Should I Settle My Personal Injury Case?

When deciding whether or not you should settle your personal injury case, there are certain things you should keep in mind. First, consult with an attorney who specializes in Personal Injury. They will be able to explain your rights and discuss the the settlement ranges of cases similar to yours.

Next, make sure you are done treating for your injuries, have reached MMI (Maximum Medical Improvement) or at least have a good handle of the exact nature of your injuries. You do not want to settle your case if you still don’t know the extent of your injuries or whether expensive treatment, like surgery, is right around the corner.

When thinking of settling, you want to avoid leaving money on the table by accepting a settlement too quickly as that does not provide the compensation you deserve.

Lastly, it’s important to remember that the insurance company is NOT on your side. They want to pay out as little as possible on your claim. They will try to place you at fault or partially at fault and they will try to say you haven’t provided enough documentation to support your losses. The insurance company will only extend a settlement offer based on the information and documentation you provide. So, make sure that you have provided everything in your possession to the insurance company to show your losses.

Once you have done these, you will be better prepared to make an informed decision on whether you should settle your injury claim or not.

© 2017 Chelsie M. Lamie, P.A.

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