If you have been injured in an accident, such as a car accident, that wasn’t your fault, an insurance adjuster may contact you as soon as a few days after the accident. Typically, the adjuster will want to settle your claim before you’ve had a chance to contact an attorney. Almost always, the insurance company will offer you an amount of money that does not fairly compensate you for your medical bills, possible future medical bills and pain and suffering. While it may seem tempting to go ahead and settle early, it’s risky to do so because you do not know the full extent of your injuries so soon after the accident.
What qualifies as a fair settlement offer can only be determined after the extent of your damages have been determined. This occurs after you’ve seen a doctor that has given you a thorough treatment for your injuries.
By hiring an attorney at Carr & Carr, the insurance company will know that you have the expertise of a law firm at your disposal. This means that the insurance company knows that you have the expertise of a law firm that will advise you what a fair settlement offer is. Plus, the insurance company will know that you have the ability to go all the way to trial if need be because you are represented by a firm that routinely goes to trial and has won substantial verdicts in the courtroom. In short, the insurance company will know that they cannot take advantage of you if you have Carr & Carr in your corner.
If you are wondering whether the insurance company is making a fair offer to you, contact the Oklahoma and Arkansas personal injury lawyers at Carr & Carr attorneys. Our initial consultation is free. We have offices in Tulsa, Oklahoma City, and an office in Northwest Arkansas in Springdale, Arkansas.