There are several reasons why you shouldn’t sign an insurance release after an injury accident before talking to an HLH attorney. The insurance adjuster wants to settle your claim as quickly as possible for the lowest possible dollar amount. It is not unusual for them to make what seems to be a very good settlement on the property damage claim (your damaged vehicle) as that claim is fairly straight forward. A few estimates from local body shops and you know how much you’ll need.
Personal injury claims rarely work that way, and you are right to be wary about signing any form or insurance release after an injury accident. For example, many adjusters will attempt to convince injured victims that the settlement only covers their actual medical bills. They say nothing of the missed wages from work, the suffering you’ve been forced to endure or the complications such as herniated discs or arthritis down the road.
The experienced personal injury attorneys at Hargadon, Lenihan & Herrington, PLLC (HLH) have served Louisville and all of Kentucky since 1924. Insurance adjusters are highly trained and skilled negotiators who attempt to make a “personal” connection so that the claimant will settle quickly and for far less than their claim is worth. How can you achieve the best possible outcome in your case?
A simple call to HLH before you sign an insurance release after an injury accident protects you from any potential risk while ensuring you have all of the information necessary to make a good decision. We invite you to review the recommendations of former clients and the legal industry and contact HLH or call 502-583-9701 for a free consultation. Learn about all of the past, present and future forms of financial recovery the insurance settlement should cover and how our attorneys can help you to achieve a much better result. It won’t cost you anything to speak with us and nothing out of pocket if we represent you. We work on a contingency fee basis.