Should You Accept A Car Accident Insurance Offer?
If you are involved in a car accident that is not your fault, it is often a complex decision whether or not to settle with the other driver’s insurance company or take the other driver to court. Whether or not you should accept a settlement offer from the other driver’s insurance company depends on a variety of factors.
Foremost, you should have the advice of a lawyer before you even consider entertaining a settlement offer from an insurance company. Too many unrepresented accident victims accept inadequate settlements because they did not have a lawyer review the offer.
It is good to expect that the first offer made will almost always be a lowball offer and will not properly compensate you for your injuries and losses suffered by the accident. Always keep this in mind when entertaining an initial settlement offer from an insurance company, and it is often a good bargaining tactic to reject that initial offer and ask for a more reasonable one.
In deciding what a good offer would be from an insurance company, you want a Beverly Hills car accident lawyer calculating exactly what your damages from the accident are worth. Such damages are not always straightforward and can include:
- Past and future medical bills
- Past and future lost income
- Non-economic losses like pain and suffering
An accurate calculation ensures you know how much you should fight for. The primary directive, however, in navigating insurance settlement offers is to listen to the advice of a qualified attorney.
Don’t Wait to Seek Help from a Beverly Hills Car Accident Lawyer
At Jalilvand Law, we have substantial experience in negotiating settlements favorable to our clients who have been the victim of a car accident, ensuring they are fully compensated for their injuries and losses. Contact us today, either online or by phone at 310.478.5800.