Personal Injury Law
Personal Injury Law Questions? Ask Personal Injury Lawyers.
Hello and welcome. I am very sorry to hear about your daughter's accident. Can you please clarify what your question is regarding this matter? I very much look forward to helping you on this matter.
Thank you for your reply.
Yes, this is the time at which you want to retain a lawyer. The reality is simply that "self represented" parties are not taken seriously in settlement negotiation because there is no real litigation threat, and without the threat of litigation, there is no incentive to make a full value offer.
It sounds like your daughter's injuries were extremely serious, and it also sounds like 25k falls vastly short of an acceptable settlement figure. Settlement needs to compensate her for future medical needs and future pain and suffering. This case is a "big deal" for her and it should be handled by an attorney. Yes, the attorney will take a percentage as their fee (typically 1/3, though you may be able to negotiate something slightly lower because your daughter is a minor), but that fee will pay for itself in the form of a higher offer and the peace of mind in knowing that this matter was handled professionally and that your daughter received a settlement that was truly fair.
I hope that you find this information helpful. Please do not hesitate to let me know if you have any questions or concerns regarding the above and I will be more than happy to assist you further.
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