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Accepting the First Settlement Offer
People often say that there are two certainties in life – death and taxes. If there’s a third one, it’s that if an insurance company offers you an amount of money, their first offer is never their best offer. They’re always going to have more. The question is, how much more do they have? Evaluating what your case is worth takes expertise. That’s where an experienced attorney comes in.
If you are injured and thinking about bringing a personal injury case, you may be wondering how you can avoid going to trial, if at all possible. Not every case goes to trial, and there are ways that you can avoid going to trial. Probably the best way to avoid going to trial is to prepare your case from the very beginning as if it’s going to trial. You want to:
• Gather the right evidence;
• Talk to the right witnesses;
• Collect videos and photos;
• Get affidavits;
• Take depositions;
• And, preserve evidence.
Most importantly, work with an attorney who knows what they’re doing. Submitting a settlement demand that has been well-prepared to an insurance company or an at-fault defendant is the best way you can avoid a trial.
Hiring a Personal Injury Attorney
When you’re looking for a personal injury attorney, you want to consider the nature of that attorney’s experience. Is this attorney somebody who’s been practicing for a few years, or someone who’s been practicing for several years? Is this an attorney who settles a bunch of cases, or is this an attorney who’s going to be with you from the beginning of the case, all the way to the end, in the trenches? Is this an attorney who gets to know you, who learns about you, who learns about your family, and knows the ins and outs of your case?
One of the primary questions we get asked as attorneys is how long it will take to settle a personal injury case. The honest answer is there is no way to tell. Each case is different. It can take as little as a couple of months, or it can take a few years. It depend on any number of criteria, including how injured you are, the witnesses involved, and how hard the insurance company wants to fight.
There’s no right or wrong answer in terms of how long it’s going to take; when you go with our firm, however, you can rest assured that we’re going to be with you from the beginning of the process to the end, no matter how long it takes.
Were you or a loved one seriously injured due to someone else’s negligence and have questions about our personal injury claim tips?
Contact the experienced Georgia personal injury lawyers at Princenthal, May & Wilson, LLC, today for a free consultation and case evaluation.
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