As an experienced Buffalo Personal Injury Lawyer, clients will often ask me if they should accept the first offer that is made by an insurance carrier after being involved in an accident. My answer to that question invariably is absolutely not. In order to maximize recovery, the first thing I tell my clients as a Buffalo Personal Injury Lawyer, is that we have to have patience; patience on behalf of the lawyer and patience on behalf of the client. We only get one shot at this. If we’re jumping at an opportunity to settle the case early on because of a timing requirement as opposed to maximizing the recovery, then the individual will end up walking away with less than they deserve.
In order to win (I mean providing my client with a number that is either at or above where we believe the case is worth) it’s necessary for us to take those initial offers, counter those offers with a demand that is significant enough, and offers us the ability to bring that insurance company to a number that is appropriate for the case. It’s only after those negotiations (sometimes intense negotiations) that we’re able to get to a number that is proper for the injuries sustained in that case.
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This blog was provided by Robert Maranto, an experienced Buffalo Personal Injury Attorney.