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Should I Accept This Settlement?

When you have been injured in an accident, you may have concerns about how you are going to pay for your medical bills or how you are going to stay afloat if you have to take time away from work. When an insurance adjuster comes around, you will likely have to ask yourself, “Should I accept this insurance settlement?” The answer, of course, depends on the circumstances of your situation.

At Dallas W. Hartman, P.C., our Pittsburgh personal injury attorneys have extensive experience helping accident victims recover the compensation that they deserve. We can thoroughly review your case and let you know what options you may have when it comes to seeking full and fair compensation for your injuries.

Insurance Companies Do Not Have Your Best Interests in Mind

When you are struggling financially after an accident, it can be tempting to accept the first offer that comes your way, but remember, insurance companies are in the business of making a profit and paying out settlements cuts into their bottom line.

An insurance provider is most interested in settling a claim quickly and for as little money as possible. It is possible that an initial settlement offer will account for all of the harm you have suffered. However, it is important to have our attorneys review any offer to let you know whether or not your best interests are being served.

Insurance Settlements Rarely Account for Future Costs

It can take a long time to learn about the true extent of injuries suffered in car accidents and other accidents. Some injuries may not manifest themselves until months later. These facts are at odds with insurance providers who are hoping to settle a claim as quickly as possible. Once you have accepted a claim, you will most likely be prevented from seeking compensation for future medical costs. With so much at stake, it is best to wait to accept a claim until you have a fuller picture of what type of road lies ahead of you.

Contact Our Personal Injury Lawyers

If you have been hurt in an accident, it is a good idea to seek legal advice before engaging in talks with an insurance company. We can help you explore your options and help you determine which path to take moving forward. Contact us online or call 1-800-777-4081 to schedule a free initial consultation to discuss your case.

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