The insurance company has proposed a settlement for your Independence motorcycle accident injuries, and your first thought is one of relief. This nightmare may finally be behind you. You may be able to afford your medical expenses and have money to pay your outstanding bills. However, before you rush to accept the proposed settlement, it is important to fully understand the agreement.
Questions to Ask a Kansas City Motorcycle Accident Attorney
The insurance adjuster making the settlement offer is not representing you. He or she is representing the insurance company which maximizes its profits by paying you as little as possible. Accordingly, it is important to think about whether the settlement is fair and just, considering your injuries. To find out, you might ask a lawyer:
- About the terms of the settlement. The settlement is likely final and the insurance company may not be responsible for paying you additional damages in the future if you find the settlement to be inadequate. Thus, it is important to find out if you are being offered a fair amount for your past, current, and future medical expenses, rehabilitation therapies, lost income, out-of-pocket costs, pain, suffering, and other injuries.
- How the settlement amount was calculated. It is important to know how the insurance company came up with the number that it did so that you are sure that all of your past and future needs are compensated.
- Whether the lawyer believes the settlement is fair for you. Your lawyer has likely been involved in other settlements and trial verdicts and can advise you as to whether the proposed settlement is fair.
This information could help you make an informed decision about whether or not to accept the proposed motorcycle accident settlement.
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