If you are reading this because you have been injured in a Santa Monica car accident due to the negligence of another person, chances are the at-fault party’s insurance company has already contacted you. The adjustor either already has or will be asking many questions and one of those questions will involve a settlement offer to help pay your medical bills.

It will most likely be an amount that would cover the cost of your initial emergency room visit, ambulance ride, and cost of a follow-up with your family physician. The settlement may or may not include additional funds for pain and suffering.

The offer may seem very tempting, especially if you have been unable to work because of your injury and if you’ve had difficulty covering the co-pays and prescription costs. But what many car accident victims do not realize is that once you accept the insurance company’s offer, that’s it. There will be no additional offers should you need medical care down the road, even if it is directly related to the injury that was caused by their insured’s negligent driver.

By waiting to accept settlement until after you are finished with your medical treatment and have calculated the cost of future medical bills, you will not only ensure that all of your injury-related debts will be covered, but you will also be able to afford any and all treatment that you may need later on down the road.

One of the easiest ways to make sure that your settlement offer is what it should be is to enlist the help of an experienced Santa Monica car accident injury lawyer. The attorneys at Steinberg Injury Lawyers not only deal with insurance adjustors on a day-to-day basis, but they are also practiced in obtaining all of the necessary paperwork needed for maximum settlement.

Contact them today at 800.989.6385 for your complimentary case evaluation and free copy of their book, The Seven Biggest Mistakes That Can Ruin Your California Injury Case.

Peter Steinberg
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Los Angeles Personal Injury Attorney Since 1982
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