Avoid Taking a Lower Settlement because of Coronavirus Fears

4/10/2020 By Andrea Gold Read in about 3 minutes

Some accident victims are accepting lower settlements because they are feeling anxious. Find out how to avoid this and get the compensation you deserve.

Some accident victims are accepting lower settlements because they are feeling anxious. They are letting the fear of these unprecedented times due to the coronavirus affect their decisions. Find out why you shouldn't let fear affect your personal injury claim.

You were in a terrible car accident about a month ago right when the coronavirus was hitting the news and beginning to affect all of our lives. You have injuries, but thankfully they aren't catastrophic, but you will need medical treatment, and your bills will be expensive.

There may be a lag time before you can get the treatment you need, and you can find out the extent of your injuries, which will determine what your car accident claim is worth. Try not to let the fear affect the outcome of your claim.

Don't be Surprised if the Defendant's Insurance Company Contacts You

It isn't uncommon for the defendant's insurance company to contact you with a low settlement. This happens all the time. During the coronavirus, it's happening even more often. Insurance company's think that accident victims will be willing to settle for much less than they deserve. Don't let this be the case. You should speak with an experienced personal injury attorney who will advise you on how to handle your legal matter during these trying times.

3 Reasons Not to Accept the First Car Accident Injury Settlement

  1. Insurance Company Tactics-The defendant's insurance company will always approach you with a low offer. Insurance adjusters know that many people are on edge and more likely to accept a settlement they don't deserve. They are using fear to pressure you into a quick resolution. This is the time to get a professional opinion from a legal team that cares about your current and future needs.
  2. Medical Expenses-you don't know the full extent of your injuries yet. It could take months before you will know how much treatment and recovery time will be needed. It's important not to rush this process. You have the right to be compensated for your pain and suffering.
  3. Quick Settlement- It's essential to take time to find out how bad your injuries are and how long the recovery time will take. If you settle early you may find out months from now that your injuries are worse than you thought, which can lead to expensive doctor bills. You may also need months of therapy. Once you accept a settlement and sign the papers, it will be final, regardless of what you may find out about your injuries later.

A car accident can be traumatic, to begin with, and fears of the pandemic can make you more anxious to get your car accident claim finalized. We will describe how insurance companies will try to affect the outcome of your claim, so you can worry less knowing you have a knowledgeable and dedicated legal team on your side.

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