Making sure you receive a full and fair compensation when you’ve been injured as the result of another’s negligence can be a complex task. Arriving at a figure that is reasonable requires considering the extent of your injuries, the degree to which you are able to recover, the amount of time you missed work for doctor appointments or therapy, whether surgery was required, and any other factor unique to your circumstances. Most times the insurance adjuster for the negligent party will make an offer that does not even cover your medical expenses. This can be disappointing, but keep in mind you are not bound to accept any offer made to you. The better course of action is to have your attorney negotiate on your behalf, and provide concrete evidence as to your needs.
Three ways to tell if an offer is reasonable when trying to resolve a personal injury case include:
- Does the offer take into account the severity of your injuries? Were things like the cost of care examined, and the need for any future medical procedures considered? If not, then the offer is likely too low and will not fully compensate you for the damages you have suffered.
- Was the fact you took off work and have missed out on some wages, increases in salary, or a bonus taken into consideration? If not, the offer should be recalculated.
- Were any extenuating circumstances considered, such as reckless or drunk driving on the part of the negligent driver? This type of driving pattern does play a role in the severity of your injuries, including any mental anguish, and should be part of any settlement offer made.
Any time you are hurt in an accident you deserve to be fully and fairly compensated. Call our office to speak with one of our qualified personal injury attorneys about your case. We will help you reach satisfactory solutions that meet your needs.
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