More often than in the past, clients come to me after they have failed to negotiate what they believe is a reasonable amount for their car accident or injury claim. A word of caution if you are handling your own claim: The general public is not trained to evaluate auto accident and injury claims. People often have no idea what their claim is worth without consulting an attorney. On the other hand, insurance adjusters have the education and training required to evaluate claims, but their job is to save money for the insurance company and to settle claims as quickly and as cheaply as possible. The insurance companies would like you to believe that it is so easy even a caveman can do it. Not true.
If you have been injured in an auto collision or by the negligence of another, contact an attorney right away to protect your rights and to ensure that you receive a full and fair settlement.