If you have a car accident and make a claim there is a chance that your insurance company will want you to settle quickly. They know that if people make a fast decision they are likely to settle for a smaller figure. This can save the insurance company money on the settlement as well as labor costs involved in investigating and settling claims.
Naturally, after an accident most people do not want to spend weeks or months wrangling over their claim. The chances are they are without a car and need the money from the settlement to get their vehicle repaired. Those who suffer injuries may be unable to work, so do not have the money they need to pay for the treatment they need to recover fully and return to work. It is a vicious circle and the insurance companies know most people want to get out this situation as soon as possible, so most will normally make a claimant an early offer.
However, taking this kind of offer is usually unwise. The chances are that the long-term affect your injuries are going to have on your health will not be clear at an early stage. If you settle too soon, you could find yourself with a small sum of compensation only to discover you do not recover fully and get back to full time work. Unfortunately, you cannot put in another claim. Therefore, it is always wise to seek advice from a professional car accident injuries specialist. The best lawyers, like Mr. Durham, offer a free initial consultation and can make sure that you do not make any rash or uninformed decisions.