Insurance companies are in the business to make money for their shareholders. I can can tell you based on a lot of experience in these types of cases they aren’t rushing to offer a case’s worth. Generally speaking, I believe that the way to make sure an insurance company doesn’t low ball a case is by letting them know through your conduct and through other cases that you won’t settle a case just to get it settled. They have to know that you have the desire to go to trial on cases.
In the event that they think that you don’t have the fortitude to go to trial, they’ll take advantage of that. I’ve seen that with many other attorneys who simply want to settle cases. When they do this, those attorneys can’t get the optimal amount of settlement in the case, because the insurance companies are aware that they will not take it to the level that they need to in order to raise that number up. I’d say the number one thing for an insurance company to know about you is to know that you are willing to go through a trial, have a jury bring you a verdict and in other cases they’ll respect that as you go forward.