It is natural that injury victims often desire to obtain a quick resolution following their car accident or other type of accident. Insurance companies can prey on this fact and try to convince you to take a “quick and easy” settlement. Most of the time, these proposed settlements, though perhaps quick and easy, are not going to be fair to you.
The reality is, it is usually impossible to know the monetary worth of your personal injury claim until the full extent of your injuries is known and you have reached what is known as “maximum medical improvement” Depending on the type of injury that you have, it can take weeks, months, or even longer before your doctors can make this determination. Some exceptions to this rule could include death cases, or some type of bone fractures.
If your injury just happened, or if there are unanswered questions about the extent of your injury or how long it will take for you to recover, it is a very bad idea to try to settle your case. Once you settle your case, your case is over. If, after you settle your case, you realize that your injuries were worse than what you previously thought, you can’t go back and get more money.
Don’t sell your injury case short. Don’t let insurance companies talk you into taking a fast and cheap settlement. Instead, consult with a personal injury attorney. Hire an attorney who will take timely action on your case, but who is also committing to being diligent and thorough in order to ensure that you obtain a fair recovery for your injury claim.
I hope this was helpful and informative!