Taking the First Settlement Offer

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Question:

Should I accept a settlement offer from an insurance company?

Answer:

Taking the First Settlement OfferWhen an insurance company makes an initial offer on a case, in response to an initial demand, I usually tell clients not to take it. That’s because the insurance company is not necessarily going to put their best number out there initially. In fact, nine times out of ten, that doesn’t happen. Usually what we have to do is go through the process, whether it be through litigation or all the way up through a trial. By going through that process and showing that we’re ready, we have our client prepared and our case prepared. By the end, if we’re on the courthouse steps, they’ll understand that they need to put a reasonable number on the case to try to settle it.


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