Following a car crash injury in Georgia, insurance adjusters will attempt to call you very quickly. While they may make you feel comfortable and make small talk to put you at ease, their goal is to settle your auto accident claim fast and for as little money as possible.
If they present you with a settlement offer before you even know your exact prognosis, how much damage was done to your car, or how long you will be out of work and missing income, then you can safely say that the settlement offer they are making is too low.
Even after you know the extent of your injuries and the amount of income that you missed due to time away from work, the insurance settlement offer may still be too low. This is because the first offer an insurance adjuster makes is usually a negotiation position. Adjusters typically do not start negotiations in the middle or high end of their dollar range.
When an insurance adjuster offers you an amount of money to settle your accident claim, do not except the first offer—even if it seems like a lot of money to you. You can likely increase your settlement by not accepting their first offer and by talking with an experienced Atlanta injury lawyer.
For help with your personal injury claim and to make sure you get the most money as possible, call the Law Offices of Shane Smith at 770-HURT-999 to talk with a Douglas County accident attorney in a complimentary consultation today.