At Carter Mario Injury Lawyers, we know that many victims are primarily concerned about their finances after suffering injuries that require medical treatment and that put them out of work. Medical bills are expensive, and they can be difficult-to-impossible to pay when you’re not earning the paycheck your family usually depends on.
Insurance companies know that victims are often desperate for cash after accidents. That’s why they frequently contact victims in the days after their accidents offer them cash settlements. And while those settlements may initially seem substantial, they’re rarely enough to pay for all of the expenses that victims will face in the coming weeks, months, or even years.
Here’s the bottom line: settling your claim with the insurance company has permanent consequences that affect your legal rights.
Don’t Accept Compensation Without Having a Lawyer on Your Side
It can be tempting to accept the insurance company’s initial offer, but if you do, you may be ineligible to pursue additional compensation or even hire an attorney to represent you. For all intents and purposes, your claim will be “settled” and any money you received will be considered final.
Our Connecticut personal injury lawyers can review the insurance company’s settlement offer and help determine if it’s enough to pay for your injury-related expenses. If not, we’ll calculate how much you’re owed, and we’ll present a demand letter to the insurance company requesting that amount for you. And if they refuse, we won’t hesitate to take your claim to court. It’s our goal to help you get the full money you deserve.