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The insurance company is offering me a settlement for my recent Virginia car accident injuries. Should I take it, or should I call a personal injury lawyer first?

 

Without knowing the specifics of your accident injuries and the proposed insurance settlement, our Culpeper personal injury lawyers cannot tell you whether or not you should take the settlement. 

However, we can tell you without reservation that you should contact a car accident attorney in Culpeper before you decide whether or not to take the proposed settlement. There are two important reasons why you should call a lawyer before you accept a settlement of any kind:

  • A lawyer who represents your interests can help you understand if the proposed settlement is fair. The insurance adjuster is on the other side of this settlement. It is his job to get you to settle for the lowest possible amount so that he can maximize the profits for his insurance company. A lawyer who represents you, however, will review the settlement offer to make sure that it fairly compensates you for your past, current, and future medical expenses, rehabilitation costs, out-of-pocket costs, lost income, physical pain, and emotional suffering.
  • Once you accept the settlement, it is likely binding. That means you will not get any future money from the insurance company for your injuries. For that reason, it is important to make sure that the settlement is fair.

Contacting a Culpeper car accident lawyer before you accept a settlement is an easy step to take. All you have to do is fill out our online contact form or call us directly at 540-825-6046 or 800-741-1012.

Richard A. Dulaney
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Richard has over 30 years of experience in personal injury law.