Some people work to negotiate a settlement on their own, only to find that the amount did not sufficiently cover their damages. They may wish to re-open negotiations to try to get more for their injuries. Unfortunately, once a case has been settled, that makes a case final. This is why it is vital that a person speak with a personal injury lawyer before signing any settlement documents. An attorney can review any offers to make sure that they are fair for the injured party.
There is nothing more frustrating than speaking with a client only to find that they have already settled their matter. It is heartbreaking to learn that a person needed surgery, physical therapy, or other expensive procedures that they thought could be avoided. Sadly, because they accepted a settlement offer, they now must pay for these treatments out of pocket. These treatments need to be covered by any settlement or verdict.
An experienced personal injury lawyer can review a settlement offer relative to a person’s injuries and ensure that is it a fair amount. A settlement offer needs to cover any future medical treatments that may be needed. For example, a person with a back injury may ultimately need a spinal fusion to correct their injuries. A settlement offer needs to take this into account and properly compensate a person for this potential surgery.
Many clients run into trouble with insufficient settlements when they try to settle a case too quickly. In many cases, the insurance adjuster will try to pressure the injured person into accepting settlement immediately after they are injured. This is almost never a good idea. It can take time to learn the extent of injuries from an accident, injuries which may not be immediately known in the weeks after an accident. What might seem fair a month from an accident might be woefully insufficient a year later. It is substantially more important that a settlement before fair rather than fast.
At Davis Law Center, we can review any settlement offers you may have gotten from the at-fault insurance company to review its fairness. If they are trying to low-ball you or pressuring you into accepting an amount that is less than fair, we will aggressively fight to get you everything you deserve to make you whole. To speak with an attorney about your injuries, contact Davis Law Center today for a free consultation.