As previous posts on this blog have discussed, many different types of car accidents can leave a resident of the Pittsburgh metro area seriously injured. At our law office, we take the approach that every car accident is a serious matter, at least on the emotional level.
More importantly, we recognize that many accident victims do not recognize, and may not be able to recognize, the full impact of the collision and their lives within the first few weeks of the incident. For example, the fact a person is able to “walk away” from a nasty collision does not mean medical problems related to the accident won’t emerge later, sometimes with little or no warning. Nor should people assume that they are going to be “okay” just because the vehicles were not significantly damaged in the wreck.
For these reasons, it is important to resist the temptation to accept the first settlement offer an insurance company sends. After all, while the offer may seem fair enough on its face and may come at a time when medical bills and other expenses are piling up, knowing exactly how much the aftermath of a collision is going to cost is sometimes tricky. It’s important in this respect not to be left holding the short end of the stick.
For these reasons, Warrendale accident victims are strongly urged to seek out professional help with understanding all of their legal options before signing on the dotted line, even if they don’t think of themselves as the “kind” of people who would sue. Doing so may be a very important decision that will help ensure victims get enough conversation to cover their bills.