Should I just settle With the Insurance Company?
Settle with the insurance company?
Many Workers Compensation and Personal Injury cases in Mississippi are settled everyday with no lawyer involvement between an injured person and an insurance adjuster. It makes me cringe to know how easy it is to get good advice from a very skilled and experienced Injury lawyer before signing on that dotted line, yet still people just want to get it over with.
I get it. You may be thinking:
- An Injury lawyer will take most of the money
- An Injury lawyer probably can’t get more for you after fees
- You don’t want to have to go to court
- You have anxiety and are too nervous
- You don’t have time to be messing with Injury lawyers and the court system
- The insurance adjuster is so nice and honest and told you everything you need to know
- You are only entitled to what the adjuster says you are entitled to
These are largely myths. A good Injury lawyer can advise you in a very short period of time whether an offer from an insurance company is fair or whether more investigation might be needed. The insurance adjuster is paid to help the insurance company, not you. They are not on your side and they are not going to give you the honest advice about your rights that you need. A good Injury lawyer will not take most of the money and will only get that percentage that is fair considering the risk involved. Dealing with a good Injury lawyer is not that bad. In fact, it can and should be quite painless. Most of the time a good Injury lawyer can get a settlement that is in your best interests, without you ever having to go to court.
If you have a settlement offer from an insurance company or are dealing with an adjuster who is telling you what they think the law is, do yourself a favor and get educated from an experienced Mississippi law firm. Meeting with our office is free and completely confidential. The meetings here at Chhabra & Gibbs, P.A. are completely painless. If you have a good settlement offer already our Workers Compensation and Personal Injury lawyers will tell you so. If it is bad, we will tell you, and tell you why and tell you your options to get it where it should be.
If you or a loved one has been injured and you want to learn the difference between myth and the truth when it comes to an injury claim, call the Mississippi attorneys at Chhabra & Gibbs, P.A. at 601-948-8005 for a free and confidential consultation. You can also use our live chat function on our website, or use the contact form.