What do you do when an insurance company makes an offer to resolve your case that you believe is just completely unreasonable?
What do you do when an insurance company makes an offer to resolve your case that you believe is just completely unreasonable? I’m Ben sessions. I’m a personal injury lawyer here in Atlanta. Um, and this is a common question and a common problem that clients have to deal with in personal injury cases. You need to know that it is very likely that an insurance company is going to make an offer that you believe to be just downright offensive when it comes to valuing your case and your claims. That really is a very important thing for you to consider whenever you first go into the case. And whenever you’re first meeting with lawyers and talking about what their thought processes are and you to sort of do some self reflection about, Hey, how is it that I’m going to react if an insurance company makes an unreasonable offer to me?
Because honestly, both of you in that equation, both yourself and the lawyer that you ultimately retain on the case, they’re going to have to answer some sort of hard questions and go through a hard process, um, if you’re making those kinds of decisions. Um, so what I’d like to do is I’d like to talk to clients about that at the outset. Hey, if an insurance company comes back, are you going to have the staying power for us to stick around and actually pursue this claim? Are you going to be willing to actually push this ultimately, if you need to, to a jury trial? Um, likewise, I need to be really reflective about, Hey, is this the kind of case that I truly believe in? And I try to make it a promise to each one of my clients who comes in. If I ultimately accept your case, that that is the steps that I’m willing to take, I’m willing to commit most my time and my money in terms of preparation in that case, to make sure that we ultimately get you the recovery that you deserve. If you have any questions, feel free to call me. My name is Ben sessions. My phone number is (470) 225-7710 again, (470) 225-7710. Thank you.