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.

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

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Working with Andrew and his team has been--without exception--one of the most pleasant, productive, and professional experiences of my adult life. I was seriously injured in an accident in July, 2018, in Virginia. I was driving a company vehicle that was registered in Maryland, for a company that was based in Wisconsin. And I live in New Jersey, where my personal vehicles are insured. The several jurisdictions involved presented a very unique case that demanded an experienced and nuanced strategy. I found Andrew Thomas (of Dulaney, Lauer, & Thomas) through some online research. And it is noteworthy that Andrew has worked the other side of the aisle--he used to work with insurance companies. Andrew took on my case with the assurance that he would work it with no less energy than he does each of his cases. At each turn, and with each question I had, Andrew and Paralegal Misty kept me informed, returned my calls, provided detailed explanations, and kept me feeling like I was in the loop and there was an eventual end to our journey. Nearly five years after the accident, we settled out of court for a significant sum in recognition of my personal injuries. The settlement was much more than I had expected. And without Andrew & Misty, I am sure the award would have been much less. If you are looking for professionalism, knowledge, dedication, answerability, responsiveness, integrity, and human-level communication from a personal injury attorney--look no further. You have found him. Thank you, Andrew and Misty. Gary Daley
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