Following a car accident in Florida, it is not uncommon for auto insurers to contact either insureds or third parties, seeking to reach a settlement on the claim (sometimes even before it’s been formally filed). Our injury attorneys urge great caution in these interactions.
Insurers essentially have two goals with these contacts:
- To glean information about the collision;
- To extend a low-ball settlement offer before you have a chance to fully comprehend the scope of your damages.
This is not to say auto insurers never offer a fair deal on the first go, but it’s best to have your auto accident attorney review the offer to determine if you are entitled to more – and if so, to help you negotiate for it. Continue reading →