Sorry for you incident. No lawyer should give an opinion of value without knowing all relevant facts and circumstances. Two points: studies show that most people net ahead with a qualified attorney; this is our business, not our not-for-profit volunteerism. Good luck.
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It is difficult to speculate on the value of the claim without knowing more. However, it seems like this is not a fair value. In general, you will not get the most from your claim until the insurance company is under the threat of possible litigation. That threat doesn't become real to them until you hire an experienced trial attorney to represent you. I would urge you to contact an attorney for a free consultation before agreeing to any settlement. Of course, we would welcome your call as we have represented people in similar cases from border to border in California.
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I stongly encourage you to seek at least a free consult with an exprienced and well respected personal injury lawyer before you agree to anything. If you are currently represented then you need a serious heart to heart discussion with your lawyer as to why he/she is making a recommendation to you. Any competent personal injury lawyer will be able to articulate the basis for their opinion as to the value of your claim.
Don't forget that if your medical bills have been paid by your health insurance they will want to be reimbursed as well.
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Without a lawyer, you will only get a fraction of the true value of the case. Retain a personal injury lawyer with a low contingency fee, less than 30%, so you are left with the lion's share of the settlement, not your lawyer.
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You need to talk with a local personal injury attorney ASAP before proceeding any further.
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While there is no magic formula to determine a good settlement, I agree with my other colleagues here. You should consult with a personal injury attorney. Without an attorney insurance companies have the advantage and will often low-ball your offer.
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The value of anyone's injuries is dependant on many factors, and it can vary widely in different jurisdictions. I would suggest you consult with a personal injury lawyer who practices in your area of San Jose. A respected attorney should review your case with you in detail, and advise you of the risks and benefits of pursuing the case further. They should be up front with you on how any fee would be calculated if you decide to hire them. Best of luck.Ask a similar question
I agree with the comments provided. Consult an attorney before settling the case. You may owe money back to your health insurance. You may have future issues to address. There are several variables. Talk to a professional before you make a decision. You know the insurance company has already had its professionals review this for its own benefit. You should do the same.
You can get more money for this claim. You need to maximize your recovery because you may have continuing issues from the broken fibula such as pain and discomfort in cold weather, plus the scar of course. Definitely consult with an attorney in the Bay Area; if you statement of events is accurate then an attorney will almost definitely be able to get you more money than they are offering at present even after their fee. Let an expert handle the case for you - hire an attorney.
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