost wages. They’ll also include the legal fees to handle the case in the settlement amount they request as the person who caused the injuries should have to pay for every expense resulting from the injuries. The lawyer can then negotiate with the insurance company for an adequate settlement or, if that doesn’t lead to a satisfactory settlement, take the case to court where it will be decided by a judge or judge and jury. The lawyer will do as much as possible to help the person obtain a larger settlement that will cover all of the injury-related expenses.
If you’ve been injured, speak with a Personal Injury Lawyer before accepting any settlement. The amount offered by the insurance company likely will not be the full amount you’re entitled to and the lawyer can help make sure you do receive the full amount so you don’t have to pay for anything out of pocket.