Don't accept that quick check yet!
Careful - Don't Accept an Insurance Settlement Too Fast!
After an auto accident, you may be approached by an insurance company, offering you a settlement that can sound very appealing to you. However, you never want to accept an insurance settlement too fast. These companies are not on your side and they want to make money at your expense. Having on a New Orleans auto injury attorney on your side can help.
When you accept an insurance company's offer, you are required to sign a release. This release says that you are not allowed to bring the claim again, even if you discover an injury after the release is signed. You also never want to accept the first offer the insurance company comes back with. Most of the time, this offer is at or below the low end of a range they have come up with. Remember, they want to settle claims as quickly and inexpensively as possible.
When you negotiate with an insurance company, know the true value of your case. Beyond medical bills, you might also be entitled to:
Past and future medical bills
Income loss and earning capacity loss
Pain and suffering (adjusters tell victims this holds almost no value, which is false)
Loss of your car- however long you are not able to use your car
If you have been in an auto accident and need help dealing with the insurance company, a New Orleans auto injury attorney can help! Remember, we provide free, no obligation consultations to assist you in understanding what your options and rights are after an accident.