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Injured in a car crash? Be cautious with settlement offers

When Knoxville residents or their family members experience a deep tragedy, it is important that everything possible be done to protect their best interests. Unfortunately, when others are at fault for causing the tragedy, those individuals may seek to avoid taking full responsibility for their actions.

This often occurs after a serious car accident, as the party that caused the crash may deny responsibility to the injured person. This denial of responsibility may warrant a negligence lawsuit in order to let a judge or jury decide the matter and hold the other motorist accountable.

Even where steps are taken to respond by the other side, the injured person should be careful to ensure the other side is not trying to take advantage of them. For instance, as discussed last week in this blog, insurance companies often throw out low settlement offers early on after a car accident. While it can seem enticing to be presented with these offers, they may be much lower than the real value of the injured person's damages, which might not even be fully known at the time the offer is received. Accordingly, it is essential that individuals are cautious when evaluating these offers.

Our firm has helped numerous clients evaluate questionable offers from insurance companies or offers that come directly from the negligent motorist. We help our clients evaluate their case, including evaluate whether settlement offers may underestimate their potential damages in the matter. By doing so, we help protect our clients' best interests and ensure that everything is done to protect their best interests. For more information on our firm's services, please visit our webpage on car accidents.

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