Baltimore Car Accident Attorneys: Avoid a Quick Auto Accident Settlement OfferSeptember 25, 2012
You have been in a car accident. The other driver was at fault, but you are the one who was seriously injured. You still have not returned to work. Your family car is damaged beyond repair, and now there are new accident-related bills on top of the regular pile. The insurance company representing the other driver calls and makes a one-time settlement offer. On the surface, it seems like a pretty good deal, and, as they explain, you can bypass the expense of hiring a lawyer and the risk involved in litigating a lawsuit.
It can be tempting to accept the settlement and put an end to the whole nightmare. Unfortunately, these offers seldom take into account the full long-term costs associated with a serious injury or permanent disability, or the costs related to loss of employment.
It turns out that many insurance companies rely on sophisticated computer programs that crunch the data for each claim and recommend an amount for damages. Since it does not have to judge the particulars of any individual case, the computerized process is more efficient. But, as one former claims adjustor admitted to the LA Times, “the settlements it gave people were lower than what I would have given.”
Knowledgeable auto accident injury lawyers understand the human toll of coping with a serious injury. Their goal should always be to make sure victims get the full and fair compensation they are entitled to receive. Contact the skilled and compassionate Baltimore car accident attorneys at LeViness, Tolzman & Hamilton, P.A. today for assistance with your claim.