If you’re reading this, there’s a decent chance you’ve heard this from an insurance adjuster after you’ve been in an accident.
Is this all you can get?
When someone injures you, you are entitled to:
• Your medical bills
• Your lost wages
• Your pain and suffering caused by the accident.
I am sure that at some point – probably in a really bad lawsuit – I recommended that my client accept an offer that valued their pain and suffering at $500.00. But I honestly cannot remember when.
The truth is that once the insurance adjuster is confronted by an attorney, they open up their purse strings. No one ever gets everything they want – but almost everyone that I represent gets substantially more than the $500.00.
To take home.
After the deduction of the attorney fee, and after the medical bills are paid.
It may take a little time. You have to complete treatment, and I have to get the insurance company all the records they want.
But if I don’t think I can get you more than $500.00, I won’t take the lawsuit.
I have been a lawyer over 30 years. Just because the insurance company is making you an offer, doesn’t mean you have to take it. If you’ve been in an accident give me a call. My phone is 513-621-4775.
Because all situations are different, and because there may be other facts pertaining to your case that I don’t know about, you should not rely on this answer for legal advice. I am not your attorney, and no lawyer client relationship has been formed. All discussions are limited to Ohio law unless otherwise indicated. And past performance cannot be used to predict future results.