The insurance company has already offered to settle my case, so why do I need an attorney?

It’s no surprise that the insurance company has offered you a settlement. Insurers want to settle the claim as cheaply as possible, and they especially want to get to you before you talk to a car accident attorney or personal injury lawyer to learn about your rights and the value of your claim. They know that when you’ve been hurt, you are likely worried about how you are going to pay your medical bills or make up for the income you’ve lost during the time you’ve missed from work. They know how tempted you will be to take a check that looks big enough to cover your current expenses. But remember that settling your claim by accepting an offer means that you are forever giving up your rights on that claim. If you later find out that your expenses were much greater than you anticipated, you can’t go back and try to get more money from the insurer or the responsible party.

When you hire Jackson personal injury attorney Derek L. Hall, the insurance companies know better than to offer an unreasonable lowball settlement. We start preparing your case for litigation from the very start, and if a fair settlement cannot be reached that fully compensates you, we are ready and able to take your case to trial. The insurance companies know this and will often do all they can to settle with us and avoid a trial.