You hired an attorney, so presumably you have some confidence in his or her abilities. Speak with him or her about your question.
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You should ask your attorney prior to doing anything!! Your attorney is the one most familiar with your case & knows if going public would help or damage your case. There are many reasons that insurance companies offer small settlements ask your attorney why he feels this happened in your case. Trust his judgement - that is why you hired him/her. Good luck.
This is not intended to be legal advise or as legal representation. I am a California personal injury attorney . Be aware that every state has its own statute of limitations; and statutes & case laws that govern the handling of these matters.
Getting a "lowball" first offer from an insurance company is common. Frustrating, yes. But common. Discuss details with your attorney, who is the only person who understands all of the facts and circumstances of your case. Here is more on "lowballs" under paragraph 5 of this link: [Click-Blue-Link-Below]
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Getting such an incident the proper exposure that would make any kind of difference is easier said than done. That issue aside, I think you need to approach your case differently. The big companies and insurers who are usually paying settlements and driving litigation don't feel guilt and they don't pay hush money. They are in business to make money. You are a creditor, or an account payable. They want to take in as much money as possible, and pay as little out as possible to people like you (or anyone else for that matter). If your case has merit and your demand was within reason and that was their response, then you probably are going to have to file suit. Make sure your attorney is truly prepared to put in the time and effort to push the litigation along and get you a proper recovery, as changing lawyers late in a case is more difficult than at an earlier point. Good luck.
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