I was in a car accident in Aug 2016 ( rear ended) I had a fracture elbow ( still hurts) and Allstate wanted to settle for 3500..I stated that it was a really low amount and then she stated that well, how much do you think you deserve....I said I'm not sure but my elbow hurts every day... So then she stated that the highest she could go was 4000 and I said ok and that I I just wanted it to be over with....
Until something is signed with All. State probably can withdraw the offer. You need to do so right away on Monday. Call up and even better write the person you spoke that you withdraw the offer
As long as you did not sign a release you should be able to renege on the deal. I would agree with the decision. That is not enough $ for a fractured elbow assuming that they will be responsible for this rear end accident. I suggest you contact a local personal injury attorney as soon as possible and let them take it from here. Even with paying an attorney's fee you will likely do better than $4k. Good luck.
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Yes. Do NOT sign anything. Do NOT deposit any checks. This appears to be a very low-ball offer for a fractured elbow..They are taking advantage of you. Get a lawyer immediately. You will be glad you did.
A settlement is not enforceable unless acknowledged in writing (email can count) or on the record in court. Your case is worth more than $4,000.
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You're smart to change your mind. Hopefully you didn't cash the check or sign any paperwork.
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You are not locked in to, or bound by, any oral agreement to settle this matter. Until you sign and send a document called a General Release back to Allstate you can change your mind. It does appear, based on the facts that you present, that the offer from Allstate is low. You should seek counsel to protect your rights. Good luck.
You can and should change your mind and without any guilt. The insurance company seems to be taking advantage of you. Consult with a personal injury attorney in your area.
I agree with everyone else. Seek a lawyer asap.
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Unless you signed a document, you are not bound and should speak with an attorney about the details of the situation and your injury to see if they can assist in increasing the offer on your behalf.
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