How To Know If Your Personal Injury Offer Is Fair

Attorney Serving Cincinnati, Mason, Hamilton & Nearby Areas in Ohio

If you have been injured by the fault of another and are trying to deal  with the insurance company by yourself good luck. In some cases this is fine. In fact, in minor injury cases with minimal treatment I don’t feel I can add much to the bottom line. However, in larger cases how do you know if the offer is fair if you are handling your case without an experienced personal injury attorney.

Or you might worry that even if it’s not fair, it’s better than paying an attorney 25-40% of your recovery. Experienced personal injury attorneys can evaluate the fault of the other party and damages you suffer from and the evidence that supports your case. They can use their experience to determine a fair range for your case. They can also research similar settlements and verdicts to give you a fair idea of what your case is worth.
My suggestion is at least consult with an experienced attorney. For instance, I have had clients come to me with a low ball offer and I have retained on the basis of my fee being a percentage of whatever I get you above the offer you have, not to exceed 1/3 of the total recovery. Unfortunately, there are also cases that I have turned down because the client has already ruined their chances of getting more by making critical mistakes.
So don’t let big insurance scare you into taking a low ball offer. In serious cases a good personal injury attorney not only may be able to get you more money but will take the hassle out of dealing with the insurance company.