One of the most common questions we are asked is, “Should I settle my claim, or go to trial?” The truth is, in some cases, a settlement may be a better option for you than a trial would be. Today, Randall Hinsch and Nick Verderame get into the nitty-gritty of settling a case, in the two short videos below.
Should I Settle with the Insurance Company?
If you have a personal injury claim and you’re wondering if you should just go ahead and settle with the insurance company yourself without getting a lawyer, you should know that the insurance company business models are set up to purposely keep you from recovering what is fair to compensate you for your injuries. They’re designed that way with delay tactics and all kinds of tactics to frustrate you so that you’ll just throw up your hands and say, “Okay, I’ll take what you’re willing to give me.” You shouldn’t do that. Studies show that you’re going to get more if you have an experienced trial lawyer helping you anyway. You should call an experienced trial lawyer if you have been injured.
Why You Shouldn’t Settle an Injury Claim Yourself
Research shows that if you hire an attorney to settle an injury claim, you get as much as three times more than if you try to do it yourself. That’s because insurance companies will take advantage of you, if they think you don’t know what you’re doing. No matter what the commercials say, you’re not in good hands with insurance companies, and they are not good neighbors. They exist to make a profit, and they only make a profit if they keep money from you that’s rightfully yours.
If you’ve been injured and need the assistance of an attorney either to settle a claim, or to take it all the way to trial to get you what’s justly yours. You can visit Plattner Verderame online, or call us at (602) 266-2002. We represent injury clients in Phoenix and throughout Arizona.