Pressure to Settle after an Orange County Auto Accident

Pressure to Settle after an Orange County Auto Accident

After you’ve been injured in an Orange County auto accident, it’s not unusual to feel a lot of pressure to settle your personal injury claim against the other driver as soon as possible. You may be feeling:

  • Pressure from the insurance company. The other driver’s insurance company is probably pushing hard for you to accept a settlement before you’re ready or know the extent of your injuries.
  • Pressure from your family. Your family may be pressing you to settle as the most immediate medical bills start to pile up while you’re unable to work after an accident.
  • Pressure from work. Your employer may not pressure you directly to settle, but you probably feel the pressure to put the accident behind you and return to work—whether you’re ready or not.
  • Pressure from your Orange County auto accident attorney. If your attorney is pressuring you to accept a settlement that doesn’t cover your injuries, you may want to consult with a personal injury attorney who is willing to take your case to trial.

Unfortunately, the insurance company’s first offer is rarely its best, and victims should hold out—within applicable time limits—until they know they’re getting a settlement that will cover the full costs of their medical care, future medical care, lost wages, etc.

An Orange County auto accident attorney can help you and your family protect your rights after you’ve been injured in an accident in Newport Beach, Mission Viejo, Anaheim, or another Orange County city. Speak to us today at 1-(949) 851-0222 for more answers to your questions, or simply fill out the online contact form on this page to schedule a completely free and confidential case evaluation with a skilled personal injury attorney.

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