Should I accept a check from the at-fault driver or his or her insurance company?

At Bart Durham Injury Law in Tennessee, I advise injured individuals to never accept a check from the at-fault driver's insurance company without first speaking to a personal injury lawyer.

As an attorney myself with more than 35 years of experience, I know the disadvantages for clients when they accept early settlement offers instead of investigating and pursuing the true value of their claims. My Nashville law firm is here to make sure you receive every dollar you deserve for your past and present medical bills, lost wages, pain and suffering and other damages.

Here's why you should NOT accept a settlement without consulting a lawyer:

  • If you take the first amount the insurance company offers, it will nearly always be less than the true amount you deserve. Remember, the insurance company wants to pay the bare minimum possible.
  • Studies show that personal injury victims who hire attorneys to represent them end up with significantly more money — even after paying the lawyers' fees — than those who deal with the insurance companies on their own.
  • You need to complete medical treatment and understand the full extent of your injuries before you agree to a certain amount of settlement money. If you accept $100,000 now, without realizing you will need $400,000 worth of surgery and rehabilitation five years down the road, you will be in trouble. Consulting an attorney can help you ensure you get the money you need for all future expenses.

Call Bart Durham Injury Law In Nashville For A Free Consultation

To learn more, schedule a free initial consultation by calling Bart Durham Injury Law at 866-468-6603, or contact me online. My firm accepts cases on a contingency-fee basis, which means you owe no attorney fees unless my firm recovers money for you. Se habla Español.