How do I know whether to accept a settlement offer?

After a car accident for which another driver was liable, the at-fault driver’s insurance company may offer a settlement offer. Accepting such an offer may seem tempting. However, insurance companies offer settlements in order to save money, and the offer may be for far less than the case is worth.

Accepting a settlement offer that is too low has the potential to leave an injured person without sufficient compensation for the losses associated with the accident. If you have been offered a settlement, consult with an attorney before acting. An experienced personal injury lawyer can evaluate your damages and the strength of your case, then recommend a course of action.

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