following a recent Car Accident happened a week ago, my car was written off , I had 14 stiches in a cut on my face and have whiplash the other driver has accepted full responsibility and his insurance company this afternoon offered me a sum of money to replace my vehicle.What would you suggest
State/Country relating to Question: Texas
Hello and thank you for entrusting me to answer your question. Although I can't advise you on how to proceed because that may constitute "legal advice," an individual in this circumstance should consult with an attorney in confident prior to agreement to ANY sort of settlement with an insurance company.Insurance companies are famous for trying to get "quick settlements" from the victims of car accidents. They will act friendly and as though they have your best interests in mind, but the ABSOLUTELY do not. Make no mistake, an insurance company's sole objective is to MINIMIZE the money it pays out on claims.If they are offering to settle a week after the accident, you almost certainly could hold out for a much larger number. Further, facial scars are a very serious injury with typically permanent residual effects.An experienced personal injury attorney would likely be able to negotiate a much higher settlement on your behalf.For attorney referrals, visit this link: http://apps.americanbar.org/legalservices/lris/directory/main.cfm?id=CA or visit http://www.martindale.com On MartinDale, you can search attorneys by their practice area. When you contact the attorneys, ask if they offer free consultations. Most should, and this way you can get at least some opinion on your case and its potential value before you commit. Also, you will probably want an attorney who is willing to take your case on a contingency fee basis--this means that you won't have to pay for their services until you win, and if you don't win, you won't have to pay them any attorney fee.I sincerely XXXXX XXXXX this information helps you and I wish you the very best of luck. Bear in mind that none of the above constitutes legal advice nor is any attorney client relationship created between us.Please abide by the honor code of this website by kindly clicking on the GREEN ACCEPT button if my answer has been helpful to you. Thank you very much.
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