Insurance offering to settle before speaking with an attorney

What if the insurance company offers me a settlement before I speak with an attorney?

Many insurance adjusters now are trained to try to approach victims of an accident before they’ve spoken with an attorney; so it’s not uncommon that many of our clients have had an offer of settlement before they’ve spoken with us. If you’ve received an offer, it could be fair, but more often than not, they’re trying to settle it because there’s something that they’re worried about. The more generous the offer is, the more likely there is something they’re hiding. Particularly if you’ve been involved in an accident with a commercial vehicle, particularly something like an 18-wheeler, because there’s so many more regulations and so many other things that can go wrong and hurt the case from the defendant’s standpoint, you’re more likely to have them trying to get you settled out before you speak with a lawyer, in order to hide something that wasn’t done right on their end and protect themselves from additional exposure. Even if you have an offer, it’s very important that you consult with a lawyer before you make a decision about what you’re going to do. At least talk to them about what the potential risks are and what additional avenues of liability may be available to go after the commercial driver.  

Where Zinda Law Group Practices:

We were founded in Texas and have a team of Austin personal injury lawyers as well as attorneys in Dallas and Fort Worth.

 As we’ve grown we expanded out west to El Paso, Texas subsequently into Arizona adding Tucson Personal Injury Lawyers to the firm, as well as adding offices in Colorado including Denver Personal Injury Lawyers and the surrounding cities such as Colorado Springs.

Types of Cases We Handle:

We also have a team of attorneys that have experience serious injury cases such as car accidents, wrongful death and truck accidents.   We also have experience handling more complex cases such as gas explosions and drug injury cases, such as the Taxotere® Lawsuits.