These cases are very fact specific but if you have a permanent injury this sounds very low. Consult a local attorney from this Board.
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Every case is unique. There is no set answer. Contact an injury lawyer for guidance. Otherwise it's guesswork.
Stephen L. Hoffman
Law Office of Stephen L. Hoffman LLC
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If you are trying to handle this case by yourself, you could be making a mistake. If you feel the offer is not fair, you are not obligated to accept it. At the very least, you should consult with a personal injury attorney.
There is no way to provide an answer without knowing a lot more about the collision as well as the medical bills, past and future. There are also issues with how much needs to be paid on the medical bills. You should consult with an attorney as soon as possible.
Bottom line is don't handle this without a lawyer or you will sabotage your good claim. You would need to retain a personal injury lawyer. Find a lawyer with a low contingency fee, less than 30% with no costs deducted, so you get the lion’s share of the settlement, not your lawyer.
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You really should hire an injury victims attorney to represent you in obtaining the maximum that you can receive. It sounds like they are short-changing you substantially. However, without an attorney on your side, they are not likely to ever take your case seriously. Good luck.
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Insurance company profits are driven by paying less than a full value on claims, particularly the claims of unrepresented injury victims. Talk to a local lawyer. If nothing else, you will be armed with more information on a fair value for your claim. It is very likely a lawyer will help you on a contingency fee basis, and you will have no out of pocket costs. One other factor of critical importance is that a lawyer may be able to negotiate a significant reduction in the medical bills that have to be reimbursed, which puts more money in your pocket.
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