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Posted on February 4, 2014 by

Should You Accept The Insurance Settlement?

As your St. Louis attorney, we’ve worked with many clients over the years, and we understand how insurance companies operate after an accident has taken place. If you or someone you love has been in an accident recently, you might be a little bit confused about how you should proceed.

The Settlement

In our experience, most insurance companies do not want to be bothered with having to go to court. As a result, they’ll offer car accident victims a settlement in hopes that the victim will accept the offer, putting the case to rest. Sometimes they will offer to cover medical expenses, and sometimes they don’t. When victims don’t speak with a St. Louis attorney, they often don’t know their rights, and they’ll accept the settlement offer right away.

Know Your Rights

Above all, it’s important for victims to know their rights after they’ve been in an accident. That’s why speaking with an attorney is so important. Your attorney will look at your individual case, and then go to bat for you against the insurance company. You don’t need to accept an insurance company’s first offer, and your attorney will ensure that you are compensated fairly, according to your injuries and the loss you experienced after the accident.

Far too many clients don’t understand their rights after an accident. To ensure that you get what you deserve, contact your personal injury attorney immediately.