When you have been in an accident, many insurance companies will want to settle quickly. They may make a fast offer and even impose a short deadline. Studies have shown that clients net far more from a personal injury settlement with a lawyer than without one. That means that even after deducting for the lawyer’s fees, the client is far better off than if he/she were to resolve the case him/herself. Given these circumstances, it is in your best interests to have a qualified and experienced attorney evaluate your settlement options. The team at Feinberg & Alban, P.C. has more than 150 years combined experience negotiating with attorneys, insurance companies, employers and medical organizations. A settlement could happen any time during the negotiations/lawsuit process so we pursue your claim for compensation aggressively throughout.
If you’ve been injured in an accident, you may be fearful of the procedures that lie ahead. Your first instinct may be to think that your case will be tried in front of a jury. After all, television shows based on “legal drama” invariably show a courtroom. However, many clients have received sizable payments without ever stepping into a courtroom. Cases get settled around a negotiation table without the parties ever seeing a judge or jury. Mediation is especially prevalent and while statistics are hard to come by, Feinberg & Alban, P.C. has seen many of its cases resolve in that forum. Even though a settlement may not mean a court battle, there are many stages of the process for which you will need a lawyer to advocate on your behalf and to negotiate effectively. The stakes are high as many cases are resolved for very substantial sums well before trial.
An aggressive insurance company may approach you directly to resolve your case. While the company’s offer may seem tempting, it might not be in your best interests to take the initial offer. Without realizing it, at this point you have entered into a negotiation and, if you sign anything, a settlement. Before signing off on anything (including endorsing a check), we advise you to contact a seasoned settlement attorney and request an assessment. The settlement you’re being offered may be incomplete or incorrect. Most of all, it may not do justice to your injury because of the following:
Whether you’ve been offered a settlement after a roadside accident, an on-the-job injury, medical malpractice or construction-related injuries, your best approach is to retain professional counsel, and at the earliest stage possible. The reasons for being represented earlier rather than later are numerous: witness testimony can be preserved, photographs taken, insurance coverage ascertained, and so on. At Feinberg & Alban, P.C., we have more than 150 years of combined experience in personal injury law. We know that every time we get compensation for a client we help them along the path to recovery. Call us today at 617-232-5950 or contact us online to make an appointment for a free consultation.
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