We often get calls from people reporting that the insurance company is offering to pay up to a certain amount of their medical bills in exchange for a settlement. This may sound good at first but in reality it doesn't amount to much and it's often a trick by the insurance company to see if they can get you to settle fast. First, the insurance company's offer only extends to medical bills that they, not you, deem related to the accident. Second, if you had health insurance that paid for some of your medical expenses related to the wreck, are they going to be reimbursed for what they put out? What about your deductibles and co-pays? These are questions to ask to the insurance company. Third, remember that your car accident claim not only involves the medical expenses that you've incurred but also things like pain and suffering, inconvenience, and loss wages. So if you're being offered thousands of dollars for your medical expenses and just a little extra for everything else, something's wrong. Remember, once you agree to a settlement with the insurance company it's over you don't have any more claims, even if something arises later on. If you have a question about an insurance company's settlement offer to you, call us today for a free and confidential consultation.
Have You Been Injured In An Accident And Received An Offer From The Insurance Company?
If you have been injured in an accident and received an offer from the insurance company and have quesions about how it works, contact us online or call our Covington office directly at 985.590.6182 to schedule your free consultation today. Flattmann Law serves clients on the Northshore, including Covington, Mandeville, Abita Springs, Bogalusa, Franklinton, Folsom, Madisonville, Goodbee, Hammond, Lacombe, Pearl River, and Slidell.