Q: Should I accept the first personal injury settlement offer for my Fayette County claim?
Have Fayette County Personal Injury Lawyer Review Your Injury Claim Settlement
There is no all-encompassing rule about whether to accept or reject the first personal injury settlement offer for you’re an claim. An injury claim settlement can vary in amount and without training in law, you won’t know if you are getting a fair offer.
Having the right personal injury attorney on your side can make all the difference in any case, settled in or out of court. Fayette County personal injury lawyer Jason R. Schultz, P.C. is prepared to get you the settlement you deserve no matter what.
You should not take anyone seriously who tells you to take the first offer because you might not be able to get anything else. Personal injury settlement offers should be evaluated on a case-by-case basis.
Between yourself and your personal injury attorney, you should be able to look at the personal injury settlement offer before you decide whether it is fair and if it will cover your costs before, during and after this case. If you have a log or some other record of all your expenses associated with claim, use it to compare with your settlement offer.
If you reject the first offer, you may be sent a counter-offer. The most beneficial part of the counter-offer is that it establishes a conversation and debate. It can either work in favor of the settlement process or you and your attorney might realize that you could benefit from taking your case to trial instead of settling out of court.
For a free consultation about your case, call the Law Office of Jason R. Schultz P.C. today: 404-474-0804. You can also peruse our free eBook at your leisure, The Ultimate Guide to Accident Cases in Georgia – The Truth about your Injury Case.