Q: What can I do if I don’t think the insurance company is offering me enough money for injuries I received in a Harrisburg car crash?
You were in a car accident and suffered serious injury. You expected the insurance company to pay out and they did—barely. As you look at the settlement they’ve offered, a little bit of panic starts to rise along with a lot of indignation. Do they really think that’s all your pain is worth? That amount doesn’t even cover your medical bills! Now what are you supposed to do?
First of all, don’t panic. Sadly, it’s actually quite normal for insurance companies to lowball victims of car accidents in Central Pennsylvania. Rarely will an insurance company start the negotiation process with the highest amount they are willing to pay. Yes, it’s a negotiation and a process. Victims don’t always understand that.
Just because the insurance company has told you the amount that your injury is worth and asked you to sign the check doesn’t mean the conversation is over. You have every right to hold out for a better compensation offer if you believe it is justified. In some cases, you may be able to negotiate a better settlement on your own. More often than not, however, having an experienced Harrisburg car accident attorney on your side will make the insurance company more willing to work with you.
If you’ve suffered injury in a car crash along the Capital Beltway or anywhere else in the greater Harrisburg area, you may be in need of significant compensation. We may be able to help you get a fair settlement.
Call us today at (717) 888-8888 to set up your free consultation or to request additional information on car accidents and related injury claims.