Say No To Low Car Accident Settlement Offers

On behalf of James L. Arruebarrena, L.L.C. posted in Injuries on Monday, August 10, 2015.

When the insurance company offers a settlement for the injuries you suffered in a car crash, you have the right to say no. Do not let an insurance adjuster pressure you into a settlement that may be too low to cover all your costs.

How Do You Know An Insurance Settlement Offer Is Too Low?

On the surface, the settlement offer may look sufficient. The insurance adjuster may seem friendly and helpful. Be aware that you are dealing with a large business, and as is the case with most businesses, the goal is to make money, not give it away. The tendency is to start with a low offer. If you sign on the dotted line, you will not be able to ask for more if the money runs out.

With the help of an experienced lawyer, you can find out for certain if the car wreck settlement offer is fair. A lawyer will take the time to carefully calculate all the costs associated with your injuries, including lost wages and medical bills.

If you have not fully recovered, you may not even know how much these expenses will add up to. Perhaps the insurance company is only offering a settlement that covers expenses that you have already accumulated. What about followup procedures, physical therapy, doctor appointments and prescriptions? You need to think about future costs as well.

You also may be entitled to compensation for pain and suffering. Noneconomic damages like these are complicated to calculate, and they are easy to overlook. Are they included in the settlement offer? With a trusted attorney on your side, you can make certain that these and all other damages are considered.

At the law office of James L. Arruebarrena in New Orleans, we bring more than two decades of experience to serious injury claims. We are thorough in our calculations, because we want you to get the money you need to move forward with your life. The process starts with a free consultation.