When an insurance company needs to pay out for an accident, they will send the victim a settlement offer. The problem is that this might not be enough money to actually make up for all of the expenses of an accident and the trauma that a victim has experienced. If you receive a lowball offer from an insurer, you do not have to take it. Don’t settle for less, because you deserve more. A Long Island personal injury lawyer from our firm can help you fight for a fair compensation offer.

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Why is My Settlement Offer So Low?

Your settlement offer is low because insurance companies excel at math. They can figure out the lowest amount that they can get away with paying out. A settlement offer can look like a significant amount of money, but it may not be enough to adequately reimburse you for what you have experienced.

This is why we rarely tell people to take that first offer. You need to take the time to figure out exactly how much your injuries have cost you and if you will need future care that will cost you even more money. You need to see if your injuries will affect your ability to work and earn a living. Only then can you make an informed decision.

Can a Lawyer Help Me Fight for a Better Settlement?

Another smart move is talking to a lawyer. An experienced personal injury attorney from our firm can help you calculate a fair compensation offer. Then they can help you negotiate with an insurance company and come to an agreement.

A lawyer cannot guarantee that you will win a case or get a multi-million dollar settlement. What we can promise is that we will advocate for you at every opportunity and do everything that we can to help you fight for the best possible outcome.

How Long Do I Have to Sue an Insurance Company?

An insurance company might try to convince you to take this first offer because the clock is ticking. A representative might tell you that this offer is only on the table for so long. This can be true, but you actually have up to three years to pursue legal action after an accident.

So you can take your time to get checked out by medical professionals. You have time to talk to a lawyer. Do not let anyone rush you through this process so that you end up leaving compensation on the table.

Meet With Our Legal Team

When you are ready, contact Zlotolow & Associates, P.C. and ask about scheduling a consultation. We can take a closer look at your case and offer a free evaluation. If you are ready to fight for fair compensation, we are ready to assist you.