Personal injuries range from those that can be treated with a few days of pain medication to injuries that last a lifetime. If you’re suffering from one, you know that nothing someone says can replace the time and energy you’ve spent going to medical appointments and working on your health.
With any kind of personal injury, you do need medical care and deserve to receive support while going through treatment. You may not be able to work, so it’s vital that you file a claim to seek fair compensation through the responsible party’s insurance provider or from them directly.
When should you consider accepting a settlement offered by insurance?
Many people find themselves pressed for money after a personal injury, but if you can help it, don’t take a settlement offer without speaking with your attorney first. Your attorney knows what kinds of settlements are fair based on similar situations to yours and the specific information they have about your case.
If you do decide to take a settlement and it later doesn’t turn out to be enough, you may not have any further way to seek compensation. Don’t rush to take a settlement.
If you’re hurt, be prepared to speak with an attorney about your care. Our website has more information on personal injuries and what you can expect as you begin the personal injury lawsuit or claims process. Your attorney will be with you every step of the way so that you know what to expect and can spend your time focused on your health and recovery.