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Don’t take a settlement that isn’t worth enough: Wait for help

On Behalf of | Dec 8, 2020 | Personal Injury

You never saw the other vehicle coming, but the car struck yours so hard that you ended up blacking out and only waking up once you were in the hospital. You were seriously hurt, and all you can think about is how you’re going to pay your bills.

When you’re involved in a car crash, something you should be sure not to do is to accidentally settle your claim for less than it’s truly worth. After a crash, it’s very likely that the other insurance company will call you and try to get a recorded statement where you settle for less than you should. Be aware that you aren’t obligated to talk to that insurance agent and don’t need to give a recorded statement, either. What you can do is refer the caller to your attorney’s office, so your attorney can begin negotiations with them.

What’s one of the biggest mistakes people make after a crash?

One of the major mistakes people make is that they settle their claims soon after a collision. If you’re injured, you may not know yet how your injuries will affect you in the long-term. You need to wait until you know how your injuries will be treated as well as how they may affect you in the future. Future medical care, lost wages and other financial losses have to be accounted for in any settlement you take.

What should you do when you’re ready to make your claim?

If you are ready to make a claim, then it’s appropriate to reach out to your attorney to start that process. Your attorney will help you understand the process of making a claim and what to do to get the most out of yours.