Should You Settle Your Personal Injury Case?
If you were seriously injured in an auto accident, it’s likely that the insurance company will contact you at some point and offer a settlement, often well before you know the nature and extent of any injuries. Essentially, the company is offering to give you a certain amount of money right away in exchange for you giving up any future claim to compensation. Once you sign the agreement, it’s final. This means you need to know whether the amount they are offering you is fair before you sign.
That’s where we come in. At the Columbus law firm of Ross, Midian & Breitmayer, LLC, our lawyers can provide the advice you need. We have represented numerous personal injury victims across Ohio, and we know how insurance companies operate. Let us review your settlement offer with you and answer your questions so that you can make a wise decision.
Look Carefully At All The Facts And Circumstances
Our attorneys will analyze your unique situation in order to determine if a settlement offer seems appropriate, or if we may be able to get you far more by taking your case to trial. Here are just a few of the factors we will consider:
- Whether the offer fully covers all your current medical bills as well as projected medical expenses in the future
- Whether it compensates you for your lost paychecks and potential loss of future earning ability
- Whether it covers vehicle damage or another property damage
- Whether the amount offered is enough to outweigh your physical pain, emotional distress and other suffering
Every Case Is Different, So Get Tailored Legal Counsel
Remember, the amount of compensation you deserve for your injuries may be very different from the amount your neighbor, friend or co-worker receives. It pays to consult a lawyer who can offer a professional opinion.