Just Say "No."
You get into a major car wreck. Your car is totaled, the airbags deployed and your start feeling pain within hours in your neck and back. You might even need to take some time off work.
The friendly adjuster from the at-fault party’s insurance company makes you an offer and asks you to sign a release. She’s so nice, you almost feel guilty for pursuing a bodily injuries claim. “Sure, I’ll sign for $1,500”
But your head hurts. Your neck and your back feel stiff. Yet, you accepted the offer and signed your life away, forever barred from pursuing a claim or getting your future medical expenses compensated. Meanwhile, the insurance adjuster dod a fist pump and cackled maniacally like Large Marge from Pee-Wee’s Big Adventure.
“No” is a complete sentence that requires zero justification or explanation.
No, I will not accept your low offer. No, I will not sign anything. No, I will not speak to you any further without consulting with an attorney. If you are more polite, then add a “thank you” at the end.
Give yourself some time to process your injuries. Have the courage to say no. And speak to a licensed attorney who can guide you towards making a smart decision either way.
When you have an attorney represent you after an auto accident, your chances of receiving a larger settlement amount nearly triples, if not more. The reason? Experienced injury attorneys know that your case's worth cannot even be determined until after your medical treatment completes. If you have felt ANY pain, discomfort, or suffering after an accident, you should seek a medical provider. An experience injury attorney will know how to make sure your medical bills get paid for.
Before you sign anything, consult with an attorney. Consultations are FREE at our office, and a lawyer is skilled to advise you of your legal rights, reduce your hefty medical bills, and negotiate a settlement for your pain and suffering. Patience (and a good attorney) are your best friends in a car wreck case.