Can Victims of Injury Accidents Refuse a Settlement Offer?Mississippi Legal News
Individuals who are injured due to the negligence of another party can decide to file a personal injury claim and demand compensation for their damages. Depending on how extensive the injury accident was, the resulting losses could be substantial. Everything from medical expenses to property damages and many more losses can be included in a claim.
It is common for victims of injury accidents to want to get a quick settlement so they can have some money in their pocket and can begin moving on with their life. Also, right after an injury accident, people tend to be in a vulnerable state and as a result, more willing to just accept whatever settlement offer an insurance adjuster puts up. The issue is that if a victim does not understand what their claim is worth, they may accept a settlement that is far below what they need to pay for all of the harm that was inflicted.
Do You Have to Accept an Insurance Adjusters Settlement Offer?
The best way to have the greatest understanding of how much your claim is worth is to speak to a trained and qualified personal injury attorney. Bob Germany is a Jackson personal injury attorney that has more than four decades of experience evaluating injury accidents and calculating the current and future damages for victims. Bob Germany can review your accident experience and assist you too, with your personal injury claim.
Insurance adjusters are in the business of reducing costs. In other words, their objective is to pay you as little as possible or pay you nothing if they can. After an injury accident, they will call quickly with the hopes that they can get you to speak with them without an attorney’s support. They will try to obtain information from you that can hurt your ability to get maximum recovery.
When you work with an attorney, you will be given legal guidance and advice that is meant to help you get the most favorable outcome. Your attorney can assess the value of your claim and negotiate with the insurance adjuster on your behalf so that you secure a fair settlement. Ultimately though, the decision to accept or reject an offer is yours.
While your attorney will make recommendations on what they believe you should do, you get to decide how you will proceed. In the end, you may never be able to come to an agreement with the insurance adjuster on the final settlement amount. While this does not happen often with personal injury claims, that does not mean it doesn’t happen at all. When a settlement cannot be reached, your case will go to court and a judge will make a determination on if you will be awarded financial damages and how much.
Speak with a Jackson Injury Attorney Today
Bob Germany is a Jackson personal injury lawyer that will put your best interests first and strive to secure as high of a settlement amount as possible for you. If a settlement outside of court cannot be made, Bob Germany will be prepared to litigate your case in court. To schedule a free consultation with Germany Law Firm, PLLC please call (601) 487-0555 today.