Pedestrian Accident Settlement Offers
In this video, learn why accepting pedestrian accident settlement offers from an insurance company will not result in maximum compensation.
Should I accept the first settlement offer from an insurance company?
I recently had a client who had been involved in a very serious pedestrian accident. She asked me, when we received our initial offer from the insurance company, “Should we take it?” I told her no. A rule of thumb is that the initial offer is going to be a lowball offer from the insurance company. Usually what has to happen is we have to push to litigate the case, demonstrate to the insurance company through depositions, and exchange of discovery that that initial offer is not fair or reasonable. If we have to go to the courthouse steps and into a trial to do it, then we’ll do it.
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