After being injured in a car accident, the last thing that you will want to do is handle negotiations with the other party's insurance company. For this reason, you may be tempted to accept the first settlement that they offer. While any amount of compensation may significantly help you to manage your medical expenses and lost earnings, it is important to understand that the insurance company is only interested in one thing: keeping costs low. For this reason, you should not blindly assume that they have your best interests in mind—even if they have claimed that they are "on your side."
Most insurance adjusters will move quickly to offer you a settlement in the hope that you will accept before hiring an attorney. While not all cases require the intervention of an attorney, the legal team at Morris, Andrews, Talmadge & Driggers, LLC encourages all of our clients to discuss their case with a Montgomery personal injury lawyer before agreeing to anything. In doing so, our clients can ensure that they are not forced to accept a low-ball offer from the insurance company. In many cases, the client is entitled to a much more substantial level of compensation than what is on the table.
Unless they fight for it, however, it is far too easy for the insurance company to get away with offering the minimum. That being said, our firm encourages you to explore your options before accepting any sort of settlement. Even if you are not interested in taking your case to trial, you may be able to negotiate a better settlement with the insurance company when you have an experienced lawyer by your side. For this reason, you should not hesitate to contact the legal team at Morris, Andrews, Talmadge & Driggers, LLC for a free initial consultation. Call today at (888) 694-0174.