If you have been hurt in a car accident or any other type of accident through no fault of your own, you may be entitled to financial compensation. Typically, the insurance company of the responsible party will pay any compensation won via jury award or through a negotiated settlement. However, if you do agree to a settlement, it is best that it is negotiated by your attorney.
This is because the insurance company is looking out for its own self-interest when negotiating with you. They know that it could be months or years before you see any of the money that you are entitled to. Therefore, they will make you a below-market offer in an attempt to get a discount in your vulnerable state immediately following the accident.
Furthermore, the insurance company knows that you have a limited understanding of personal injury law and your rights during the process. This is something that they will take advantage of in an effort to settle the case quickly and for as little as possible. If you have an attorney negotiate your settlement, the insurance company will be forced to pay based on the facts of the case and not based on your legal experience or mental state.
When you have a representative who understands the law and how to work with the insurance company, you stand a better chance of getting all the compensation that you deserve. It will enable you to remain financially secure today and in the long-term.