Car wrecks, motorcycle accidents, and crashes involving semi-trucks and other heavy goods vehicles happen throughout the Dallas-Fort Worth metroplex on a daily basis. Sometimes, drivers and passengers are escape with relatively minor injuries. Other times, people aren’t so lucky.
Here at the Anderson Law Firm, our board certified personal injury lawyers have been helping auto accident injury victims for more than 20 years each – long enough to know that every car crash case is very different. However, no matter what the circumstances of your wreck – or the nature of your injuries, it is important that the settlement you accept from the liable insurance company is fair and reasonable?
How do you know if a settlement offer is fair and reasonable?
It is extremely unlikely that the insurance company will name a fair or reasonable amount to you in their first offer. Their goal, of course, is to pay you as little money as possible. And as with any other business, they expect you to negotiate to some degree. However, it is generally not advisable to attempt to deal with the insurance company on your own – especially if your injuries were significant. For example, if you had to receive ongoing treatment, undergo surgery, or have been left with any permanent injuries as a result of your accident.
As a rule of thumb, if the medical costs you have already incurred or are expected to incur are more than $5,000 it is generally a good idea to at least consult with an experienced Fort Worth car accident injury attorney to discuss your case and approximate what amount of compensation would generally be considered reasonable in your unique accident case.
For a free, no obligation consultation on your Fort Worth motor vehicle wreck case with one of our board certified trial injury lawyers, please call our law firm at 817-294-1900.
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