Too Good To Be True: Why Taking an Early Settlement

If you’ve been involved in a wreck, there’s a good chance the insurance company will throw some money at you just to get the case to go away. At the Anderson Law Firm, our DFW personal injury attorneys have seen offers as low as $200 and there are certain insurance companies like as All State or Progressive that are notorious for making these early offers. They will come to your house or even your hospital room with a check already made out in exchange for your signature on a release. The problem is if you sign one of these releases and accept the check for the nominal amount of money, your case is over. We get calls from people all the time who have signed a release early on and then try to hire us to pursue more money. But there’s a problem there: once you sign the release your case is over. We understand why people accept this early money: you’re hurt, in a bind and are worried about how you will pay for the doctor. However, don’t be tempted by these low offers. It is an absolute case killer. Our injury lawyers recommend that you wait until you get better and talk to a Texas board certified personal injury lawyer to find out about your rights. You certainly have more rights than just accepting a nominal amount of money; you have the right to fair compensation for your injuries. If you have questions about your legal rights, contact the Anderson Law Firm today at 817-294-1900.