No matter what type of injury accident you are involved in, it is probably a traumatic experience. It is only natural that you would want to resolve the issue as soon as possible. State Farm's catch phrase is “like a good neighbor, State Farm is there.” The truth about insurance companies like this is they aren't the good neighbor. Insurance companies have two goals: 1) Not pay you a dime over what they have to and 2) They won't pay you until they are ready. Then once they are ready to give you a number of how much you will be compensated, that number is much lower then it should be.
For example, let's say that you are in a car accident in Fort Worth, Texas. You might first think your injury is minor, but it could turn out to be very serious in the months to come. But if you've already settled your claim for a small amount of money, then there is nothing you can do, you simply have to pay for the additional medical expenses yourself. The best thing to do is to wait and see how your injuries will affect you down the road before accepting any sort of car wreck settlement. An experienced Board Certified Texas Personal Injury Lawyer can advise you on the appropriate amount of time to wait in order to evaluate the full extent of your injuries.
Insurance companies try to settle these claims quickly because it is more cost efficient for them. The sooner they get you to settle, the less money it costs them. An important tip to remember is that when you accept the check the insurance company gives you, you can no longer reopen the claim. You only get one chance! Before you accept any offer from an insurance company it is in your best interest to talk to a Texas Personal Injury Attorney who can evaluate your claim and help you battle these “good neighbors.”
Information is provided by Fort Worth Personal Injury Attorney Mark A. Anderson. Anderson Law Firm can be reached in Fort Worth at 817-294-1900. If you have questions about any personal injury accident, please fill out our contact form online for a free consultation.