Negotiating An Injury Settlement
Most personal injury claims settle without proceeding to trial. Claimants – or their lawyers – are often able to negotiate a fair settlement that accounts for their damages. But in some cases, the parties are unable to reach a fair settlement and must proceed to trial to resolve the case.
In many cases, our injury lawyers are able to negotiate personal injury claims with the insurance company to recover fair compensation for our clients. We generally consider proceeding to trial a last resort if the insurance company does not offer a fair settlement amount.
Settling Too Early
We understand that it is tempting to settle a claim quickly to get quick compensation for all your current expenses and losses. Many accident victims face mounting medical bills in the immediate aftermath of an accident, and are unable to work for weeks or months. Many claimants accept lowball settlement offers to pay their immediate bills or out of fear that they will have to take the case to court if they do not accept.
Refusing an insurance company’s settlement offer does not mean it will not offer you another one. We may be able to negotiate a settlement agreement with the insurance company that is fair and compensates you for all your damages.
If the insurance company offers you a settlement, let us review it first. Any settlement should account for your current damages, as well as any long-term damages. We work with medical experts and other professionals to accurately value all your damages. If you agree to a settlement before you know your prognosis and the full extent of your damages, you will be unable to reopen your claim later.
Contact a Lawyer
If you sustained compensable injuries in an accident, our Ontario personal injury lawyers may be able to help you recover the maximum amount of damages to which you might be entitled. To learn more, schedule a free initial consultation by calling 1-800-JUSTICE today.