Businessman callingAfter suffering a serious injury, your focus should be on healing and moving on with your life. Because most people don’t want to spend months or years negotiating with insurance claims agents, they often agree to the first settlement available. However, getting a personal injury attorney’s input regarding your case can help you secure a more favorable outcome.

Obtain a Greater Settlement

The job of an insurance claim adjuster is to settle a case quickly and for the lowest cost. Insurance companies recognize that most people don’t have experience in negotiating settlement offers. They use this fact to their advantage and make the lowest offers possible. If you agree to a low settlement, you forfeit the right to sue for additional damages. Personal injury lawyers have substantial experience handling similar claims, so they can help ensure that these negotiations are fair. Having an attorney by your side can help you secure the best personal injury settlement.

Avoid Pressure From Insurance Adjusters

When you speak to an insurance company about your case, they may pressure you into settling quickly. This can be a problem if your injuries worsen and progressively require more medical attention. Claims adjusters employ a series of tactics to pressure those reporting an incident. They may ask questions to compromise your case or draft a very quick settlement check. Because an attorney handles these negotiations for their clients, they can considerably reduce this pressure and stress.

Receive Complete Information About Your Options

Your lawyer will have a vested interest in the outcome of your case, so he or she will make sure that you understand each settlement option. Your attorney’s goal is to secure the greatest amount of compensation for the injuries you suffered, so he or she will provide you with comprehensive information regarding your options.

The legal team at Sussman & Simcox: Attorneys at Law has experience representing insurance companies, so we can offer a unique perspective when handling a plaintiff’s case. We understand every aspect of negotiating settlement offers. To have an experienced attorney review your case, call (301) 840-0404.

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